France: Brittany

There's something about the French way of life that I really like. I can't really put my finger on it as it really has that "je ne sais quoi". I found it...

Iceland: Reykjavik

Iceland is a country that has intrigued me for many years. It was always, however, slightly out of reach. My interest piqued again recently when I watched the Walter Mitty film which...

Northern Ireland Spa Breaks

In the busy world we now live in, like me, you maybe find it difficult to switch off and relax. I’ve often been told about the benefits of spa breaks and...

USA: Florida Keys

Key Largo, Islamorada, Key West The Beach Boys famous hit tells us "Off the Florida keys, there's a place called Kokomo……" Some people would...

Germany: Cologne

Mention the word Cologne, what do you think of first? A good aftershave or a German city? Given I might have looked a bit odd spending two days in the Men's Toiletries...

USA: Amtrak Rail

My trip with Amtrak across the USA incorporated 3 of the most iconic railway journeys that the country has to offer, and allowed me to the chance to see more of...

Northern Irish Roadtrip

When someone mentions Roadtrip, where springs to mind? Route 66 in the USA perhaps or Route 1 in Portugal. However, you might be surprised to learn one of the world’s most scenic drives is,...

2-city break: Budapest & Bratislava

It’s my fiancée’s fault really. In conversation, she unwittingly set me a challenge of seeing two (new to us) cities over a long weekend. So, in true adventurer style, I got out...

Switzerland: Top of Europe

I’m sure most of you have read, or at least heard of, the famous Sherlock Holmes story where the famous detective takes on his nemesis, Moriarty, in a fight to the death...

Isle of Man

Driving down the seaward side of the Ards Peninsula in Northern Ireland, I often find myself looking out at the views towards the Isle of Man. Having last visited 10 years ago,...

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