Germany: Romantic Rhine

Whilst some people might think I am slightly mad, I really enjoy going to tourist areas out of season.Yes, some businesses might be closed and the locals might wonder why they kept...

USA: Chicago

As a way of getting your bearings, standing 103 floors above a city in a glass-bottomed pod attached to one of the world’s tallest buildings is certainly an eye-opener.The sensible part of...

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...

Poland – 4 cities roadtrip

Regular readers will know that if there is an easy way of travelling somewhere, I will more than likely do the exact opposite.Most people intending to visit Krakow find they can fly...

USA: Los Angeles

As my fiancée will testify, I am not a big movie buff. Invariably, she will say “have you seen…” and name a famous big-name film. My answer is invariably “no”.However, I must...

USA: Rhode Island

As the smallest of the US states, you might think that Rhode Island is a “blink and you’ll miss it” kind of place. However, if you keep your eyes open, you...

Czech Republic – off the tourist trail

There’s nothing I like better than getting off the well-trodden tourist trail and finding places that aren’t too well known (as yet) to the international visitor.On a recent trip to the Czech...

Scotland: Isle of Jura

It’s not often my jaw hits the floor when I see a destination for the first time. However, as we flew in on the early flight from Glasgow to Islay, over the...

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...

France: French House Party

It has to be said that when it comes to being creative in the kitchen, I get a lot of assistance from Aunt Bessie and Uncle Ben.So when the opportunity arose to...

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