Northern Ireland: Blessingbourne Estate

I would not be described as a keen cyclist. Indeed my own bicycle has been helping hold up my garden fence for the best part of three years.So it was with some...

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...

Switzerland: Geneva

As we sat outside a café in the old town of Geneva enjoying some mulled wine, I found myself pondering the paradox the city creates.It is a city in Switzerland, but the...

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...

USA: Santa Barbara

I guessed I was heading somewhere slightly different when I was joined in the train queue at LA’s Union Station by people bringing bicycles, skateboards and full size surfboards.

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: 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...

USA: New Orleans

The first thing I noticed in New Orleans was music.  It was everywhere, whether it was the lone saxophonist playing his melancholy lament on the Riverwalk, the 5 piece belting out a...

Malta & Gozo

If you are looking for somewhere to forget the hustle and bustle of your daily life, I may have found just the place. However, this is between you and me – don’t...

France: Normandy

Coming face to face with a hungry albino alligator was not something I realised could happen in rural Normandy.Luckily, unlike the nearby giant tortoises, this one was not roaming freely at the...

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