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...

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 adventures

If you are a parent of teenagers, you have probably thought long and hard about how to prise them away from their games console or TV over the summer months.  Long gone, of course,...

Malawi

Putting a village on the map Malawi is described as the warm heart of Africa. It has a rich culture, stunning scenery, rolling plateaus, and happy smiling people. Away...

USA: Meeting of the Great Rivers

For someone like me, who loves roadside attractions and Americana, it’s a bit of a playground

Brno, Czech Republic

Ask anyone to name the first place that comes into their head when you mention “Czech Republic” and invariably, the answer will be “Prague”. Now, as amazing as Prague is, there 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...

Czech Republic – The Spa Towns

It's not very often that a town can be described as "happy", but I think I found one recently in the Czech Republic. It was while walking around the park in the...

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...

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