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: 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...

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,...

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...

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: Meeting of the Great Rivers

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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