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...

Liverpool & North Wales

Experience has taught me the art of getting lost. Obviously with a phone in my pocket, it’s not that difficult to find out where I am, but it’s only on wandering around a new...

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...

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...

USA: St Louis MO

It’s not often one can say a particular trip was nearly 40 years in the planning. However, as I stood underneath the Gateway Arch in St Louis, Missouri recently, my...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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