Bristol & Bath

When I suggested to my two younger sons that I might take them away as a joint birthday present, one said, Spain would be nice, the other said a cruise would be...

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...

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: 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...

Germany: Cologne

Mention the word Cologne, what do you think of first? A good aftershave or a German city? Given I might have looked a bit odd spending two days in the Men's Toiletries...

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...

France: Strasbourg

My recent visit to Strasbourg was full of surprises, from the best airport to use (and it isn't even in France) to the food on offer, I spent four days in the...

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...

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,...

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