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...

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...

Scotland: Isle of Jura

It’s not often my jaw hits the floor when I see a destination for the first time. However, as we flew in on the early flight from Glasgow to Islay, over the...

Northern Irish Roadtrip

When someone mentions Roadtrip, where springs to mind? Route 66 in the USA perhaps or Route 1 in Portugal. However, you might be surprised to learn one of the world’s most scenic drives is,...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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