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: Amtrak Rail

My trip with Amtrak across the USA incorporated 3 of the most iconic railway journeys that the country has to offer, and allowed me to the chance to see more of...

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...

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...

USA: Meeting of the Great Rivers

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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