Category: United Kingdom

A New Trend in Fusion Festivals

This weekend sees me returning to the great outdoors for my first Solarsphere Festival experience. It’s part of a growing trend in astrotourism activities and events around the world and I’m excited to be visiting a part of Wales (Builth Wells) I don’t know and combining 3 of my favourite things; travel, astronomy and music.

Harmony of the Seas , City Terminal, Southampton

Harmony of the Seas – A Seafaring Giant

For the last couple of days, Royal Caribbean’s new flagship Harmony of the Seas, has been waiting patiently outside City Terminal in Southampton, anticipating the green light for her maiden voyage. She’s the largest cruise ship in the world, and a template for the kind of floating city you might see in a sci-fi or fantasy movie.  At almost 7,000 passenger capacity and housing over 2,000 crew members, she is the equivalent length of 4...

World Travel Market 2015 – A Rail Journey Vignette

I love the bleakness and romanticism of moorland areas.  I’m zooming through the New Forest on the way to World Travel Market 2015 and admittedly, I’ve only just looked up and out of the window. It’s taken me a full 10 minutes to find a seat I can settle into without twisting at an odd angle to avoid someone’s protruding elbow or some non-gentleman’s inconsiderate manspreading (that’s one of Collins Dictionary’s Words of 2015, don’tcha...

Rival Sons – A Tour de Force

Rival Sons, a Long Beach, California outfit who draw inspiration from many strands of blues, rock, soul, psychedelia and other genres, brought their refreshing blend of raw yet effective stagecraft to the O2 Guildhall, Southampton, on Saturday, 4th April 2015.