For my second post in the occasional Earth & Sky series, I bring you a travel memory which has only the flimsiest of cosmic connections – but it caused me to do a double-take among the sandstone structures of Salamanca…..read on…..
When you’re continuously planning for future travels, it’s easy for recent journeys to fade into the background, so today I’m taking a brief stroll down 2016’s memory lane.
I love the south-east of Spain at any time of year, but a recent post by a fellow travel writer struck a chord with me. In it, she mentions the benefits of visiting destinations in the low season, and it reminded me of my time living in Spain’s Almería province…
2017 is well under way, and most of us are looking forward to travel opportunities for the year ahead. My schedule is still in the planning stages, but compiling a wish list is a good way to get started – so here’s mine!
The New Year may now be upon us, but the festive Christmas decorations of London dazzle on for a while longer….
Even as you sit on your sofa this festive season, planning your 2017 assorted trips and adventures, you’re already on a most spectacular journey…..
Tonight, in the northern Netherlands, children everywhere (and some adults) are opening gifts in celebration of tomorrow’s Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas) Day. This tradition dates back centuries, but in recent times, one little character has been creating a storm….
Time flies when you’re having fun. Or, in my case, when you’re an emerging travel blogger trying to juggle the multiple demands of content creation, networking, social media management….oh and, you know – actual travelling. Suddenly, I find that a year has passed since I made that decision to ‘go for it’ and plunge myself into a world of more uncertainty but infinitely more excitement too. Along the way, I’ve taken inspiration from my...
The South Asian jewel of India is one of those intriguing countries that seems at once so alien yet familiar. I’m sure we all have preconceptions of what it’s like; the sounds, colours, aromas, tastes and cultural experiences we’d encounter. Until I get a chance to visit, I’ll have to make do with reading about it from others. With that in mind, I’m pleased to bring you the first part of a trilogy of posts, by guest author David Bader. Here are David’s first ‘Impressions of India’.
A favourite school teacher once told me that ‘you learn more from failure than from success’. I believe that to be true in many contexts, and when it comes to travelling it’s particularly relevant. Last week a very carefully planned but difficult journey ended unsuccessfully, as the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli probe crash landed on Mars, ending its life-searching mission before it properly began. As an astronomy enthusiast, I’m always disappointed when these missions...