Destinations

Travel tales from around the world.

Memorable Moments from a Round-the-World Trip Bid

Memorable Moments from a Round-the-World Trip Bid

The one time I attempted a round-the-world trip, a few years back, I spectacularly failed to complete it. When I say ‘spectacularly failed’, I mean circumstances outside my control forced me to reluctantly head home after just 4 months. And yet, almost every time I...

The streets of London at Christmas

The streets of London at Christmas

The festive season is upon us, and the Christmas decorations of London dazzle the streets as they do each year…..so if you’re venturing to the city centre for a spot of luxury shopping, don’t forget to look up!

From Fishermen to Fine Art – A Walk Around Old Stavanger in Norway

From Fishermen to Fine Art – A Walk Around Old Stavanger in Norway

It’s an uncommonly warm and sunny September morning in Stavanger, Norway. The locals go about their daily tasks as visitors stroll around the harbour taking in the picture-postcard prettiness of it all. It’s not somewhere I had thought to explore, to be honest. It...

Impressions of India Part 3 – Mumbai and Home

Impressions of India Part 3 – Mumbai and Home

In Impressions of India Part 1, I introduced you to my ex-workmate David Bader, as he set foot in Delhi at the start of his Indian fam trip. Part 2 saw him on an entertaining whirlwind visit to Bangalore and onto Mumbai. As he nears the end of his trip, David has become used to many of the unique customs in India, and continues to engage us with his off-the-cuff and humorous observations. Get ready for Impressions of India Part Three!

Summertime Bees and Blooms – A Wildflower Meadow in Hampshire

Summertime Bees and Blooms – A Wildflower Meadow in Hampshire

This month has been a busy one beyond belief for me, for a hotchpotch of reasons, some good and others not so much. I’ve been industriously buzzing around sorting, organising, planning for everything from a likely house move, through a (not-looked-forward-to)...

Hindu Blessings at London’s Neasden Temple

Hindu Blessings at London’s Neasden Temple

I’ve been to UK Hindu temples before, those converted community-hall type of temples you find in most urban population centres, where the shrines are modest and the furnishings sometimes a little frayed around the edges. I'd occasionally wondered if all such temples...

Why Cuenca is Ecuador’s Loveliest City

Why Cuenca is Ecuador’s Loveliest City

Some have said Cuenca stands on the site of what was once El Dorado, the mythical city of gold which the Spanish Empire searched for in vain. Today, this city in southern Ecuador owes its architectural heritage to those marauding Spanish Conquistadors themselves, and...

A Sustainable Road Trip in El Baix Empordà, Costa Brava

A Sustainable Road Trip in El Baix Empordà, Costa Brava

In the Catalan region of El Baix Empordà, history, nature and culture combine at every turn. So if you’ve been invited to try out a new state-of-the-art sustainable car on a mini road trip, this is the perfect destination to explore…