Gibraltar… adventures on the Rock

Gibraltar Located off the southern tip of Spain, Gibraltar remains a little piece of the United Kingdom basking in the Mediterranean sun. But far from being the literal definition of ‘Little Britain’, Gibraltar oozes with its own charm and personality for people who visit this micro-British territory. Despite, these days, having their own national football …

Vilnius… the Baltics’ last kept secret

Vilnius Lying deep behind where the former Iron Curtain once cast its oppressive shadow, the city of Vilnius probably remains the least visited capital city from any of the Baltic countries. Yet, slowly, it’s starting to be appearing more and more on intrepid travellers’ itineraries. And what a city full of surprises it is! With …

Paris… the lovers’ city

Paris Living just outside of London in Kent has its advantages. One of them being that – in normal times – it is very easy to get into Europe quickly from a plethora of airports and train stations, as well as numerous ferry terminals on the south coast. And there is no city easier to …

Dublin… how to spend a weekend in the Fair City

Dublin The city of Dublin may be synonymous with drinking holidays and rowdy stag-dos, but there is so much more to the Irish capital than beer, Guinness and pubs. This beautiful city is steeped in culture (the area of Dublin Bay has been inhabited by humans since prehistoric times) as well as brimming with entertainment. The mix …

The Great British road trip… exploring England, Scotland and Wales

Road Trip Hi everyone. This blog will be a little different to my normal posts so hopefully this will all workout OK. As Covid-19 is still taking the world by storm and has pretty much caused a halt to a lot of international travel, Holly and I have decided to take a three-week road trip …

Malta… islands in the sun

Malta The island nation of Malta was one that was never particularly on my radar. After all, I’m not someone who gets much pleasure out of a beach holiday. Yet, as I was to find out, there is so much more to this tiny spec of land on the edge of Europe. The Republic of …

Luxembourg… rich tales from a small city

Luxembourg The Grand Dutchy of Luxembourg – to give it, its full title – is a small landlocked country in central Europe. And if I’m fully honest, I’m not 100% sure why I had it in my mind that I really wanted to travel there. Yet I did, so my girlfriend (Holly) and I went …

Reykjavik… adventures in the north

Reykjavik In recent times, the city of Reykjavik has become one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. Tourists are being drawn to the Icelandic capital because of the stunning natural beauty available, and the vast number of different activities that can be enjoyed. This was exactly the reason I made my first trip to …

Dubrovnik… much more than a set for Game of Thrones

Dubrovnik When you think of Dubrovnik, many may not think beyond it being set dressing for the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. The image of Dubrovnik is synonymous now with that of the hit TV show. One look at the city transports you to the fictional world of King’s Landing. But there is so …

Skopje… the forgotten city of ex-Yugoslavia

Skopje North Macedonia (formally known as Macedonia (FYROM) until February 2019) is probably – alongside its smaller neighbour Kosovo – the least visited of the seven nations that made up Yugoslavia. Yet while its more prestigious ex-partners take up much of the spotlight, there is a great deal of enjoyment a visitor can have from …