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 […]

Top five… urbex experiences

Have you ever been to an abandoned place and tried a spot of Urban Exploring – also known as Urbexing? Below I’m listing my five favourite urbex experiences to date. Leave a comment at the foot of the article to say if you’ve been to any of these places or if you have a favourite […]

Gyeongju… a South Korean cultural dream

Gyeongju A trip to South Korea has been on the books for me for many years. But if I was going to do the country justice, I wanted to see a bit more of it than just Seoul in the north. It led to my plans to travel around the country by train (similar to […]

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 […]

Nagasaki… the jewel of Kyushu

Nagasaki One thing comes to mind instantly when you think about Nagasaki. Destruction. A city left in ruins after the devastating atomic bomb was dropped on it on August 9, 1945. It was the final straw for the ailing Japan who were already on their knees following a similar attack on Hiroshima three days earlier. […]

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 […]