They say travel broadens the mind. It can delight and frustrate in equal measure, but it certainly alters your perspective on the world (and where you come back to).  Here's some accounts of trips I have made which I hope are fun to read.  Your reflections on the same places are probably quite different to mine - but that's what travel is about, isn't it?

October 5, 2023

Anyone for Carcassonne?

CARCASSONNE, SEPTEMBER 2023 Imagine a medieval castle on a bluff with high stone ramparts over a mile long, peppered with towers equipped with formidable defences. Imagine […]
April 5, 2023

Lost in Lisbon

LISBON, MARCH 2023 We all know about Henry the Navigator, the Portuguese prince who, in the fifteenth century, started the country’s global trails of discovery. Then […]
September 30, 2017

Ulster fry

NORTHERN IRELAND, SEPTEMBER 2017 Our trip to Northern Ireland began with a very steep hill, the car gasping up a one in four steel ramp on […]
August 30, 2014

Look at the sky!

AUSTRALIA, JULY 2014 After our flight from Auckland (see What happened to Wednesday?) Chris and I landed at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport to stay with our […]
July 31, 2014

What happened to Wednesday?

VANCOUVER AND AUCKLAND, JUNE AND JULY 2014 There are various ways to get from Britain to Australia, and after five years on going over to see […]
August 20, 2012

Well I’m a Dutchman

SCOTLAND, AUGUST 2012 How are you getting on with your Thousand Places To See Before You Die? My list is dwindling slowly but I realised that, […]