A list of all my blog posts concerning travel (newest series at the top). You can also read my list of travel tips: Travel lessons learned: how to holiday like a pro.


Seville day 2 – filming locations and flamenco

Seville day 1 – skyscraper mushrooms, a treasure trove and incredible tapas

Ronda, the magical mountain-top city


Vienna and Budapest

Budapest: my five must-try Hungarian foods

Budapest: highlights of the two-sided city

Budapest: taking the Children’s Railway to the Buda Hills

Budapest: the illustrated hostel and the original ruin bar

Vienna and Budapest: history, elegance and cake in Europe’s grandest cafes

Vienna: imperial splendour and schnitzel

Vienna: rollercoasters and robots at Prater

Vienna: inside the world’s most beautiful library



Arbaer and Keflavik

A winter’s day in Reykjavik

The Blue Lagoon

Driving the Golden Circle


South East Asia

Cambodia: Banteay Srei and Beng Melea

Cambodia: Angkor Wat and Pub Street

Cambodia: contrasts and culture in Siem Reap

Vietnam: 3 days in Halong Bay with Bhaya Cruises – part 2

Vietnam: 3 days in Halong Bah with Bhaya Cruises – part 1

Vietnam: banh mi, bia hoi and water puppets in Hanoi

Thailand: Chiang Rai and the White Temple

Thailand: Care for Elephants at Elephant Nature Park

Thailand: tastes and temples of Chiang Mai, day 2

Thailand: tastes and temples of Chiang Mai, day 1

South East Asia: first impressions



The Isle of Man

Peel, The Sound and Niarbyl Bay

Steam trains, horse trams and mountain railways


United States of America

SWUS Road Trip  0. Introduction

SWUS Road Trip – 1. The Las Vegas Strip

SWUS Road Trip – 2. Hoover Dam and Route 66

SWUS Road Trip – 3. The Grand Canyon

SWUS Road Trip – 4. Page, Antelope Canyon and Powell Lake

SWUS Road Trip – 5. Bryce Canyon

SWUS Road Trip – 6. Zion Canyon

SWUS Road Trip – 7. Las Vegas’ Fremont Street



Greece – 1. Arrival in Athens

Greece – 2. Exploring Athens’ Acropolis

Greece – 3. Mt. Lycabettus and the Acropolis Museum, Athens

Greece – 4. Vouliagmeni Lake and Cine Paris, Athens

Greece – 5. Cruise to Santorini

Greece  – 6. Trek from Fira to Oia, Santorini

Greece – 7. Ancient Thera and Perissa’s black beach, Santorini

Greece – 8. Santorini sunset cruise

Greece – 9. Akrotiri and Red Beach, Santorini


Czech Republic

Prague – 1. Old Town Hall & Wenceslas Square

Prague – 2. The Castle, Petrin Hill & Lesser Town

Prague  3. The Jewish Quarter & Jazz



Scottish snowdrops

Abbeys and views in Melrose and Dryburgh, Scottish Borders

Autumn at Loch Leven, Scotland

Glencorse View walk, Pentland Hills, Edinburgh

Portobello: Edinburgh’s seaside

St Andrews and Anstruther Fish Bar

Adventure on Cramond Island

A wee jaunt to Stirling

The Fife Coastal Walk — Aberdour to Burntisland

Migrating North

Hogmanay 2011/12 — a happy New Year’s spent in Edinburgh

More still to come…


Australia (One month in Oz)

0. Introduction

1. The wonders of long-haul flight

2. Perth and Fremantle

3. Rottnest Island

4. Boarding the Indian Pacific

5. Rumbling through the Nullarbor

6. Adelaide and Broken Hill

7. Arrival in Sydney

8. Lost in the Blue Mountains

9. Wine tasting in the Hunter Valley

10. Sydney: Bondi, botanics, bridge and ballet

11. The open road

12. Nelson Bay and Port Macquarie

13. Trekking through the rainforest

14. Dolphin kisses and Byron Bay

15. The hottest day at Movie World

16. Infinity and the most stressful car return

17. Koala cuddles at Lone Pine

18. Brisbane from above

19. Thunderstruck by Uluru

20. Sunset over sacred land

21. The longest, hottest walk in Australia

22. Red Centre road trip

23. A strange day in Alice Springs

24. To Darwin via Katherine on the Ghan

25. Meeting Darwin’s reptiles



In Bruges, part 1

In Bruges, part 2


The Netherlands

Amsterdam — beautiful inside and out



Day 1: Dropped into another world — Marrakech

Day 2: Opulent oases amid the chaos — the palaces of Marrakech

Day 3: Cacti, cakes and caleches — Marrakech’s new town

Day 4: A wild trek on camel and on foot — Morocco’s Atlas Mountains



Gods Own Junkyard: a neon wonderland in Walthamstow

York on a budget

Woolacombe, Devon — a rough diamond on the British coast

How to live outside London, inside London — Perivale and in the snow

Afternoon tea in Belgravia, London

Up-close and personal with the animals of Whipsnade Zoo



Day 1: Gozo — an exhilarating arrival

Day 2: A day in the Citadel, Victoria, Gozo

Day 3: From the walled city to the edge of the world – Mdina and Dingli

Day 4: Underground, underwater, under the stars – Xaghra and Marsalforn

Day 5: Sundrenched cruise to the moon – Malta 360° cruise and Comino

Day 6: Red sands, warm waves and glowing embers – Ramla bay

Day 7: Within the walls of the capital – Valletta

Day 8: Rocks to clamber over, duck under and gaze upon – Xlendi bay

Day 9: The wonderful and the weird — Dwejra bay and dinner show

Day 10: Flying like a bird, jumping waves like a maniac — Mellieha

Day 11: Souvenir shopping and saying goodbye — Ta’Dbeigi craft village


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