Echoes of the past – a visit to Galle

In 1857, a 22 year old James Gibson would have seen Pointe de Galle (or simply, Galle, as it is now) for the first time some way off in the distance. He would have noticed the large, robust fort on the headland which indicated the harbour beyond. He would, at this stage of the journey, … More Echoes of the past – a visit to Galle

Colombo – a great introduction to Sri Lanka

‘You know what I feel like?’ my juddering voice shouted to Nigel, one hand gripping the  tuk tuk’s plastic bench seat like grim death, the other clinging claw-like to the  front ‘safety bar’. ‘I feel like a real travel pro, now ‘. His mocking reply was drowned out by Colombo’s roar; its dusty city centre … More Colombo – a great introduction to Sri Lanka

Stopover Albuquerque: Ultimate 24-Hour Guide

Although it isn’t the state capital, Albuquerque is the most populous city in New Mexico. We’d suggest that if you find yourself there with 24 hours in hand, you indulge yourself in some of the Mexican-inspired cuisine and seek out some well-known TV and movie locations. Getting About We usually like to get public transportation … More Stopover Albuquerque: Ultimate 24-Hour Guide

Stopover Minneapolis: The Ultimate 24-Hour Guide

The Midwestern city of Minneapolis, along with its twin city, St. Paul, makes an ideal destination for a stopover. Located on the mighty Mississippi River, this city has great food, music, and sports. Rather than just pass through the airport, take 24 hours to explore this pulsating city. Getting About Of course, cabs are available at … More Stopover Minneapolis: The Ultimate 24-Hour Guide

Stopover Charlotte: Ultimate 24-Hour Guide

Charlotte is a major international hub in the U.S., where many people find themselves with a layover of a few hours. Our recommendation would be to push back your connecting flight until the following day and use the time to explore this vibrant city, especially if food, art or sport is your thing. Getting About … More Stopover Charlotte: Ultimate 24-Hour Guide

Review: Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh, UK

We visited The Scotch Whisky Experience on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Elements of the attraction have recently been revamped and we were really impressed. Fun, informative and friendly. Have a look at our video review: Further Information We experienced the Gold Tour, which included membership of the Scotch Whisky Appreciation Society and a tasting … More Review: Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh, UK

Venice by Vaporetto: We meet the man who floats your boat

If you’ve been to Venice, or seen pictures of it, you’ll know it’s a city of little islands in a lagoon within the Adriatic Sea. Most people get around by boat, along a network of waterways leading off from the magnificent Grand Canal. While many are privately owned, sharing their routes with freight-carrying craft, the … More Venice by Vaporetto: We meet the man who floats your boat

Five reasons why Venice is my favourite city

Jane and I have just got back from a five night break, split between Verona, which was new to both of us, and Venice, which I have long contended is my favourite city in the world. Jane hadn’t been there before and I was a bit concerned that my overwhelming enthusiasm for the place was … More Five reasons why Venice is my favourite city

Corte Realdi Suites Venezia, Venice, Italy

Introduction: Time of year: March, 2017 Purpose of trip: We visited Venice as the second half of a two-city Italian spring break. Why we chose this place: We had stayed at the luxurious and historic Corte Realdi development in Verona and were given the opportunity to try out one of their self-catering apartments in Venice. How long … More Corte Realdi Suites Venezia, Venice, Italy