Review: Danubius Health Spa Resort Nové Lázně, Mariánské Lázně

Introduction: Time of year: Late January/early February 2018. Purpose of trip: This was the third stop on our visit to the Czech Republic and a chance to relax after a busy few days. Why we chose this place: Mariánské Lázně is a beautiful, historic spa town which developed in the early 1800s after numerous mineral springs … More Review: Danubius Health Spa Resort Nové Lázně, Mariánské Lázně

New Zealand: Amazing, astonishing and we’ve only just arrived

It was tea-break time for Diane and Jeanette at the general store in Ross on New Zealand’s little Highway Six. They sat at the wooden table outside the shop; as Di lit a cigarette and Jeanette sunk her teeth into a pink fruit bun. We were on a bench nearby, enjoying the ice cream they’d … More New Zealand: Amazing, astonishing and we’ve only just arrived

Review:The Waterman’s Arms, nr Totnes, Devon, UK

Introduction: Time of year: April 2016 Purpose of trip: We travelled here to join a two-venue family party. Why we chose this place: The second part of the celebration was being held here; but if we’d been browsing for a weekend break, the pub’s idyllic, riverside location and 17th century beauty would have caught our … More Review:The Waterman’s Arms, nr Totnes, Devon, UK

Review: The Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Introduction Time of year: We arrived mid afternoon on March 31st, 2016. Purpose of trip: We wanted to combine relaxation with hill-walking and sampling some great, locally-produced food. Why we chose this place: We chose The Oak Tree Inn because neither of us had visited Loch Lomond before, but had heard it was a beautiful … More Review: The Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha, Loch Lomond, Scotland