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.

Review: EUROPE BY RAIL – The Definitive Guide

We spent a week travelling round the Czech Republic recently–some of it by train. We actually messed up one of our journeys and I kicked myself for not having this book with us to refer to. I’d left it at home to make space for my snow boots. Ironically, we hardly saw a flake of … More Review: EUROPE BY RAIL – The Definitive Guide

Review: Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, Cesky Krumlov

I’ve always loved taking photographs. At 13, my Dad bought me my first SLR camera. At 16, I was selling cameras and developing services in Boot’s on Saturdays. And these days, I provide some photographic tips and take pretty much all the pictures for this site and our Instagram account. So I was really pleased … More Review: Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, Cesky Krumlov

Review: Garni Hotel Castle Bridge, Český Krumlov

Introduction: Time of year: Late January 2018. Purpose of trip: This was the second stop on our eight day visit to the Czech Republic. Why we chose this place: The Garni Hotel Castle Bridge  was organised for us by our hosts as a comfortable, central base from which to explore the beautiful town and UNESCO … More Review: Garni Hotel Castle Bridge, Český Krumlov

Kelmscott Manor review: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

We’ve been determined to discover places in the UK this year that will appeal to empty nesters. So, with lots of options on our doorstep in the Cotswolds, we have started local. Kelmscott Manor is best known as the much loved retreat of William Morris, the notable designer and craftsman, often referred to as the … More Kelmscott Manor review: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

Review: River Mansion Spa, Llandysul, Wales, UK

Introduction: Time of year: Late May, 2017. Purpose of trip: This was the second part of a two night ‘mystery road trip’ organised by Nigel. I had no idea where we were heading–and about 30 minutes to pack before Nigel started the car. The only advice was to ‘bring a swimming costume…’ ! Why we … More Review: River Mansion Spa, Llandysul, Wales, UK

Review: Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, UK

We visited the Royal Yacht Britannia, whilst in Edinburgh. Jane’s dad sailed on the ship a number of times and it was fascinating to see how he and the other members of the crew lived and worked. We can see why it’s been voted Scotland Visitor Attraction of the Year by VisitScotland. Have a look … More Review: Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, UK

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