Travel in the age of Covid-19

I'm not advocating that travel is a thing to be undertaken lightly during a pandemic, but hopefully this will be useful to you if you do have/want to travel.  This

A side trip from Berlin : Potsdam

Berlin is a wonderful city, but if the hustle and bustle gets too much, than there is a much quieter and very pretty place just a short train ride away

Meininger Hotel, Brussels

Why did I choose this hotel? I wanted to be somewhere within easy walking distance of the centre, where I didn't have to rely on transport.  This hotel is about 10

Apps to enhance a stay in Venice, Italy

We all have our favourite apps on our phones to enhance our travels - here are some I found particularly useful on my recent trip to Venice. Venice Travel Guide by

A trip to the North Yorkshire coast

If you think of the North East of England as being nothing but heavy industry, or North Yorkshire as being unbroken moorland, then Saltburn-by-the-Sea should come as a pleasant surprise. 

A (wet) afternoon in Sedbergh

Sedbergh, a small English market town, is just inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This means it's surrounded by some spectacular scenery, which unfortunately I couldn't explore on my visit as

Tried and tested apps for travel

When I first went abroad, smartphones weren't a thing.  Paper maps were about as technological as it got, and any kind of travel involved finding the tourist information office to

My travel essentials

I've already posted about what not to pack - here are some things that I wouldn't travel without. 1. Organised paperwork Boring, I know, but I don't want to be the person

Overnight from London to Fort William

I'd always wanted to take the overnight train from London to the Highlands - it always seemed such a romantic way to travel. So I was thrilled to actually take