The Dorset seaside resort of Bournemouth has something for everyone, making it an ideal location for holidaying by the sea: seven miles of golden sand, two historic piers, bustling promenade, plenty of gardens and green spaces, countless restaurants – and that’s just for starters. I visited with my wife and two children (aged twelve and [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:21+00:00 December 4th, 2013|Destinations|0 Comments


Often when we’re heading off on a family trip it’s all about reaching our destination as quickly as possible: the transportation from home to resort is just a means to an end. But that didn’t apply when it came to visiting Jersey because getting there is a big part of the adventure! My wife and [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:21+00:00 November 26th, 2013|Destinations|0 Comments


Snowdonia in North Wales has many attractions but for many people the region summons up images of high, rugged peaks – epitomised by Snowdon itself which, at over 3,500 feet, is the country’s highest; and quite rightly, because these majestic mountains are a major draw for tourists. But no trip to this corner of Britain [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:22+00:00 November 20th, 2013|Destinations|0 Comments


Think of Snowdonia in North Wales and chances are images of high, rugged peaks – epitomised by Snowdon itself which, at over 3,500 feet, is the country’s highest – spring to mind; and quite rightly, because these majestic mountains are a major draw for tourists. But this region - designated a national park in 1951 [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:22+00:00 November 9th, 2013|Destinations|0 Comments

Norwich, The Broads and Coast

VisitNorwich’s informative website states that the city is “steeped in atmosphere and peppered with unique architectural treasures”. Well, I visited the ancient city with my family and can confirm that the assertion is correct: Norwich has much to offer holidaymakers and should be an integral part of any itinerary if visiting this corner of the [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:26+00:00 October 25th, 2013|Destinations|0 Comments


[nggallery id=81 template="sliderview"] Exploring Shakespeare Country   Quite rightly, Stratford lures visitors through its links with the Bard, who was born and brought up in the Warwickshire town. But beyond its literary connections, the area has much more to offer.   For starters, there is the Butterfly Farm, which promotes itself as the “UK’s largest tropical [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:26+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Destinations|0 Comments


My recent visit to Nottinghamshire was memorable for many reasons, not least because it introduced me to the world of Segways! For the uninitiated, they’re two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicles and great fun. After the all-important tuition from the tutors at Go Ape! – the outdoor adventure company which operates at numerous sites around the [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:27+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|Destinations|0 Comments


Having visited Brighton only once before – and that was years ago – I enjoyed arriving with my family free of any preconceived views and opinions on what to expect or what we could achieve during our short break. Our excursion to this Sussex resort, granted city status by the Queen in 2000, was a [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:30+00:00 March 19th, 2013|Destinations|0 Comments

Faja dos Padres – Madeira

Although Madeira, save Funchal during the rush-hour, is an oasis of calm and tranquillity, there is a little spot on the southern coastline which is, believe it or not, even more peaceful and relaxing – and that’s Faja dos Padres. It’s no wonder that this place is so tranquil because it can only be reached [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:31+00:00 February 20th, 2013|Destinations|0 Comments

Follow me on Twitter