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Top Tips for Travelling Around Europe on a Budget

The European continent is blessed with a vast number of fantastic holiday destinations. Whether you’re travelling with a loved one, with a group of friends or even by yourself, you won’t be short on things to do and choose from. However, while it’s all well and good to just say you’re going travelling, this isn’t […]

The Arrival of Spring by David Hockney at Salts Mill

The Arrival of Spring is an exhibition of prints of paintings drawn by David Hockney on his iPad. The paintings of the countryside close to Hockney’s studio in Woldgate, near Bridlington, East Yorkshire, were drawn between January 1 and May 31 2011. The exhibition is on the third floor of Salts Mill in Saltaire village in West […]

Photo Tour of Place Massena in Nice, France

One of Nice’s best known landmarks is Place Massena, the city’s distinctive Italianesque main square, which lies at the northern edge of the Old Town. The chequered tiles make for a striking contrast with the pink and yellow facade of the buildings. I’d spotted the pavement water jets when passing Place Massena on the tram. […]

Wood Sculptures on Back Walk in Stirling

Weather permitting, I always have a wander on Back Walk when I visit the city of Stirling in central Scotland. During my recent visit, I took a different path, down to the right, just after passing the Commonwealth Graves. This route was a short cut to the Smith Art Gallery and Museum. I was really […]

Thomas Newbolt: Drama Painting – A Modern Baroque at Kings Place London

The Thomas Newbolt: Drama Painting – A Modern Baroque exhibition runs until 13 May 2016 at Kings Place London. Most of the subjects are women with rather puzzled, serious expressions. Many are sitting on sofas. I loved the rich, dark colours used in the paintings. There are a few paintings which focus on faces. If […]

British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh

The British Art Show 8 is in Edinburgh until 8 May 2016. It’s spread over three venues; the Rice Talbot Gallery at the University of Edinburgh, Inverleith House in the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One. I visited the exhibits at the National Gallery. I loved the ‘Diagrams of […]

Four European Road Trip Mistakes to Avoid

A road trip is the ideal way to discover Europe so if you want to squeeze in as much as possible during your trip, here are four factors to keep in mind. Ignoring the Rules of the Road Prior to setting off on your road trip you should make sure your vehicle is road worthy. […]

Relaxing in Bloomsbury’s Garden Squares in London

When I was last in London, I’d planned to visit the British Museum on the Sunday morning. However being greeted by warm sunshine when exiting Holborn Tube Station, (after three consecutive chilly and dull days), I decided to stay outdoors and enjoy the sunshine in some of Bloomsburys’ garden squares. My first port of call […]

Things To Do With Locals in Munich

If you’re visiting the German city of Munich, why not arrange to do some activities with locals. This will give you some real insight into Munich, as opposed to sightseeing as a tourist. All the tours and food experiences are private, so it will only be members of your group attending. The With Locals activities in […]

A Fun Day Out at Dreamland Margate

Dreamland in Margate is one the oldest surviving amusement parks in the UK. It dates back to the 1860s, when it was called Hall by the Sea. It was renamed Dreamland in the 1920s. In 2003, when the park was threatened by closure, the Dreamland Trust was formed, which managed to raise £18 million in […]

London Versus Amsterdam

It’s hard to compare London to Amsterdam, but the infographic illustrates some of the highlights of, and differences between, the two cities. Amsterdam is a much smaller city than London, therefore easier to get around. Hiring a bicycle is one of the best ways to see Amsterdam, as there are dedicated separate cycle lanes. Even […]

Why You Should Go to Italy for an Adventure Holiday

Sun-drenched coastlines, gorgeous food and abundance of bubbly Prosecco, there’s a million reasons why you should head to Italy on holiday. Not only is it one of the most diverse European countries to visit, there’s so much to see and do that, you’ll never tire of the wonderful Italian lifestyle when you head there on […]

Review of Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre Haymarket

I stayed at the Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre Haymarket on a Sunday night in November 2015. It cost £29 for the night on the non-refundable Premier Saver rate, booked a couple of months in advance. It’s the largest Premier Inn at which I’ve stayed. It’s located a two minute walk from Haymarket Railway Station, […]

Soaking Up the Luxe Beauty of Ibiza, Spain

If you are searching for a holiday rich in luxury, nightlife and natural beauty, there is no place like Ibiza. This small island off the east coast of Spain may be known for its clubbing and electronica scene, but Ibiza also boasts a relaxed, luxurious personality all its own. Here are three reasons to pack […]

The Beautiful Mosaics in St Mary’s Gardens in Lambeth London

I loved the mosaics in the base of the fountain and on paving stones around the fountain in St Mary’s Garden in Lambeth. This art is part of the Southbank Mosaics Community Enterprise programme. The gardens are located just to your right after crossing Lambeth Bridge, beside the Garden Museum, which is housed in the former […]

Fort Saint-Jean in Marseille

One of the best places in Marseille to relax and enjoy the sunshine is Fort Saint-Jean, which lies at the northern mouth of Vieux Port (the Old Port). The fort was built in 1660. I appreciated that you get a much better sense of it being a defensive building from the sea on the ferry […]

Top Three Places to Stop Off when Cruising the River Rhone

The Rhone runs 813km from Switzerland, right through the rolling hills of the French countryside. Cruises along this stretch of water allow you to travel along the same routes as many ancient Greek and Roman traders once did, but it can be difficult to know where to go and what there is to see. I’ve […]

Three of the Most Common Mistakes People Make on their First Skiing Holiday

Skiing holidays are fast-paced, fun, and thrilling. They’re a great choice for adrenaline junkies and adventure lovers alike, and can offer the perfect alternative to beach getaways for tourists that don’t want to sit still for two weeks. Their allure extends beyond the excitement factor. Set against paradisiacal backdrops of towering glaciers, ethereal evergreen forests, […]

Visiting the Turner Contemporary Margate

I decided to take a day trip to Margate during my most recent stay in London. I was keen to visit the Turner Contemporary, which is located on the seafront in Margate. As I approached the gallery from the east, there was a colourful display of flowers on one section of the roof. There were […]

The Top 10 Must-See Sights of London

London is famous for a whole host of reasons, including the Royal Family, its status as a fashion capital of the world and the fact it’s a major political centre. But it’s also a mixing pot of cultures rich in history and arts. Let’s take a look at the top 10 must-see sights that London […]

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