Cruiseday Tuesday – Scotland is Arctic

It can feel positively Arctic in Scotland so it should come as little surprise that Scotland is being billed as part of an Arctic cruise… with our old friends G Adventures. G Adventures http://www.gadventures.com will be hosting us tonight in Dublin to reveal more of their wares as part of their G Stock Live road […]

Give us this Day – hotel churches

Every hotel should have them… comfy beds, good showers, quiet, great vistas, and often, but not always, a TV. And obviously a church. Which is where Francesca and her hotel in Sutri in the Lazio region of Italy, 70km outside of Rome, comes in. Francesca is my babysitter on that leg of the 100km pilgrimage […]

Holiday Snaps – UNESCO sites and bike treks

Mariaclaudia kept us on a tight leash which is as it should be and is fiercely proud of her Padova. Which is why her antennae pinged when I asked to be dropped off at the train station during free time. Of course she drew out of me that I was going to spend the afternoon […]

Vegging out in Tenerife

There are some strange bedfellows, that’s for sure, some foods that should never be seen on the same plate. I mean courgettes and pretty much anything, or really anything that allows courgettes air time. You can also mention brocolli, aubergines, leaks, lentils and most pulses in the same breath. So the good folk of Tenerife […]

Tenerife and Scotland wave the same flag

O Flower of Tenerife When will we see… No, I haven’t been on the vino, only I have. Or been out in the Midday sun. Guilty too. But I could be home, if it weren’t for the 30C temperature, the humdreds of volcanoes, 11 microclimates and rainforest… Need I go on. It’s just that that’s […]

Holiday Snaps – Is it Pee for Prague?

It is one of the world’s great statues and on a similar theme to the better known Manneken Pis in Brussels – the Prague statue ‘Piss’. You’ll no doubt go to the Astronomical Clock when you’re there and it is worth it, although hellishly busy. But you should have a ‘Piss’ stop at the statue […]