Regent’s Canal – Popular for its Boating Holidays

The Regent's Canal is One of London's Best-Kept Secrets: To say that the Regent's Canal is one of the best-kept secrets in London is no exaggeration. I've been travelling to London since the 1990's and yet this year is the first time that I'm visiting this Canal with nearly 200 years of … [Read more...]

Punch Tavern – Fleet Street | London Pubs

Punch Tavern - 99 Fleet Street: Along the Fleet Street stretch of our London Walk, we come across the Punch Tavern.  As it happens, it's nearly lunchtime, so this calls for a stop in this heritage London pub which Tony knows very well. The pub was quite empty when we arrived, but from 1:00 p.m, … [Read more...]

Lello Bookshop – Porto Shopping

The Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World! You'll hear many people describe the Lello Bookshop as the "most beautiful bookshop in the world" and when you step through its front door you'll be bowled over by the stunning architecture and rich interior decoration. It's no wonder that this bookshop … [Read more...]

A Cataplana Meal in the Algarve

The Flavours of the Algarve: Portuguese food in the Algarve is more than just grilled sardines and grilled chicken.  To get away from the stereo-type touristy food, and for a taste of the true flavours of the Algarve, have a dinner at a cataplana restaurant. Cataplana - The Utensil The … [Read more...]

See the Spectacular EdinburghTattoo at Edinburgh Castle

The Edinburgh Tattoo is a Spectacular Event at Edinburgh Castle: We arrive at Edinburgh Castle in good time and already the stands are  filling up. Edinburgh Castle is the setting for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and thousands of visitors from all over the world flock here to see this famous … [Read more...]

French Cheeses – Where They’re Produced

Gourmet French Cheeses you could easily get addicted to: Today, I was tried three French cheeses that were new to me.  I must say that they were absolutely delicious and confirms that the French are undoubtedly the greatest cheese makers in the world. The three that I tasted … [Read more...]

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park, famed abode of the Hound of the Baskervilles! Just a few miles inwards from the South Devon Coast is the ancient Dartmoor National Park. It covers an area of 368 square miles and offers visitors a mix of superb scenery and legendary history. Dartmoor also has one of the … [Read more...]

Surfing and diving in Cornwall

Surfing and Diving in Cornwall: Cornwall is fast being recognised as one of the premier surfing and diving locations within the UK. This is due to the multiple of good beach resorts such as Newquay, Bude and Perranporth to name a few. Cornwall also has a huge stretch of coastline, more so than … [Read more...]

Food and Drink in Devon and Cornwall

Food & Drink In Devon and Cornwall – Great Pubs, Good Food And Drink! It’s true that the Cornish enjoy their food – so much so that Devon and Cornwall are known almost as much for their culinary offerings as their stunning scenery and coasts. Fine Dining In recent times, the celebrity chefs … [Read more...]

Penzance, without the pirates

No pirates in Penzance these days, but a mild climate and funky atmosphere! In South West Cornwall is the town of Penzance.  A short distance beyond the harbour fishing boats shelter in the inner dock and you'll see the occasional visiting tall-masted sailing ship against the granite quays. But … [Read more...]