Musings

The Versatile Blogger Award!

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Many moons ago now, the wonderful Travelators kindly nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award! I was very chuffed to be in such great company (see their other picks here) and to have a shout out from them. Their blog is a wonderful account of how to […]

The things we carry: travelling objects and objects of travel

The things we carry: travelling objects and objects of travel

So often we think about all the other aspects of travel – the journey, the jetlag, the photos, the memories – and forget perhaps the most tangible part of all: the objects that we take with us, and the items we bring back. Almost everyone […]

Points of no return: the places I’ll never go back to

Points of no return: the places I’ll never go back to

‘Never’ is a strong word and, if Sean Connery has taught us anything it’s that you should probably never say never again. But nevertheless (wink) here is my list of places I (almost certainly) won’t return to. I started thinking about this after reading a piece […]

When not to book a cheap flight

When not to book a cheap flight

Everyone loves scoring a cheap flight, and these days it seems there are more opportunities than ever to fly for a fistful of fivers. Nine times out of ten there are some serious strings attached however – whether that’s in the form of an extortionate […]

Why it’s OK to visit a tourist hot-spot; or, who says there are “too many gringos”?

Why it’s OK to visit a tourist hot-spot; or, who says there are “too many gringos”?

I was recently on a flight back to the UK and was sat next to a girl who was busy tapping away on her laptop. Now, “nosey” is probably a bit strong, but I’m always curious as to what fellow passengers are reading or writing. It […]


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