Jan 08 2020
Kevan Chandler and his friends make quite a team. The group of twenty somethings spent three weeks travelling round Europe visiting France and England before venturing over to the Emerald Isle. The trip was such a success that a couple of years later they decided to repeat the experience, only this time visiting China. This…
Nov 11 2019
As anyone who knows our family will testify, we do not tend to fit in to the category of luxury travellers. A fifteen pound a night hostel with a spare mattress on the floor and a slightly dodgy shower tends to be much more the norm for us when we travel.
However, I was very fortunate to…
Oct 28 2019
If you are a real history buff you will already know about Gdansk. Formerly known as Danzig, this unassuming city on Poland’s Baltic Coast has played host to many of the most momentous moments of the twentieth century.
Think back to news footage – the grainy reels showing soldiers going off to war, contrasted against propaganda recordings…
Oct 16 2019
Arriving in Gdansk is like pitching up in a perfectly stylised idea of sixteenth century Amsterdam in Jessie Burton’s “The Miniaturist”. Ice cream coloured buildings line the streets of Ul. Dluga, the main street in the Old Town which runs from Upland Gate to Green Gate.
The buildings are almost architectural representations of the famous ‘lody’ or…
Sep 05 2019
Our children have wanted to go to America for as long as I can remember. I guess I should be pleased, as the other place that they are desperate to go to is a well-known, if slightly dated family theme park near us (not my first choice of fun holiday spots!).
So a lot of excitement was…
May 25 2017
In 2014 we spent a month travelling round Northern India. While as a family we aren’t the greatest of planners, this trip was a real fly by the seat of our pants, even by our standards.
We had started off well. The flights had actually been booked a few months in advance, we had started the…
May 04 2017
Every now and then you have a day that surpasses all your expectations and that restores your faith in human nature. Today was one such day. My son, Stanley, had been chosen to be part of a team representing his school at the Devon Sports Ability Games, a fantastic and uplifting competitive sporting event of…
Apr 21 2017
I love finding new and interesting places to travel to with our children. However, most travel guides that talk about trips with children seem to limit the scope of their interest to theme parks, playgrounds and swimming pools. While, like most kids, our children love a great pool, they are also open to other experiences.…
Apr 12 2017
The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma was built over many hundreds of years, beginning with King James I of Aragon in 1229 but not actually finished until 1691. While on our recent family trip to Palma, we decided to go and have a look at this stunning cathedral that dominates the old town and…
Apr 05 2017
Palma Aquarium was set up in 2007 and is around a fifteen minute drive from the Place Espana in the centre of Palma. It is home to 55 aquariums which house more than 8000 specimens of over 700 species of creatures from many different habitats around the world. These encompass the Mediterranean, the Atlantic Ocean…