Category: General

White Sands New Mexico

Fifteen wonderful landscapes

Wonderful places inspire and uplift the spirit… and remain etched on the memory for a lifetime. I’d like to share 15 of my favourite landscapes with you… and I’d also love to hear about your special places… Death Valley – California This strange hot cauldron of a landscape with its rippling sand dunes, […]

Art hotel Berlin

Hotels versus apartments

A hotel room or an apartment? That’s the lively debate Tammy was having with her fellow traveller, Dave, earlier this week. He was freshly returned from London where his Hilton superior hotel suite had been upgraded to VIP status. Naturally, Dave was keen to defend the joys of instant […]

Beckett by airsteam van

MPs plan holiday escape

‘Stay-cations’ are popular with MPs this summer Summer is here – and the British weather is predictably terrible. So where do you think MPs will be heading to escape the weather woes when Parliament is in recess? Today is the first day of the government’s holidays. MPs start […]

Umbrian wine

Wine Tasting in Umbria

As somebody who has long loved wine tasting a trip to Umbria was a real treat but I must admit that I wasn’t really sure what to expect. So, we all know about the super Tuscans but how often have you read about the so-called ‘super Umbrians’? A […]

Postcards from the edge

I have a new dilemma on my holidays. Should I send postcards to my nearest and dearest when I’m away? Or are those glossy bits of card outdated and superfluous on the modern vacation?  And does anyone ever read them anyway? After all, virtually everybody is now on […]

Rilak's Zagreb Guide

Zagreb, Croatia and beyond

Tim Dreese's Travel Log & Design Journal

Casual observations & photo gallery of people, places, innovation and creativity discovered on the road . . . somewhere in the universe

National Media Museum blog

We explore the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives.

'Jules Told Me' by Jules Brown

Travel. Meet Writer.

northumbrian : light

Random thoughts from deepest Northumberland


Smile! You’re at the best site ever


Mad about hills, hares, ravens, barn owls, hen harriers and home.



Green Living London

The latest green news and information

The Curse of Verse

Language, spin & the state we're in... apolitical verse and the odd song from Martin Craig

How To Spy On Birds

Sharing the pleasures of birding.