Angel of the North

Destination Art

It was only a few years ago that I discovered that there is a growing tourist market for what is called ‘destination art’. You won’t find this type of art in a conventional gallery. It is generally large in scale and tends to be situated in the great outdoors […]

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 […]

Tammy in Umbria

Down on the farm

After my Italy trip I’m keen to extol the virtues of life on the farm. Fear not, I don’t mean milking cows and delivering lambs (although I’m sure there’s some niche holidays that probably offer this experience), but staying in holiday cottages, apartments and on farm camp sites. […]

Tour bike

Tacky Tour de France

Got back home from travels in Scotland and Northumberland only to find that there had been major developments in today’s Tour de France. In previous years the Tour has suffered from doping scandals but this year’s burning issue is… carpet tacks. On the punishing Mur de Péguère climb […]

Yeaving Bell

On the border

Finally, we  have managed to get away in the camper van and, despite the slightly gloomy weather, headed to Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Our first stop was Yeavering Bell, a round hill which was once the site of an important Iron Age settlement. Today, we were the […]

Bradley Wiggins

Tour de France: Travel tips

Tammy has become very excited about the Tour de France again this year – with the potential prospect of a British winner. Bradley Wiggins has been wearing the yellow jersey in the General Classification for four days now and today’s race saw him retaining the maillot jaune for […]

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 […]

Weather - summer in Newcastle

Weather hell for travellers

It’s a cliché that Brits are obsessed with the weather but right now there’s a good reason for the interminable moaning about our island’s awful climate. Everyone is heartily sick of the weather this summer – the floods, the unrelenting rain, the cold and the extreme storms. A […]

Tremendous Times

Alternative Travel » Adventurous Life

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

Travel – by the man who knows

northumbrian : light

Random thoughts from deepest Northumberland

Fractions of the world

Road trips & traveltips

spatialsynergydave

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

ravenhare

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

GALLIVANCE

Travel Tales With A Twist

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

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.

How To Spy On Birds

Sharing the pleasures of birding.

Matt on Not-WordPress

Stuff and things.

French Heritage Alliance

Sharing Memories of life in France