Craster: Sea, sand and kippers

Craster is one of Northumberland’s coolest locations. No, I don’t mean the weather although admittedly it’s often chilly and windswept on the North East coast. I’m talking about the joys of sea, sand and shell fish…. in one of the most dramatic locations on Britain’s coastline. Last weekend we took the camper […]

Caesar's Palace

Viva Las Vegas!

Viva Las Vegas – or so goes the crazy old Elvis song! Vegas is king when it comes to casinos with the most glamorous and glitzy gambling palaces in the world. But could a UK city ever become a ‘satellite Vegas’ and a mecca for casino tourism? Yesterday, the […]

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 […]

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