Why – Travel?

The Dalai Lama has 18 rules of Living, one of which really rings true here and I think is a good ‘rule’ to live by: Once a year, go someplace you have never been before – Dalai Lama What I have only recently appreciated is how close we are in the UK to a whole multitude of different cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles and have made it a focus of mine to visit as many places that interest me as I can.Read more

Why Moments?

I’ve termed a section of this blog Moments. Essentially an ongoing collection of pictures I have taken whilst visiting places along with other things that have sparked a thought. Its worth noting, I don’t profess to be a good photographer (or even an average one), but I have always gained enjoyment from Photography in general. Having studied Photography briefly (before realising there was more to it than just taking nice pictures) I always liked the work of Lewis Hine and Ansel Adams. Hine’sRead more

Canadian Rockies| Canada

Destination Canadian Rockies – Canada (Calgary to Banff National Park to Jasper National Park) Date of Travel 14th – 20th September 2017 Accommodation Stoneridge Mountain Resort – Canmore Overlander Mountain Lodge – Jasper Truffle Pigs Bistro & Lodge – Field Bear Hill Lodge – Jasper Calgary Airport Marriott – Calgary Trip Highlights & Tips Driving between Banff & Jasper National Parks – This was the main purpose of our trip to drive between Banff National Park to Jasper National ParkRead more

New York City | USA

Destination New York – USA Date of Travel 9th – 13th September 2017 Accommodation One UN Plaza Located about 10 mins walk from Grand Central Station, so out of the hustle and bustle of mid-town but being close to Grand Central opens up quick access to most of Manhattan. The hotel is about 30 seconds walk from the UN Headquarters, so security is very good in the area! Some rooms offer great views over the City too. Places to EatRead more

Krakow | Poland

Destination Krakow – Poland Date of Travel 23rd – 25th February 2017 Accommodation Hotel Indigo     Places to Eat Kuchnia u Doroty – I have had Polish food numerous times over the years but this was the best I’ve eaten. I enjoyed copious amounts of Pirogi (dumplings) in different flavours, plus Polish sausage with potatoes and veg. The low cost of food, and pretty much everything in Poland is evident here. 4 main dishes and a couple of beers allRead more

Rome | Italy

Heading to Rome in June was both a good and bad move. Good in the sense that its great weather to explore this fascinating City, but bad in that the place is swarming with tourists and crowds of people. We are talking disturbed bee-hive level of swarming. I came across a piece of analysis at work that shows more people are searching for trips to Rome than ever have before and its easy to see why (FYI – Iceland hasRead more

Salzburg & Vienna| Austria

Destination Salzburg & Vienna – Austria Date of Travel 24th – 25th September 2016 (Salzburg) 27th – 28th September 2016 (Vienna) Accommodation Salzburg: Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference Center Vienna: Grand Ferdinand  Places to Eat Zum Guten Hirten in Salzburg – Authentic Austrian food enjoyed by locals. The Austrian classics, Schnitzel and Strudel were both insanely good (and cheap!) Zanoni & Zanoni in Vienna – cakes, pastries, ice creams galore. Trip Highlights Schlosspark Hellbrunn – Palace built in the 1600’s, complete with picturesque park and grounds.Read more