A whirlwind visit to Dubrovnik

With a grand panorama overlooking Lokrum Island, the location of the Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik could not be more ideal for admiring the Adriatic Ocean. However, the cobbled, traffic-free streets and the city’s heroic arches are... Read more

Travel Guide to Bruges – the Flemish city also known as the Venice of the North

Bruges is a delightful place to visit and, thankfully, English is spoken alongside their native Dutch. In the heart of the city is the quaintly cobbled main square, Markt or Grote Markt. The square was... Read more

Top Ten French Towns Outside of Paris

Lille Very visitor-friendly with a network of pedestrian shopping streets selling everything from high street fashion to haute couture, antiques to interior furnishings, rich chocolates to sumptuous patisseries. Sit at a pavement cafe on the... Read more

Shopping guide to Milan, Italy

Milanese architecture is nothing to write home about, the streets are mundane decorated only with graffiti and apart from a few choice sights such as the stunning Duomo Cathedral, Milan is somewhat ordinary. Yet Milan... Read more

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Colorado

1 – Denver can lay claim to the invention of the cheeseburger. The trademark for the name Cheeseburger was awarded to Louis Ballast, a resident of the city in 1935. 2 – In a small... Read more

16-day cycling tour through Cuba

“We were returning to the morning light” – as a famous hit song by The Herd goes, which indeed we were, as our motley crew and team leader cycled off in bright morning sunlight on a 16-day... Read more

How To Avoid Food Poisoning Abroad

High profile outbreaks, such as that on the P&O cruise liner Aurora in 2003, have meant that holidaymakers are more aware than ever of the consequences of food related illnesses and the importance of staying... Read more

Nice, French Riviera – a city for all seasons

Nice has always been a contradiction. A playground for the world’s rich and famous – and a battleground for serpentine and corrupt public officials. A huge bustling city, the fifth largest in France and a... Read more

Dental Tourism in Cyprus

I had wanted to get my teeth knocked into shape ever since I watched the Channel 4 series Ten Years Younger. Fellow viewers will have learned that the state of your teeth ages you more... Read more

RSPB Troup Head nature reserve

The cliffs are falling silent at the RSPB’s new nature reserve at Troup Head following the hustle and bustle of the last few months when tens of thousands of seabirds occupied the cliffs for the... Read more