Sea Baskets at Wadden Sea Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony Germany

Lower Saxony’s Seaside Spa Town and the Wadden Sea

It takes a little while to get used to the gooey feeling of mud squishing between my toes. I realise I must have been a child the last time I’ve enjoyed rather than recoiled from it but my adult brain is soothed by the knowledge that there’s nothing in this mud that can hurt me.Read More

Ljubljana Castle, Slovenia

Lovely Ljubljana: Top things to do in Slovenia’s capital

… This is a Guest Post by Anna Kay from Med Cruise Guide … Imagine living three hours from Venice, one hour from the Adriatic Sea, one hour from spectacular skiing in Austrian Alps and half an hour from one of the most beautiful lakes in the Slovenian Alps. Well, Ljubljana, the tiny capital ofRead More

The 'Barkenhoff' in Worpswede is next door to the Buchenhof Hotel

Wandering Worpswede, the artist community in Germany’s Lower Saxony

Some places have a special energy that draws a certain kind of person to them. Worpswede in Germany’s Lower Saxony is one such place, and in this case the people it draws in are artists. When I told friends in Berlin I was going to Worpswede most of them admitted they had never been, despiteRead More

Visiting Yosemite in winter has its advantages, image Andrew Lowen

Why Visit Yosemite in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

… This is a guest post by Andrew Lowen from the Yosemite Gateway Chalet … Yosemite National Park was the first area of land in America that the government preserved for the sake of the public, and it was instrumental in the creation of the national parks system as it exists today. The park isRead More

The Train de Charlevoix crosses Saint-Lawrence's shore to travel between Quebec City and La Balbaie

Baie-Saint-Paul and beyond in Charlevoix, Quebec’s charming holiday destination

It starts at a small train station looking out at a magnificent waterfall. When I arrive at the station 12 kilometres outside of Quebec City I smile when I see Canada’s Montmorency Falls. Just a few days earlier I was on a zip line crossing the face of those falls, which at 30 metres higherRead More

Coffee culture in Vietnam, image courtesy Hoi An Now

Bean Me Up: Discovering Coffee Culture in Vietnam

… This is a guest post by Mike Zacks from Hoi An Now … With all the motorbike and bicycle tours available in Vietnam, you’ll want to find some way to relax afterwards. This is where coffee comes into play – something that the Vietnamese are rightly famous for. “That was the best coffee we’veRead More

Le Monastere des Augustines is one of the more unusual Quebec City Hotels

Three (very) Different Quebec City Hotels to Stay In

Quebec City is one of the oldest and most beautiful settlements in North America.  That’s the definition of North America that also includes Canada, of course. But you got that. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with narrow cobblestone streets, 17th and 18th-century houses and charming sidewalk cafes. The Old Town areaRead More

Visiting the Wellington waterfront, New Zealand

A Short Break in Windy, Wonderful Wellington

“I just blew in from the windy city, the windy city is mighty pretty….” Doris Day’s voice fills my head and puts a smile on my face as I find myself bracing against gusts of wind in Wellington. Even though I’d heard New Zealand’s capital can be very windy, I hadn’t really taken the adviceRead More

View from a tent at Dunton Hot Springs Glamping holidays, image Dunton Hot Springs

The Best Glamping Holidays Resorts in America

… This is a Guest Post by Rich Brown from Rolling Fox  … If you love camping, but you don’t want to give up on luxury, then glamping holidays may be a great choice for you. While the idea of glamping dates back to the 1300s when Turkish Ottomans built luxurious tent cities, the modernRead More

The Byward Market area is a great place to explore and a top thing to do in Ottawa

Delicious and Fun Things to Do in Ottawa, the Cool Capital of Canada

When I told people I was going to visit Ottawa back in 1998 most of them looked confused. Not about the where so much as the why. As I was to discover, back then it was easy to appreciate the ‘city that never wakes’ jokes, but I still had a soft spot for Ottawa andRead More