Venice has more captivating beauty, history and tranquil waterways than you can shake a gondola’s rowing oar at so you would think that my visit last year would be enough, but I keep stumbling across the other Venices in this splendid world of ours and I now find myself on an the hunt for more. The … More Touring the world’s Venices – I need help with my accidental mission
Over my travels I have been lucky to see some amazing nature which, rather surprisingly, has awakened an old interest in collective nouns. Recently I have been able to add: A charm of hummingbirds A flamboyance of flamingoes An ostentation of peacocks A kaleidoscope of butterflies A fluther of jellyfish A swarm of incessant insects … More Collecting animals and collective nouns
A week in Troia wasn’t a completely wrong decision but it certainly wasn’t completely right. It is on a peninsula about an hour South of Lisbon and it sounded amazing – 18km of sandy beaches, its own resident family of dolphins, a microclimate (so great Autumn weather guaranteed), Roman ruins, a pine forest and nearby … More A cautionary tale – what to think about when deciding where to travel to next
Beautiful drone footage of Venice Beach- filmed by the talented Robert McIntosh.
On my first solo trip, not in Europe, I stayed here for for the first couple of nights. Waking up on that first morning, after my first long haul flight in over twenty five years, it felt like a huge achievement and remembering it still makes me smile.