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I am a writer and a traveller. My travels take me to all parts of the world, but my current favourite destinations are Italy, Spain and North America. My blog focuses on "the interesting and the unusual", with a particular emphasis upon history, culture and countryside.

Discovering Roman London WorldWideWriter 6d

Although much of Roman London has now disappeared, recent excavations help to bring the past to…

United Kingdom #city #history #sightseeing

Kew Gardens: London’s “Lesser Known” UNESCO World Heritage… WorldWideWriter 13d

Kew Gardens may be lesser known than London's other UNESCO sites, but they are well worth a visit.…

United Kingdom #nature #park #sightseeing

Baelo Claudia and Carteia: Two Roman Towns in Andalucia,… WorldWideWriter 20d

Andalucia in southern Spain is home to many ancient Roman monuments. I visited two Roman towns:…

Spain #history #sightseeing

Exotic Plants and Molly Bloom: the Alameda Botanic Gardens,… WorldWideWriter 34d

The Alameda Botanic Gardens in Gibraltar are colourful and exotic, and have a surprising connection…

Gibraltar #park #sightseeing

Looking Forward to TBEX North America at the Finger Lakes,… WorldWideWriter 41d

Looking forward to TBEX North America 2018 in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

United States #food #museum #nature #sightseeing

Defending the Rock: the Walls and Fortifications of… WorldWideWriter 48d

The fortifications of Gibraltar were necessary to protect it from invaders. Even today the Rock is…

Gibraltar #history #sightseeing

The Hollow Mountain: Gibraltar and Its Caves WorldWideWriter 55d

The Rock of Gibraltar is home to more than 200 caves, some with a history going back to prehistoric…

Gibraltar #cave #history #sightseeing

Book Review: Culture Trails by Lonely Planet WorldWideWriter 62d

Culture Trails is a new travel book from Lonely Planet, with 52 cultural itineraries in cities…

#city #sightseeing

More Than Just a Day Trip: What to See and Do in Gibraltar WorldWideWriter 70d

Don't limit yourself to a day trip: there is lots to see and do in Gibraltar. The Rock offers…

Gibraltar #sightseeing #tips

A Continuous Tradition: the Roman Spa and Hot Springs of… WorldWideWriter 76d

The Spa and Hot Springs of Bath were an important Roman site. But they date back to pre-Roman times…

United Kingdom #history #museum #sightseeing

Reliving Medieval History at Mount Grace Priory, Yorkshire WorldWideWriter 83d

Mount Grace Priory in North Yorkshire is the most complete Carhusian priory in England. It makes a…

United Kingdom #building #family #history #sightseeing

How to Save Money When You Visit Historic Sites: the… WorldWideWriter 90d

Whether you live in England, or you are visiting from elsewhere, you can save money on visiting the…

United Kingdom #history #sightseeing #tips

Atocha and Chamberí: Two Historic Madrid Stations You Have… WorldWideWriter 104d

Two historic Madrid stations you need to see: the tropical garden of Madrid Atocha and the ghost…

Spain #city #history #railway #sightseeing

Eat, Walk and Discover Rome, With a Bitemojo Self Guided… WorldWideWriter 118d

A BiteMojo self guided food tour of Rome was an excellent way of discovering the city and its food…

Italy #city #food #sightseeing

Beating the Crowds at the Vatican Museums With a Livitaly… WorldWideWriter 125d

An Early Entrance Vatican Small Group Tour from LivItaly was a way of avoiding the crowds. It was…

Italy #art #history #museum #sightseeing

Exploring the City Walls and Alcazar of Segovia WorldWideWriter 132d

The city walls and Alcazar of Segovia tend to be overshadowed by the city’s Roman aqueduct. But…

Spain #city #history #sightseeing

Exploring the Roman Aqueduct of Segovia WorldWideWriter 140d

The Roman aqueduct of Segovia was built in the 1st century to bring water from the mountains to the…

Spain #city #history #sightseeing

Five Travel Trends for 2018: Where Will You Go Next? WorldWideWriter 153d

What are the top travel trends for 2018? Some insights from World Travel Market.

Walking Around the Medieval Walls of Avila WorldWideWriter 160d

It is easy to see why the medieval walls of Avila are said to be the finest in Europe.

Spain #city #history #sightseeing

Discovering Irish Seaweed on the Ring of Kerry WorldWideWriter 167d

You never knew there were so many types of seaweed, or that they were so good to eat. Discovering…

Ireland #nature