National Geographic Museum – DC

  Where is it? Downtown DC on 17th Street NW. Why visit? A mix of interactive exhibits, displays and of course the famous magazine covers.  What does it cost? $15 Who would enjoy the experience? Geographers, travellers, conservationists, people interested in the world, religion, history and the sea. As a  I could not leave DC without a […]


As a geographer and passionate traveller the word  Compass is embedded in my psyche. We should use compass directions in our every day language when we talk about where a place is located, are we travelling north or south for example. Very often the uninitiated will say  that Brighton is below London….well of course they […]

Hard Day’s Night Hotel – Liverpool

    Key Points Location Service Stay Food   I have only visited Liverpool twice but each time I have experienced the warm heart of Liverpool and each time I have stayed at the Hard Day’s Night Hotel. Without exception the people of Liverpool and I include the staff at this unique hotel are friendly, welcoming, chatty and […]

Liverpool’s museums – a free day out!

Key Points The World Museum Merseyside Maritime Museum International Slavery Museum Museum of Liverpool Locations Opening times What you will see Although Liverpool is  synonymous with the Beatles there is much more to see and do which doesn’t necessarily involve music per se. Here is my take on four great attractions that don’t charge an entrance fee. You […]