Eight tips for mature visitors to Belfast

Stay in the Titanic Quarter which is quiet for sleeping but still within easy walking distance of major attractions. Close to the best attraction (Titanic Museum), exhibition centre and the SSE Arena. Use taxis from the airport as they are cheap. £6 from George Best Airport to the Titanic Quarter. Save the Titanic Museum until it […]

Reasons to stay in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast

I happened on the Titanic Quarter almost by accident when surfing the Airbnb site for potential places to stay for a long weekend in Belfast. Arc Apartments popped up and the location was a godsend. Being a traveller of a certain age I didn’t particularly want an area where I might be disturbed by the late night […]

Shanklin Old Village – a photoblog

It’s that time of the year again when the lovely Isle of Wight calls us over for a coastal walk, this time we are staying at the exceptional Haven Hall Hotel in Shanklin and before checking in we enjoyed lunch at Vernon Cottage. We had time to explore and photograph this quaint tourist spot. If the cars were […]

Why I love my Inkerman Journal

It is sheer luxury writing in my Inkerman journal….. a very special present given to me by much missed work colleagues as I moved from Geography teacher to full time travel blogger. It has a beautiful soft leather cover monogramed with the letter D, A5 in size so neatly fits into a handbag or backpack and even […]

Three historic cafes in Buenos Aires

El Ateneo Grand Splendid Cafe Tortoni La Biela If I had to choose I couldn’t, each of these grand old ladies served us well in authenticity and food. Buenos Aires is an elegant city and these cafes contribute to an old fashioned slightly European charm that Buenos Aires imbues. When the feet become tired and the throat needs […]