Five cocktails to try in Orlando

The Perfect Margarita – Applebees, chain restaurant across America. Rickey Reynolds – which includes Aviation Gin and found at TGI’s Moscow Mule – sip this and people watch away from the crowds in Celebration Town Tavern, especially love the metal tankards, usually copper which they are served in. For something a little different a refreshing Pineapple Mojito […]

Residence William French in Simon’s Town

On the steep slopes of the Froggy Pond area of Simon’s Town there is a little piece of heaven ….. the exquisite upscale Residence William French. The fabulous welcome we received from both William and Janine set the tone…. it was like being invited to a friend’s house where we met with other guests for […]

Aquila Safari – photos

I ended my South African road trip with a two night stop at Aquila Safari, Reserve and Spa. The two night purchase of a room with a large balcony overlooking the reserve included all meals and a safari trip early morning and afternoon. It was a fantastic opportunity to get close to the big five and […]

Five Reasons to visit Broadgate, London

Broadgate of a weekend is quiet as the city workers are resting which means visitors can navigate the pavements and stop and stare at the amazing buildings where old meets new at almost every corner. Liverpool Street Station might not be quite as big and grand as Waterloo or  St Pancras  but the Victorian style building […]

Don’t miss Mount Dora in Florida

We were staying in Clermont Florida and needed a break from theme parks, research suggested Mount Dora would be a fantastic place to explore. I was not disappointed. About a forty five minute drive via toll roads and we found ourselves parking easily in the centre of town despite it being a Saturday. We spent a couple […]

Stockbridge at Christmas

It’s been a while Stockbridge but  the reunion of  The Grey Traveller and this perfect Hampshire village was sweet. The windows were festive, the retailers cheery and  The Three Cups welcoming with warmth, good food and great cheer. Here are a few of my favourite photos. Happy Christmas.  

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 […]