The Ultimate Multi Generation Family Cruise

As someone who holidays with both elderly parents and children, finding a holiday that keeps both ends of the age spectrum happy is no mean feat. But cruising manages to tick many boxes….

Which cruise line is best for senior singles?

A cruise holiday ticks many boxes. Particularly if you’re a senior single, this type of trip offers a way to fully relax while visiting multiple destinations, taking in a new culture and meeting fellow travellers along the way….

What is Adventure Tourism?

Picture towering mountains, sheer-sided cliffs, white-water rapids, secret coves and moss-covered ruins. If these scenes conjure an image of adventure in your mind, join us as we venture off the beaten track……

Why is Adventure Travel So Popular?

You might have thought that adventure travel was just for those in their 20s but in this blog post, we’ll show you why it’s a fantastic way to experience the world at any age….

Sometimes the small cafes are the best!

We often see reviews of big restaurants but sometimes it is good to find an independent café that does a great job. About 12 miles from Aberaeron, Lampeter was originally a market town between Aberystwyth and Carmarthen. As we use public transport, the bus stop in the town centre is just near number 42 High […]…

A budget hotel that is consistent in what it offers

As you can see from previous reviews, we regularly stay at IBIS Budget or IBIS hotels at Birmingham Airport as they are ideally located across the street from Departures at the airport. We have had to visit St Joseph’s Hospital in Malpas, Newport several times this year, usually staying at Mercure Hotel in the town […]…

A good choice for a stopover on the way home

Returning from conference in London in June, it was too late to get a connecting bus for the last 20 miles, so I booked a room at the Pier Hotel in Aberystwyth for £60 even though it was so close to home! We actually remember it as a pub but it only offers accommodation now. […]…

After hours tour

It’s now possible to go on a tour of Holyrood Palace after hours. The group of about 20 people have their own tour guide who knows the history of the Palace and its occupants very well. We were taken to all the rooms and even one not usually open to the public. Afterwards a drink […]…

Comfortable but lacks a certain warmth!

Brandon Hall Hotel, dating back to the Imperial period and once a shooting lodge, is 300m west of the village of Brandon in Warwickshire. Until the 1940s, the building was used as a private home by three generations of the Beech family. It was sold to the Crews family in 1946, since which time it […]…

Winterbourne Gardens, Birmingham

Winterbourne Gardens are tucked away, close to the University of Birmingham. They are beautifully laid out and include greenhouses, a bog garden and many trees and flower borders. There is also access through a wood to a lake with many waterfowl. The wood has wonderful bluebells in spring. The gardens are always peaceful and beautiful […]…