Postcard from Cuba; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Choosing one photograph to represent a destination especially one that provided dozens of great photo opportunities is a challenge. Regular readers are already aware of my affinity for Cuba; a fascinating culture, a character on every street corner, new, interesting scenes encountered with each step, bustling cities in a beautiful and diverse country. The trip last year has resulted in …

Great Tips for Doing Nothing

“The sightseeing tourist will visit all the attractions but the explorer will discover their own”  At the risk of appearing the laziest traveller on the planet I’m going to confess my fondness for doing nothing. In reality it’s doing nothing in particular, in other words exploring a destination without a particular plan. This suits my philosophy of travelling, preferring to …

Portraits of Culture – Peoples of Destination

Travelling is about enjoying experiences, either visiting a well known or little visited destination, savouring the journey, relaxing, finding adventure, visiting family, attending a festival or event these are just a few of the multitude of reasons for travelling. An often quoted reason by travellers is to experience a different culture, to immerse themselves in an alien community. “The wider …

Poitou-Charentes – Impressions & Reflections

The excitement and anticipation prior to visiting a new, never before experienced destination is one of the great joys of travelling. This ‘joy of travel’ is always the same for me whether enjoying an independent or sponsored trip. Whilst all destinations offer something special and different, some destinations genuinely exceed any expectations, for me the region of Poitou-Charentes falls into …

Travel; Aphrodisiac or Contraceptive?

Did this title get you intrigued, wondering what could it be about? After all travelling to a remote or exciting place is sure to include some romance, very special and an experience which won’t be forgotten. Whilst the latter will almost certainly be true, romance may not be the certainty initially anticipated. Having travelled to a far off exotic and secluded island, you enjoy …