I should start by saying that I have always been fascinated by languages and love giving new languages a go. Unfortunately, the only one I speak with any fluency (other than English!) is Spanish, as that is what I studied at university. Apart from that, I speak some French and Portuguese and a small amount … Continue reading Why Learn a Language?
Struggling to find gifts for the traveller in your life? Well here are a few simple ideas (for a range of budgets!) to get you started... World Scratch Map – I love these maps where you scratch off where you have been - great motivation (as if you need it!?) to keep on travelling so … Continue reading Christmas Gift Ideas for Travellers
I spent 5 months in Brazil back in 1997 and had an incredible time travelling the length and breadth of this extraordinary country. There are so many amazing places to visit that even after a period of 5 months I still felt there was so much I hadn’t seen and done. But here are a … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Breathtaking Brazil
The first thing to say is that I am a big fan of trains generally… it comes from having parents who didn’t drive and a dad who is keen on railways! The majority of my holidays as a child involved rail travel and, to pass the time, we would watch other trains passing by and … Continue reading My Favourite Train Journeys: Fort William to Mallaig (The Hogwarts Express)
As with everything else, there are pros and cons to travelling alone but, for me, the pros far outweigh the cons... The primary reason I love to travel solo is the freedom it allows me… I can go where I want when I want. I don’t have to discuss my plans with anyone - I … Continue reading In Brief: Why I love travelling solo
Anyone who knows me, knows very well just how much I love Mexico – it’s one of my favourite places to visit! So here are a few of my highlights (though there are many more places to explore in this vast and very diverse country): Palenque, Chiapas One of the highlights of my trip was … Continue reading MY TOP 10 MEXICO