A Scarborough Seaside Holiday

  As a foreigner, I’ve always had this nostalgic, rose-coloured idea of the English sea side.  I had visions of a marvellous Victorian past – with majestic promenades, curly wrought iron fencing, and grand ballrooms.  Sadly, thanks in part to a declining economy, and an

A Malaga Renaissance

    If you haven’t been to Malaga, you may’ve thought of it only as a place of high-rise tourist apartments.  The reality is that the city centre was never like that, and has, in the last seven to

A Weekend in the Scottish Borders

  We are always looking for places we can take our dog ( #Moosethetravellingdog ) for a weekend away from Edinburgh, and the Scottish Borders has become a favourite for us.  We have stayed in various hotels, but the one that we keep coming back

Collecting Passport Stamps

    It’s a shame we don’t get stamps for travelling in the EU (yet), as my passports would look far more exciting!  But then again, I like the less restricted movement of people and the ease of travel without visas, so I can’t complain

A weekend on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

  We got a winter deal to the Skeabost House Hotel, near Portree, on the Isle of Skye in Feb 2015 – so we took a road trip from Edinburgh with our dog, Moose.  We always look for dog-friendly deals, as we hate leaving our