24 Hours in London

  As with all my #24hrGuides – I don’t advocate spending so little time anywhere… but sometimes it’s helpful to have a 24 hour itinerary to kick off a visit.  Or it may suit if you have a layover in a city and just want

19 Years Old And So Green

  When I was 19 years old I did what most Kiwi kids do… I dropped out of university and went on my ‘big OE’ (Overseas Experience).  Ok, so most of us don’t drop out of uni to do it… but I did.  I had

A Weekend in Aberdeenshire

  I usually never let a long-weekend go to waste – it’s an opportunity for a short break without using up any precious annual leave.  I hadn’t planned anything for the 2017 spring bank holiday (memorial weekend in the USA) because we had lots of

Falling in love with The Kelpies

  Glimpsed briefly from the highway whilst heading north for a weekend away in 2014, my first views of the Kelpies were rushed (at 70 miles an hour) and heart-wrenching.  I can’t quite describe the impact they had on me, but it was akin to falling

A Weekend at Hadrian’s Wall

After a rather humorous attempt at walking some of Hadrian’s Wall in November (I know, I know), and being driven away by the sideways sleet and a terrible gale, we decided to try again in late March – in hopes that the spring would provide