My Dream USA Road Trip

  Like many, I have been dreaming of a big USA road trip for years.  I have planned several iterations of this dream trip, as my knowledge has improved and my budget has changed, and I thought I’d share my latest version with you.  

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

Coney Island – Seaside Nostalgia

  I’ve been wanting to visit Coney Island for as long as I can remember.  I always had this romantic notion of 1930s seaside promenading, rickety wooden roller coasters and visits to the circus sideshow… in my head it was always akin to a black

What’s Your Travel Style?

  Back in 1999 I set off on my first solo trip to Europe (from New Zealand) – read about it here.  This definitely helped me discover my travel style – i.e. what activities I enjoyed, what budget suited my tastes, and what modes of

Mont Saint-Michel – A Photographer’s Dream

  Mont Saint-Michel, a tidal island on the Normandy coast, is probably one of the most photographed landmarks on the French coastline… and is certainly one of the most photogenic!  I mean, just LOOK at it!     Visiting is perfectly possible as a day