A weekend in Brunel’s Bristol

Although Isambard Kingdom Brunel wasn’t born in Bristol, the city is home to 7 of his most ingenious creations. So for fans of this great engineer, a weekend visit to Bristol is a must – and I have just the guide for you.

A Snowy Weekend in Tampere, Finland

Tampere is the Manchester of Finland, or so my Russian guide Olga informs me. Like Manchester, Finland’s third-largest city was built on the cotton industry after a Scottish Industrialist, James Finlayson, started Scandinavia’s biggest cotton mill on Tampere’s waterways. As…