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.

Tenerife for the Weekend

Tenerife. It’s the rugged wide-boy of the 6 of Canary Islands, and best known as the biggest of all of them (like a topographical Grant Mitchell). The island has 2 airports, North and South, which are approx. 4 hours flying time from the UK (bonus),…

Autumn day out: Playing Alice at Prinknash …

PRINKNASH BIRD AND DEER PARK, Gloucestershire – Alice In Wonderland can keep her pipe-smoking caterpillars and amorphous Cheshire cats, because Gloucestershire has a wonderland of its own lazing along the Wolds near Gloucester. Leaf-blown trails, wooded follies, exotic birds, Disney-eyed deer…

A melt-tastic long weekend in Malta

MALTA, MEDITERRANEAN –  Malta is a tiny country made up of 3 islands: Malta, which is a rather huge 17 miles by 9. Gozo, which is approx. 8 by 4.5 miles, and Comino, which is maybe 1 square mile. Yet,…

5 reasons to put Kos on your weekend …

Kos is the second-largest island in the Dodecanese (try saying that after 4 gins). And with temperatures between 30 – 20°C in Sept, Nov and Dec, up to 13 hours of sunlight *heel kick*, Kos makes a sweet summer sojourn. Here’s a quick photo tour of…

5 photos that’ll make you tremble for …

Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands Mount Teide volcano is Spain’s highest peak, rising a massive 12,198ft above sea level. It sits at the heart of the island in a Unesco World Heritage site, surrounded by a 10-mile-wide volcanic crater. If you’ve…

Festival weekend: Bridport serves up a treat

BRIDPORT, DORSET – An unremarkable field, in an unremarkable part of an otherwise pretty Dorset market-town, and four large marquees flap in the mid-June breeze. Apart from the yellow signs wired onto lampposts bellowing ‘FOOD FESTIVAL PARKING’, the white peaks are…