Long Weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland

For those on a longer visit to England or Scotland, a weekend in Edinburgh will seem completely insufficient. But there’s a lot you can fit in in just 48 hours in Scotland’s capital. Edinburgh is easily accessible from London via a 4 hour train ride from Kings Cross to Waverley Station, or a short 1.5…

2 weeks in England and Scotland

With so much to see and do in the UK it can be difficult to narrow it all down and find an itinerary that fits in all the highlights. This tried and tested schedule for 2 weeks in England and Scotland takes you through the best sights these two countries offer, utilising serviced apartments, public…

6 spookiest places on earth

All Hallows Eve is a celebration observed in a number of places around the world, a Christianised festival of a pagan Celtic harvest rite, or Samhain. Originally a celebration to remember the dead, including saints and matyrs, these days Halloween is a far more commercialised and secular affair. People in costumes party, children go trick-or-treating…

Best Road Trips in the United Kingdom

Although tiny in comparison to the vast and endless lands of Australia and the United States, the bounteous lands of the United Kingdom offer everything from staggering rural scenery, vibrant cities bursting with culture, classic and hearty cuisine and of course, an unrivaled collection of historical sights. So fill up the camper van, brew a…

Top 5 Gardens in the World: Places of Paradise

A fresh breath of air in any environment, gardens are an essential part of the local landscape. Whether left to run riot and wild, or landscaped to perfection, gardens around the world serve the same function – to return us, if only for a moment, to a place of paradise. Here are my top five…

Top 5 Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

A New Year means new possibilities and new beginnings. The start of things. A chance to do things over. On New Year’s Eve, people around the world gather to celebrate the past and toast to the future. There are many ways and places to ring in the New Year, but for something above and beyond…