First, I’d like to introduce you to a travel blog that I’ve just come across. Budget Traveller is an impressive site (and no prizes for guessing the main focus). It is run by Kash, an award winning travel blogger who … Continue reading Luxury and Hostel are two words that don’t go together, but I might change my mind….
Looks fun doesn’t it? This photograph was taken by a Swedish photographer called Rottan in Decrmber 2014. He uploaded it and other photographs to Pixabay. All the images and videos on Pixabay are released under Creative Commons CC0. It means … Continue reading Thursday Travel Picture: Swimming in the Dead Sea
This was taken by a traveller who writes and tweets under the inspired title of Tramposaurus Treks. (It’s one of those I-wish-I’d-thought-of-that names.) It is his favourite picture taken while hiking in Ayutthaya, Thailand and he gave me permission to … Continue reading Thursday Travel Picture: a cat in the arms of Buddha
The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, better known as the Prince Regent. It is a fantasy of a building mixing the height of Regency grandeur with the visual … Continue reading Brighton: the Royal Pavilion is free today
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. Rudyard Kipling Continue reading Rudyard Kipling on really getting to grips with a foreign country…Thursday Travel Quote
I wonder if a penny floor is even possible and oh! the cost to your back and knees. And then there’s the cleaning. Think of the dirt that would get trapped in the spaces between the pennies. But maybe a … Continue reading Just had to share this decorating idea…create a floor out of spare change
At least they give you an opportunity to dream for awhile. Here’s a round up of some of the best competitions I’ve found online. Be very clear what you’re doing though. Companies run free competitions for two reason: To advertise … Continue reading It’s cold outside, funds are low…a travel competition could put a smile back on your face
This is an unusual query – and probably a very long shot – but I’ve just heard that a documentary is being made about the thousands of Royal Air Force cadets that were sent to America for pilot training in … Continue reading Have you got a RAF veteran in your family?
S.M.A.R.T is a goal oriented strategy that has been around since the 1980s. I don’t know if it works for every activity but it does seem good for most. SMART stands for: S = specific. Don’t be vague and put … Continue reading Setting your own SMART goal could make for a happy new year (and you don’t have to tell)