You can have any guidebook you want, as long as it’s DK or Rough Guides

Guide Books

WH Smith, the biggest newsagent chain in the UK, has done a deal with Penguin books so only DK or Roughguides will be available at WHS Travel stores at airports, motorway and railway shops. I have since been to WH Smith at Stansted and Gatwick and sure enough it’s all DK and Roughguides. I am […]

Travel Photo: A New Successful Day, Wuppertal – Germany

New Successful Day

Ein Neuer Erfolgreicher Tag (A new successful day) – Wuppertal Germany. Travel Photos: Wuppertal photo gallery

Classic Mini Tours of London – A cool alternative to big bus sightseeing tours

Classic Mini Tours

I have lived in London for two years of my life and I visit once a year for work. In all that time I have never been on a tour. The idea of getting on one of those big buses has never appealed to me. So when I was contacted by smallcarBIGCITY and offered a […]

Travel Photo: Grote Kerk, Dordrecht – Netherlands

Grote Kerk

The Grote Kerk (Big Church) of Dordrecht, Netherlands. Travel Photos: Dordrecht photo gallery

Travel BlogCamp 2009 and the Future of TBC

Travel Blogcamp 2009

One of the best events during the World Travel Market week in 2008 was the Travel BlogCamp, which was started by Darren Cronian of Word had obviously got out what a great event it was as TBC 2009 was sold out within 18 hours. The 2009 event was once again put on by Darren […]

Travel Photo: Parliament Building, Budapest – Hungary

Parlament Budapest

The Hungarian Parliament Building on the River Danube in Budapest is one of the worlds most extravagant legislative buildings. It has similarities to the Palace of Westminster in London in that it is a Neo-Gothic masterpiece that sits by a river. Travel Photos: Budapest photo gallery

The Federal Association Of Globe Trotters

The Federal Association Of Globe Trotters coffee

I found a cafe in Belgrade that has perhaps the best name in the history of cafes: The Federal Association Of Globe Trotters. I had read about the cafe and I went purely for the alluring name. I otherwise never would have found this place on my wanders. It is downstairs in a basement and […]

Notes on Belgrade: A curious mix of Classical and Commie Europe


Visiting Belgrade When I was growing up Belgrade was one of those cities that I had only heard of on the news. Just like the other Bel -Belfast – whenever you would hear about Belgrade it was always for all the wrong reasons. Belgrade has emerged from the troubled breakup of Yugoslavia, and is now […]

Visiting every country in the world

Where I've Been

Shortly after sitting in a cafe in Belgrade pondering the break up of Yugoslavia, I had a conversation with Katy from Where I’ve Been. I had a play with the Where I’ve Been map, which you can see here: [edit: map feature now closed.] This map made me think of The Art Of Non Conformity […]