Not being an avid football fan I probably wouldn’t be interested in taking a tour of the West Ham United stadium which was built as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium in London. But take a look at the adrenalin-rush-inducing ArcelorMittal Orbit. Designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for the London 2012 Olympics, it is the UK’s tallest piece of public art at 114.5m height. It is 22m taller than the Statue of Liberty and offers an excellent view of the various sporting venues of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as well as great views of the London skyline. All well […]
Hi, I’m David Morris and I’m not sure whether the road trip dreamer is me or you. Probably both of us. I love planning and exploring the world by road. To me there is no better way of getting the most from an adventure than doing it by car.
If what you want is fluffy, frilly, overblown descriptions of the landscape, the people, the food etc. then maybe I’m not your sort of correspondent.
I’m more into the practical lessons I and others have learned the hard way – by seeing it and doing it – so that you can see more, do more, enjoy more and pay less than otherwise.
Warning: This post contains images that are sexually explicit and will offend you. They certainly offended me. The deviants who own this campervan company, Wicked Campers, should be put out of business They once said a bit of sexual violence never hurt anyone. Can you believe that? This photo of a Wicked Campers van […] Read More
Would you be surprised to learn that wine production has been part of English history for nearly 2,000 years? Vines have been growing there ever since the Romans introduced them to the countryside. More recently, vineyards have sprung up across England and in this blog post from Visit Britain are five you can visit. All […] Read More
Veteran travel blogger Nomadic Matt has posted an excellent article on buying travel insurance, including recommendations on the best insurers. The most important advice I can give you on this topic is to buy your insurance as soon as you buy any travel product – air fares, a cruise, accommodation, car rental, coach tour. […] Read More
No trip to Ireland is complete without a visit to Belfast. For two reasons, both stemming from dark times in its history: The Titanic Belfast and a tour of the Badlands, Shankhill Road and Falls Road, the frontlines in the worst of The Troubles late last century. Naturally there are other things to see […] Read More
If you are planning to visit Northern Ireland’s northernmost sights then planning must, indeed, be your byword because things are not as simple as they seem. The Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede, and the Dark Hedges are popular visitor attractions but there are traps for the beginner or the unorganised. The Dark Hedges If you want to […] Read More
On the first day of a 14 day road trip around the Emerald Isle, Ireland, and it has been one of the most rewarding travel days I have spent . . . and that’s a big claim. Why? Because I visited two of the most important, yet relatively little known, historic sites. The Battle of […] Read More
Looking for a quickie weekend break over Easter? If you are already in Britain, this post from Travel Republic will give you some great ideas. From Suffolk to Pembrokeshire, they explore some of the best places to book a long weekend away. Like Northumberland – known for its rolling hills, unspoiled beaches, rugged moorland and […] Read More
I loved this post by Meeta Jhunjhunwala from India. It just totally sums up the attractions of traveling by road in your own car. She says “The fresh air, villages, towns and cities passing by, people, different culture, dialect and languages changing, taste of food, changing fragrances, smell of freedom – all these things resonate […] Read More
The Brits surely have some strange laws. How about this one: If a corpse is carried across your land on its way from the place of death to the place of burial then that path becomes a “corpse road” and anybody may use it. I know there’s a saying “Only in America”, but this […] Read More