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 and do, but these two are a must and between them will account for a full day. The Titanic Belfast experience is at least a five hour visit. And don’t short sell it on time. Do it all and do it properly or don’t do […]
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.
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
Yaya and Lloyd, the guys behind the excellent blog Hand Luggage Only, finally made a trip to York. Like, holy hell guys, what took you so long? It is one of Britain’s most attractive cities. It seems that they had earlier visited Yorkshire, but other than a quick sprint in and out with a rental […] Read More
Took a quick look around Dunedin again the other day. Haven’t been there for a while. One of the good things about Dunedin is that it doesn’t change too much. Sort of like a comfortable old sweater. If Dunedin has anything to give the nation it is the heritage of its beautiful buildings. They […] Read More
Visiting Auckland or Sydney over the next couple of months? You simply must go to the Pop-Up Globe. It’s one of the world’s two full-scale temporary working replicas of Globe 2, the theatre that for three decades was the home of many of Shakespeare’s plays and the company he wrote those plays for. One is […] Read More
If you have been to Britain before and therefore seen all the biggie London sightseeing options – you know, The Tower, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, St Pauls etc. etc. – or if you just enjoy something a little different in your sightseeing diet, here’s a collection of lesser known but equally interesting attractions. […] Read More