Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk

Cockburn Town is the capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The capital is found on Grand Turk, the easternmost island of the group. If you head eastwards from Grand Turk the next land you will see is the continent of Africa. Cockburn Town is a very relaxed place. There are some modern buildings andContinue reading “Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk”

How to become a world champion

In a similar spirit to my books, 40 Humourous British Traditions, and, Sports the Olympics Forgot, here are ten silly ways to become a world champion http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/apr/15/top-10-daftest-ways-to-become-a-world-champion

Dog Friendly Holidays in the UK

For those who want to take their canines on holiday with them in the UK, here is an article that will give you some ideas http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/10759518/Dog-friendly-hotels-and-accommodation-in-Britain.html

Top 25 summer festivals for music and arts lovers, foodies and families

The following festival finder link spotlights 25 music, culture, food and family events around the UK (and Europe) where the location is as important as the headline acts. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/apr/11/summer-festivals-uk-europe-music-family

The Queen Elizabeth Park, London

After an 18-month makeover the park is open for the first time since the Olympics. Whether you want to swim in the aquatics centre, cycle the world’s fastest velodrome track or check out the view from the Orbit, our guide will help you plan your visit http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/apr/08/queen-elizabeth-olympic-park-london

Budget eating in Liverpool

Liverpool is known for its music and football but the food scene is vibrant as you can read in this link http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/mar/27/top-10-budget-restaurants-bars-cafes-liverpool

The best 20 free museums in England and Scotland

It’s worth remembering there’s culture outside London; here is a good selection of free museums throughout England and Scotland http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/feb/12/top-20-family-friendly-museums-galleries-uk

48 Hours in Old York

York will be hosting the Tour de France in 2014. If you prefer railways to cycling, visit the National Rail Museum. Walk the walls, take a boat on the river, see a statue of Constantine the Great, visit the Minster, have a beer and try to pronounce whip-ma-whop-ma-gate. Alternatively, read this article: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/48-hours-in/48-hours-in-york-8465380.html

Ziferblat Cafe, London – where drinks are free, but you pay 3p-per-minute to be there

This is an interesting idea – as long as the coffee is good then it could well be worth visiting the Ziferblat cafe. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jan/08/pay-per-minute-cafe-ziferblat-london-russia I wonder if they are open 24 hours a day and have comfortable chairs?