The Edinburgh Fringe Guide

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival kicks off this week. In between all the comedy, cabaret and theatre, there’s plenty to keep you entertained: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jul/31/fringe-benefits-edinburgh-festival-season-city-guide

The Best of the UK’s National Parks

Here is some good advice on how to enjoy the UK’s National Parks. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jul/28/the-best-of-uk-national-parks

Free book for download

There is a free e-book available for download at the following URL http://www.storycartel.com/books/40-humourous-british-traditions Britain has many well documented, yet strange traditions such as Bog Snorkelling, Bonfire Night, Cheese Rolling and Haxey Hood. This book describes 40 more traditions in a similar vein, all of which are less well known. Read about Turtle Rinsing in London,Continue reading “Free book for download”

Great Exuma International Airport, Georgetown, Bahamas

Should you be leaving Great Exuma for either the USA or Canada then please be aware that there is no duty free shopping at the airport on the island. The departures area has about 140 plastic seats and two kiosks in opposite corners selling mementoes of the Bahamas, If you were hoping for some alcohol,Continue reading “Great Exuma International Airport, Georgetown, Bahamas”

Georgetown, Great Exuma, Bahamas

Georgetown is the largest settlement on the Exumas with about 1,000 inhabitants supplemented by yacht owners and diving companies. The town takes about 15 minutes to walk around and the most interesting features are St Andrews Episcopalian church and the Victoria Pond, which is connected to the ocean by a narrow channel. There are someContinue reading “Georgetown, Great Exuma, Bahamas”

Stocking Island, Great Exuma, Bahamas

Stocking Island can be seen from Georgetown the largest settlement on the island of Great Exuma in the Bahamas. Elvis’s water taxi heads over there on the hour, every hour, between 10am and 6pm from the government dock in Georgetown and the journey takes about 15 minutes depending on how choppy the sea is. TheContinue reading “Stocking Island, Great Exuma, Bahamas”

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

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

Free attractions in London

Free things to do in London, UK http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/jul/23/50-free-things-to-do-london