Dear Diary I can’t believe it is just over a year ago since I launched the Barehotelier! I was flying over Goose Bay Newfoundland on my way to Belize in Central America at the time via Houston Texas and was nervous about the trip. Really nervous!! Recent events had left me fragile, had stripped me of, Read More

It was bubbly Lou from England who first told me about the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb. “Some of it is really sad and some of it is really funny. It’s hard to explain but you must visit it!” She said as she ate lemon basil ice cream from one of her visits to, Read More

I learnt to snorkel in 2015 I’m a typical Brit – I can’t swim!  I tried snorkeling on my Backpacking trip around Australia in 1982 with my friend Wendy.  It was on a coral beach somewhere in Queensland.  It was a complete disaster!  I couldn’t breath under water! The “flippers” turned me upside down and, Read More

If you are planning to do some travelling in your later years you wouldn’t be blamed for dismissing the thought of staying in hostels with a shudder. The very word probably conjures up grim images and memories of your gap year or summer Eurail trip a lifetime ago, sleeping rough in train stations and, Read More

Belize, A Journey Of Discovery & Some Snorkelling: Amusing Stories Of Middle Aged Life On The Road Available On Amazon.com, and other Amazon sites, in both Kindle and Paperback. Why You Should Visit Belize Central America My 10 great reasons to visit Belize. An ideal Central American destination, easily accessible even from the UK and Europe.  Picture yourself, Read More

When I started writing this post about Christmas Break I had Christmas Market Breaks in mind, but once I started researching I discovered a whole host of alternative and really exciting ideas for things to do around the world during December and the Christmas holidays. But for a moment lets go back to Christmas Market Breaks, which are a lovely, Read More