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

Gift Ideas for Travelers.  Do you have a traveler friend that you are thinking of buying a Christmas or Birthday Gift for?  Is someone close to you planning a trip?  Or do you simply want some kit ideas for your next trip? There are so many useful travel items available to choose from but following is a collection … Read More

How does one get from Budapest to Zagreb? I’m sure there are a number of ways but to find a way to get there via Lake Balaton proved extremely challenging to me. Nonetheless I eventually found a way and spending time by Lake Balaton was well worth the effort and an experience I wouldn’t … Read More

Once upon a time in a land far far away there was a little village called Tihany, nestled on a hilltop high above the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary, and in that village there lived a beautiful Princess. Many young suitors would come from far and wide to ask for her hand in marriage, only to be turned … Read More