Carlisle – Settle Railway: A Trip on the UK’s Most Scenic Route

Carlisle – Settle Railway: A Trip on the UK’s Most Scenic Route

The Carlisle to Settle railway – or Settle to Carlisle railway if you prefer – is the most iconic train route in England. Only The Jacobite in Scotland (aka the ‘Hogwarts Express’) can surely complete when it comes to sweeping panoramas and stunning viaducts. In 

Hidden London Gems

Hidden London Gems

I lived and worked in London for a number of years, yet I admit that I have not visited every one of these hidden London gems. This is my first collaborative post on this site, and in compiling it I asked other travel website owners 

Scotland Street, Edinburgh

Scotland Street, Edinburgh

A series of novels set in Scotland Street, Edinburgh Alexander McCall Smith’s ‘44 Scotland Street‘ Edinburgh series of novels are such a satisfying read. At the most shallow level, they’re a little like reading a gossipy magazine, because you find out who’s up to what 

Beaulieu Motor Museum

Beaulieu Motor Museum

A day at Beaulieu Motor Museum in the New Forest Not far to drive I’m ashamed to say that our home is about half an hour’s drive from Beaulieu (pronounced “Bew-ley”) for over 15 years, but we’d not yet been to Beaulieu Motor Museum. We’d had 

Why buy a VW Camper Van?

Why buy a VW Camper Van?

My Bay It began with a purple Beetle I feel incredibly lucky, and a teensy little bit proud, too, that I can write this. I’ve loved Volkswagen Beetles and Campers ever since school, when some lucky guy a year or two above me drove a 

Newcastle in the 80s & 90s

Newcastle in the 80s & 90s

I was an Inbetweener What do I know about Newcastle in the 80s and 90s, you may ask? I grew up in a small town in the North East, and during my teens that small town was no longer enough to satisfy my hunger for