Aug 23 2023
The north coasts of Devon and Cornwall are surfing hotspots. Whatever the time of year, there will always be some brave, wet suited individual in the sea trying to catch a wave. So, new adaptive surfing charity Adsurf is perfectly placed to cater to both locals and holidaymakers who may want to try surfing…
Jun 06 2023The High Coast of Sweden - why to visit and what to do for an accessible adventure
Mar 07 2023
So how does Copenhagen rate for the wheelchair user? The first thing I noticed when getting off the train in Copenhagen was how flat everywhere was. Not in terms of hills but in terms of pavements. Having spent previous travels manoeuvring wheelchairs up two-foot kerbs and along jungle paths this was a welcome and refreshing…
Feb 06 2023
I first read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee as a teenager and have loved it ever since. So for me it was an absolute that our road trip through Alabama should include a pilgrimage to Monroeville, the small southern town where Harper Lee grew up.
Monroeville is the real life incarnation of Maycomb, the fictional…
Feb 01 2023
Although I’m a country girl, I freely confess that I have never really got the whole horsey thing. I appreciate that they are beautiful animals but am ever so slightly scared when I’m on the back of one. So, the prospect of staying in a horsebox for the weekend wouldn’t have necessarily been my first choice.
Oct 24 2022
There is a saying in the Cambridge English dictionary that all roads lead to Rome. It essentially means that all methods lead to the same point in the end. It is also the name of an episode of Doctor Who, but I digress. In Tirana, it certainly feels as though all roads lead to Skanderbeg Square. The square is…
Oct 07 2022
Our first family trip overseas since the start of the pandemic generated huge amounts of discussion. After an arid two years as far as travel was concerned, there were so many things to consider. Would we still be able to just pack a bag and go as we had previously or would the sudden rush of people…
Nov 11 2019
As anyone who knows our family will testify, we do not tend to fit in to the category of luxury travellers. A fifteen pound a night hostel with a spare mattress on the floor and a slightly dodgy shower tends to be much more the norm for us when we travel.
However, I was very fortunate to…
Oct 28 2019
If you are a real history buff you will already know about Gdansk. Formerly known as Danzig, this unassuming city on Poland’s Baltic Coast has played host to many of the most momentous moments of the twentieth century.
Think back to news footage – the grainy reels showing soldiers going off to war, contrasted against propaganda recordings…
Oct 16 2019
Arriving in Gdansk is like pitching up in a perfectly stylised idea of sixteenth century Amsterdam in Jessie Burton’s “The Miniaturist”. Ice cream coloured buildings line the streets of Ul. Dluga, the main street in the Old Town which runs from Upland Gate to Green Gate.
The buildings are almost architectural representations of the famous ‘lody’ or…