A weekend in Lille What do you look for in a hotel for a weekend city break? For me, I am at the point in my life where a cheap and basic hotel doesn’t quite cut the mustard any more. If I need a base to explore a city for a couple of days …

Eurostar Grand Terrace St. Pancras Station

Train Travel I love a good train journey. Whizzing through the countryside while you sit back, relax and take in the views beats driving, hands down. No risk of traffic along the way. No need to concentrate hard on what the other drivers are doing around you. Heck, you can even have a beer. …

A damp and cobbled street in Vieux Lille

One final trip of the year As autumn was kicking in a couple of months ago, I started to do that usual thing where¬† you check your remaining leave days at work and wonder how you can squeeze in an extra little break. It turns out that I had a few days left to …

Living in the UK, if you are thinking about visiting a European theme park, then I am guessing the first place that springs to mind is Disneyland Paris? Or maybe Port Aventura located just outside the popular Spanish resort of Salou? Both great destinations and theme parks, but have you ever seen any advertising …

If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Bruges, then look no further. I would whole-heartedly recommend the Grand Hotel Casselbergh. This four star luxury hotel is located in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bruges, a mere 150 metres from the Grote Markt and the Burg Square. Situated in …

I’m guessing that Barcelona is on most people’s lists of city-breaks in Europe? It has everything going for it. It’s cultural. It’s cosmopolitan. It has beaches. It has wonderful history and architecture. It has great food. It has all of these things in abundance. Oh and being in Spain, it has sunshine. I knew …