Why I don’t have a bucket list

It seems that in life in general, and in travel circles in particular, there is an awful lot of talk of bucket lists.  What you’ve got on it, what should put on it, what has never been on it, which things you’ve ticked off it and which things you’ve added on to it and why.Continue reading “Why I don’t have a bucket list”

My five favourite things to do in New York (and they’re all FREE!)

Let’s face it, getting to, and staying in, New York is not cheap. Especially if you’re travelling solo. Despite landing a bargain flight price, by the time I’d shelled out for a midtown hotel room for one and been fooled by booking.com’s woefully inadequate transparency of pricing (I argued the toss with them over andContinue reading “My five favourite things to do in New York (and they’re all FREE!)”

Tally-ho Tallinn!

My day does, of course, start very early and a tad grumpily.  But I soon get my chins back up when I remember that I am moving on.  I have very mixed feelings.  On the one hand I am sad to be leaving Riga as it has made a great impression on me and IContinue reading “Tally-ho Tallinn!”

Interlude: Happy Yorkshire Day from Sunny Bradford

For those of you who don’t know, I live in a city called Bradford. It’s in a county called West Yorkshire. And that’s in a country called England. It’s fair to say that Bradford gets a bad press. I could get into the whys and the wherefores. But I don’t want to enter into theContinue reading “Interlude: Happy Yorkshire Day from Sunny Bradford”