• Visit Lincoln
    United Kingdom

    Ten Photos To Inspire You To Visit Lincoln, UK

    Hands up if you’ve ever been to Lincoln? Nope, didn’t think many of you had! For some reason, travellers don’t seem to visit Lincoln yet the city is up there with the best of them. Lincoln began many years ago as a Roman town and has been seen as an important settlement throughout history.  If you decide to visit Lincoln, you’ll struggle to miss the imposing castle and cathedral looking over the city.  The city is absolutely beautiful.  Of course, there are areas that are undergoing regeneration and the high street is just like everywhere else, but it’s certainly worth a weekend of your time. My favourite area is from…

  • Old Man Tom's Durham
    United Kingdom

    The Best Bars and Pubs in Durham

    Since Emma and I met back in 2009, Durham has been my third city of choice; coming last behind Lincoln and York.  Having now moved into the area, Durham is essentially my adopted home so I’ll be spending a lot more time in this historic city.  As everyone knows, the English like a good alcoholic drink.  In fact, we love it so much that we almost have the highest binge drinking rate in the world.  Whole weekends are centred around nights out but, as I get older, I’m much more interested in a day session of drinking.  If you’re visiting or already live here, I’ve put together a list of…

  • Rovinj, Croatia
    Croatia,  Photography

    Through The Lens: Rovinj

    For this week’s photo series we’re staying with Croatia. Just up the coast from Pula lies Rovinj, a small Venetian town. My favourite place in Croatia, it really is perfect here! All shots taken on a Nikon D5000 and the 35mm f/1.8 and 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses. You can check out my other posts in the ‘Through The Lens’ series here.

  • Pula, Croatia
    Croatia,  Photography

    Through The Lens: Pula

    Pula is the largest city in Croatia’s Istria region sitting alongside the Adriatic Sea.  It’s mainly an industrial city but has one of the world’s best preserved Roman amphitheatres.  I’ve visited Pula twice now; once in 2008 and then again in 2015.  This part of Croatia is beautiful and I’d love to return sometime soon. All shots taken on the Nikon D5000 with the 35mm f/1.8 and 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses. You can check out my other posts in the ‘Through The Lens’ series here.

  • Italy

    A Photo Walk Through Venice

    On a trip to Croatia a few years ago, I was able to get across to Venice for a day.  There wasn’t much time to sample all of Venice’s delights but there was enough to wander through its little streets and over the many canals.  I’ll take you on a photo walk through Venice but with photos from my old camera, a Nikon D5000 and a 35mm f/1.8 lens. “An orange gem resting on a blue glass plate: it’s Venice seen from above.” Henry James   “To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most…

  • Europe,  Poland

    Gdansk: What Not To Miss

    I recently spent a full weekend in Gdansk, on Poland’s Baltic Coast, for my Dad’s 50th birthday.  In February, as you can imagine, the weather was freezing but that didn’t stop us from exploring.  Most of the city was destroyed during WWII but has been immaculately restored and is well worth a visit. If you’re heading for a weekend away or plan on spending longer in the city; here are a few of Gdansk’s attractions that cannot be missed. St Mary’s Church A trip to Gdansk would not be complete without a visit to one of the largest gothic brick churches in the world.  The church can be seen from…

  • Chania Harbour, Crete
    Greece,  Photography

    15 Photos That Will Inspire You To Visit Crete

    I love Greece and its many islands.  There’s something about the weather, the beaches, the locals and the food that keeps me coming back for more.  I’ve visited Kefalonia, Rhodes and Zakynthos previously and, last year, I was able to spend two weeks in Crete. Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands with many blue flag beaches and unspoilt mountainous scenery.  The sunsets were some of the most colourful I have ever seen.  I even got a glimpse of the Milky Way for the first ever time! We had our base at a private villa just outside of Platanias, on the north-west side of the island.  This allowed for…

  • Czech Republic,  Photography

    Prague Doesn’t Let Go: My Favourite Photos of Prague

    I’ve now been to Prague four times in the last three years and it’s definitely got under my skin.  It’s somewhere I could keep going back to without ever getting tired. It’s the city of a thousand spires and everywhere you look there is something new.  From the cobbled streets and bridges to the graffiti covered walls and strange staircases, I’ve managed to accumulate quite a few photos of Prague. I’ve written a few words too about my second visit to Prague over at Roam Magazine.  However, below is a collection of my favourite photos of Prague.  If you’d like any recommendations, let me know and I’ll try to help…

  • Brew York
    United Kingdom

    York’s Top 10 Bars and Pubs

    Most people have probably heard that York is said to have 365 pubs; one for each day of the year. I’m sorry to disappoint but I’m not too sure this is entirely accurate. However, there are plenty of high quality venues within the city walls that are all worth a visit. Whether you are in the mood for craft beer, quirky cocktails or a cosy, traditional pub, York’s impressive diversity really does cater for all needs. If you’re heading to York on a weekend, you’ll want to make sure that you avoid some of the chain bars along the river which are full to the brim with stag and, mostly,…