December 31, 2015

Top travel experiences of the year

Top travel experiences of the year

It’s the end of the year and, along with many others, I’ve been looking back over the past 12 months and reflecting on all that has happened. On a personal level it was a big year as my son finished school and started university in Liverpool, so much of the time seemed to be spent […]

December 24, 2015

The simple joy of a REAL Christmas Tree

The simple joy of a REAL Christmas Tree

It’s the smell of pine that greets us every morning. It’s the irregular branches and chunky needles. It’s choosing the right Christmas Tree; about 6ft tall, chubby shape, dense boughs and a pointy top on which Father Christmas perches. It’s bundling it into the car and having to put down the seats to fit it […]

December 15, 2015

Get into the festive spirit at Liverpool Christmas Market

Get into the festive spirit at Liverpool Christmas Market

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … With only a few days to go, there are festive decorations in every city, town and village throughout the country. Christmas cards keep landing on the mat; last night I spent a few happy hours writing cards to old friends and sticking stamps on envelopes. (Yes, I […]

December 7, 2015

5 must-see historic sights in Jordan

5 must-see historic sights in Jordan

The most famous site in Jordan is undoubtedly the breath-takingly lovely ancient city of Petra, magnet for visitors from around the globe, but on a recent visit to this wonderfully diverse country, I discovered many other world-class sights. Here are 5 places that will appeal to any lovers of history, art and beauty. Amman – Ancient […]

November 21, 2015

In search of Elizabeth Gaskell and the real ‘Cranford’

In search of Elizabeth Gaskell and the real ‘Cranford’

Elizabeth Gaskell published ‘Cranford’ in 1851 and based it on her experiences of life in the attractive Cheshire town of Knutsford before she was married. Today Knutsford celebrates this famous author and her feisty ‘Amazons’.

November 10, 2015

The poignant story of Marienburg Castle, Germany

The poignant story of Marienburg Castle, Germany

Walt Disney must have visited Marienburg Castle or seen it in his dreams. It’s the epitome of a fairytale palace, all pointy turrets and rounded towers, set high on a hill amidst forested countryside in the heart of Lower Saxony, not far from Hanover (Hannover). Its story is a fairytale romance, though maybe more in the […]

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QUIRKY TRAVEL is about seeing the world from a different angle, looking at things from all sides, finding the unusual, the interesting, the fascinating. It’s about quality combined with classiness, it’s about being curious about everything and wanting to know more…

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