Skip to Content

Smugglers Haunts: 7 Coolest Coves in Cornwall

Cornwall’s rugged coastline is wild and full of hidden coves. Perhaps then it’s no surprise that smugglers used the area to bring tea, brandy, tobacco and even pepper ashore. The coves of Cornwall were ideal hiding places and many had tunnels and passageways dug out to hurry the movement of contraband. The smugglers are no longer around, …

Read More about Smugglers Haunts: 7 Coolest Coves in Cornwall

A practical guide to visiting Neuschwanstein Castle

Germany’s fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein is as pretty as a picture. So much so, Walt Disney allegedly based Cinderella’s fairytale castle on its architecture. With the towers and turrets, set high up on a steep hillside, Neuschwanstein Castle looks like it belongs on the pages of a storybook. But with more than 1.5 million visitors each …

Read More about A practical guide to visiting Neuschwanstein Castle

Fantastic free camping in Portugal

With warm summers and mild winters, Portugal is a terrific destination year round. And with loads of free camping in Portugal at overnight parking spots all around the country you’ll save a fortune! On average, campsites in Europe cost €25 per night. So if you spend 2 weeks camping in Portugal it’s going to add €350 to …

Read More about Fantastic free camping in Portugal

The best scenic drives in West Cork, Ireland

Cork is Ireland’s southernmost county and the starting point for our Wild Atlantic Way road trip. Cork’s coastline is spectacular and we loved every minute of every mile. The rugged coastal scenery is as wild as you would imagine and the driving challenge of single track lanes and hairpin bends is unforgettable. The Irish charm of the locals makes a great …

Read More about The best scenic drives in West Cork, Ireland

Fun & frolics with Fungie the Dingle dolphin

Dingle Peninsula is on the northern reaches of County Kerry and a highlight on any Wild Atlantic Way road trip. It’s an isolated landscape and the rugged beauty lures people from all around the world. Dingle Peninsula is rich in cultural heritage and well preserved archeological sites. Not to mention a fantastic 2 mile beach …

Read More about Fun & frolics with Fungie the Dingle dolphin

How to enjoy Cesky Krumlov and beat the tourist trap

Cesky Krumlov is a fairytale town a 2 hour drive south of Prague. It’s beautiful. There’s fabulous views over the town’s dinky houses, a maze of cobbled streets and wide open squares. With the River Vltava relentless in its meander through the town, there’s plenty of water sports to enjoy for the adventurous. And let’s not forget it’s …

Read More about How to enjoy Cesky Krumlov and beat the tourist trap

Photo: Charles de Gaulle in the bath

Have you seen Charles de Gaulle in the bath? No really! And in England too! The Brisons are just off Cape Cornwall in England and they mark the point where the Atlantic current divides. Some flows north into the Bristol Channel and the Irish Sea and the rest becomes the English Channel. So I figure Charles de Gaulle …

Read More about Photo: Charles de Gaulle in the bath

Photo: Sculptures by David Cerny

David Cerny is a controversial Czech artist, famous for his provocative sculptures. The government hate Cerny while the people love him. That’s a good enough reason for me to go hunting down some of his artwork. Prague has loads of sculptures by David Cerny dotted around so if you know where to look, and keep an …

Read More about Photo: Sculptures by David Cerny