Non Travel With Me

The realities of travelling by staying at home



Planning for Portugal

My last adventure was before Christmas but I am only getting around to writing about it now. I spent a week in Portugal followed by 2 weeks in the south of Spain. There were highs and lows but overall it... Continue Reading →


Triptease is a really cool app I'm just getting the hang of. It's a digital journal similar to a review app somewhat like Trip Advisor but without the crowd sourced ratings and accompanied by all sorts of mostly awesome pictures.... Continue Reading →


If you need to get out of Paris for a day (I felt like the buildings were closing in on me in the oppressive heat!) then a trip to Monet's house in the village of Giverny offers a relaxing and... Continue Reading →

Tampere and Helsinki: Two Jewels of Finland

  Recently I was at a work conference in Finland (I wrote about some cool Finnish things here). Despite all the talks and posters and networking at the conference, I still found a bit of time to discover all that... Continue Reading →

Le Tour de France

Cycling’s biggest race, the three week Grand Tour - Le Tour de France - is starting on the 5th July in Yorkshire, England. Seeing as it’s so close to me it would be foolish to miss it! I love cycling!... Continue Reading →

Books that make me want to travel

Recently The Borough Press (@boroughpress) launched the #bookaday challenge.They gave a theme for each day and I tried to think of a travel or travel related book to match each theme. Here’s what I came up with. You can also... Continue Reading →

Planning for Nice, France: Part 1

The countdown is on; unbelievably it may seem, I am actually going to take a trip! This one really feels like it will be a real holiday too – this is about dreams coming true! I’m going to Nice in... Continue Reading →

Newcastle Review

I just wrote about my Mom coming to visit. Now I’m so sad that she is already gone… such a short visit, only 48 hours in Newcastle... but we did our best to fill it with things! – with activities... Continue Reading →

My Hometown

My mom is coming to visit! I get to show off my ‘home’ town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to her. Though I’ve lived here more than 18 months and she has already been over twice there are still things she hasn't seen!... Continue Reading →

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