Europe

Poets and palate-pleasers in Sanquhar

December 10, 2018 Jack 0

Visiting a lead mining museum (entrance £12.50) would not have made it on to our ‘things to do’ list. What a treat we would have missed. For a start, Wanlockhead near the head of the Mennock Pass is Scotland’s highest village… […]

Gastro-hike Destinations

Scotland Is One Of The UK’s Top Gastro-Hike Destinations

November 12, 2018 Andy 0

With the food expectations bar set at a romantically reminiscent high, and walking expectations right up there with it, it was fitting that some thirty years after first awakening our taste buds, Scotland should receive pride of place as our first UK gastro-hiking destination… […]

Hotels

Why I Hate Some Hotel Beds

May 3, 2016 Jack 6

It was one of those hotels which still used blankets and sheets – not fitted ones. Sheets which were crisp, clean and tucked in so tightly that we had to call room service to ask the to send up a crowbar… […]

Food and drink

Can You Trust Tripadvisor Reviews?

January 17, 2016 Jack 1

A recent travel article claimed between a third and a half of reviews posted on the travel website Tripadvisor were fake. There is no doubt there are fake reviews on Tripadvisor. But most of the ones I’ve seen are clumsy and not particularly difficult to spot. […]