Category: Road Travel

What’s on in south-west Germany in 2014

What’s on in south-west Germany in 2014

Now that a New Year has begun, it’s a good time to look ahead and see what events are taking place around the world. Whether you love wine and food or prefer fast cars and the open road, then south-west Germany may just be the place for you. Fancy staying in a real castle, complete [...]

7 of the most cyclist-friendly luxury hotels in the world

7 of the most cyclist-friendly luxury hotels in the world

As an avid cyclist, I love my bike, and I spend a significant amount of time with it. I love traveling to places with amazing rides and cyclist friendly accommodations. There’s nothing better to me than finding a hotel in an exotic location that caters to my cycling frame of mind and offers fantastic riding [...]

8 of the most extravagant gifts for a quintessentially British Christmas

8 of the most extravagant gifts for a quintessentially British Christmas

We all know that Christmas is about giving, but if you’re really looking to impress this year then you’ll need something that hits that wow factor and where better to find supreme luxury than in royal Britain. With Christmas just around the corner, we look to some of Britain’s top luxury brands and artisans to [...]

5 great ways to enjoy Madrid

5 great ways to enjoy Madrid

The Madrilenos operate at a different pace of life to most of us. It is relaxed, leisurely and calm. It is very, very Spanish. So, reset your watches and your time-clocks and keep those afternoons slow… it’s not until night-time when Madrid bursts into life. Madrid is a city of over three million, situated on the [...]

The most dangerous road in the world

The most dangerous road in the world

Is this the most dangerous road in the world? Situated in Bolivia, just to the north-east of La Paz, the North Yungas has featured on BBC’s Top Gear and previously been billed as the most dangerous road in the world. Take a look at this video and see if you agree! Since the 1990s, it [...]

Top travel tips for visiting Berlin

Top travel tips for visiting Berlin

Whenever you’re planning a trip to a new destination, it’s useful to have a few tips on local culture and the practical basics of getting around. And while Berlin is not exactly the back of beyond, it’s still useful to have some information up your sleeve to make your preparation and arrival a little smoother. [...]

First impressions in Finland

First impressions in Finland

As you will know from an earlier blog post, I recently visited Helsinki on behalf of American Express, on a mission to find examples of great customer service. Thankfully, I didn’t have to wait long. I arrived at Helsinki Airport late at night, not having been to Finland before, and needed to get into the city centre. [...]

Top 5 North American road trips

Top 5 North American road trips

North America is the home of the road trip. Whether you’re sitting on a Greyhound bus, riding pillion on a Harley-Davidson or behind the wheel of a classic Cadillac, your vehicle choice doesn’t matter half as much as the journey itself. Our top five choices are the stuff of movies and the best way of [...]

Special feature: Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare, Ireland

Special feature: Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare, Ireland

We have just returned from Ireland where we spent the week at the five star Sheen Falls Lodge hotel on the outskirts of Kenmare, County Kerry. Rather than staying in the hotel itself, we were in one of the hotel’s ‘villa rental’ properties, known as Little Hay Cottage. This thatched, two-bedroomed property gives you the [...]

5 of the most scenic car-free bike paths in Europe

5 of the most scenic car-free bike paths in Europe

Cycling is considered one of the best ways to experience a new place. You’re out and about, you can enjoy the fresh air and you get to see all the sights. That being said, not all bike routes are created equal. For the less experienced cyclist, avoiding traffic is always a plus. Here are the [...]

A world record attempt from Abu Dhabi

A world record attempt from Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s entertainment destination of Yas Island will be transformed into an extravaganza of green, red, white and black on 2 December  as thousands of cars decorated in the colours of the UAE national flag gather to celebrate the country’s National Day and make a unique attempt to set a new world record. Launched in [...]

Day 7 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Day 7 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Today was a well-earned rest day and an opportunity to do some sightseeing in Delhi. Unfortunately, it was one of those days that just didn’t go as smoothly as it might. The traffic didn’t help matters and, take note, a number of Delhi attractions are closed on Mondays, but unfortunately our guide didn’t appear to [...]

Day 6 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Mahendranagar to New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Day 6 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Mahendranagar to New Delhi #SilkTrail2013

Once again we’re up early and away. There’s more than 300 kilometres to cover today in order for us to reach Delhi but, with a border crossing, some rough roads and the onslaught of Delhi to contend with, we need time to be on our side. Our trip leader Hans has already done a lot [...]

Day 5 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Nepalgunj to Mahendranagar #SilkTrail2013

Day 5 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Nepalgunj to Mahendranagar #SilkTrail2013

We get a wake up call at 6.30am with the intention of an 8am departure. I pull back the curtains and am presented with a view of a stack of bricks and a mound of sand. This “hotel” has certainly been the most basic so far, but I’m told that it will be surpassed in terms [...]

Day 4 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Pokhara to Nepalgunj #SilkTrail2013

Day 4 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Pokhara to Nepalgunj #SilkTrail2013

It’s 5.30am and the telephone rings by my bedside. That’s my cue to quickly get up, get breakfast and get packed. We’re leaving promptly today as we have more than 400 kilometres on the Land Rover Silk Trail 2013 to cover in order to reach our next destination of Nepalgunj. Or at least that’s the [...]

Day 3 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Day 3 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

A handful of us got up early this morning in order to see sunrise from Sarangkot, the highest point of Pokhara. On a good day, you can see Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain in the world and among the world’s most dangerous to climb. (From Pokhara itself, you can see Pokhara II, III and [...]

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