Travel stuff

I might be a late starter in the travel writing sector, but I intend to be a late finisher.

A week in Mallorca

Off to the sunny Balearics.

Life in a heatwave

Living through 2022 summer in Lucca, Italy

Ich bin ein Berliner

Adventures in Berlin

A few shots from Seville

Images from Seville

Ladies and yentlemen

From Lucca to Seville

Four hilltop towns

Visits to Montepulciano, Pienza, Certaldo and volterra

It's Italy

Adapting to life in Italy.

Woo woo woo on the choo choo

From Wenice to Lucca

One sandal in the suitcase

Week 2 in Wenice and the surprises start

And so to Wenice

Time to fly, as they say in the Matrix movies. Off on a new adventure to replace the interruption in 2020.

The summer edition

Summer, beaches and bad transport juju in Lucca

Venice in late June 2020

A week in Venice post-lockdown and before the EU/Brit tourists arrived

Villa, village and Via del Moro

A bridge, a villa, a village and Via del Moro

First day trip - to an almost deserted Firenze

Lockdown is lifted. We're on our way to Firenze. For a very strange day

Italy is re-opening

Italy is re-opening. Travel between regions and internationally.

Out into nature

Riverside walking in Lucca

Monday, Monday - pizza, coffee and gelato

Pizza, coffee and gelato in Italy from Monday 4 May

A trip to the stationery shop

A few more shops opened - stationery top of the list

Excitement in Lucca

Home-delivered food and other goodies in Lucca

Andra tutto bene

Everything will be well - Lockdown in Lucca

Life in Covid Italy

Back in Lucca and close to the eye of the Covid storm.

A hiking we will go

A hike in the hills above Borgo a Mozzano near Lucca, Italy. And the embarrassment of being lapped by small dogs.

Back to Lucca March 2020

Returning to Lucca

Email from Venice

Venice out of season - what a joy

A day in Pisa

Another stunning Tuscan day, so Pisa sparkled.

The first month in Lucca

What I now know after a month in Lucca

Walking the walls of Lucca

A walk around Lucca's walls

Dispatches from Lucca #2

In which we decide we really do need a doctor

Dispatches from Lucca #1

Three months in Lucca, Italy, to write, practise my Italian and eat.

Getting my bearings…sort of

I've navigated New York before, so why was it so difficult this time?

New York - so much noise they named it twice

New York never sleeps, and neither does the noise.

One night in Firenze

Light show in Florence

Never Comes Tomorrow - Jacob Hashimoto

Never Comes Tomorrow is in the Liggett Hall archway on Governors Island.

The eclipse - Jacob Hashimoto on Governors Island

"The eclipse" was commissioned for the island and consists of 15,000 bamboo/paper kites hung on wires from the ceiling of the historic Chapel of St Cornelius on Governors Island

New York, New York - subway tiles

Just when you least expect it, New York's subway throws up tiles/mosaics to take your breath away.

The view from New York

Back in New York in all its amazing diversity.

Solo Travel Destination: East End London, England

We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Prue, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Prue lives in New Zealand, and submitted the following report about East End London.

Solo Travel Destination: La Coulée Verte, Paris

We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Prue, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Prue lives in New Zealand, and submitted the following report about la Coulée verte in Paris.

Top 10 sights

My top 10 bypass most of the usual “tops” with the exception of New York.

Mauna Kea

A climber planning to ascend Aoraki/Mt Cook will spend months planning, training and working on their fitness.