New luxury additions at SCHLOSS Roxburghe in the Scottish Borders

New luxury additions at SCHLOSS Roxburghe in the Scottish Borders By Paul Johnson on Nov 19, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Hotels, Regions, United Kingdom, Western Europe With the opening of the new Estate House this month, SCHLOSS Roxburghe is undergoing a significant redevelopment that includes the addition of 58 new rooms, a purpose-built banqueting suite, […]

Short stay: Aptel East, Tower Hamlets, London, UK

Short stay: Aptel East, Tower Hamlets, London, UK By Paul Johnson on Nov 12, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Featured, Hotels, Regions, United Kingdom, Vacation Rentals, Western Europe The old adage to “never judge a book by its cover” couldn’t be more true when it comes to Aptel East, an aparthotel in the East London borough […]

What to wear in Iceland in the Summer

What to wear in Iceland in the Summer By Paul Johnson on Oct 31, 2022 in Clothing, Europe, Featured, Iceland, Regions, Travel Equipment, Western Europe Iceland is an island nation, the majority of which sits just south of the Arctic Circle. The country is located in the middle of the North Atlantic and, not surprisingly, […]

Useful apps for travel in Iceland

Useful apps for travel in Iceland By Paul Johnson on Oct 30, 2022 in Europe, Iceland, Regions, Road Travel, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe Travelling around Iceland is relatively straight forward and nowadays, with the aid of technology that almost all of us carry with us everywhere we go (our smartphones), it’s easier than […]

10 useful things to know for a trip to Iceland

10 useful things to know for a trip to Iceland By Paul Johnson on Oct 29, 2022 in Europe, Iceland, Regions, Western Europe As I near the end of my series of posts from our trip to Iceland, I am sharing with you 10 things that are perhaps not all that well publicised but could […]

Driving Iceland’s ring road – clockwise or anti-clockwise?

Driving Iceland’s ring road – clockwise or anti-clockwise? By Paul Johnson on Oct 28, 2022 in Europe, Iceland, Regions, Road Travel, Speciality Travel, Western Europe A common question for visitors to Iceland is whether it’s best to drive Iceland’s Route 1 ring road in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. Whislt we didn’t actually drive the […]

Iceland: Why we chose not to drive the entire Route 1 ring road

Iceland: Why we chose not to drive the entire Route 1 ring road By Paul Johnson on Oct 27, 2022 in Europe, Iceland, Regions, Road Travel, Speciality Travel, Western Europe One of the first things you might think about when planning a trip to Iceland is whether to drive the full length of the ring […]

Short stay: Topaz Suite, Diamond Suites, Keflavik, Iceland

Short stay: Topaz Suite, Diamond Suites, Keflavik, Iceland By Paul Johnson on Oct 26, 2022 in Accommodation, Attractions, Europe, Family Travel, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Iceland, Leisure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe Occupying the uppermost floor of the already-renowned Hotel Keflavik, Diamond Suites Luxury Boutique Hotel is Iceland‘s first […]

Short stay: Hotel Keflavik, Keflavik, Iceland

Short stay: Hotel Keflavik, Keflavik, Iceland By Paul Johnson on Oct 25, 2022 in Accommodation, Europe, Family Travel, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Iceland, Leisure Travel, Regions, Restaurants, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe We arrived at Hotel Keflavik ahead of our return flight back to the UK for which we had a very […]

FlyOver Iceland in Reykjavik – what to expect

FlyOver Iceland in Reykjavik – what to expect By Paul Johnson on Oct 24, 2022 in Attractions, Europe, Family Travel, Going Out, Iceland, Leisure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe FlyOver Iceland is one of Reykjavik’s newer attractions, having opened in the Autumn of 2019 in the Grandi Harbor District, about a 20-minute walk from […]

6 of the best in Reykjavik, Iceland

6 of the best in Reykjavik, Iceland By Paul Johnson on Oct 20, 2022 in Attractions, Europe, Going Out, Iceland, Regions, Western Europe If your time is limited in Iceland, my recommendation would be that you explore beyond Reykjavik and see the incredible natural landscape that the country has to offer. The likelihood is though […]

Dining with Icelanders in Reykjavik, Iceland

Dining with Icelanders in Reykjavik, Iceland By Paul Johnson on Oct 18, 2022 in Europe, Food and Drink, Iceland, Regions, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe Whether it’s geyseros, glaciers or guillemots, Iceland is a country bursting with natural wonders and one that you really must try to visit at least once. Hopefully my posts from our […]

What to expect from a trip to Reykjavik’s Sky Lagoon, Iceland

What to expect from a trip to Reykjavik’s Sky Lagoon, Iceland By Paul Johnson on Oct 17, 2022 in Attractions, Europe, Going Out, Iceland, Leisure Travel, Regions, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, Western Europe Built into dark grey volcanic rock at Kópavogur, Sky Lagoon is just a 15-minute drive from Reykjavik city centre. This all-new […]

Whale watching from a luxury yacht off Reykjavik, Iceland

Whale watching from a luxury yacht off Reykjavik, Iceland By Paul Johnson on Oct 16, 2022 in Adventure Travel, Attractions, Cruises & Boat Travel, Europe, Family Travel, Going Out, Iceland, Leisure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe The cold waters off Iceland‘s coast support a variety of marine life and provide the perfect opportunity for […]