I am originally from Northumberland in the North-East of England. Over the past 50 plus years I have spent time living and working all over the world including the UK.
During my 20’s I traveled around Africa, Europe, North America and Asia and in-between adventures based myself in London. I spent a number of years working in the city and still absolutely love visiting the capital around Christmas time!
I qualified (a long time ago) as a history teacher and enjoyed teaching UK history so you can expect to find lots of articles about castles, cathedrals, Roman ruins and other places of historical importance on this website.
I also enjoy reading so do check out my recommended reads for the UK including great books for children.
I enjoy exploring the UK countryside whatever the season (though will admit I am not a fan of hikes). I love relaxing in a good pub in winter around a roaring fire with a glass of mulled wine. My favourite places? The Lake District, the Cotswolds, the West Highlands of Scotland and of course Northumberland!
I also love cities and have spent quite a few happy days exploring (and of course shopping) in York, Bath, Oxford, Edinburgh, Liverpool and many other beautiful British cities. I am particularly fond of Brighton with its fabulous pavilion!
I have over 35 years of travel experience both in the UK and around the world. My aim is to share that knowledge to help you plan and enjoy your travels wherever you go in the UK.