1st April 2018
A New Travel Journal
Who Are We?
The Experienced Traveller’s journal has evolved from a pile of diaries recording travel experiences over more than twenty years of exploring the world. Travelling with groups or travelling alone visiting new destinations is always a joy. Of course, it does not always go smoothly, planes are delayed, buses break down, luggage gets stolen but this is all part of the stories we are creating.
What Do We Do?
We write from personal experience with passion and honesty. Every one of our city tours has been created following a personal visit. Our hotel reviews, are all based on having been there. Any equipment reviewed will have been tried and any books recommended will have been read. All our articles are illustrated with our own images. We share the best and most exciting experiences with our readers. And there have been many. A weekend spent at the Sherwood Hideaway which is located inside the Sherwood Forest was memorable both for the location and a photography master class working with birds of prey.
Where Have We Been?
Japan by rail was enthralling. The rail pass takes you anywhere you want to go. Seats can be pre-booked and as it includes the Shinkansen long distances can be covered in a day. A wonderful day out from Kyoto is a visit to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. Hiroshima was not at all as expected but both a memorial to a tragic event and hope for a better future expressed through monuments in a beautiful park.
Of the three countries that comprise Indo-China, Laos was the favourite and strolling through the early morning market in Luang Prabang was a fascinating experience. Eastern Europe is becoming more popular and Albania was a mixture of surprisingly modern hotels and delightfully old-fashioned attractions. These included a shepherd’s village in the mountains. The ideal destination for a jeep safari.
Most surprising of all was Croatia, currently very underrated as a tourist destination. This country features beautiful historic towns to explore like Split, lovely seaside resorts such as Umag and for the more active traveller some wonderful walking above Makarska on Mount Biokova.
Activity holidays are also a favourite, in particular skiing and walking. The volcanic landscape of Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, was both a challenge and an exhilarating experience. The Italian Dolomites offer stunning scenery both summer and winter and an excellent venue for both walking and skiing. Some places draw you back time and again and Madonna di Campiglio is one of them.
Where Are We Going?
We are currently taking a trip around the United Kingdom and have already spent some time in Aldeburgh and Woodbridge in Suffolk. Benjamin Britten lived in Aldeburgh and founded the its annual music festival. Woodbridge is famous for its ancient tide mill – what a thrill it is to watch the huge wooden wheel turning as grain is ground to make flour.
Revival and regeneration is the theme in many of our established seaside towns like Ramsgate. Thanks to the support of enthusiastic volunteers many projects have evolved into fascinating tourist attractions. Our journey will continue over the next few months visiting Wells in Somerset and two towns in Wales, St David’s and Tenby.
The world is a wonderful place – explore it with us.
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