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  • Italy My Diary of Life During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    COVID Caring Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

    COVID Caring Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, I travelled to the Italian Dolomites and stayed at the Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna di Campiglio. I wondered how the regulations safeguarding guests in hotels would affect my stay. These included the wearing of face masks, regular use of hand sanitising gel, social…

  • Coronavirus and COVID-19
    Covid-19 Confident Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK

    Covid-19 Confident Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK

    The Balmer Lawn Hotel has taken advantage of a long closure to effect changes to ensure the safety of their guests. Three lounges, a bar, a restaurant and a conference room on the ground floor have been laid out so that guests are able to separate themselves and stay in their own groups. Outside…

  • Websites to Check Border Restrictions during the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Websites to Check Border Restrictions during the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Borders are starting to open again. But there is no standard procedure. Discussions rage about the best way to deal with the easing of lockdown restrictions. Some favour quarantine and some prefer testing at the point of entry. The continually changing scenario makes it very difficult for…

  • Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire Will Host the Lunar Open-Air Cinema in July

    Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire Will Host the Lunar Open-Air Cinema in July

    In July Blenheim Palace will be hosting the Luna Open-Air Cinema and presenting a programme in the grounds of the palace. Tickets are on sale now. The grounds and gardens of the palace are also now open to the public. But pre-booking is necessary.

  • Italy
    Italy Is Open to Visitors Including Those from Britain

    Italy Is Open to Visitors Including Those from Britain

    Italy opened its borders to British travellers on 3 June. Visitors arriving in the country will not have to quarantine for two weeks but it is mandatory to wear face masks in places where it is not possible to practice social distancing.

  • Review: Maier Sports –  Summer Outdoor Clothing

    Review: Maier Sports – Summer Outdoor Clothing

    I am in love – with the Maier Sports Tind functional jacket. This jacket is one of a range of weatherproof, well-fitting and attractive outdoor clothing. This clothing is ideal for walking, trekking, and hiking in all weathers.

  • Isle of Wight Bembridge
    Bembridge, the Best Village on the Isle of Wight

    Bembridge, the Best Village on the Isle of Wight

    Bembridge, a village on the Isle of Wight, was simple a collection of wooden huts and farmhouses until the building of its first church in 1827. The next milestone in its development was the draining of Brading Hay a tidal estuary wide enough to separate this small village from the Isle of Wight.…

  • Latvia Riga
    Tracing the Story of Art Nouveau in Riga

    Tracing the Story of Art Nouveau in Riga

    It is difficult to find an all-embracing definition of Art Nouveau architecture. Buildings in this style represent a breakaway from traditional, more rigid styles. In general, it introduced a fluidity of lines in the structure of buildings and decorations embracing the theme back to nature. …

  • London Hotel Reviews
    The Fox and Anchor - A Genuine Pub with Rooms in London

    The Fox and Anchor - A Genuine Pub with Rooms in London

    At the Fox and Anchor near the famous Smithfield Market in London guests can enjoy the combination of a good old-fashioned public house and a stay in a luxurious bedroom featuring modern amenities on the three floors above it. This enchanting little pub has retained its original façade decorated…

  • London GPSMyCity Guided Articles
    Touching, Tasting and Listening to London

    Touching, Tasting and Listening to London

    Special tours for visually impaired and blind visitors to London are available at many of the major attractions in London. Especially created for them these tours are accompanied by guides trained for this purpose. In particular the Tower of London offers a descriptive tour, St Paul’s Cathedral…