Le Touquet Resplendent Amongst the Pines of the Côte d’Opale, France
Le Touquet, surrounded by the pine forests of the Côte d’Opale in the Pas de Calais region of Northern France is one of the most eccentric and enjoyable towns I have visited. Gracious, tree-lined avenues give way to narrow streets lined with fairy-tale houses that lead to a sea-front of fun fringed with natural dunes.
Marvellous Maison 76 is the Heart of Montreuil sur Mer in Pas de Calais, France
Sometimes it is thoughtful little touches that make all the difference and those I experienced at Maison 76 in Montreuil sur Mer in Pas de Calais, France elevated my stay there to a very special experience.
Montreuil sur Mer in Pas de Calais, France – A Journey from Garrison to Gastronomy
So many people drive through Northern France on their way to Paris but they are missing a real treat. As the motorway from Calais to Paris passes through Pas de Calais it is peppered on either side with pretty, small towns offering a wealth of history and the best of French cuisine. Close enough for a day trip and far enough for a holiday abroad this area is becoming a popular destination. I began my visit here in the historic town of Montreuil sur Mer.
A Walk Through the Open Spaces of Østerbro in Copenhagen
The original creators of Østerbro, a suburb that borders on inner Copenhagen have deftly woven the remnants of its medieval fortifications into some amazing open spaces that should not be missed when visiting this lovely capital city of Denmark.
From Coaster to Castles in Copenhagen with TravelEyes
Copenhagen, the vibrant capital of Denmark has a wealth of history, a vibrant café culture and the world famous Tivoli Gardens. It was great fun spending some time there with a group of visually impaired and sighted travellers organised by TravelEyes.
Luxury Personified at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, South Carolina
At the top of the elegant staircase leading to the East Wing is the "Ocean Room":https://kiawahresort.com/dining/the-ocean-room/ that offers gourmet dining. Gregg, the head waiter provides such wonderful descriptions of each dish I was constantly changing my mind. Gregg is so persuasive I was not surprised to learn that the restaurant sells more bottles of the digestive drink Underberg than any other place in America.
Charleston in South Carolina: A Trail of the Unexpected
Described as quintessential Charleston, Mrs Whaley's Garden on Church Street is, reputedly, the most visited private garden in America. Open during festivals and by appointment this pretty, very English garden, is charming. When it was first created by the renowned landscape architect, Loutrel Briggs, it reflected the Charlestonian tradition of creating garden rooms bordered by low hedges with a centre lawn. This garden is also the subject of a book, Mrs Whaley and her Charleston Garden ...
Paradise Regained on Kiawah Island, Charleston
Alligators are popular residents of this island and I saw several on my bike ride. One was sleeping on the lawn of a house, another, lying on the bank was keeping a watchful eye on me as I crept closer to take a photograph. As I was standing by a lake composing a photograph my attention was drawn to an alligator just below the surface of the water three feet in front of me. It was so large I took one hasty photograph and fled back to my bike.
Exploring Rome with TravelEyes: Three Day Trips in the Eternal City
After making our way into the Basilica of Saint Peter from the museums we had a chance to admire the original Pietà sculpted and signed by Michelangelo. This is the only piece of work he ever signed and he did so some years after it was completed when he overheard his masterpiece being credited to another sculptor ...
Exploring Rome with TravelEyes: Piazza Barberini to Piazza Navona
I never tire of my first glimpse of the "Pantheon":http://www.pantheon-rome.com as I enter Piazza della Rotonda and trying to find the right words to describe this mammoth building topped by an enormous gravity-defying dome made me appreciate it even more. This dome, enhanced by a halo of sunlight, is the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world and the Pantheon is one of the best preserved of all the buildings bequeathed to us by the Ancient Romans ...