This week’s picture comes from a January 18 visit to the Big Apple. An unusual angle but I love the contrast between the green and the blue.

After the entertaining presentation & quiz we held in July, I am very happy to announce our second event on Monday 10th August at 8pm UK time. We are in for a real treat again this time as Lindy Pyrah will be reliving her amazing trip to Mauritania in Saharan West Africa. The adventure culminated […]

Xania Harbour, Crete, Greece

This month’s’ Sunday Sunsets photo comes from Xania (or Chania) on the Greek island of Crete. Why not pop over to Twitter #sundaysunsets to see other submissions from around the world? @wilburstravels

This is the final part of my series highlighting the music that has accompanied me on my travels and that evokes extra special memories each time that I listen to it since. In the last 20 years I have been to many magical places, starting with Lebanon in May 2000 and culminating with Azerbaijan in […]

Verona Arena, Italy

We travelled to Verona by train from Venice, a scenic ride culminating in the lovely city of Romeo and Juliet. The Arena is home to al fresco opera most years in July & August. Sadly there was nothing on when we went so we had to satisfy ourselves with a Maria Callas exhibition instead, showing […]

Bird Sanctuary, The Camargue, France

We visited the bird sanctuary in the South of France on a baking hot day in 2014. The flamingoes were the undoubted stars of the show, putting on a fine display.

I visited the pretty pond that fills on old chalk quarry last week. Legend has it that a woodcutter’s daughter was surprised by a nobleman on a horse as she bathed in the pool. Having failed to lure her to the bank, he rode his horse into the water and caused the girl to move […]

Bear Park Lake, Helsinki

I took these shots in September 2019. I was lucky enough to have spent a week working in the Finnish capital, with the weekend tacked on for exploring. Bear Park Lake, Helsinki

I was incredibly sad that Thomas Cook went under because they are of course synonymous with travels from bygone days. I also worked for them for twelve months on a consultancy basis a while ago. Here is a piece that I wrote about Thomas Cook’s history…… Thomas Cook “Thomas Cook didn’t run trains,” I hear […]