The Peak District: Stunning Countrysides and Vistas

I took a one-hour train ride out of Manchester’s Piccadilly station on a small two-car diesel train, and jumped out at Edale, in the Peaks District. My instructions were simple. Walk 2 1/2 miles to the base of Mam Tor, a spectacular knife-edged mountain where there is a circular walking trail. I think that’s the Read More …

Manchester Is Still the Home of Great Public Houses

I’ve read about the demise of many of England’s pubs, going from small, locally-owned family run establishments to part of large brewery chains instead. I was keen to experience the old kind of pub, and when I walked by The Grey Horse on Portland Street in Manchester, I knew I’d found the real thing. Behind Read More …

Manchester’s Next Best Place to Watch the Match, After Old Trafford

I spent a wonderful Easter in Manchester, England, yesterday, beginning with a tour of some of the city’s architectural highlights with local guide John Ryan.  In a drizzle that people here are very used to, we saw Lincoln Square, where a life-size Abe with crazy wavy hair stands at attention.  The city’s beautiful central library Read More …

Rye, in Sussex, is a Great Little Town for a Stroll

After my duties were completed at the 2016 World Travel Market in London, I boarded a high-speed train at Statford International to join some friends in Sussex, directly south of London.  I learned that in the small village where Cindy-Lou and Jonathan live, Lydd,  a particularly famous musician makes frequent appearances. That would be Paul Read More …

World Travel Market: What a Whirlwind of a First Day!

I flew to London on Sunday night and made my way via numerous trains, tubes and busses to 75 Sark Walk, my Airbnb home for the next few nights as I tackle the impressive World Travel Market here, held every year at the Excel Center in London’s Docklands. I’ve seen big trade shows, but I’ve Read More …