Masada, Ein Gedi & The Dead Sea: A Dispatch from Israel

The majority of visitors to Israel will spend most of their time enjoying the beaches and nightlife of the hedonistic Tel Aviv or immersing themselves in Jerusalem’s immense history but there’s a lot more to the Holy Land than these two diametrically opposed cities. There’s a fun excursion available that shows some of Israel’s highlights on a 12-hour, well arranged itinerary, which takes in the … Continue reading Masada, Ein Gedi & The Dead Sea: A Dispatch from Israel

Quaint, laid-back & cool: A Dispatch From Utrecht

Amsterdam is a city I’ve visited many times, because it’s a fantastic place but also because my girlfriend is from there. I hadn’t explored anywhere else in The Netherlands though, so on our last visit there, we decided to see some more of the country and explore Utrecht which is a short 30-minute, €6 train ride away from the capital. Utrecht is a medieval university … Continue reading Quaint, laid-back & cool: A Dispatch From Utrecht

The Great Siege of Malta: A Dispatch from Valletta

I hear the concussive boom of cannon fire and see the smoke clear as the guns are fired across the bay. Fires are blazing, turning night into day. Warriors roar as swords clatter against shields and swords, the metallic clang carries across the warm Mediterranean air. Walking along the fortified walls of the Fort of St. Elmo, this is what I see in my mind’s … Continue reading The Great Siege of Malta: A Dispatch from Valletta

13 Minutes from a Different World: A Dispatch from Berlin

13 minutes. 780 seconds. Just under a quarter of an hour. What can you achieve in 13 minutes? Maybe, if you’re lucky, your commute to work takes 13 minutes. Maybe it takes you 13 minutes to eat your lunch. Some of you may spend 13 minutes taking selfies or browsing Instagram. It may take you 13 minutes to shower. The point is, 13 minutes is … Continue reading 13 Minutes from a Different World: A Dispatch from Berlin