The entirety of the green/amber/red list travel regulations can be a mysterious faff. Here's why: The rules change at short notice (updated at least every 3 weeks in the UK)The rules are slightly different in Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales. You need to gather together information from a range of different sources (your government, … Continue reading Green List Travel Guide: This man’s experience…
I had a sixth sense moment. After I was successful in using the 'Class UP' system to get upgraded on my first part of my trip to Iceland (from London Heathrow to Reykjavik - see that report here), I thought it might work out that I'd get a similar upgrade on the way back. To … Continue reading Icelandair – The Grand Return on a Boeing 767 in Saga Premium (Business Class)
The Golden Circle is the must-do, gotta-see, one-day, snap-it and go tour of Iceland that buys you moody shots of the seat of this ancient democracy, its roaring falls and a heart-stoppingly unexpected gasp of the geyser, Geysir! (Really, it's Strokkur, but that's another story...) No judgment. Got a day? Do it. You can book … Continue reading Iceland Golden Circle – Top 3 Things you have to see – Self-Drive with Drone
Good day to you! Yes, it's a video release day, but for those of us who like writing too, it's also a writing day! Sun Voyager Reykjavik is a delight to explore on foot. If you're able, most things are within a 10 minute (max 15 minute) trundle around town. Footpaths are even and stable, … Continue reading Reykjavik on Foot: Sun Voyager to Hallsgrimkirkja to Rainbow Street & Althingi
The travel events on this blog might appear very slightly out of sequence. They will be, a little. As I write, it strikes me that it might be helpful to publish a little itinerary with links to each blog and video that accompanies it. I'll add that to my long list of 'to dos'! Here's … Continue reading I don’t mean to ‘drone’ on…! Iceland from above
Lor' blimey, this video took a bit of effort to make! I was sitting up late in my Reykjavik hotel room last night tweaking voiceovers and bits of this and soundtracks of that. But I love making these. It's a lark. Plus: a. I'm on the road (gotta love that)b. I am a total nosebag … Continue reading Icelandair BUSINESS (Saga Premium) – LHR-KEF [green list] – Class UP bidding system SUCCESS
During lockdown in Northern Ireland, very few hotels were permitted to stay open, and only for essential reasons. One of them was the Premier Inn on Alfred Street in the heart of Belfast. Now, education was listed as an essential reason, a purpose I used sparingly as I could often go to Belfast and back … Continue reading Is this the cheapest hotel in Belfast? £35 a night Premier Inn
The travel landscape is shifting, and quickly, in response to vaccine roll-out, variants, people's concerns and governmental controls differing from state to state. The politics of that I will leave to one side, or your comments on my Instagram or Twitter! Yesterday, I posted about wanting to re-visit Iceland, which is a 'green list' country … Continue reading Can I get into Iceland?
This was *such* a fun trip to take and vlog to make. I have been posting some travel videos over the past few years and the timing and content was (cough) *ramshackle! They've been for fun and that's cool. When I watch something, I do appreciate some structure, some speaking and some quiet moments, so … Continue reading British Airways E190SR – first post-lockdown flight! Belfast City to London City – Trip Report!
I have been walking a little-known trail between Newry and Warrenpoint in County Down for the past couple of months. It gets traffic only from hikers, ambitious dog-walkers and mountain and trail bikers making the most of the steep slopes, great trails and slippy downhill tracks. Folly in Big Wood Imagine my shock when out … Continue reading Secret Castle: Big Wood, Warrenpoint, N Ireland