How not to use a guide book

Guide Books are big business.¬† Lonely Planets, Rough Guides and many other travel books¬†litter hostels, backpackers, libraries and book stores. They hold a wealth of information, from an overview of a country to where to stay and where to eat in a particular city. They are great, but sometimes it’s better to put the book…

Travel Theme: Trees

April 24th is National Arbour Day (that’s tree day to us common folks). As my dad used to be a Tree surgeon, or Arborist to you fancy folks, I’ve somehow inherited a bit of a soft spot for trees, thanks to him. In fact, If I see a tree that I think is particularly interesting…