Travel destinations

The true treasure of Guatemala

The true treasure of Guatemala

Guatemala is an eclectic mix of history and modernity, with Guatemala City offering everything you would expect from a nation's capital. A wide range of hotels, theatres, shops, and restaurants contribute to a vibrant and buzzing economic centre which is the cradle of Central American culture. Its art galleries contain a staggering collection of pre-Columbian art, whilst experiencing a sporting event here will be an event that you will never forget.
Belize an enchanting destination for all

Belize an enchanting destination for all

Whatever your interests, Belize will appeal to you. It has some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in the world, whilst its interior is full of dense jungle in which you can observe a fascinating array of different species of fauna and flora. Meanwhile, if you are interested in history, you can visit ancient Mayan ruins deep within enchanted forests.


A glimpse into life in Easter Island

A glimpse into life in Easter Island

Easter Island may be famed for the moai, the collection of large stone statues carved between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries, but there is much more to this tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
St Louis. Gsteway Arch

Quick Take : The Gateway Arch, St Louis

This 630ft high monument, the Gateway to the West, is just mad. It's the tallest monument in the USA and this this stainless steel construction is really a sight to behold.

Forming part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.which includes the museum of westward expansion (located at the base of the arch) and the St Louis Old Courthouse.

Rapa Nui / Easter Island primer

"In the middle of the Great Ocean, in a region where no one ever passes, there is a mysterious and isolated island..." Pierre Loti, L'Ile de Paques, 1872

Let me take you on an adventure to the remotest inhabited island, in the world. This is an extensive APJ microsite, designed to be the ideal primer for anybody interested in Easter Island.

Quick take : India

Hot, absolutely totally unbelievably hot. Oh, and humid, did I mention that? No exaggeration, leave the air-conditioning of the airport, you walk through the door and WHAM! ItŐs like hitting a brick wall and walking into a sauna at the same time.

Quick take : Arrival guide to Hungary

Our intrepid elderly travelers, Berol and Biro, take a trip to Hungary and discover the ins and outs of arriving in the historic city Budapest.


It is impossible to take the quarter of a mile walk through the lowland tropical rainforest that spills you into the middle of the Central Plaza of Tikal without being in awe of the mute imperial glory of the temples.


Travels in Peru

'Until you stop travelling, you can never really say that you have been travelling.', writes Ian Barfield on his first major trip abroad.

Journey to Easter Island

Not to be confused with the Rapa Nui / Easter Island primer, this online journal, details my two week journey and stay on Easter Island.

In search of Vlad the Impaler

One night at the pub, Yvette mentioned she was really into Vampires and had always wanted to visit the castle of Dracula (Vlad the Impaler) in Romania. Two weeks later, a small band of friends were on their way to Romania...

Alone in Budapest and in love

Here I am, watching the setting sun. Infront of me is the Danube, its tranquillity broken by the rare riverboat. The sun is behind the only cloud in the sky and soon it will be putting Buda castle into silhouette. This is truly a wonderful city, but to be in love and on your own, what does it feel like?

Into China : 3 weeks in the cold

The trick to travelling is not to get too worked up about it. Its Friday night, we leave for China in the morning. Rick, wanted to go pack, unpack, repack and stuff more stuff in. I wanted to go down the pub, even though we have a morning flight to China...