road trip

Christmas with an iPhone

We spent the Christmas and New Year period travelling to Scotland and back by road again.

Up to Arras

Once again, it’s past midnight and the suitcase is almost packed, lying nearby after I became distracted by bills which need paying and hotels which need booking. Jo is away already, arrived in Scotland after a mammoth journey, and I am kicking my heels across Europe until we meet again next weekend on the other… (Read More)

The Thirteenth Country

As we were so near the border when we visited Bavaria in October, we drove over into the Czech Republic to add the thirteenth country to the list of those I’ve visited. There’s not much in this region and in order to avoid paying a motorway toll – as we were only there for an… (Read More)

Balchrick, Scotland

Although it doesn’t look much, this remote – really remote – hamlet was the turning point on our mammoth road trip last summer, from Switzerland to Scotland and back.


Beyond Kinlochbervie lies one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Sutherland: Oldshoremore.

Loch a’ Chàirn Bhàin

Clouds draw in over a remote sea loch in the far north west of Scotland, as we pass by on a long day’s round trip from Alness.

The Main Road in the Western Highlands

During a day’s driving to the north western corner of Scotland this summer, much of the round trip to our destination was on a road like this.

Black Forest in a day

Photos from a day on the road, travelling a total of around 720 kilometres from our home in Switzerland to the Black Forest in southern Germany.

Road Trip 2010 – Switzerland to Belgium

The first leg of this year’s summer holiday takes us from home in Switzerland through France, Luxembourg and Belgium.

Wedding trip part 2: Reims to the Channel Tunnel

More entries in this series can be found here. After a good night’s sleep in Reims, we headed onward towards our appointment with the cross-Channel tunnel at a rate of knots, passing through the first toll booth of the day as we headed on through northern France towards Calais. We made pretty good time as… (Read More)