Travels so far
I'm from Buckinghamshire, England, where I have lived all my life. Although my permanent home is only about 6 miles from my birthplace, I have loved to travel ever since my first trip abroad back in 1984, when I finally persuaded my parents to be a bit more adventurous with the family holiday than East Anglia again. Our first trip was a 'tour and stay' coach trip to the Wolfgangsee in Austria . En route, we had brief stops in Brussels, Heidelberg and the Rhine Gorge.
Since then, I have been to many places (though I have only crossed the Atlantic once). My travels outside the UK have included:
Netherlands and Belgium 1985; Tour to Carinthia (Austria) 1985; Obergurgl (Austria) 1986; Basel (Switzerland) December 1986; Baveno, Lake Maggiore (Italy), 1987; Plakias, Crete (Greece) 1988; Soll (Austria) 1989; Paris (France) 1990; Rome and Florence (Italy) 1991; Czechoslovakia 1992; Tour to Austria and Hungary 1993; Borovets (Bulgaria) 1994; Plakias, (Crete), April 1995, Taormina (Sicily) June 1995; Andalucia (Spain) April 1996; Istanbul (Turkey) January 1997; Taormina (Sicily) June 1997; Rhodes (Greece) April 1998; Pallanza, Lake Maggiore (Italy) June 1998; Lido di Jessolo (Italy) September 1998; Turkish Republic of North Cyprus April 1999; Corfu and Greek Mainland September 1999; Pakistan March 2000; Paris (France) August 2001; Barcelona (Spain) February 2001; St Petersburg and Moscow (Russia) June 2001; Marrakesh (Morocco) December 2001; Madrid (Spain) 2002 Taormina (Sicily) June/July 2002; Albania July 2003; Cairo (Egypt) December 2003; Bratislava (Slovakia) 2004; Germany (Berlin) December 2005; Sorrento (Italy) July 2006; China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan July 2007; Bucharest (Romania) January 2008; Granada (Spain) October 2008; Venezuela January 2009; Yagodina (Bulgaria) August 2009; Moscow and Tomsk (Russia) summer 2010; Cholet (France) August 2010; Japan April 2011; Taormina (Sicily) July 2012; Turkmenistan December 2012; Bellagio, Lake Como (Italy) July 2013; July 2014, Adelaide and Kangaroo Island(Australia) July 2014.
I'm in the process of adding some pages on my earlier travels as a personal record.