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Written by Simon Whaley (A Runner-up entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) “You’re in the School Room,” advises the Under Butler, as he carries my flimsy outlet-shopping-centre-bought suitcase into the room. I’m greeted by the beautiful, classical …

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Our exciting, new Writing Competition is Free To Enter and offers £200 in prizes. The author of the best entry will receive a cash prize of £100. Ten runners-up will each receive £10 Amazon UK Vouchers. The winning entry and runner-up entries …

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STE’s Photo Editor, John Esser, explains why he has decided to down-size his photographic equipment. Recently, after months of soul searching, I finally disposed of my faithful Canon 5D SLR camera along with assorted lenses. The 5D is a superb …

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This will be my third Round the World trip and an opportunity for myself and my wife to cross off some of the top places on our bucket lists. We will be accompanied by STE’s Photo Editor, John Esser, and his wife. Previously I’ve been Round the …

Homage to Sherlock Holmes on a Swiss Railway Journey

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Written by Linda Tyler (A highly commended entry in the Travel & Water Writing Competition.) My worn copy of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, with train ticket marking The Final Problem, was tucked in my rucksack. The train wound its way …

 

A Delightful Getaway on the English Channel: Boulogne-sur-Mer

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A delightful getaway from either the south of England or the north of France, is the historic city of Boulogne-sur-Mer. It is often thought of as a summer destination. However, for senior travellers who can choose freely when to travel, I …