Shoot from the Trip

Monthly Archives: November 2017

Weekends away are nice. Weekends away in the country are nicer. Weekends away in the country less than an hour from home are the best. So, that’s what we did one weekend. We fancied getting away, but without having to deal with that horrible Sunday morning motorway traffic. Luckily for us we managed to get a great deal on a lovely looking place called Tylney Hall Hotel. Just a stones throw from… Read More

So here we are, back at Universal Orlando Resort. Part One covered the resort hotels and CityWalk but the chances are if you are in Florida and visiting Universal, you are there for the rides? Is that right? Yep, thought so. In that case, lets have a look at those parks in a little bit of detail. Universal Studios Florida Universal Studios opened its gates to the public in 1990 – a… Read More

‘In every walk with Nature, one receives far more than he seeks.’ John Muir California has long been Number 1 on my list of ‘return to’ destinations since my first visit in 2003. Embarking on a long road trip covering cities, theme parks, the coast, deserts and mountains there is such a wide variety of landscapes to visit meaning there is always something to return for. One place I have visited on… Read More

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey Winkworth Arboretum is the only Arboretum in the National Trust’s portfolio, and has been maintained by them for the past 60 years. Created in the early 20th century by Dr. Wilfrid Fox, it is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and shrubs, many of those rare. Located in the Surrey countryside near the town of Godalming, much of the  Arboretum is planted on steep slopes down to… Read More