Nigel Crawford
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Affectionately known as Mr C, I'm a fifty-something whose kids have flown the nest and I now spend my time working with Mrs C on our different projects. I've visited over 75 different countries and love travelling. I enjoy driving and sipping a cold beer when the time allows (not together, of course!).

Amsterdam – The Perfect Weekend City Break

An introduction to the city of Amsterdam.  In our opinion, one of the best city breaks in Europe! Choosing a weekend city break can be really hard when you’re confronted by so much choice nowadays.  As air travel networks expand…

Martinhal Quinta – Time to Switch Off

A couple of years ago we visited a little corner of Portugal to have an Indian-summer break away from it all and found the perfect retreat in Martinhal Quinta. Why, when a plane is parked at the far western extreme…

What Makes the Perfect Road Trip?
As a veteran of several now, I can categorically say that the road trip is one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling ways to explore a country or part of a country.  It gives you freedom to stop at the…
We Took a Silver Gap Year
We Took a Silver Gap Year As a couple approaching our ‘middle years’, we had talked many times about our hopes and aspirations.  What would we do when we retire? When would we retire? Why should we retire? One thing…
Kerala – True Beauty in India

Last year we visited a part of India that not many people know about – Kerala. Kerala proved to be an enlightening and memorable place where we met the friendliest of people, saw some truly impressive landscapes and immersed ourselves…

Crossing the 50 Plus Line
There are many transitions in a person’s lifetime.  Some are life-changing; like puberty, getting your first job, buying your first house, having your first child, divorce (shock, horror!) to name a few.  Others just seem to happen without you even…