Prior to turning 21, I’d never actually been on an aeroplane and the furthest I’d travelled from my hometown in the North East of England was the Ring of Kerry in Ireland. That said, I’d had the privilege of visiting some of the most beautiful places in the UK on family holidays – in particular the Isle of Arran, the Cotswolds and the Lake District spring to mind.
However, in my early twenties I was fortunate enough to sign a record deal and tour all over Europe as part of a critically acclaimed (but commercially underachieving!) indie-rock band. Within a couple of years, I’d played gigs in Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Austria, Denmark and Holland. This really gave me a taste for travel and ever since the band split up, my wanderlust has been insatiable.
Thankfully, my wife Rachel shares my desire to travel, so we try to go on as many trips as we can afford. We love a bargain, but we also know how to treat ourselves! I won’t reveal our favourite destinations just yet, you’ll have to go and read some blog posts for that, but it would be remiss of me to deny that country house hotels and city breaks with plenty of cocktails will feature prominently.
Although ‘A Road To Nowhere’ will primarily revolve around travel, I’ll be throwing in a bit of lifestyle stuff from time to time, as well as the occasional food and drink review. Maybe some fashion too. We’ll see.
While the blog is still in its infancy, please bear with me – there’ll be plenty of content added over the coming weeks and I’d love to hear what you think of it. Feel free to suggest destinations for future trips, too!