Michael lives in London most of the year and has for many years had a penchant for travelling around the world. He has been to many countries including Spain, France, Barbados, The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic to name a few. His favourite destination is the Dominican Republic not just for the climate, but also for the lovely people and their way of life. Michael loves playing table tennis, poker and watching his team Arsenal, although lately that hasn't been so much of a pleasure as an endurance.
top 10 hotels in madrid

The 10 Best Hotels In Madrid

Madrid is a city full of wonderful places to go, things to do and sights to see. I have spent quite a few lovely days, weekends and weeks in Madrid and finding the right hotel I found was always the best starting point.
I have compiled a list in no particular order of what I feel are the 10...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Here is wishing you all a very Merry Christmas whatever you are doing. I hope you have a healthy and happy New Year from the Silver Surfer Traveller.

It doesn't matter if you have a lot, or if you have a little, if you share what you have in life that will be a Christmas present of it's...

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Christmas Gifts For Her

Christmas Gifts For Her

What makes the perfect Christmas gift for a woman. Forget the toaster or the food blender, try some of these original christmas gifts.

Herschel Supply Co. Strand Ranch Collection Bag

Styled for the ranch with elements such as full grain leather...

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Christmas Gifts For Him

Christmas Gift Ideas For Him

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for him? Forget the winter warmers like your average flask, socks and slippers. Why not take a look at some of these great Christmas gifts.


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Tropical beach

Worlds Most Underrated Beaches

When it comes to taking a break, the first thing I think about is a nice sandy beach in some sunny faraway tropical paradise. The Bahamas, Barbados, The Dominican Republic are places that immediately spring to mind.

There are, however, many places off the beaten track that have very...

Istanbul – A Guide To The Turkish Capital


Istanbul with a population of almost 15 million residents was the 10th most visited city by tourists in the world.It is the capital and most populous city in Turkey and it's economic, cultural and historic centre.

Getting There

Istanbul has two main...

Dog Friendly Holidays – Take Your Dog With You

Dog Friendly Holidays

These days a dog is not just a mans best friend but also part of the family. More and more people are taking dog friendly holidays at home and abroad. So why would you take your dog on holiday with you?

Why take your pet on holiday?

There are many...

Top 10 most visited cities in the world

Top 10 Most Visited Cities In The World

Top 10 Most Visited Cities In The World

Every year since 2009 Mastercard has put together a Global Destinations Cities Index which ranks cities in terms of the number of their total international overnight visitor arrivals and the spending by these visitors in the destination...

Bluebay Villas Doradas

Hotel Review – Bluebay Villas Dorados

Hotel Review – Bluebay Villas Dorados

I booked to stay at Bluebay Villas Dorados in Puerto Plata as part of a multi-centre trip to the Dominican Republic.

Bluebay Villas is an adults only hotel and one of 2 hotels run by Bluebay Resorts, the other being Bellevue Dominican Bay in...

The Rome Forum in Rome

European City Breaks Destination – Rome

Rome is the final part of our European city break destinations series, following on from Barcelona, Reykjavik, Amsterdam and Paris.


Rome is the capital city of Italy with a population of over 4 million, With its rich history and many magnificent archaeological and tourist...