Country Posts

Country Posts Posts from around the world Africa PostsClimbing Mount Sinai Rwanda: Mountain Gorillas and more Sierra Leone Hope in a Small African Country The Humble Falafel Asia Posts“Weather about to get better – it’s going to rain” Melbourne to Sydney...

York: English History in a Nutshell

York, English History in a Nutshell My YorkYork Minster itself can detain you easily for half a day.  It is not to be missed, crowds and all  (note the ticket you purchase is actually valid for a year so break up your visits if you wish).  Next the National Rail...

A Global, Common Theme, Witnessed First Hand

Darkening Skies?There is a lot of talk about Climate Change, Nationalism and Isolation in last few weeks.  Well, here are my observations of 4 days this past week, (brought about by a convoluted set of meetings).Roar of the engines, nose up, clunk of wheels...

Building A School In Sierra Leone

This is the story of How and Why, we managed to build a Primary School in Sierra Leone, West Africa.Click here to see a video of the story of the school being built in a remote part of Sierra Leone.Click here to read more about it.Click here to see photograph albumSee...

Arkansas Observations

Arkansas Obeservations The Clinton Trail If so inclined you can trace the early years of President Bill Clinton.  Born near the rail tracks in Hope (now an NPS Visitor Center), then a mile his boyhood home.   Hope seems a pretty inappropriately named town nowadays as...

Austin, somehow in Texas

Preparation:  3 Tips check Princeton Historical Society for its Guided Walks on offer check with the University for what concerts might be on for when you are visiting – many are free plan to allow a good part of a day; make sure you have a detailed map...

Austin, (somehow) in Texas

Austin Texas   Above: LBJ  Presidential Library.  Well worth an afternoons visit   Left: The Capitol Austin Three Things to Prepare Check out to see what is on in Austin. It hosts a range of events from the American Forumla 1 Racing, ACL ,‘Austin City...

Hope in a Small African Country

So this looks like just the country that is recovering from Ebola, mudslides that killed thousands, a 12 year civil war and is in the bottom few of any measure, financial or quality of life, of any country? Hope In A Small African Country War, famine, corruption,...

Isle of Man (not part of the UK)

The Isle of Man Its not part of UK. The Status of the IOM The Isle of Mann (IOM) is in the middle of the Irish Sea, north of Wales, between Britain and the Republic of Island.  Its population of around 86,000 (although probably less than ½ are actually born on the...

Resources: Transportation & The Original Dating App

Transportation :  My PreferencesSimple, I prefer public transportation.  Why:if you can manage extra physical effort, and perhaps a bit of planning the rewards are manymost importantly you will certainly get a bit feel of the town or city, you might strike up...

Resources: Accommodation

Page Under Construction Where to stay?  Location and location are mostly key for me. Often, city centers can be really pricey and of dubious value at times (eg London!).  So suburbs or neighborhoods can have the dual advantage of being less expensive and perhaps more...

The Humble Falafel

The Humble Falafel The Middle Eastern ClassicThe Humble Falafel!  One of the joys of visiting the Middle East is experimenting with the varied, mostly healthy, food.I have been curious for a while about the Falafel (and how this concoction came to be) and thus, I was...

Germany – Dresden: A Noble Past

Dresden Full of History Preparation 3 Tips: Get yourself a transportation pass (S Bahn, Tram and Bus included) (I paid just 6 Euro’s for a full days travel.  Fantastic, clean and easy system to use) There are also excellent value Travel Cards and Passes for Dresden...

Germany – Dessau: I did not expect this!

Dessau Germany Junkers! Situated about half way to Leizig and an easy train ride from Berlin, Leipzig or Dresden I determined to go to Dessau.  Like many you probably ask why! Junkers.  The town built the WW2 Junkers planes and there is a Museum there...

Germany, Berlin: The worlds Cold War City

Berlin - Lest We Forget Berlin Highlights So many of my visits and suggestions do focus on that time and how it is memorialized. First though I simply suggest walking.  Wander around the area both sides of the Brandenburg Gate, up and down the Unter den Linden Avenue,...

Contact Me

Travel Ideas ?   Please sign up for our periodic Newsletter. Email Address Message 13 + 6 = Submit WinterUp State New York Port Erin StnIsle of Man On the NileEgypt Just around the cornerSouth Africa Privacy Policy of Routes Beyond LLCRoutes Beyond LLC operates the...

USA – Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Rhode Island Newport – Off Peak Winter Destination?  Rationalizing the Gilded Era. Preparation, 3 Tips: Check out the Pass options available to visit the Mansions Seems if you want to go to the well know Black Pearl Restaurant you’ll need to...

Disconnected Yet Connected

We Live In A More Connected and Yet More Divided World, Than Ever Before Above – ‘We are all going to the same place”. Right  – “Passing By”   “With affordable global air travel, the internet and telecommunications.. …we...

Overtourism

Overtourism Travel, and hence interaction between different peoples is surely, overwhelmingly, a good thing from many viewpoints, particularly in avoidance of conflict due to knowledge and affinity. Had mass tourism been around, World War 1 would likely not have...

‘Drive By’ tourism

continued…Avoiding Drive By TourismFirst the destination.  Too often the poorer destinations reap little benefit from their tourism industry.  Visitors fly in on foreign airlines with foreign package touring companies, stay in chain hotels and often literally...

Overtourism

Going to Routes Beyond because of Overtourism! Overtourism Travel, and hence interaction between different peoples is surely, overwhelmingly, a good thing from many viewpoints, particularly in avoidance of conflict due to knowledge and affinity. Had mass tourism been...

About Me

<It’s all go!   –     << Key to St Catherines Monastery, Sinai –       At the very ‘bottom’ of Africa       With 2 favorites, Churchill and FDR in Washington DC>  Apologies – but this is the obligatory ‘About Me’ section Travel, transport,...

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Click here for Sierra Leone Photo Gallery “Sierra Leone!  Is it safe?  Is there not some sort of terrible war going on?  Hey , and was’nt that the place that had that Ebola thing?”. It is a long story but I had the opportunity to return...

You Might Like This Blog If…

.…you are interested in history, politics, geography, and cultures of different places.  Like exploring unusual places?  If you like to study the events of the past in emerging countries, whether it be political systems, war, colonisation or natural disasters and...

England: Berney Arms, Near Nowhere

FollowFollow Preparation – 3+ Tips Check weather forecast!  If cold or wet you need to know as it is a very exposed area with very limited options Check the train schedule, as the service is sparse.  Also if you miss your return train you may well be in the...

Opinion

In My Opinion This is an archive of posts and reviews on various topics. Opinion Posts MenuWhen This All Ends….. On This Brexit Day Building a School in Sierra Leone Overtourism A Global, Common Theme, Witnessed First Hand Hope in a Small African Country Cruising. In...

My Way

Searching for..... Routes Beyond Photo’s taken, L to R: Kortrijk Belgium – Newport RI – Egypt – Berney Arms England – Aswan Egypt – Sierra Leone  – NY State and Shanghai Maglev China Background: County Donegal coast , Rep. of Ireland The Safety of Travel? I am not...

Close To Home

Close To Home Close to Home  That is if you live in or around New York!  With  major cities, mountains, seaside, many historic sights, Parks,  great museums and more , all within a day trip, there are enough travel ideas for a lifetime. Close to HomeAlexander Hamilton...

Best Days

Best Days ....memories that linger Some Days Stand the Test of Time I am lucky to have had so many great days that I look back on think , ‘that was such a privilege’ or ‘wow – what an experience’ or ‘I simply never imagined this’.Here are some of my memorable travel...

PATCO : The Golden Age of Commuting

PATCO From the Golden Era of Commuting! PATCO : NJ to Phili It is easy to get excited when you read about a ‘High Speed Line’ on an American railway commuter sign.  There it was at a PATCO station just outside Philadelphia “PATCO HIGH SPEED LINE”!  (PATCO = Port...

A Great Day That Keeps Getting Better

A Great Day That Keeps Getting Better As Time Passes As Time Goes By Sometimes it is not the thrill of the moment that determines that an event was truly wonderful and memorable, but, the recognition over a period of time afterwards that something was really special....

Travel Blog Template

Travel Blog Template June, 2018 3 day itinerary Island Hopping, Kite Surfing, and Waterfalls photo gallery Duration: 3 days, 2 nights Island: Maui, HA Budget: $1500 Miles Travelled: 3,000 Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium...

Travel Resources

  Page Under Construction!   .   Photo’s taken, L to R, Luxor, Dresden, New Orleans, Newport RI & Jaipur. Useful Travel Planning Resources This section contains the details of the suppliers, operators and agencies used.  (Disclosure : in some...

Ypres

Clothe Hall Ypres Cycling Stop So many cemetaries…. Ypres Restoration Memorials West Riding Memorial. Was my Grandad here? Menin Gate Ypres BelgiumWorld War Memorial...