Edinburgh was a bit of a rollercoaster, but with a lot more downs than ups.
Des pre-Christmases it up with the Heslops in Newcastle
Des spends a day in (and around) Manchester to visit Jonny Parrott.
Two nights in York with the inimitable Tess and Liam
Some useful tips for backpacking
Des heads off up North to spend some time in the land of the scousers
London is both one of my favourite cities when I’m with people I like, and one of the most depressing and lonely places when I’m on my own.
An adventure full of paella, street art and vintage shopping.
Some other reasons to love Barcelona
If you didn’t enjoy a city the first time you visited, is it worth giving it a second go? Des tries to decide the answer in her second visit to Barcelona.