Nobody does Christmas quite like the Americans and nowhere does Christmas quite like New York. From the famous Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Centre to the department store windows and lights on Fifth Avenue, there’s something for everyone here in New York and these are my highlights. With only 24 […]

Mr Bell’s Christmas In New York


With the festive season in full swing I thought I’d share with you my top ten favourite Christmas trees in the capital. Number 1. The Natural History Museum. The Natural History Museum in South Kensington will always be on my list, with its beautiful setting, its ice skating rink and […]

Mr Bell’s Top 10 Christmas Trees In London


Rye is a characterful town set on a hilltop overlooking Romney Marsh but many centuries ago it was on the coast of England and was one of the important Cinque Port Towns. In the 13th and 14th centuries Rye was frequently attacked by the French, ending in 1377 when the […]

Mr Bell Discovers Rye



Brighton’s always had a reputation as a party town and the Royal Pavilion was built as the ultimate party palace. The pavilion was built in three stages beginning in 1787 as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales. The domes and minarets that make the pavilion so unique today […]

Mr Bell’s Brighton: The Royal Pavilion


I visit Brighton quite regularly and over the last year or two I’ve been watching as the new i360 on the seafront has come together. It’s been open for some time now and on a recent visit with good weather I thought it was about time that I took a […]

Mr Bell In Brighton: A Flight On The i360


Beacon Hill is Boston’s most exclusive neighbourhood, to live there you need to be rich. However it’s a beautiful part of the city to explore which is just what I did on my recent trip there. One building you can’t miss on Beacon Street is the impressive Massachusetts State House. […]

Mr Bell In Boston: Discovering Beacon Hill



Recently I got the opportunity to stay in downtown Los Angeles an area that was once neglected and crime ridden, a far cry from its past glory. Well today things have changed somewhat and a lot of the area has been regenerated bringing some of the beautiful old buildings back […]

Mr Bell’s Top 5 Attractions In Downtown LA


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Harvard, America’s most famous university is easily accessible from Boston by train or if you’re feeling energetic you can even walk there. I opted for the train. Harvard station is literally in the middle of Harvard Square, a central point in the town and the best place to start exploring. […]

Mr Bell Explores Harvard


Did you know that the golden age of the steam train still lives on and is only an hour and a half drive from London? No, well read on to find out where it happens and the amazing day out you can have there. The Bluebell Railway was once part […]

Mr Bell Visits The Bluebell Railway, Sussex