designersabroad.co.uk features the architecture, cultural institutions and city life we've experienced in the UK, Europe, Morocco, the Desert Southwest of the USA, Cape Town and the Winelands of South Africa.

It features routes and itineries we've devised and followed, accommodation we've stayed in and bars/cafes and restaurants we've frequented. Plus  — a few suggestions based on our research. Here are some of our latest posts.


  • October 2017: Narrow Gauge Rail travel in Northern Spain — Basque Lands, Cantabria, Asturias & Galicia  ➜ Click to this new post




  • September 2016: Bilbao — on the beach at Gexto — easy Metro trip to the River Nervion Estuary 

  • Also reports from Manchester & Salford; Porto, Portugal City Break; Santa Cruz and the North of Tenerife ; the Rioja Region of Northern Spain; The Desert Southwest of the USA; Cape Town and the Winelands of the Western Cape of South Africa & Pen Llŷn in North Wales.