Site changes due to Google Maps API pricing update.

Due to a recent change to terms and conditions with the Google Maps API we are forced to temporarily discontinue many of the features that Distantias users have came to enjoy. We are working hard to find useful affordable alternatives but we will likely have to charge for some features going forward. Our costs are […]

I travelled from this place to that place

I travelled from this place to that place… Most of us at one stage in our lives or other will travel.  If not physically then metaphorically. We are looking for guest writers who have a passion for travel or writing. You might be a blogger who’s looking to gain visibility for their own blog, or you […]

Profile Improvements – Friending, Message Center, Journey Log and Stats

Hello everyone. We’ve  made a few improvements to the user profile pages which will help folks build out their friend networks with us and use the site more effectively. We would ask users to update their profiles and provide a little extra information. Year of birth, home town, fave holiday location, holiday type and a sentence or […]

Driving from London to Millau via the Channel Tunnel (Le Manche)

Ever driven down to France? It’s fun! I went last year with some friends, We were en route to Barcelona for the Sonar festival to see Kraftwerk but stopped off on a couple of places along the way. We left at 6am from a sleepy south London. I was picking up Rob and Kindl from […]

Hertfordshire to Dublin by Road or Air?

I’ve recently visited Ireland twice now. The first journey was by car and ferry. I left at around 630am aiming to get to Holyhead for around 11am. My ferry was leaving at around 1pm but it’s always good to leave a little extra time as it’s a pain if you hit a traffic jam or […]

Dameisha Beach Shenzhen from Shenzhen Airport – Watch out for taxis!

I visited Dameisha beach back in 2011. It’s a resort on the South China Sea a stones throw from Shenzhen airport and Hong Kong. It’s around 50 miles driving but hey what a crazy ride it was! We all know taxis can be a bit of a lottery depending on what city you find yourself […]

Parks and Palaces of Bucharest by Rail

This week, we’re going to kick off our journey in the Romanian city of Bucharest, and we’re heading off to Budapest in Hungary. Bucharest is the capital city of Romania as well as being the financial, cultural and industrial center of Romania. Bucharest is seen as the Industrial and transportation hub of Eastern Europe.

Sample Brussels for its Mussels and Chocolate…by Rail!

Today, we are starting a new journey – from Brussels in Belgium to Paris. Brussels is the capital city of Belgium and world renowned for being the centre of International politics as well as being the home to the headquarters of NATO and the European Union. Brussels has two main languages – Dutch and French, […]

Copenhagen’s Beautiful Lakes and Gardens by Rail

Copenhagen from Stockholm by Train Last week, we were in Stockholm. This week, we are heading towards Copenhagen in Denmark. Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and is the major regional center for science, media, culture and business.

Berlin’s War Cemetery Invaded by Wild Pigs While Elsewhere Tourism is Booming

Here’s something you don’t hear very often: the British Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in Berlin looks more like a ploughed field than a perfectly landscaped cemetery thanks to a random attack of wild boars from the nearby forest of Grunewald! Seriously, this is one porker of a story, since the boars have virtually unearthed […]