How to have an eco-friendly holiday

It’s hard to ignore the environmental impact that travel has on the planet.   However there are ways to reduce your carbon footprint and just leave imprints of your feet in the sand. You don’t always have to fly everywhere. To get to France and other northern European countries, it’s often as quick to get a…

Is a river cruise for you?

Do you think river cruising is for you?  You may think it’s just for older, less mobile holidaymakers.  However that isn’t always true.  Some river cruises are aimed at older people, others at active holidaymakers and others at a younger market.  You just have to find the cruise that’s right for you, which is where…

Guide to holidays in Antigua

With so many Caribbean islands to choose from, why choose Antigua?  I’ve recently returned from a trip there and I’ve found loads of reasons to choose this island for your next holiday (in no particular order)  The island has 365 beaches, some are accessible only by boat.  You can feel like you’re on your own…

Working with local and national charities

Diamond Travel has recently signed up with Work for Good.  This is a way of me giving back, through charity donations.  Every time a client books with me, I’ll make a donation to the charity of your choice or one of our default charities.  It costs you nothing, but will all add up to something…

New Package Travel Regulations

It’s a bit of a dry read, I’m afraid – but the Package Travel Regulations (PTR) came into effect at the beginning of July.  It affects what you’ve booked.  TBH, this is something I was conscious of and was already doing.

Music Cities USA tour

I did this tour last year and it was excellent.  Includes a trip to the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame in Cleveland – a fascinating look at some of the biggest rock acts of the last 60 or so years.  The Motown Studios in Detroit offer a great way to relive the music of…

Horse-riding holidays

Discover the world on horseback.     Explore a country from a different point of view.  Environmentally friendly!  As well as the holidays shown on the sheet, I can also arrange ranch holidays in the USA.  From resort ranches with pools, spas and sports facilities to working ranch holidays where you can take part in cattle…

Tour of Japan

Japan play Colombia on 19 June in the World Cup.  It’s a great place to holiday – such an interesting and different culture to our own.  For your first visit (at least), I’d recommend a tour where expert local guides will enlighten you on Japanese culture, food and landscape.  We have many Japanese tours available. …

Excursions in Barcelona

If you’re going to Barcelona for the weekend – you don’t want to spend all your time while there deciding what to do and trying to book excursions.  The best thing to do is to book it all in advance, this helps you plan your trip effectively and budget.  The sheet shows some of the…

Malta Holidays

Have a look at this video – Malta is a beautiful island, along with its quieter neighbours Gozo and Comino.  Great place for a holiday – families will love the beaches, couples will love the romance, car hire drivers will love that they drive on the sensible side of the road, those who like loud…

Where to travel in 2018?

Countries affected by terrorism in recent years are starting to attract travellers once again, according to figures out from Thomas Cook.  Egypt and Turkey saw a drop in traveller numbers over the past few years, but are now experiencing a surge.  Tunisia is once again open to UK travellers this summer and again is proving…