Days of Christmas …

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent me 9 ladies dancing. After the success of Strictly over the years, there’s no more passionate dance than the Argentine Tango.  I can book you a holiday to Argentina where you can take in a show watching the tango and also have a lesson.  I…

Days of Christmas …

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent me 8 maids-a-milking.  Do you know where the biggest dairy farm in the world is located? Its in China!  Located in the north-east of the country, it has over 100,000 cows. China is one of the most fascinating countries to visit – isolated for so…

Days of Christmas …

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent me 7 swans-a-swimming.  Whooper swans are the only swans found in Iceland.  Only popular as a holiday destination for the last 15 years or so – before then, it was a very niche destination. The main reason for tourists to visit is to view the…

Days of Christmas …

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent me six geese a-laying.  Canada geese are a familiar sight in the UK but they breed in the Great Lakes region of Canada amongst other areas.  There are several major cities in the USA that are in the Great Lakes region, but here I’ll mention…

Days of Christmas …

On the fifth Day of Christmas, my true love sent me 5 Gold Rings.  One of the best places to buy gold is in the gold souk in Dubai.  The gold souk is located in the centre of the older part of the city, near the spice souk.  The little shops there attract customers with…

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On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent me 4 Calling Birds.  Sometimes another name for Blackbirds.  The Blackbird is one of the most magnificent military jets ever developed. People have been fascinated with the aircraft for decades, and not only because of the aircraft’s capabilities. The aircraft has played an important military…

Days of Christmas …

On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent me 3 French hens.   Anywhere in France is good for dining out, but the city of Lyon has 19 restaurants with Michelin stars (as at 19 January 2019).  Tripadvisor shows over 2700 restaurants in the city.  Some suggestions for where to eat – https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/feb/17/10-best-restaurants-lyon-chosen-by-chefs-experts Lyon…

Days of Christmas ….

On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me two turtle doves. The turtle dove winters in Southern Africa.  Cape Town is a beautiful city by the coast.  This holiday gives you 4 nights in the city followed by 3 nights in the Winelands area.  Luxury hotels and car hire included, with…

Days of Christmas …

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me a Partridge in a Pear Tree. Did you know that Italy is one of the biggest pear producers in the world – mainly in the Emilia-Romagna area.  This is also home to Bologna – one of the best areas in Italy for food. …

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Holidays for disabled travellers

Travelling with limited mobility can be a challenge, but not something that should stop you doing anything.  Definitely more planning required but a holiday with a wheelchair or other mobility aids is possible. Planning and research is essential to make sure you get accessible bathrooms, hotels with lifts and wheelchair accessibility and attractions that work…

Slow Travel

We’ve all experienced some kind of annoyingly slow travel at times – ever been on the A303 past Stonehenge?  However Slow Travel is becoming a trend in travel, with deliberate slowing down of the journeys you take.  No traffic jams, no rail delays – just enjoyment of the journey itself. Lots of ways to enjoy…