Last minute cruise deals

Not too late to grab a cruise deal this autumn.  Check out these offers: Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Ship: Astoria • Departs: Hull • Sail Date: Friday 20th Sep 2019 • Duration: 14 nights With visits to six fantastic cities including an overnight stay in St Petersburg and a transit of the Kiel Canal,…

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…

Best museums in the World

For many people – sangria and sunbeds make the perfect holiday.  For others, museums are an essential part of the trip. The Musee d’Orsay in Paris is full of beautiful impressionist art in a beautiful building.  Its a former railway station, so there is plenty of space and light. The National 9/11 Memorial in New…

7 top tips to make your next flight more comfortable

Whether you’re a frequent flyer or about to take your first flight – there are always questions and sometimes nerves about your journey. My tips – The best thing is to be prepared.  There are several things you can do in advance to ensure your flight will be comfortable. Firstly wear loose fitting clothing.  No…

Romantic cities

Cities are great for romance – honestly, you can avoid the traffic and the chaos and find a space just for you. Admittedly, some cities are better than others for romance. This article mentions several cities that will set your hearts racing for all the right reasons.       Washington DC wouldn’t have immediately occurred…

World Penguin Day

Today is World Penguin Day, who doesn’t love these cute creatures. However where can you go and see them in their natural habitat?

Forest holidays

21 March marks the International Day of Forests.  Around 31% of the world is covered by forest and sadly only 2% of this is a rainforest.  Many holidays in forests look at the ecological impact of climate change and harmful effects of deforestation. Not everyone wants a beach or a city for their holiday, so…

Ready for summer in Jersey?

I may be a little biased as I was born there, but Jersey in the Channel Islands is one of the best places to visit for a short break or a longer holiday.  So much to see and do.  Beautiful beaches.  Great surfing and water sports.  An award winning zoo.  History everywhere.  The best festival…

Martin Luther King trail

21 January is Martin Luther King Day in 2019.  It’s celebrated on the nearest Monday to his birthday.  If you’re travelling to the Deep South of the USA, you can’t help but follow his legacy.  Start in Atlanta – his birthplace and now also home to The King Center where his (and his wife’s) tomb…

How much will you pay on holiday?

Every year the Post Office do a survey about costs in 42 destinations worldwide. For the second year, Bulgaria (in particular Sunny Beach) was the cheapest. Marmaris in Turkey and the Algarve were next cheapest. For long haul destinations – Cape Town, Tokyo (surprised me) and Kenya were the best value. More details here https://www.postoffice.co.uk/travel-money/holiday-costs-barometer…

Destination of the Week – Moscow

This week, our destination of the week is Moscow.  More colourful than you might have thought? Did you know that the official population of Moscow is around 12 million people – which is more than the populations of Norway and Switzerland combined.

What to look forward to in travel in 2019

This time of year is good to look forward to what might be coming in the year to come. Firstly world events – you can’t ignore Brexit.  What effect will it have on travel?  In the coming months, I’m not expecting a huge difference to be honest.  Visas will come in for travel to Europe…