Top reasons to visit India in 2018

India is like nowhere else on earth.  Full of chaos, culture older than ours, historic traditions and religions, diverse landscapes and among Britain’s favourite cuisines are a few reasons why it’s a must-visit destination. But there’s far more to India than the obvious. See the Taj Mahal at sunrise The beautiful marble of the building…

Washington DC

Apart from the USA’s most famous resident in the White House – Washington DC has a lot to offer.  This week’s Travel Weekly tells us more: Few places pack in more history and culture per square mile than Washington DC.  Visitors can gaze at the sky-piercing Washington Monument and snap selfies with Abe at the…

Hot destination – Bradenton & Anna Maria Island, Florida

One of my suppliers is featuring these resorts on the Gulf Coast of Florida this month.  Great area – very laid back.  2 hours drive from Orlando and under an hour from Tampa International Airport and Busch Gardens. Anna Maria Island earned a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award as one of the Top Ten Islands in…

Let’s talk about LAPLAND

Many people have the Northern Lights on their bucket lists, and Lapland is the ideal place to view them. No light pollution, clear skies and lots of open countryside to experience one of nature’s wonders. Lapland is not just for winter breaks, there’s lots of nature to explore during the summer as well. More than…

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?

India – day one!

Mark Twain wrote: “India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition.” It is a country of over 1.2 billion people, and the seventh largest country in the world by area. So it has a lot to…

Christmas is coming soon

Where will you spend it?  In front of the TV with a box of Quality Street?  Why not do something different this year?  I’ve got various UK Christmas breaks available.  This is just an example in Chester Diamond Travel acts as The Global Travel Group Ltd in connection with the sale of travel products.  Unless…

3 nights at 5 star Viceroy Palm Jumeirah

A brand new hotel, opening in 2017, this is perfectly placed on the trunk of the famous Jumeirah Palm in Dubai.  The hotel will have some great facilities, including 3 restaurants, a cafe, patisserie, 4 bars and a nightclub.  As well as the beach, there are 3 pools, an indoor gym and spa facilities.  There…

Christmas shopping time

Time to empty your suitcases and head for the Big Apple.  New York isn’t just about shopping however. Go ice-skating in various venues in New York – from Central Park to the famous Rockefeller Center. Just south of Times Square is Bryant Park, with its Winter Village – ice-skating, shopping, food and more Go to…

Dubai offer – including new parks

This is a great offer.  The new theme parks open soon in Dubai and promise to be fantastic.  There’s something for everyone.  So call me now to book Diamond Travel, agency ref S0466.  We act as The Global Travel Group Ltd in connection with the sale of travel products.  Unless specified as the operator, The…

20 things to do while crossing the oceans!

October is Plan a Cruise Month – so many ships, oceans, rivers and destinations to explore.  How do you decide which is right for you If you’re concerned that you’ll be bored on a transatlantic crossing (for example, on the Queen Mary 2), then Cunard have given us some suggestions! Enjoy Afternoon Tea Indulge in…

Food and holidays

For me, part of the pleasure of a holiday is food!  Exploring markets in the sunshine, eating outdoors, finding little gems of cafes and restaurants, food I’d never eat at home in England!  This photo shows cake and coffee in a little cafe in Vienna, definitely what I needed when sightseeing! There are lots of…