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…

Next stage of the big road trip

Day five and six. Went straight into St Louis via a bakery for breakfast. Were parked by the Arch by 9.30, so we thought we’d see if there was any chance of getting up the arch in a decent interval. Good news was that we could do it straightaway, bad news that Sharon couldn’t go….

Romance from Diamond Travel

Not long now until Valentine’s Day so now’s the time to think about romance.  Whether it’s a day out, a weekend or longer, Diamond Travel can help you with some ideas.  A day of romance London Eye plus dinner – 3 course dinner in a Covent Garden restaurant followed by a trip on the London…

Cuba, Cuba!!

Some destinations have always seemed exotic to me! Cuba is one of them – isolated for so many years, but somewhere that you seem to know through literature.  I’ve read Hemingway and Graham Greene, so it was somewhere that I had on my list of ‘places to go’.  Last year, we did just that.  Celebrating our…

The Hot European holiday destination for 2011

The hot destination for this summer is Portugal for all the right reasons!  Read on…. Even though we’re suffering through a recession and financial difficulties, there’s no reason to not have a holiday this year.  The Post Office have very handily just published their price comparisons for cities and holiday resorts – http://www2.postoffice.co.uk/travel/travel-extras/travellers-checklist/travel-tips So what…

Great hotels

Some great hotels on the latest Tripadvisor lists. They’ve got them in different lists – such as Bargain, Family, Luxury, Romance etc. These kind of lists really help me suggest hotels to clients. There are thousands upon thousands of hotels worldwide and its impossible for anyone to know them all. Relying on impartial advice like…