No Fly Holidays : A Highland Adventure

No Fly Holidays : A Highland Adventure

No Fly Holidays are getting increasingly popular as concerns around the environmental impact around flying increase. And there are a great number of options for No Fly Holidays, both in the UK and in Europe. I am going to leave aside driving and ex-UK cruise...
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

“There is no stranger under the Cherry Tree.” It is a well known saying in Japan, and it is easy to say why, as you sit under those pink blossoms, enjoying a picnic, while throwing off the shackles of Winter. It is a time to talk, to share and to enjoy a simple, yet...
Best Cruise on the Danube

Best Cruise on the Danube

You get what you pay for is an expression that is tailor made for Crystal Cruises. They are not cheap by any means, but they really are among the best. You get what you pay for and it is worth every penny. There is a reason why Conde Nast Readers have voted it the...
February 14th: this is for lovers

February 14th: this is for lovers

February 14th: Perhaps the scariest day in the calendar. It is bad enough for spotty teenagers hoping that the postman will be dropping a card through the box. But it so much more difficult for long established couples.  When can you stop being “romantic”? You...
The Best Riad in Marrakech

The Best Riad in Marrakech

The choice of accommodation in Marrakech is really between branded hotel and local Riad, and in most cases my money would be on local Riad. But why, and what is the best Riad in Marrakech? The answer to the first question is fairly straightforward. A stay in Morocco...
Photography Holiday to Nepal

Photography Holiday to Nepal

I recently attended a talk on an escorted photography holiday to Nepal, which was interesting, fascinating, thought provoking and inspirational. Just what you would expect from a country which hosts two of the world’s most important religions, Buddhism and Hinduism,...

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