Beckys’ Kerala trip

brown wooden boat on water during daytime

We travelled with Etihad via Abu Dhabi to Calicut Airport and were lucky enough to get upgraded to Business Class on the first leg. This being my first experience of Etihad I was suitably impressed. The comfort of the lie flat beds combined with the excellent menu made for a very comfortable 6 and half […]

Lucy’s FAM trip to the UAE

Burj Al Arab, Dubai

I was lucky enough to win a trip to Dubai & the surrounding Emirate’s. I was amazed to find out that the UAE is made up of 7 separate states, Dubai being the main one. My trip started with a seamless airport check in procedure, at the Emirates desk in Heathrow Terminal 3. There were […]

Italian Indulgence FAM trip with Backroads Touring

assorted-color speed boats near mountains

The usual length of this tour is 13 days but we did a shorter version so started in Florence rather than Rome. DAY 1 – TUSCANY After our British Airways flight from London City to Florence landed, we were whisked away into the Tuscan countryside. Due to it being too early in the season, the […]

Richards holiday to Australia & New Zealand

map of Australia

We (my wife and I) left for our holiday to Australia and New Zealand at the end of November, the start of summer “Down Under” when the climate is similar to that of the UK in June – not excessively hot and with  long light evenings. Flying with Qantas from Heathrow, the first leg of […]

The Golden Triangle, India

birds flying over the lake during daytime

TransIndus Educational “The Golden Triangle, India”  What an amazing, in fact almost life-changing, trip this was! I feel India is somewhere everyone should have on their bucket ; I will try to explain why. 16th September – we took an overnight flight with Virgin arriving in Delhi the next morning where we met our TransIndus […]

Richards French Barge Trip with Kirker

“What is life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare”? What comes to mind when you hear the term “Barge Holiday”? A narrow boat holiday on one of our many canals or a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads? Well think again!  A luxurious trip along France’s Canal du Bourgogne […]

TAUCK Rhone river cruise aboard m.v. “Swiss Emerald”

Thursday: My first European river cruise experience began with an easy journey by rail with Eurostar from Ebbsfleet to Lille where I connected with a TGV to Lyon. On arrival Lyon Part Dieu railway station I was met by a chauffeur (all part of Tauck’s seamlessall-inclusive* package) and transferred to “Swiss Emerald”, which would remain […]

ICELAND ‘The Land of Fire and Ice

landscape photo of Aurora lights

ICELAND ‘The Land of Fire and Ice Iceland, 470 miles North West of the Orkney Islands, just below the Arctic Circle, on the mid-Atlantic Ridge where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet, is the 18th largest island in the world and has a population of just under 330,000. With four airlines operating services […]

Judy’s trip to Thailand

standing statue and temples landmark during daytime

I have recently returned from a wonderful holiday in Thailand with my husband Pete.  We travelled with British Airways in world Traveller Plus on the outward sector, which was well worth it.  The seats are wider with more leg room, and the cabin is quieter.  The service is superior to that of economy and generally […]