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 […]

Cuba – The Caribbean island lost in time

pink convertible car

When you think of Cuba, what goes through your mind?  Cigars?  Rum?  Classic American automobiles? Fidel Castro? Well, it is all of those things – but much, much more. I visited Cuba, with my wife, at the end of November – the end of the rainy season. The flight was with Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick […]


people on beach during daytime

I return to Barbados time and again because I love the people – among the friendliest I have ever encountered on my travels around the world. My 7-year-old daughter has established a lasting friendship with the grandson of one of the island’s many beach vendors – and they have become avid pen pals. Bajans (or Bims as […]

Magical Majestic Malaysia – Fam trip hosted by If Only and BA

high rise building during night time

Magical Majestic Malaysia!     Day 1 BA Flight We were all delighted to receive Club World upgrades on check-in and, after a short delay of 1 hour, we settled in to our very comfortable Club cabin with a friendly and attentive crew. The group were served two meals dinner and breakfast and in-flight ‘kitchen’ […]

The Select World Travel Show

Tuesday, 20th October Keep it free!  Don’t miss The Select World Travel Show Following the overwhelming success of last year’s show, we decided to repeat it this year – only even bigger and better – at the same venue, The Italian Villa, Compton Acres – with more space and more exhibitors. There will be 5-minute […]

Richards Dresden & Berlin trip with Kirker

white and brown concrete building near body of water during daytime

My trip to Dresden and Berlin with Kirker started with an easy 2-hour flight from London City Airport to Dresden.   With its great connections this small airport in the centre of London makes for a relaxed, hassle-free start to any trip. Germany is a country of contrasts – from long sandy beaches lapped by the […]

Maldives Trip with Lusso

island photography

WOW! What a fabulous educational trip to the Maldives I have just been on, feeling very lucky right now! One word – Amazing! I honeymooned at LUX* Maldives 2 years ago so when the opportunity arose to visit several other islands with LUSSO I was very much looking forward to comparing them all. The trouble is they are all […]