cruise calendar (1)

We’re willing to bet, no matter what you might think about cruising, that there is A Perfect Cruise out there for you. After all, the nearly 22 million people who took a cruise last year can’t all be crazy, can they? And, with new ships popping up across the world’s oceans and rivers like the daffodils in our hedgerows, travellers have a greater range of ships, destinations and options to choose from than ever before. While exciting and liberating, this flourishing cruise world can also…Continue Reading “Cruise Calendar (part 1)”


Seabourn identity The wind in your hair, the wide expanse of ocean around you, unbroken vistas of sea and sky as far as your eye can see – and then the sight of your next destination sending anticipatory quivers down your spine: when it comes to travelling the world, nothing elicits a greater sense of luxurious freedom than exploring by ship. Especially when that ship is one of Seabourn’s three sensational Odyssey-class ships – Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest. Having received rave reviews,…Continue Reading “Pick your cruises !”

My sydney (1)

Once a sommelier, DAN KNIGHT is now stirring up a storm in Sydney’s thriving small bar scene, with his retro-style cocktail bar Hinky Dinks. The popular joint in the city’s funky Darlinghurst area is fitted out like a ’50s diner and specialises in unusual cocktails, from a whiskey-laced milkshake to the Banana Hammock, with banana-infused rum and chocolate bitters. Dan is full of excitement about the city he’s called home for more than 30 years, saying, ‘It doesn’t matter how long you live here, it never gets old.’ Sydney’s bar scene is on fre. There’s such a…Continue Reading “My Sydney”

The mostly Buddhist people of Inle Lake subsist by farming on foating gardens, fshing, craft-making and tourism

High and Dry I have been to Dubai a number of times, both working and on holiday. On this particular occasion, I took the subway to the Dubai Marina, an area I had not visited before. I arrived not long before the sunset and walked along the canals, through the many luxury buildings and restaurants, and then headed to the waterfront to look at the view. The lights of the buildings were starting to sparkle and the Dubai Marina skyline looked stunning against the changing colours of the sky. From where I was standing, I was amazed at how dazzling the views were and extremely happy to have…Continue Reading “Where you have been and what you have seen”

The real Bristol

Maybe you’ve paid a feeting visit. You may well have taken a wander around the shops at Cabot Circus and gawped at the Clifton Suspension Bridge. But have you ever properly ‘done’ Bristol? It’s quite possible you haven’t. It’s said that if you really want to get under the skin of the city, approach it like a local. From backstreet cofee shops to the best time to arrive at Bristol Zoo to avoid the queues, insider tips are invaluable. Visit Bristol’s blog is a hive of information such as this, and many people have joined in using…Continue Reading “The real Bristol”