Top of many a bucket list and quite rightly so, Vietnam has long been held in popular imagination with a sense of curiosity, excitement, and trepidation. This serpent-shaped country on the very edge of mainland Asia and lapped by the South China Sea has open doors and a friendly warmth which keeps visitors returning. Vietnam is a country of extraordinary extremes and distinctive experiences, … [Read more...]
On my travels I visit many wonderful places.
Here I share with you some of the very best.
Here are a small selection of ideas to help inspire you with our friends at Kirker Holidays, from self-drive to Normandy with Eurotunnel or Eurostar to Paris, to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and some tailor-made holidays by air. Prices are based on 2020 rates and subject to dates of travel and availability: Reid's Palace ***** Deluxe, Madeira One of our favourite hotels, Reid’s has been … [Read more...]
After the difficulty of not seeing your loved ones, why not book and spend some quality time together with your friends and family later this year or next. Here are some amazing villas to whet your appetite! VILLA ARTEMIS Sit back, relax and enjoy uninterrupted sea views from the beautiful pool and surrounding terraces at Villa Artemis. This spacious property in Kefalonia is great for … [Read more...]
From secluded beaches to the Great Bear Rainforest, the top picks for living out the castaway vibe on a remote island all bookable for Autumn 2020 and 2021 Cape Fahn Hotel, Thailand Fancy a private island offshore of another island? You can stand on Koh Samui’s Choeng Mon Beach and, when the tide is out, actually walk across the 200-metre straight to the seriously cool and boutique Cape Fahn … [Read more...]
Spend a few hours watching these South American Movie Classics Some Great Documentaries to See South America has inspired many a writer, so here is a selection of must-read titles to keep you enthralled. … [Read more...]
A great movie can make you feel like you’ve been transported to another place. We’ve picked our favourite movies where the scenery is the star and found the spots where they were filmed, so that you can add them to your wish list and relive some of the best moments on the big screen. Get ready to be whisked away on an Italian adventure, take a trip to Middle-earth and follow stormtroopers to a … [Read more...]
We are in this together… Keep your hands clean and your hearts open. Africa will be waiting for you on the other side……but in the meantime here is are a selection of recommended and interesting child-friendly Movies and Documentaries you might like to watch. … [Read more...]
Rome - once the capital city of civilisation.... The Roman Pantheon is the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome The Spanish Steps staircase is an institution in Rome The Trevi Fountain - Another must-see sight in Rome. Vatican City is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It's home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and … [Read more...]
Following Darwin’s footsteps in the Galapagos See the beautiful city of Quito The stunning Napo wildlife lodge in the Amazon Some of the islands are almost prehistoric See some of the wildlife See some of the accommodation in the Galapagos If it’s a cruise you want then here are just a few of the vessels available And more of … [Read more...]
Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic Explore the Svalbard Archipelago, a paradise of ice and tundra, inhabited by Polar bears, walrus and seabirds Read more Borneo Wildlife Discoverer Showcasing the best of Borneo - wildlife, rainforests and tropical beaches Read more Whale & Dolphin watching in the Azores Discover one of Europe's top … [Read more...]