Top 5 Beach Destinations for Winter 2012/2013

Those of us living in the northern hemisphere will officially step into autumn this Saturday, 22nd September, and while I will be sad to say farewell to summer for another year, it does start me thinking about those gorgeous beach destinations around the world that are just starting to come to life! Friends in the…

Destination Review – Treze Tilias Brazil

When you think about Brazil what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it the beaches, the Amazon Rainforest, or perhaps the sultry sound of the Samba?  Well, the good news is, you will find all of this waiting for you in beautiful Brazil, but there is also a lot more to…

10 Beaches to Swim, Sunbathe, and Sink a Margarita this Summer

This ever-changing April weather makes me think of one thing, and one thing only, and that is going somewhere warmer and sunnier this summer!  Rain has become part of everyday life and while I can appreciate its good for the plants and the countryside, it’s not ideal for those of us who are itching to…

Escorted Tours to Exotic Travel Destinations in Demand

With the current economic situation, it is no surprise that the travel industry is facing a tough market.  With constant reminders that we are on the brink of yet another recession (I thought we were still in the last one?), the thought of investing our hard-earned cash into a well-earned holiday may be somewhat daunting….

Walking the Line – Travelling the Equator

While I have crossed the invisible line of the equator more times than I can remember, I have never actually walked along the line itself, or visited one of the many famous landmarks found in Ecuador, Uganda, Kenya and Indonesia where you can have your photo take with a foot either side of the line….

Bespoke Travel – Is This The End of Package Holidays?

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I can hardly believe that after a long, cold winter in Austria – spring has finally sprung! One of my favourite times of year, spring is when we throw out the old, bring in the new, and start planning our summer holidays to those exotic destinations…

Spring Holiday’s for the over 50’s

When it comes to exploring the world and discovering new places, the over 50’s age group is hot on the tails of gap year students as they pursue their dreams of visiting far-flung destinations across the globe. No longer satisfied with package tours to European destinations such as Spain, Italy and Greece, the over 50’s…

Cruising South America

As someone who loves South America and who loves cruising, I think I have found my dream holiday with the Regent Seven Seas – Grand South America! A 72-night (yes 72!) cruise tour departing from and returning to Miami, it stops at no less than 38 ports along the way, taking in the highlights of…

Rio de Janeiro – It’s Carnival time!

With just 10 days to go until the start of Brazil’s most celebrated event of the year, Rio de Janeiro is warming up to the sounds of the Samba as Carnival fever takes over the city. A four-day celebration of music, mayhem and madness, Carnival time in Rio de Janeiro is a magical event where…

The Big Freeze

Well it looks like the weatherman was right (for a change) and the predicted big freeze has arrived with snow, icy cold winds and temperatures well below zero. While the picturesque winter wonderland scene may look great from the windows of your centrally heated home, it is creating havoc across the country with roads blocked,…