A-Z of Travel – H is for Hotel Star Ratings

What would we do without TripAdvisor?  A comprehensive online directory of almost every hotel in the world, TripAdvisor provides us with opinions and reviews by ‘real travellers’ who have been there, done that, and definitely have the t-shirt – but can we really trust the source? Reviews are all well and good (my favourite to…

Hotel Star Ratings – What’s in a number?

Since the invention of Trip Advisor, it seems most of us would rather rely on the opinions of other travellers who have “been there, done that”, than the number of stars listed by a hotel name. Why, well, every country seems to have its own star rating system and what one country deems a four-star…

Sailing into the Sunset aboard a Luxury Cruise Ship

There is nothing quite like boarding a luxury cruise ship for the first time, and anyone who enjoys cruising will know firsthand just how addictive this form of holidaying can become. These magnificent vessels decorated to the highest standards, are much like luxurious five-star hotels, and they have every modern convenience one could possibly wish…