Climbing city towers can help you get your bearings, physically and mentally. Provided of course that you don't suffer from vertigo, getting a bit of altitude can give you a whole new perspective. Nowadays, city towers are rather fashionable, so the odds are that there will be an accessible one ... Read More about Lifted: 8 stunning city towers that will change your view of the world
The sad demise of British travel agency Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel company, has shown that in the cut-throat world of high street retail, nothing is sacred. When I first started travelling in the 1970s, everyone made their bookings through travel agents. It was the exciting first step ... Read More about Travel agencies – can they survive?
Would you like to dress in your smartest clothes, step back into the 1920s and 1930s and be treated like a lord or lady? Your vintage carriage awaits you! The British Pullman is a train of 11 beautifully-restored carriages, each with its own individual design and character. Originally, it took ... Read More about Travel in luxurious vintage style on the Belmond British Pullman train
Whanganui is an attractive city on the west coast of New Zealand's north island. It's not always discovered by visitors, as it requires a detour from the main north-south state highway. But it's well worth the effort. There's lots to enjoy in the city itself and in the surrounding ... Read More about 12 reasons to visit alluring Whanganui, New Zealand
Do your eyes glaze over when faced with a travel insurance policy document? With pages of legalese and lists of exclusions, choosing the right cover for your trip can be anything but straightforward. And if the insurer is offering you basic, superior or premium options, how on earth do you know ... Read More about Travel insurance – necessary evil or best friend?
Going home can be a bittersweet experience. You've had a fantastic time, but now the trip, and the adventure, are over. Part of you might be looking forward to going home, returning to some of your loved ones and your familiar comforts, foods and drinks. You might be a little tired of figuring out ... Read More about Going home – beating the post-holiday blues