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I thought I hated cruises; then I tried Adventure Cruising


I have never been a cruiser. I was a little skeptical that adventure cruising would be any different, but I'm so glad I went. A small ship offered me the personal service and local experiences I just didn’t get on a big ship. Here’s how an adventure cruise in Greece turned me from a cruise-hater to a cruise-lover.

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A man looks out over the water in Iceland

Your ultimate Iceland packing list


The weather in Iceland is unpredictable, to say the least, so it’s important to be prepared.

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the backside of St Basils Basilica - heading over to Red Square - no people no cars

Behind the Iron Curtain: remembering my 1988 trip to the USSR


It was 1988. Russia was technically the USSR, Gorbachev was leader and there was still a suspicion of outsiders. My hotel had microphones in the ceiling and people followed me wherever I went; definitely an overwhelming feeling of being watched.

24/09/2018 / By / , , , / Post a Comment

6 things I learned while cruising the Greek Islands


As I set off for Greece for a week-long adventure cruise through the Greek islands, I pictured strolling through quaint alleyways, eating spanakopitas and jumping off the back of the boat. I didn’t realize I would be learning life lessons, but travel has a funny way of teaching you things when you least expect it.

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Travellers in Iceland

Searching for puffins at Iceland’s Latrabjarg Cliffs


I'd seen flocks of birds before, of course. But nothing quite like this.

18/09/2018 / By / , , , / Post a Comment