While river cruises have enjoyed tremendous growth over the past five years, expedition cruising could be riding the next big wave in water travel. In fact, some 30 to 40 new expedition […]
This week, in Biblical* terms, I’ve reached seven years beyond my allotted span and yet I’m still going strong, creative writing juices flowing, new ideas bursting forth.
We join our wine scribbler Jim Walker and his fellow oenophiles as they embark on another day of their fabulous 1988 tour of the Bordeaux wine region. On that day they visited […]
In late winter, in a small corner of England’s largest county, delicious bright pink rhubarb stalks are grown entirely in the dark and harvested by candlelight.
Almost 200 doggie paintings, sculptures and ephemera are scattered about one of Britain’s grandest stately homes, and the exhibition is great fun.
In part one of this two-part series, my wife Gail and I boarded the Silver Galapagos expedition ship in Baltra, and began our seven-night cruise through the Galapagos Islands by sailing to […]
Returning to Edinburgh after many decades of absence has been a very pleasant experience under unexpectedly sunny skies.
It was the spring of 1988. Our wine scribe Jim Walker and his merry band of topers had embarked on a wine aficionado’s dream visit to Bordeaux, France. On the fourth day […]
In the spirit of W.H. Auden’s famous poem,* on the Royal Yacht Britannia, the clocks have all been stopped at exactly 3:01 pm, the moment Her Majesty disembarked and the decommissioning ceremonies […]
Isolated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 kilometres off the coast of South America, the Galapagos Islands are a living museum of evolution and home to some of the most unusual species […]