Located in northwest Italy about 35 miles south of the magnificent Alps and a stone’s throw from the gorgeous Italian Lake District, Milan offers a sublime mixture of high end fashion, historical […]
In August of 2017, I wrote about the negative impact that large cruise ships were causing for small ports and historic city centres in a blog called Is my ship too big? […]
As we drive about England on our regular visits, we marvel at the landscape. For such a tiny island, England certainly has some amazing visual contrasts.
Settled by the Romans and once the cherished home for counts and dukes of Geneva and Savoy, Lake Annecy is a hidden gem whose pristine waters and charming villages have yet to […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]