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 […]
Many of Yorkshire’s great stately homes were used in filming the British television series Victoria and the most famous of these is Castle Howard.
If you’ve been thinking about taking a cruise, you’re not alone. A recent study conducted by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says that 30 million travelers will take a cruise in […]
The second evening of our 10-day Mediterranean cruise began with such promise. But it quickly went downhill when I tried to keep up with our twenty-something off-spring and party into the wee […]
I used to love visiting the East Coast of Florida and watching beautiful sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean. But once I saw a sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, that all changed.
“Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson and driving through England’s pastures green, with spires looming on the horizon, I can see why.
Tucked away in the Cotswold countryside, Sudeley Castle is a restored Tudor ruin with a wonderful secret.