Tucked along the mountainous coast between Levanto and Portovenere, the remote villages of the Cinque Terra lie within a beautiful national park with steep terraces, pretty harbours and cliff-side hiking trails that […]
Britain’s success over the centuries has been based on its ships and its navy. I’ve been driving around the island to see a few historic examples that have been rescued, revived or […]
The Hebridean Islands of western Scotland are one of the most magical and majestic places to cruise in the world. And there’s no better way to experience their beauty than on a […]
With the entire 30-year old Inspector Morse series being rerun on PBS and Britbox, it’s time to revisit the city of ‘dreaming spires.’
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.