On the lovely island of Barbados for a week, we discover a Thomas-the-Tank-Engine-cute little train which huffs and puffs to the top of the hill and back.
As many of you know, our wine scribe Jim Walker operates Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club and imports wine from France’s southern Rhône region into Ontario. He, along with his wife and vinous […]
Cruising has expanded exponentially since the 1970s and there are now more than 300 cruise ships plying the seas in almost every part of the world. But Millennials are abandoning traditional types […]
On December 7, 1941, 78 years ago today, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a pre-emptive strike against the US naval base at Pearl Harbour, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt named […]
At the Malmaison hotel in Cheltenham I discover the secret to perfect creamy scrambled eggs in my continuing quest for comfort foods. I’ve only recently come to like scrambled eggs. I suppose […]
It was the final day of our wine scribe Jim Walker’s 1988 weeklong assault on the storied wineries of Bordeaux. That morning he and his thirsty band of imbibers had visited three […]
Tucked along the mountainous coast between Levanto and Portovenere, the remote villages of the Cinque Terre lie within a beautiful national park with steep terraces, pretty harbours and cliff-side hiking trails that […]
Leaving a touching memorial service at the Royal Hospital, home to the renowned Chelsea Pensioners in London, and as the sun was setting, I came across a life-size silhouette of a silent […]
Searching the UK for acceptable pub food, what I would call true comfort food, is proving a tough challenge.
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 […]