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Luxury river cruising on the Rhine with Uniworld
As one of the most popular European rivers to holiday on, the Rhine has its fair share of river cruise ships. Which means there are times when ships need to tie up next to one another so passengers can...

A Beginner's Self Drive Boating Holiday in Ireland
"This is like a scene out of Disney's Jungle Cruise!" Captain Zac was right. As we gently cruised along a narrow stretch of inky water surrounded by lush vegetation that was so very very green it almost...
Last UpdatedAugust 1, 2019
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Smooth cruising - 8 classic boat journeys
Travelling by boat is an excellent way to experience a country or  destination. From cruising down the mighty Amazon using local boats or lazy days spent on a houseboat on Australia’s Murray River,...

Antarctica: Cold Feat
How often have you seen postcards or photos of some fabulous travel destination only to be disappointed when you finally see it in real life? And if that destination is also marketed as a legendary last...
Last UpdatedSeptember 16, 2018
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Sailing the Nile: A journey upstream in a felucca
In my rush to meet the other passengers, I had forgotten my manners and looked down to see my footprints marked on the soft foam beneath my feet. I sheepishly returned to the bow of the boat to remove...
Last UpdatedAugust 23, 2018
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Lazing around on the Kerala backwaters in southern India
ANDREW MARSHALL gets to know Kerala on a kettuvallam (converted rice boat) as he watches rural life unfold along the backwaters of southern India. The slap-slop of clothing being thrashed to within an...
Last UpdatedSeptember 22, 2018
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What’s all the fuss about Antarctica?
The great frozen continent divides travellers and even the greatest explorers. Repeat offender, Roderick Eime, buys into the debate. We all remember the two most famous of Antarctic names: Scott and Amundsen....
Last UpdatedOctober 16, 2018
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How to travel to Antarctica on a budget
The frozen continent is a dream destination for many travellers, however, the cost of even a short trip is so high that few are able to make it a reality. The strict legislation in place is to help protect...
Last UpdatedAugust 14, 2018
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Float your boat – Exploring Britain's canals
Britain's network of canals are the perfect, stress-free way to see the countryside from a whole new perspective. “There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about...

Nile Cruise
It’s my first morning in Egypt and I’m standing in the Temple of Luxor, struggling to take in the sheer size and scale of the place. Of course, like everyone else, I’ve seen the photographs and television...
Last UpdatedJuly 19, 2018
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Cruising the Mediterranean by tall ship
There’s something unbelievably majestic about a tall ship silently leaving port under sail for the deep blue of the ocean. No motor noise fills the air, just the low burr of ropes pulling through winches...
Last UpdatedSeptember 10, 2018
Tags   Europe     Greece     greek islands     Italy     sicily  
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On top at the bottom: Exploring Cape Horn
Here in the Strait of Magellan, at the bottom of South America where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet, it’s all about the weather. The captain and crew of the Ventus Australis have said repeatedly...