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The master storyteller to Patagonia
Bruce Chatwin is an impossible act for a travel writer to follow. His classic 1977 travel book 'In Patagonia' is packed with astonishing experiences and memorable observations. Who could top a chapter-closer...

Sailing under the Star in Turkey and Greece
Brian Crisp discovers the delights of Greece and Turkey on board the Star Clipper. Day 1 Athens The trip from central Athens to its port is anything but simple. We cram four adults and eight suitcases...

The Royal treatment on European river cruises
One thing you can say about APT is that it certainly knows how to deliver the royal treatment to its guests. APT is the only river cruise operator on Europe’s waterways to offer Royal Collection European...

Journey to the Arctic wild
The sound was like a crack of thunder followed by the growl of a hungry belly. If you closed your eyes you could hear the clunk of ice cubes falling into the bottom of a glass. In the distance, there was...

Dance the dance of Mexico
The Mexican port of Cozumel looks a bit like a parking lot for giant cruise ships. There’s at least four docked as Carnival Legend, my home for a week on a Western Caribbean cruise, glides into port. In...

A majestic European rail journey with APT
Is there anything in travel more romantic than a train ride? It is still one of the most enchanting ways to get from point A to point B; especially in Europe. In centuries gone by Kings and Queens would...

Fighting the cruise curves
Anyone who has been on a cruise understands the predicament. Your normal eating habits also go on a holiday of their own with that big breakfast, followed by the three-or-more-course lunch and dinner seeming...
Last UpdatedNovember 26, 2019
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Uniworld SS Antoinette - Image courtesy Uniworld
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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