The Joy of Travel

Chichen Itza: Mayan miracle

Feb 18, 2015 / 5:00 am

The archeological site of Chichen Itza is located approximately 150 kms from Cancun, roughly a 2.5 hour drive along beautifully paved toll highways. The site...

Personality types: travel types

Feb 11, 2015 / 5:00 am

As a part of my 2015 resolutions, I promised to be more introspective in an effort to be more interesting to both myself and others. I’ve been reading...

When is a private tour appropriate?

Feb 4, 2015 / 5:00 am

With the right preparation and research, a private tour guide doesn’t have to be an expensive indulgence! You’ve spent the last few years planning a...

The Quantum 'leap'!

Jan 28, 2015 / 5:00 am

RCCL’s newest addition to its fleet is sure to put the WOW back into family cruising! Even the most jaded of teenagers will be unable to remain unmoved by...

Off the beaten path: Sihanoukville

Jan 21, 2015 / 5:00 am

I had just completed a 12 day tour with Imaginative Traveller through Laos and Cambodia. A wonderful small group tour operator which embodied the culture and...

The art of travel

Jan 7, 2015 / 5:00 am

Each individual’s motivation to travel is personal and unique. To some, it is simply a means to visit family to share in creating new memories with people...

Great Barrier Reef at its best!

Dec 10, 2014 / 5:00 am

The perfect inclusion to a Cairns stopover, The Quicksilver Barrier Reef cruise remains the most awarded reef cruise company in Australia. Your day begins with...

Scams to watch for while travelling

Dec 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

There’s nothing worse than that sinking feeling when you realize you’ve “been had”. With a little fore-knowledge you can be prepared to...

Camel riding in the Thar Desert

Nov 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

Jaisalmer - the name alone evokes images of fierce maharaji atop trumpeting war elephants, sabres clashing in battles of a bygone era. The “Golden...

Air travel with pets

Nov 19, 2014 / 6:00 am

Travelling with your pets is not for the “last minute” traveller! There are a number of restrictions for both onboard cabin kennels as well as for...

Phnom Pehn - the pearl of Asia

Nov 12, 2014 / 6:00 am

The capital city of Cambodia was considered to be one of the most beautiful French-built cities of Indochina during the 1920’s. Today she is home to a...

More to Kauai than just beaches

Nov 5, 2014 / 5:00 am

Kauai visitors will soon be able to access a range of Garden Isle history and culture, including multimedia video and interactive imagery inspired by ancient...

Old name - new concept!

Oct 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

So another well known hotel chain has joined the ranks of the all-inclusive! Welcome to Hyatt’s Ziva and Zilara Resorts! Hyatt spent four years...

The beaches of Aquitaine

Oct 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

Funny how even the most spectacular scenery can become redundant, and so it was on our third day of cycling through the Medoc and Dordogne Valleys that we tired...

Beyond Bordeaux: Saint Emilion

Oct 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

After two indulgent days of shopping, touring and eating in Bordeaux we set off on our bikes to our first destination. The medieval town of Saint Emilion, home...

Beautiful Bordeaux

Oct 8, 2014 / 5:00 am

While you were all enjoying our local Fall Wine Fest, I was exploring the second largest wine growing region in the world! Bordeaux, located in the Southwest...

The mechanics of checking in

Oct 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

What are the true parameters required for checking in for flights? That question can be answered in many ways depending on the logistics of your travel...

Shore excursions: to book or not?

Sep 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

Wow! You’ve finally booked that dream cruise you’ve always wanted! Lucky you. Now comes the planning part. Your cruise consultant will likely...

Buying jewelry while abroad

Sep 10, 2014 / 5:00 am

A couple of months ago I noticed that the aquamarine ring I purchased while on holiday in India had a loose claw...the stone was wobbling. I took it to my...

Things to know before driving in Europe!

Sep 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

Many of my clients are “free spirits”. Travellers to whom a rail or bus schedule is simply seen as a barrier to having the freedom to hit the road...