The Joy of Travel

Mother of the bride

May 23, 2017 / 3:00 pm

The setting was pure perfection: beautiful turquoise water, a salt-kissed tropical breeze and love was truly in the air. Last week, 40-odd family and friends...

Flying with common sense

May 9, 2017 / 3:00 pm

People must shake their heads and wonder about common sense and courtesy when viewing on social media the overwhelming accounts of unruly passengers, security...

Terrific teen travel

May 2, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Every now and then a promotion crosses my desk that truly warrants extra exposure. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the fact that children two to...

Free weddings anything but

Apr 25, 2017 / 3:00 pm

You’re engaged! You’re high on love and can’t stop looking at your sparkly engagement ring. Quickly and inevitably the questions start: ...

Never say never

Apr 11, 2017 / 3:00 pm

“I don’t do groups." “I’m not a group person.” “Groups are boring and stifling.” In my line of work, I often get...

Priceless times at sea

Apr 4, 2017 / 3:00 pm

“Come on Grampa, I dare you.” This phrase was overheard while a gentleman was being harnessed into the zip line experience aboard RCCL’s...

Don't forget your visa

Mar 28, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Make sure you have your travel visas. I’m not talking about credit cards, although travelling with more than one credit card is always a good idea in case...

Easter Island enigma

Mar 14, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Every ardent traveller has a bucket list of destinations. Recently, I helped some clients check Easter Island off their list. For some, the unresolved mysteries...

Where's my luggage?

Mar 7, 2017 / 3:00 pm

It seems incomprehensible that in today’s world of computers and tracking systems that thousands of pieces of luggage still go missing daily. I suppose...

Don't wait for 'one day'

Feb 28, 2017 / 3:00 pm

How many times have you put your travel plans on hold to accommodate someone else’s budget or calendar? Are you always accommodating your travelling...

Mystical Machu Picchu

Feb 21, 2017 / 3:00 pm

One of my first “bucket list” trips was to Machu Picchu, Peru. I was recently out of a bad relationship and looking for some spiritual sustenance...

Cupid's Corner

Feb 7, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Are you looking forward to Valentine’s Day with gloom or glee? For those of us who are relationship challenged, it tends to be something to ignore or...

Andalusian glory

Jan 31, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Andalusia is the gateway to the Last Arabian frontier. As you gaze across the rolling vistas, memories of conquistadors and marauding Moorish caliphs flood the...

Travel Trump-ed?

Jan 24, 2017 / 3:00 pm

I'm not a political aficionado. I don’t pretend to understand NAFTA agreements or NATO obligations, but I know I’ve had a real knee-jerk...

Travel and technology

Jan 17, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Technology and the travel industry have a love-hate relationship. Our degree of connectivity with our preferred suppliers and quick and easy answers to...

Travel trends this year

Jan 10, 2017 / 11:00 am

Well, I can’t lie. 2017 has begun with an onslaught of negative elements. Unsettled economy, fear mongering, chaos, a sense of hopelessness. Losers are...

Travel changes you

Dec 20, 2016 / 3:00 pm

I’ve written about my own wanderlust, the restlessness that creeps in along the edges of my every-day life, drifting into my daydreams and toying with my...

Costa Rica bound

Dec 13, 2016 / 3:00 pm

Costa Rica is the perfect destination for the adventure and nature-loving traveller. It has volcanoes, surfing, exotic animals, river rafting, zip lining and...

Santa's travelling tips

Dec 6, 2016 / 3:00 pm

The festive season is fast approaching and with it the stress of shopping, baking and travel to visit friends and family. Travel during this holiday season can...

Freewheeling in Vallarta

Nov 22, 2016 / 3:00 pm

My baby sister passed a milestone birthday last week. I won’t say which as it tends to age me. Suffice it to say that she felt its significance warranted...