Culture on the Danube

Back come our popular cruise reviews, and for the first time we are reporting on a river cruise. ‘Far from the madding crowd’ could be an apposite title for a river cruise on a luxury vessel named after the great British author Thomas Hardy, writes John Barr. When you add the romantic Blue Danube and […]

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A matter of National DisTrust

I’ve been lucky enough to travel much of the world, but one place that always feels like home is Wicken Fen. If you don’t know of it, it is a patch of Cambridgeshire countryside that has been allowed to return to the state it was in before the Fens were drained. As a result, it […]

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Evie goes to Cornwall….and learns a lesson

“Make yourselves at home – and please feel free to light the log burner if you are cold,” said Farmer Richard. “Evie will probably enjoy relaxing in front of the fire of an evening.” Evie seemed to agree: she wiggled her bottom and stuck her nose gratefully into Farmer Richard’s hand, writes Robin Mead. Evie, […]

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Top five places to visit in Lisbon

Our favourite contributor, Peter Horrocks, has been exploring Lisbon, which remains Portugal’s number one attraction ahead of Funchal, Porto, Albufiera, Portimao and Lagos.
He points out that the city has grown in popularity in recent years, due to its reputation as both a gourmet centre and trendy place to be. We’ve been to Lisbon countless times, […]

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Top Ten Things to Do in Hong Kong

Popular guest writer Scott Anderson, from The Luxury Cruise Company, is back! Back from Hong Kong, to be precise, and he returns with his “Top Ten Best Things to Do” in the city that is one of the world’s most popular cruising destinations: Situated on the south eastern seaboard of China, the populous city of […]

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“Press Trip” takes the lid off…er…Press trips

Is it an autobiography? A Fleet Street memoir? Or a travelogue? Hopefully, my latest book, “Press Trip” is all three – as well as taking readers on a rollicking ride around the world in the company of some larger-than-life characters. “Press Trip” has been available as an e-book, on Amazon, for a year now, and […]

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The man who bought everything

Robin Mead admires the Burrell Collection in its purpose-built Glasgow home Wouldn’t it be nice to have enough money to buy anything you wanted? How about a really grand house? Or bigger car, perhaps. And a luxurious holiday, like a world cruise. But once you were back from that round-the-world tour, what else would there […]

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Kipling’s Sussex home takes the cake

Anyone who has been a Cub Scout will recognize the names of Akela, Baloo, Bagheera and Kim: names traditionally given to Cub leaders.  They are all animals in The Jungle Book, and all sprang from the fertile imagination of one of Britain’s most prolific authors and poets, Rudyard Kipling, writes Robin Mead. Kipling spent time […]

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Top Ten Things to Do in Seattle

As the home port for many Alaskan cruises, Seattle has developed into a year-round destination because of the wide range of activities available whatever the weather. Set amid the glorious scenery of the Pacific North West, it is well worth exploring. Here, our popular guest columnist Scott Anderson, from the Luxury Cruise Company (www.theluxurycruisecompany.com), picks […]

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Top Ten Things to Do in Hong Kong

He’s back! Our popular guest columnist Scott Anderson, from the Luxury Cruise Company (www.theluxurycruisecompany.com) has been travelling in the mysterious East, and has come back with his suggestions for The Top Ten Things to Do in Hong Kong. Hong Kong offers visitors the opportunity to experience a cultural experience in a unique setting where east meets west, writes […]

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