Our total fail in Harbin aside, in early 2019 Mr Fluskey and I travelled the length of Asia by train over almost three weeks. We managed 4770 miles on the tracks! At the very start of our journey, on our flight to Shanghai, we had watched the map on the monitors, wondering what the landscape… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Reflections – The Good, The Bad and The Yummy
Your holiday to the sun is all booked, you are Caribbean-bound. Maybe you have put it together yourself, maybe through a Caribbean specialist like SN Travel, when an email pops through asking if you would like to upgrade your Virgin Atlantic flight. Thoughts of champagne bubbles popping at 35,000 feet start invading your thoughts, stretching… Continue reading Should you Upgrade your Virgin Atlantic Flight?
The Trans-Siberian Railway is without doubt, the world’s most famous train-based travel adventure in the planet. Through our Trans-Siberian Travels we learnt so much about how to plan for, pack for and organise the practicalities for a Trans-Siberian adventure. Let us guide you through how to plan a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway including our… Continue reading How to Plan a Trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway – Top Tips for the Trans-Siberian
South Africa is a country full of amazing adventures. Bucket list experiences can be had from the safaris of Kruger to the penguins of the Western Cape, and everything in between. For us, it was spending two amazing days on South Africa’s luxury train, The Blue Train. If you are considering ticking this incredibly experience… Continue reading How to Plan a Trip on The Blue Train, South Africa
The most daunting of any journey is the first step, and so it was quite the leap to begin our Trans-Siberian travels by travelling from Shanghai to Beijing by train.
If you are visiting Jerusalem, and want to explore Bethlehem as well then you have two options. You could pay a small fortune for an organised tour, or follow these simple steps and plan your own day trip to Bethlehem. Read on to discover how to reach Bethlehem, what to see and where to eat… Continue reading One Day in Bethlehem – An Independent Day Trip to Bethlehem
How can you make a relaxing stay at a relaxing resort even more relaxing? On a recent trip to Barbados, that challenge was taken up by the friendly and talented staff of The Tranquility Spa at The Club Barbados. This is a full run down (or is that rub down) of the experience. We were… Continue reading Tranquility Spa at The Club Barbados – A Review
Philadephia, in USA’s Pennsylvania, is chock full of history and is famous worldwide for its cheesesteaks Somehow, we had never hopped on a bus from our many visits to New York to explore. With a friend’s wedding a short drive away in Maryland, we decided to see what we were missing and spent two nights… Continue reading A Bed in Philadelphia -Apple Hostels of Philadelphia Review
Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway can be a daunting prospect. If you have never taken a long train journey before, you may not know what to expect. Never fear! On our Trans-Siberian adventure from Shanghai to St Petersburg, we picked up some great packing tips. Follow these and tick off the items as you go,… Continue reading Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway in Winter – Your Ultimate List
Swimming with turtles is one of my favourite underwater activities. It feels like such an honour to be sharing the waves with these chilled out denizens of the deep. That is why we had to ensure to book onto a turtle tour from The Club Barbados during our visit.