Asia · Train · Travel

Trans-Siberian Travels – Beijing to Harbin by Train

Travelling from Shanghai to St Petersburg by train has to come under the heading “bucket list travel”. The Trans-Siberian (or Trans-Manchurian in our case) is one of those travel experiences that is almost a rite of passage. Travelling from Beijing to Harbin by train was the second leg of our epic Trans-Siberian Travels…and a pretty… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Travels – Beijing to Harbin by Train

Africa · Train

How to Plan a Trip on The Blue Train, South Africa

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

Europe · Flights · Review · Travel

A Review of airBaltic A220-300 Business Class LGW – RIX – LGW

AirBaltic is Latvia’s national airline, although you would never know it. Great prices and a lack of flag in their logo makes it seem like a private company, rather than 80% state-owned. Mind you, I only know this with hindsight. When I checked in for my airBaltic flight to Riga, I just thought they were… Continue reading A Review of airBaltic A220-300 Business Class LGW – RIX – LGW

Food · North America · Review · Travel

Discovering Venice Beach Through Food – A Secret Food Tours Review

Venice Beach is a suburb of Los Angeles but it feels like a totally different place. Eclectic shopping, relaxed pedestrian strolling and delicious tastes abound. To learn all about this chilled out spot, and to have rather a fabulous selection of dishes for lunch, we joined Secret Food Tours on their Venice Beach tour. NB:… Continue reading Discovering Venice Beach Through Food – A Secret Food Tours Review

Food · North America · Review · Travel

8 Foods You Must Try in New Orleans – A Sidewalk Food Tour Review

New Orleans is a culinary wonder. Influences have poured in from France, the Caribbean, the British and more recently, the Vietnamese. It has led to a city that is rightly known for its unique flavours. Creole meets Cajun, meets American, meets European. It’s quite the melting pot. So what better way to get under the… Continue reading 8 Foods You Must Try in New Orleans – A Sidewalk Food Tour Review

North America · Review · Travel

Getting Spooky with the Ghosts of New Orleans – A Ghost City Tours Review

New Orleans has an air of the macabre about it. Whether it is the city of the dead graveyards, the voodoo rituals and rights in the city’s parks of the gaunt faces of hungover bachelorettes climbing gingerly into their minivans early in the morning. With Halloween just three days away we joined Ghost City Tours… Continue reading Getting Spooky with the Ghosts of New Orleans – A Ghost City Tours Review

Accommodation · Caribbean · Review · Travel

Tranquility Spa at The Club Barbados – A Review

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

Accommodation · North America · Review · Travel

A Bed in Philadelphia -Apple Hostels of Philadelphia 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