Amsterdam Top Six Moments

My trip to Amsterdam was filled with light and water, lined with somber red bricked buildings topped with unique gables, the whir of bicycle tyres and the wind in my hair. This canalside city has many charms, but here are my favourite Amsterdam top six moments. 1. Walking along the Jordaan canals in early morning light…

One week in Myanmar

It seems that Myanmar is the place to be at the moment. Decades after being closed off to the world, this once inward looking country known as Burma is opening up to foreign investment and tourist dollars, now that The Lady, Aung San Suu Kyi has officially sanctioned visitors. There is plenty to see and do in…

DIY: Statue of Liberty cruise vs Staten Island ferry

The Lady Liberty is one of New York City’s top sights and each year hundreds flock to see her. The best way to visit is via a Statue of Liberty cruise, run by Circle Line Cruises. The cruise takes you to Liberty Island itself, where you can get off and explore the Statue for $29….

DIY Stonehenge & Bath, UK

Located on the plains of Salisbury, just a few hours south west of London, Stonehenge is a World Heritage site dating back to Neolithic or early Bronze Age times, about 3,500 years ago. The structure is still an enigma. There are many theories of why Stonehenge was built, but no confirmed reasons for this ancient,…

DIY: Norway in a Nutshell

Norway in a Nutshell is a popular tour that takes visitors through beautiful fjord landscapes. The tour goes along the picturesque Bergen railway, steep but stunning Flåm Railway, then on a boat through the Aurlandsfjord and the narrow Nærøyfjord. You can customise this tour with overnight stops, activities, and accommodation. You can also start or finish the…

A few of my favourite walks: London

London’s beauty only fully reveals itself when you take to her streets. There’s nothing quite like feeling the centuries of history underneath your feet as you wander down a cobblestone alley or as you try to imagine what Dickens saw as he strode down the same streets, decades ago. Here a few of my favourite London walks….

Bolivia: Silver mines of Potosi

It is a cool, quiet morning when we arrive in this formerly wealthy mining town, and after checking in, we book a tour to a silver mine in Cerro Rico, a nearby mountain. Potosi is the highest city in the world of its size, at 4,090m. The city was incredibly important in colonial times –…