Oban Distillery Tour: 7 Things I Learnt About Whisky

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There was a collective intake of breath as ‘Magic Mike’, our Oban Distillery tour guide, prepared to share his three cardinal rules for judging the quality of Scotch whisky.  “First, it needs to be in my hand. Second, it needs to taste good.”  As he paused for dramatic effect, we leaned in closer. “Finally, the third and most […]

7 Reasons for Spending Christmas in Vienna (& The Best Things to Do)

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Christmas in Vienna is magical. With its imperial architecture, magnificent museums, classical music scene and cafes galore, Vienna is a superb destination at any time of year. But at Christmas, it is transformed into a sparkling, festive wonderland, and one that is well and truly open for business. And Vienna is a great destination if […]

10 Reasons to Visit Iran at Least Once in Your Life

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Let’s face it. Iran is not likely to be the first country that comes to mind when choosing your next travel destination. The international media paint the country in a less than favourable light. Due to historical or current issues, diplomatic relations with some countries are strained. If you are a UK, American or Canadian […]

Are Single Cruise Cabins Good Value in 2022?

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Offering an easy and safe way to visit multiple destinations in comfort, cruising is a fabulous option for those travelling alone. It’s a shame then that an absence of single cruise cabins and single supplements approaching 100 per cent have penalised solo travellers. Here’s the thing; it has not been in cruise lines’ interests to include […]