How to Celebrate Christmas in Vienna: Unwrapping the Magic


Are you considering taking a Vienna Christmas break but wondering what is open and what there is to do? Then you’ve come to the right place. I had a wonderful festive break in the Austrian capital and am excited to share my first-hand experiences. Read on to discover why you should spend Christmas in Vienna, […]

10 Reasons to Visit Iran at Least Once in Your Life

ancient bridge in isfahan at dusk

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 2024?

exterior of cruise ship cabins with balconies and lifeboats

Offering an easy and safe way to visit multiple destinations in comfort, cruising is a fabulous option for those travelling alone, especially for beginner solo travellers. However, brutal single supplements have placed solo cruising beyond the budget of many travellers. I know because I have several solo cruises, many of which were not kind on […]

Travel to Syria Before The War: A Personal Reflection

dome and minaret at sunset

On our descent into Aleppo airport, the Syrian landscape was a mosaic of sparkling green mosque lights. Ibrahim, a proud Syrian Kurd and my companion on the journey from London via Beirut, was looking forward to a long-overdue reunion with his family and his fiancée. It had been six years since he had been home, […]