Caledonian Sleeper First Class Review: Is the Club Room Worth It?

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Sleeper trains are more than just a practical way of covering a large distance in one overnight journey. They are laden with the promise of excitement and adventure, evoking a golden age of rail travel romanticised by Agatha Christie. Minus the murders, that is.   A UK staycation gave me the chance to try out […]

13 Cruise Ship Cabins to Avoid (Don’t Book These!)

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Avoid a costly mistake as a first-time cruiser with this list of cruise ship cabins to avoid. As a first-time cruiser, choosing a cabin can seem overwhelming. What’s the deal with inside staterooms? Should you select fore, midship or aft? But the decision goes a little bit deeper than cabin type and how far along […]

Should You Visit Santorini on a Cruise?

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Its legendary beauty notwithstanding, should you visit Santorini on a cruise? Welcome to the poster child of Greece and the face that launched a thousand screen savers. Santorini, the southernmost island in the Cyclades, is one of the most photographed places on the planet. Santorini owes its striking appearance to a dramatic geological event. Once […]

Virgin Trains (Avanti West Coast) First Class Review: Is It Worth It? (2021 Update)

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2021 Update: When I travelled between London and Glasgow in September 2019, the service was operated by Virgin Trains. This franchise was taken over by Avanti West Coast on 8th December 2019. During the coronavirus pandemic, the first-class service may be scaled down and therefore not as described in this article. To avoid disappointment, check Avanti […]