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? (2022 Update)

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2022 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. I love train travel; the sense of distance, the evolving landscape, the ability to stretch your legs. Whether it’s maxing out the Japan Rail […]