How to find the best last minute travel deals

How to find the best last minute travel deals

Whether your planning a staycation or booking a last-minute holiday abroad, here are my money-saving tips for finding the best travel deals from over 30 years in the travel industry.

Cool camping gadgets for your next outdoor adventure

Cool camping gadgets for your next outdoor adventure

Right now, the only option we may have is camping in our back garden, if we’re lucky enough to have one. But these restrictions won’t last forever, so now is the time to dream and plan your next adventure large or small. In the meantime, if you do have a garden and the weather is warm enough why not set up a tent and have a mini-adventure in your backyard. The kids will love it!

Why it is never too late to travel

Why it is never too late to travel

Now is the era of the silver traveller, the over fifty-somethings. They’re richer in both time and money, as children leave the nest and mortgages are paid off. A whole new world of travel possibilities are there for the taking.

25 Top Travel Tips: How to get the most out of your next great adventure

25 Top Travel Tips: How to get the most out of your next great adventure

Whether you’re planning a long weekend in an exciting city with your partner, a week in the sun with friends or a solo round-the-world-adventure, here are my top travel tips that I’ve picked up over thirty-plus years of travelling and more than twenty years working in the travel industry. These simple hacks will help you get the most out of your travels, from how to prepare before you go, what to pack, where to find the best places to eat and how to make the most of your time while you are away.

37 top tips for first-time visitors to Japan

37 top tips for first-time visitors to Japan

From translating Japanese menus to using public transport, never blowing your nose in public to navigating your way around a high-tech toilet, here are 37 top tips that I’m sure will be invaluable to anyone travelling to Japan for the first time.

Best travel clothes for women

Best travel clothes for women

I’ve been travelling for over 30 years and I’ve learnt the hard way which brands I can rely on. Here’s my round-up for the best travel clothes for women.

Going solo in Lisbon

Going solo in Lisbon

As people gathered by the waterfront at Terreiro do Paço watching the setting sun I found a perch on a low wall and joined them. A busker was playing a guitar, a beguiling melody drifting through the air. As the sky changed colours through shades of blues, pinks, golds and yellows, I sat there smiling to myself, feeling a sense of freedom and excitement. I’d arrived in Lisbon that afternoon and was wondering what adventures I would have over the next few days. There is something so exhilarating about visiting a new city alone.

Cultural cock-ups and travelling mishaps

Cultural cock-ups and travelling mishaps

When we travel, I believe that we are ambassadors for our country. We should respect other cultures and seek to gain respect from others. No matter how well-travelled we are, however, it is still possible to make mistakes when we visit a different country, especially...
Going solo in Rome

Going solo in Rome

Rome is a great city to explore whether with others or own your own. I felt perfectly safe as a woman alone in Rome. Here are my solo travel tips from my experience of travelling to Rome alone.

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