Seine River Cruise III

by Wednesday, October 21, 2015

My Mum (Heather) and I were loving every minute of our Scenic Tours all-inclusive luxury ‘Gems of the Seine’ River Cruise. We began our journey by discovering amazing parts of Paris on foot with a Scenic Guide. From there it was on to Rouen where Joan of Arc met her demise. Then to Normandy where we paid our ...

Seine River Cruise II

by Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The first leg of our Scenic Tours Seine River Cruise was enthralling. We settled into Scenic’s Space-Ship, the newest and most sophisticated passenger ship on the river, and after spending glorious time in Paris, we cruised north-west to Normandy before an emotional visit to the Somme Battlefields. On board the luxurious Space-Ship, we cruised our way to ...

UK’s Prettiest Villages

by Friday, October 30, 2015

The Cotswolds is generally thought to be England’s prettiest area. 80% of it is farmland with animals grazing on the verdant hillsides a very common sight. During the medieval 13th to 15th centuries, Cotswold sheep (known as the Cotswold lion) were famous throughout Europe for their high quality fleece which commanded a high price. The generated wealth enabled traders to build fine houses and wonderful churches, known as “wool churches”.

Cairns Wildlife Safari

by Monday, October 19, 2015

I'm probably one of very few people who can claim to having breakfast with fifteen lions. I didn’t have to take a long fight to Africa – in fact I went to a most unlikely destination. Far North Queensland! The Wildlife Safari Reserve is in Koah, a 40 minute drive west of Cairns. It’s home to lions, ...

Lord Howe Island

by Wednesday, October 21, 2015

There are very few places in the world with no high-rise, mobile phone coverage, ATMs, where cars must not drive over 25 kpm and just 400 tourists are allowed at any one time. Sound too good to be true? Well, I found all that and more on Lord Howe Island, 600 kilometres east of Sydney, and ...