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Cruising with Catriona


Monday, August 26, 2019

I’m still in cruise mode – always a great mode to slip into – as I travel around the country on a speaking tour alongside Scenic. We are chatting all things cruising, aligned with my book The Best Of World Cruising, and I thought I’d answer some of the most commonly asked questions. 1. IF YOU ...

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Plane etiquette tips from the Queen of Travel Catriona Rowntree


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Did you hear the story about the guy who asked the ‘boomer’ to swap plane seats so he could sit next to his girlfriend and was ticked off when the man refused? Well it seems to have polarised our fellow travellers: is he a brat, or entitled to be ticked off? Opinions aside, I was ...

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Catriona Rowntree shares her favourite Valentine’s Day getaways


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Hi Catriona, Where do you recommend for romance? Valentine's Day is coming up and I need your tips so I can take my wife away! Thanks, Rob Dear Rob, I'm so glad you asked! Here are my Top Five Valentine's Day Getaways (and if you don't find action here you just aint trying!)... 1. The Cook Islands. If you want privacy, if ...

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Catriona’s Travel Tips – Your Travel Questions Answered #26!


Friday, November 2, 2018

Hi Catriona, I’m heading to Canada - British Columbia and Alberta, to be precise - from mid-December for six weeks. My family are keen skiers but I’m not so I’m hoping you may have some suggestions for things to do. Otherwise, I’ll be schlepping around in over-snow boots, going from coffee to hot choc to coffee, ...

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Catriona’s Travel Tips – Your Travel Questions Answered #25!


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hi Catriona, I’m travelling to the USA soon and I want to hit the ground running when I get there. Do you have any suggestions for women like me who are seeing the world on their own? Thanks! Irene Photo by Court Prather on Unsplash. Dear Irene, I’ve been in your shoes, so I’m compassionate. Before I share my tale, ...

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Catriona’s Travel Tips – Your Travel Questions Answered #24!


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Question: Hi Catriona, Can you please tell me how you manage to look good after those long-haul flights?! Kindest, Nadia Dearest Nadia, I quickly grabbed this photo this morning (above) for you, as I was bolting out the door. You have confirmed what I have always suspected: I’m not the only one who, against all our best intentions, suffers from tiredness but ...

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