Travel Blog

Reflections on China

by Andrew Matheson
On our recent tour of China's Silk Road jaws…
October 18, 2018/by Kathryn Hunter

The Great Game

By Andrew Matheson
For more than 2,000 years Kashgar was the…
October 4, 2018/by Kathryn Hunter

Time for confusion

by Andrew Matheson
We gather in the hotel lobby to head off…
September 21, 2018/by Kathryn Hunter

Making the desert bloom

by Andrew Matheson
Little known fact.  While most people know…
September 19, 2018/by Kathryn Hunter

It sure is a great wall!

by Andrew Matheson
That's what Richard Nixon reportedly said…
September 17, 2018/by Kathryn Hunter

Starting along the Silk Road

by Andrew Matheson
Our journey along China's Silk Road has begun…
September 12, 2018/by Kathryn Hunter

Antarctica – A once in a lifetime experience – with Rosanne Matheson



John and I have just returned from Antarctica.…
May 29, 2017/by Rochelle D

Inverness – the “capital” of the Highlands.

Today is a day off for Kevin, our driver, and therefore a free…
September 20, 2017/by Rochelle D

Walking Sicily & Southern Italy with Pat Mandeno

Pedro, our bus driver has kept us entertained with his ability…
June 6, 2017/by Rochelle D

Globalisation, medieval style…with Andrew Matheson

What do Bergen, Bruges and London have in common?  They all…
August 9, 2017/by Kathryn Hunter

Caledonian Canal – Scotland

The Highlands of Scotland
The Caledonian Canal really is a marvellous…
September 28, 2017/by Rochelle D


It's been a most interesting two days in Orkney.   A place…
September 20, 2017/by Rochelle D

Edinburgh – Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Tonight is our third and last night in Edinburgh.   We've loved…
September 20, 2017/by Rochelle D

Lapland or Sápmi? Lapps or Sámi?…with Andrew Matheson

Most school students in New Zealand learn that the very north…
August 2, 2017/by Kathryn Hunter

Two who didn’t make it home…with Andrew Matheson

For a remote country with a small population, New Zealand does…
July 25, 2017/by Kathryn Hunter

This town is on the move…with Andrew Matheson

Our most northerly stop in Swedish Lapland was in the town of…
July 20, 2017/by Kathryn Hunter

Land of the midnight sun? with Andrew Matheson

This is definite bucket list material. Our train travelling north…
July 18, 2017/by Kathryn Hunter

Sweden’s Interior and Lapland by Train with Andrew Matheson

All around the world disused railways are being repurposed as…
July 14, 2017/by Kathryn Hunter

Walking Sicily & Southern Italy with Pat Mandeno

After flying from Sicily to Bari, we transfer to Matera. It is…
June 6, 2017/by Rochelle D

Walking Iceland with Warwick Silvester

The unique attraction of Iceland as a destination is its geography,…
October 4, 2016/by Kathryn Hunter

South America by Train with Gerald Bailey

I'll try to write this on today's 10-hour train trip from Puno…
September 7, 2016/by Kathryn Hunter

South America by Train with Gerald Bailey

We didn't embark on this adventure in search of fame or notoriety…
September 7, 2016/by Kathryn Hunter

South America by Train with Gerald Bailey

Three nights in Buenos Aires, a 5.30am wake-up call, and we're…
August 30, 2016/by Kathryn Hunter

On Your Bike Cuba 2014



After leaving the Cuban capital of Havana,…
December 3, 2014/by Rosanne Matheson

The Tuscan Landscape

Walking Italy Tour

The Tuscan landscape really is unique:…
September 30, 2014/by Rosanne Matheson

Walking Italy 2014

Italy Walking Tour


So far, we've been blessed with…
September 18, 2014/by Rosanne Matheson

The Orkney Islands – Scotland 2014


In 1850 a gale tore away some of the sand dunes along…
September 11, 2014/by Rosanne Matheson

Scotland – Inverness to Orkney

Should Scotland become independent?

As the referendum…
August 27, 2014/by Rosanne Matheson

Bike & Barge Highlights 2015

We began our first day of the Bike and Barge adventure early…
August 13, 2015/by Rosanne Matheson

Alaska Highlights

Lots and lots more highlights so will only give brief summaries:


May 28, 2015/by Rosanne Matheson

Alaska By Small Ship 2015 – Update


We have arrived in Juneau and disembarked this morning.

May 25, 2015/by Rosanne Matheson

East meets West Japan 2014


I had a great trip to Japan last November, courtesy…
May 5, 2015/by Rosanne Matheson

Marquesas 2013

Marquesas Magic

By Professor Peter Oettli

Tour Manager…
April 8, 2014/by Rosanne Matheson

Peru – A Tale Of Two Taxis

While some countries have strict rules regulating taxis, Peru…
April 19, 2012/by Rosanne Matheson

Sri Lanka – We’re Failures As Tea Pluckers!

Nuwara Eliya is known as "Little England". It's near here that…
April 19, 2012/by Rosanne Matheson

Slovenia And Croatia – History Enhanced By Nature

I was fortunate to be able to travel to Slovenia and Croatia…
April 19, 2012/by Rosanne Matheson

Flowering Holland

It sounds like a cliché, but no visit to the Netherlands is…
April 19, 2012/by Rosanne Matheson

Meeting Monks In Laos – Worth The Early Morning Wake Up!

 It was really early – about 6am, but we were assured…
April 19, 2012/by Rosanne Matheson

Slovenia Ham Tasting!

We are having a wonderful time in Slovenia - what an unexpected…
October 10, 2012/by Rosanne Matheson

River Life in Myanmar

Friday 08 November - Friday 22 November 2013

The Journey

October 10, 2012/by Rosanne Matheson

Walking the Pathway of the Gods

Today we walked the Sentiere degli Dei, high on the Amalfi coastline.

October 3, 2012/by Rosanne Matheson