Travel Blog

2019 Photo competition

Thank you to everyone who entered our photo competition for 2019.…
January 14, 2020/by Kathryn Hunter

This is what keeps Tibet alive

By Andrew Matheson

Tibet takes your breath away, and not only…
July 11, 2019/by Kathryn Hunter

A diversity hotspot

Andrew Matheson

Bai, Dai, Yi, Miao, Naxi, Wa.  Words we…
June 26, 2019/by Kathryn Hunter

The Greek Cuisine Tour

By Val Jones

This morning we went on a real treat of a tour…
May 3, 2019/by Kathryn Hunter

Crossing the line

By Andrew Matheson

Land borders can be a bit of a novelty…
January 30, 2019/by Kathryn Hunter

Thoughts of a traveller – Myanmar 2018

by Donald McFadyen

During the winter past I got itchy feet…
January 24, 2019/by Kathryn Hunter

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

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

Inverness – the “capital” of the Highlands.

By Gerald Bailey
Today is a day off for Kevin, our driver, and…
September 20, 2017/by Rochelle D

Walking Sicily & Southern Italy

By Pat Mandeno
Pedro, our bus driver has kept us entertained…
June 6, 2017/by Rochelle D

Globalisation, medieval style…

By Andrew Matheson
What do Bergen, Bruges and London have in…
August 9, 2017/by Kathryn Hunter

Caledonian Canal – Scotland

By Gerald Bailey
The Caledonian Canal really is a marvellous…
September 28, 2017/by Rochelle D


By Gerald Bailey
It's been a most interesting two days in Orkney.  …
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?

By Andrew Matheson
Most school students in New Zealand learn…
August 2, 2017/by Kathryn Hunter

Two who didn’t make it home

By Andrew Matheson
For a remote country with a small population,…
July 25, 2017/by Kathryn Hunter

This town is on the move

By Andrew Matheson
Our most northerly stop in Swedish Lapland…
July 20, 2017/by Kathryn Hunter

Land of the midnight sun?

By Andrew Matheson
This is definite bucket list material. Our…
July 18, 2017/by Kathryn Hunter

Sweden’s Interior and Lapland by Train

By Andrew Matheson
All around the world disused railways are…
July 14, 2017/by Kathryn Hunter

Walking Sicily & Southern Italy

By Pat Mandeno
After flying from Sicily to Bari, we transfer…
June 6, 2017/by Rochelle D

Walking in Iceland

By Warwick Silvester
The unique attraction of Iceland as a destination…
October 4, 2016/by Kathryn Hunter

South America by Train – Puno to Cusco

By Gerald Bailey
I'll try to write this on today's 10-hour train…
September 7, 2016/by Kathryn Hunter

South America by Train – daily observations

By Gerald Bailey
We didn't embark on this adventure in search…
September 7, 2016/by Kathryn Hunter

South America by Train – heading to Salta

By Gerald Bailey
Three nights in Buenos Aires, a 5.30am wake-up…
August 30, 2016/by Kathryn Hunter

On Your Bike Cuba

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

The Tuscan Landscape

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

Walking in Italy

By Gerald Bailey
So far, we've been blessed with fine weather…
September 18, 2014/by Rosanne Matheson

The Orkney Islands, Scotland

By Rosanne Matheson
In 1850 a gale tore away some of the sand…
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