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For landlubbers yearning for tranquillity, Uniworld, voted ‘No. 1 River Cruise Line’ at Travel and Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards, offers the ultimate retreat for lovers of...

Tenerife, at 785 square miles, is the largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, and continues to attract hordes of visitors from all over Europe. Those seeking a comfortable snooze on a sandy beach, and yearning...

Stroll sedately along the promenade beside the seven mile stretch of soft sandy beach and admire the view of the pier. And whilst the seagulls squawk and swoop overhead, take in the intoxicating smell...

For those seeking an escape from the pressures of life in the fast lane, consider the delights of Dubai located in the United Arab Emirates on the glittering azure waters of the Arabian Gulf. In the early...

The Sultanate of Oman, located at the mouth of the Arabian Gulf, is a land of elements steeped in rich traditions and warm hospitality, a land that offers the discerning traveller a variety of surprises...

Soaring above the azure Arabian sky bound for Doha, the capital of Qatar, we relaxed in style on board our Qatar Airways flight and gazed in wonder at the sight of the city, spread out below and crammed...

For those considering a weekend break and perhaps hoping to rekindle an air of romance, Rimini, located in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, beside the glittering waters of the Adriatic Sea, offers visitors...

D.H. Lawrence once described Sardinia as ‘strange and rather wonderful, and not a bit like Italy’. Visitors may reflect on these words as the true nature of this beautiful Mediterranean island unfolds....

Picture a small tranquil Floridian town, bathed in sunshine, and one which simply oozes with that laid back lifestyle found in the Caribbean. Imagine gently swaying palm trees, a town square furnished...

Reflecting on the words and music of two of New York’s most famous sons; lyricist Lorenz Milton Hart and composer, Richard Charles Rodgers………………… ‘the great big city’s a wondrous toy,...

Dublin, located at the mouth of the River Liffey, which flows into Dublin Bay and the Irish Sea, is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and a truly enchanting city where the locals enthral visitors...

For those who love the cut and thrust of life in the city but find the traffic and ever-increasing noise levels increasingly irritating, the need to escape for a long weekend holds much appeal. Amsterdam...

For those keen to take a break from the relentless stresses of life in the fast lane, consider a long weekend in Basel. Located on the banks of the river Rhine, where the Swiss, German and French borders...

For weary landlubbers yearning to escape the relentless pressures of life in the fast lane, AmaWaterways offers the ultimate retreat. Featured in the latest issue of the Berlitz Guide to River Cruising,...

The city of Portsmouth in the county of Hampshire, lies mainly on the island of Portsea, the only island city throughout the United Kingdom. Considered to be the home of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth has...

Fuerteventura, located only one hundred kilometres from the coast of North Africa, covers 640 square miles and is the second largest of the ‘Islas Canarias’. Recognised as a UNESCO biosphere reserve...

The United Arab Emirates, a unification of seven sovereign sheikhdoms, was formed in 1971 following the British withdrawal from the Gulf area, and as a result of the bi-lateral friendship treaty signed...

Soaring above the clouds with Bahrain’s national carrier, my mother and I were cocooned in true comfort and style reclining in Gulf Air’s Falcon Gold seats. We placed our dining order with the on-board...

For those yearning to escape the constant demands of life in the fast lane, consider taking a weekend break this summer and escape to Zürich, the largest city in Switzerland, located on the northern shores...

For those seeking that elusive peaceful spot in which to unwind, a tranquil and charming place to escape the constant demands of life in the fast lane, the Cinque Terre, located on the glorious Italian...

For those considering a weekend break, Athens, the ancient capital of Greece in the Attica region, offers visitors an intriguing glimpse into a colourful kaleidoscope of history and culture. Considered...

Located in the county of Somerset, beside the flowing waters of the River Avon, the city of Bath offers visitors the opportunity to take a tantalising glimpse into its rich and vibrant culture and colourful...

Saunter along the elegant King’s Promenade towards the pier with a gentle breeze fluttering over the waves and the cornet in your hand melting in the sunshine. Pause a while to admire the colourful carpet...

Winchester, the county town of Hampshire, is located by the flowing waters of the River Itchen at the western end of the rolling chalk hills that form the South Downs National Park. Awarded the 2016 title...

Venice, the capital of Veneto, in Italy’s north eastern district, was founded in the 5th century and is made up of 118 small islands on a lagoon. Isolated by canals and connected by bridges it remains...

For those seeking an unforgettable Christmas gift for someone special, Silversea, founded in the 1990’s, recipient of the USA’s Global Traveller 2016 Leisure Travel Award for ‘best luxury cruise...