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Vienna, Austria’s glorious capital is located on the banks of the mighty River Danube and close to the borders of Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Vienna’s historic centre features imposing...

Gran Canaria, the third largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, covers 602 square miles and is located in the Atlantic Ocean, only 93 miles off the north western coastline of Africa and is known as the...

For those seeking to escape the constant demands of life in the fast lane and yearning for that illusive tranquil space, a voyage on board the Crystal Mozart is just the ticket. Recipient of the Condé...

Lanzarote, one of the Spanish Canary Islands, is located 125 kilometres off the northern coast of Africa and covers 326 square miles. This firmly established tourism destination continues to attract an...

For those harbouring some regret having succumbed to the ‘staycation’ trend rather than venturing further afield during these past winter months, then a trip to Nassau, on New Providence Island, will...

For those who yearn to escape the relentless pressures of life in the fast lane and keen to seamlessly slip into that endearing laid back Caribbean attitude, Aruba, a truly beautiful and tranquil island,...

Orlando, Florida, is America’s number one destination for visitors, attracting 72 million annually, and it is considered to be the theme park capital of the world. Walt Disney World, the largest, comprises...

Florida’s Space Coast, which includes Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Indialantic, Palm Bay, Viera and Titusville, offers 72 miles of pristine, glorious beaches, the world’s largest...

Brooklyn, one of New York’s five boroughs, is connected to Manhattan by the mighty Brooklyn Bridge, spanning 1.3 miles across the East River.  On its opening day in 1883, amid much fanfare, more...

Pisa, in the Italian region of Tuscany, continues to attract millions of international visitors and the vast majority make haste to the Piazza dei Miracoli, recognised as a Unesco World Heritage site in...

Florence, the capital of the Italian province of Tuscany, was established by Julius Caesar in 59BC as a settlement for veteran soldiers. This much celebrated city, considered to be the birthplace of the...

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...