• What to Wear to Survive a Russian Winter! (6 minute read)

    With winter tours of St Petersburg and Moscow on the horizon I knew I had to pack warm. But while reading weather reports and temperature scores are one thing, strolling through the chilly city streets in the depths of Russian winter is another. Experiencing a highly continental influenced climate,...

  • The Best Things to see in Alexandria (3 minute read)

    Located on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, Alexandria was once the centre of the ancient world. It’s approximately a 3.5-hour drive north of Cairo, making it possible to visit on a day trip. However, you’ll probably want to spend at least one night here to enjoy the buzz of...

  • Hiking in the Himalayas (6 minute read)

    Nepal is full of wonderful hiking opportunities. The numerous trails take you on journeys full of spectacular scenery and charming local interaction. I recently visited the country on our Highlights of Nepal tour and here I share my experience of hiking in the Himalayas. Getting ready The morning before we started our hike...

  • Istanbul, Roman ruins & hot air balloons

    In March I journeyed to the border of Europe and Asia on our Turkey Unplugged group tour and in this week’s photo showcase I share some of the highlights of my trip. From the impressive Blue Mosque in Istanbul and the poignant war cemeteries of Gallipoli, to exploring ancient Roman ruins...

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