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All aboard the Scarlet Lady

Review of Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady   Whoa, I’ve just returned from a sneak preview of the world’s newest cruise ship, the Scarlet Lady by just-launched line Virgin Voyages, where I danced with a...

Skiworld chalet review

Catered Chalet Hepatica, La Plagne Soleil, France I’ll be honest, I chose Skiworld’s Chalet Hepatica because it was cheap. I booked just 10 days before departure, in late January, when the price had dropped...

Airline review: Jet2.com

I survived my first flight with Jet2.com   I’ve just flown with the budget airline Jet2.com for the first time, and wow, I was pleasantly surprised.   I flew from Stansted to Grenoble on...

5 reasons not to go skiing

Read this before you book   I love skiing, it’s my favourite thing to do in the winter, but if you’ve never tried it, here are 5 very good reasons why you shouldn’t:  ...

Santa’s Lapland: Are day trips worth the money?

It’s a bit crazy, isn’t it, to spend hundreds – maybe even thousands – of pounds to take your kids on a long flight to Lapland to see someone who (cover the eyes of...

Hotel TwentySeven, Amsterdam

A Dam good hotel Hotel TwentySeven is not just a hotel, says the blurb on its website, it’s a destination, and when you read that you think, yeah right, a load of pretentious twaddle,...

I fell into a tourist trap in…New York

Katz's Delhi, New York   When Harry met Sally and she faked an orgasm in the middle of a diner before forking coleslaw into her mouth, they were in Katz’s Deli, an old-school diner...

I fell into a tourist trap in…Miami

I fell into a tourist trap in…Miami The Everglades, Florida When you go to Miami, you must visit the Everglades and take an airboat tour, they said; it’s amazing, they said; you’ll see loads...