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How Covid-19 will change cruising

There’s been lots of talk of the ‘death of cruising’ following the coronavirus pandemic which saw literally tens of thousands of holidaymakers stranded at sea on ships, some of which had serious outbreaks of...

What we’ll ALL be wearing on our next flight

Face masks are the new travel necaccessory (geddit?!)   It might be a while before most of us fly again, but airlines are starting to think about how they can get us back in...

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...