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Walking with Lions

September 8, 2017

I thought I ought to explain this photo on my cover page. It was taken in Zimbabwe, near Victoria Falls. It is one of my favourite travel shots of all time. Yes, I am walking with a lion. Its not something you can do every day and it is without a doubt one of the most […]

Ten Great Reasons for Choosing an Avalon Cruise:

August 21, 2017

Spacious cabins. Bringing the deck inside has made a real difference.   It’s a young fleet. There’s nothing ‘tired’ about these ships. Avalon prides itself on presentation and turns over its ships regularly. You can always find a quiet spot. If you want to be solitary or social there’s a place for you.   4. Avalon […]

Amsterdam: Catnip for millennials?

August 21, 2017

Its billed as the world’s most popular city with millennials.  It is certainly heaving with them when we arrive at the end of our river cruise  in the midst of the first heatwave of summer. Its the end of May. The thirty degree plus temperatures qualify as a heatwave here because the weather in the […]