Magical German & Austrian Christmas Markets

Friday, July 12, 2019

Imagine exploring Europe’s greatest and most nostalgic Christmas Markets stirring in anticipation of the festivities ahead. Enjoy visits to Neuschwanstein Castle and the extravagant Linderhof Palace, take in the views from the summit of the massive Zugspitze and savour the warm, local hospitality.   To see a day by day itinerary click here  

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Enticing Northern Spain Plus Portugal

Monday, July 8, 2019

Step back in time on a journey that spans centuries and borders, from Barcelona into the dramatic Pyrenees and along Spain’s northern coast, to where the bulls run in Pamplona… with stays at historic paradors in San Sebastian and Santiago de Compostela… and across the border to Portugal to sample port in Porto, college days…

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Fairytale Castles and Classic Christmas in Bavaria

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Imagine celebrating this Christmas in the historic Bavarian village of Oberammergau. Savour Christmas Markets in cobblestoned squares, visit Ludwig’s fairytale castles, take a cable car to the summit of the Zugspitze and relax with a horse drawn carriage ride through the Bavarian countryside.   To see more of this trip click here

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the romantic iconic train made famous by Agatha Christie’s novel ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. Those who have read the book or watched one of the movies will have memories of this beautiful train winding its way through the snow-covered Alps from Paris to Istanbul. The Belmond company synonymous with luxury,…

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Port, Picnics and Pinhao: Portugal Is Waiting

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Historic hillside towns, gourmet tapas tours, private yacht sailing and candlelight concerts. Portugal has a lot to offer and we wanted to share some of our favourite experiences with you. “Situated on the banks of the Douro River is the charming northern city of Porto. I loved discovering the city’s laneways and old buildings winding…

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The Luck of the Northern Lights

Thursday, December 20, 2018

  With nothing but mountain cliffs and waterfalls behind us and ocean front ahead, our converted farm stay at Vogur Country Lodge was another reminder of the remoteness of this incredible country we were lucky enough to be circling.  As with many places in Iceland, accommodations offer a northern lights wakeup call service for their…

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Ellen’s Winter Wonderland Experience!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Travelling through Europe during winter really does feel like a fairytale. I’m usually a Grinch at Christmas time, but I was completely converted. The sense of Christmas Spirit was everywhere, the fairylights weaved around the pine trees, the smell of cinnamon in the air as people sipped on mulled wine, families ice skating, and stalls…

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Viking River & Ocean Voyages

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

From the world’s great waterways to its dramatic coastlines, Viking combines their beloved river cruises and ocean cruises to help you broaden your horizons even further. Designed for those who want to get the most from their rivers and oceans itineraries, these enriching journeys highlight the historic treasures, colourful cultures and seldom-seen sights of both inland…

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An Icy Landing in Ivalo

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Touching down in the vast wilderness of the Arctic Circle onto a pure white runway required a certain amount of Finnish bravery. It was a truly magical entrance to the ‘land of the thousand lakes’ and so I captured the moment as we walked from the plane out onto the snow-clad tarmac. The journey took…

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Camino de Santiago

Monday, August 28, 2017

Adventure-travel guru and industry expert Glenyce Johnson took 42 days to walk the Camino de Santiago, and loved every minute of it. She recalls it as the adventure of a lifetime… “The Camino de Santiago started as a dream in 2010 and became a reality in 2013 when my partner and I walked the 800kms…

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