Sunday, December 17, 2017

Brand new expedition ship: National Geographic Quest

In December, small ship expert and expedition cruiser, Roderick Eime, will sail aboard the Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic's brand new vessel, Quest. This is the first newbuild in the company's 50 year history.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Music Highway through Memphis


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Blues Guitar Nashville - Copy.jpgBoot-scooting country music and honky-tonk bars may have put Nashville on many travellers’ radar, but a newfound foodie focus, a rising cocktail culture, and a little TV show of the same name, have kept it in the spotlight in recent times.

Three hours west of the Tennessee capital, along the Music Highway, Memphis has its own distinctly melodic vibe. A little bit blues, a whole lot rock ‘n’ roll, Memphis culture has largely been defined by the musicians who have left their mark on the city – most notably The King himself, Elvis Presley.

Kris Madden follows the route between Nashville and Memphis known as The Music Highway, how the two cities differ, and what’s new, including the emerging food scene in both cities, and the new Elvis Presley Memphis complex and Graceland Hotel that opened earlier this year.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New Niue images from David Kirkland

Prolific and widely-acclaimed tourism photographer, David Kirkland, has returned with a swag of brand new images from the delightful Pacific island of Niue. Where's that you ask? Click below to see more.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Tech Tips for Travellers

Tech-head, Thang Ngo, has tips for travellers to make their holidays more enjoyable

We research hotels and holiday destinations with obsessive fervour. Spending a few minutes thinking about technology before, during and after the holiday could make it much more enjoyable - and safer:

 How to secure your WiFi and PC while away
 How to keep data safe when using open WiFi networks
 Useful (mostly free) apps like city guides, currency converters, free WiFi finder etc
 How to back up your pictures easily and quickly on the go
 Tips on selecting right o/s SIM service
 Apps and cameras that allow you to monitor inside your home from anywhere

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ponant South America, Amazon and Caribbean

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Confirmed for March 2017

Expedition and adventure cruising specialist, Roderick Eime, will revisit luxury French cruise line Ponant for a comprehensive double-header along the east coast of South America, including the Amazon and Caribbean.

Rod will sail aboard the state-of-the-art vessel, Le Soleal.

The itinerary includes unusual destinations such as French Guiana, Barbados and Martinique.

Editorial and images will be available from early April

For full details of both itineraries, see below

By Royal Appointment: aboard QM2

During March 2017, Rod will spend 9 nights aboard the world's newest and largest proper ocean liner as she sails between Adelaide and Sydney via Melbourne and Kangaroo Island.

There will be plenty of time to explore the new "remastered" features introduced mid-2016 as well as venues such as The Verandah, Carinthia Lounge, Kings Court and Commodore Club.

Rod has undertaken this journey at his own expense and will be joined by his dear mother.

Editorial will be available from end February.