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


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.