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Emma Savage

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I am an award winning, experienced travel professional and offer a wide range of fully financially protected, quality holidays.

You're in safe hands with me; I've been a Travel Counsellor for 10 years and have organised lots of dream holidays, honeymoons and bucket list trips - I have lots of experience and knowledge to call on.

Do you find researching and booking holidays stressful? Do you worry about getting hold of someone who can help you if things don't go to plan? My customers have my personal mobile number and can call me at any time. I pride myself on offering a very personal service and you're never on your own when you've booked with me. I have been available to guide and support my customers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic; my professionalism and experience reassures my customers and I stay up to date on all the changing rules and regulations, passing on relevant information so my customers don't have to worry about a thing.

I am fortunate to have travelled all over the world; some of my favourite places include California, New York and The Whitsundays in Australia. I love the Caribbean for the laid back pace of life and I’m lucky that I’ve visited many of these beautiful islands.

I've visited Canada, exploring Ontario including Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa and the Muskoka Region. I love the USA, and road trips here are a speciality of mine.

Malaysia was a fantastic experience, where I explored Kuala Lumpur and Borneo, and in Thailand I stayed in Bangkok, Phuket and also the wonderful Elephant Hills (look it up, it is one for the bucket list!). Closer to home I have spent time in Sorrento, Cyprus and Dubrovnik as well as many Greek islands and am an expert in this area, having visited Kos, Rhodes, Crete, Corfu, Zante, Paxos, and Parga.

If you're planning a trip to any of these places, I've got the up to date inside track on the places to stay and things to see while you are there.

If you are local to Stamford, you might like to know that I'm the travel columnist for the Stamford Mercury, look out for my monthly column! I'm also on Twitter and along with holiday offers I will keep you updated on travel news and information which you might find useful - please look me up @TCEmmaSavage

I look forward to helping you with your travel plans soon.

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Summer Holiday in Kos

13 August 2019

Kos is a fantastic place for a summer holiday, and it is a very pretty island. Long and thin, it is only 2km wide at is narrowest point! Kos is only just over 3 hours flight time from the UK, so not too far if you are travelling with children. I stayed at the all-inclusive Gaia Palace hotel in Mastichiari. A short transfer of 20 minutes from the airport was perfect for us and before long we were checked in and sat by the pool. The pool area is large and has a separate children's paddling area with fountain. There is a pool bar which serves drinks and snacks through the day and ice cream is available for children too. There is one main restaurant at the hotel, serving a wide choice of food and a separate children's buffet each evening (fish fingers, chicken nuggets and chips etc). Self-serve beer and wine, coke/lemonade and water are available too. There is entertainment each evening although we didn't partake as we had a little boy who needed to get to bed early. Our room was large and kept very clean. The balcony overlooked one of the several pools onsite and was in a lovely, quiet location. We took a boat trip and swam in the sea, we also took an island tour and learnt about the honey production and wineries which are on the island. We stopped for lunch at a beautiful town called Zia in the mountains and had a delicious lunch of Gyros (my favourite!) and Greek salad. All in all, a wonderfully relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings, highly recommended!

Authentic Croatia & historic Dubrovnik

30 April 2019

I recently visited Croatia, staying on the Dubrovnik Riviera in a pretty little resort called Cavtat. I was looking for somewhere authentic, unspoilt and yet close to the historic city of Dubrovnik, which I wanted to explore. Cavtat did not disappoint, in fact it exceeded my expectations. It is a harbour town, with little restaurants dotted along the harbour front overlooking the crystal clear water. I spent some time exploring the town with its little houses built into the hillside, and enjoyed walking around the peninsula before settling down with an ice cream and watching the boats bob in the water. My hotel, the Cavtat Hotel, is a 3*+, small and friendly option, within a couple of minute's walk of the harbour. The hotel was very comfortable, and made for an excellent base from which to explore. There is a swimming pool overlooking the bay, a spa centre and restaurant. The rooms were very comfortable and mine had a stunning view of the sea! We took a boat to Dubrovnik - these are like water buses really, as they stop in a couple of locations along the way, to pick up more passengers and drop people off. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes to reach the city walls. Dubrovnik is everything you hope it will be and more; historic, stunningly beautiful and spectacular from the sea as you approach it. We bought a ticket to walk the city walls (this is one of the most popular things to do). You can walk all the way around or choose to stop half way if it is too far for you. The views are beautiful and there are cafes dotted along the walls should you need refreshment. If you love Game of Thrones, like I do, then do ensure you book on a tour which is specifically about the television series. The guide will take you to many filming locations, help you recreate scenes if you want to, and the highlight is that you get to sit on the iron throne at the end of the tour! We spent 4 nights in Cavtat and this was perfect as it was early season and not really sunbathing weather. However, in the warmer months, I'd recommend staying longer so you can enjoy the crystal clear waters and sunbathe on the beaches. If you would like more information about Cavtat, Dubrovnik or Croatia, do get in touch with me, I would love to help you plan your next trip.

Fantastic fun at Disneyland

05 March 2019

I travelled on the Eurostar from London direct to Marne le Vallee, which is at the Disneyland Resort. I recommend allowing at least 1.5 hours for check-in as the queues at London were very long. The journey itself was really comfortable and the two-hour journey went fast; before we knew it we were at Disneyland! We were staying at the Disneyland Hotel which is Disney's 5* flagship hotel, situated at the gates to the Disneyland Park. My first impression was wow! It is a very beautiful building and the room was very comfortable. We enjoyed breakfast at the hotel, where there was a wide range of cold and hot foods, pastries and juices. Staying here gave us an hour's extra access to the park which we used to full advantage, heading to the rides we really wanted to go on before the general public could enter the park! Disney characters do meet and greet every day at the hotel, so you might wander to the restaurant and see Mickey Mouse or Pluto! I recommend booking a Character Breakfast during your stay. This takes place in a restaurant within the park and is a great experience for young and old - you'll get to meet and greet a wide range of characters, from Mickey and Minnie to Tigger and Eeyore. There is a hot and cold buffet style breakfast which you can help yourself to and plenty of hot drinks too. We thoroughly enjoyed having a cuddle with the characters and ooing and aahing over which one was coming over next. The characters ensure they visit every table, so no one misses the photo opportunity. During the year, Disney have themed events and we visited during the Star Wars Legends of the Force theme. In the Disney Studios there were Storm Troopers and Darth Vader marching around, stage shows and a really electric atmosphere. I had my photo with the Storm Troopers too! Don't miss the illuminations at the park closing time - spell binding and ends with fireworks over the Disney Castle. If you can stay 3 or 4 nights, you'll have plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and do everything at your own pace. There is a lot of walking, so be prepared for that if bringing little tots. In summary, I highly recommend a break to Disneyland Paris; it is fantastic, magical, and everything you hope it will be. My top tips for Disney are: 1. Buy Fast Passes. We were lucky to have VIP unlimited fast passes and we used them on all the possible rides. Some queues were in excess of an hour long so having this pass will help you whizz to the front. You'll be so glad you've got those fast passes, believe me. 2. Book a meal plan. Disney often have free half board offers and I highly recommend doing this. Eating and drinking at Disney is not cheap and costs quickly mount up; by having a half board plan, you can manage your budget better. 3. Visit the Stunt Show in the Disney Studios. High energy, fast paced motorbike and car chases and stunts which really are amazing to watch. 4. Make sure you see Mickey and the Magician show. It is in one of the theatres at the Disney Studios and was probably our favourite thing of the whole weekend. Mickey interacts with characters from the Lion King, Frozen, Aladdin and many more. It was amazing!

Family fun in Menorca

24 July 2018

Menorca is a fantastic choice for a family holiday; it is a short 2.5-hour flight from the UK and the flight times tend to be at civilized hours, perfect when you are travelling with children. The transfer times in resort aren't too long either - I stayed in Cala'n Bosch which is one of the resorts furthest from the airport and the transfer duration was 45 minutes. We checked into the Zafiro Hotel and were impressed straight away. The hotel is modern in style, clean and very well set up for family holidays. I would particularly say it is suited for pre-school age children, as there is plenty to keep them occupied while parents can relax. The stand out features for me were: >>The separate children's pool with splash park, pirate ship and slides, the main pool which had an inflatable which the children loved climbing onto and jumping off. >>The permanent bouncy castle adjacent to the play area outside the bar/entertainment area. This was so handy as it meant parents could relax and enjoy a drink while the little ones bounced away and had lots of fun within eyesight of their mums and dads. >>The restaurant. There is a pool snack bar serving fish and chips, hot dogs and salads which was lovely, but I was most impressed with the variety and quality on offer in the main restaurant. Every meal time there was a wide choice of salads, fruits and each evening a roast meat as well as lots of pasta, fish and vegetables. There is a separate section for children, complete with plastic plates and cutlery and a choice of child friendly options including spaghetti chicken and fish. The food was some of the nicest I have experienced at an all-inclusive hotel. Wine is freely available, and beer is on draught, so you can help yourself. >>The rooms. Clean, modern and well equipped with a sliding door separating the main sitting area (with pull out sofa bed) and the sleeping area with king size bed. The apartments also come complete with kitchenette which is a great addition for keeping drinks cool in the fridge or rustling up a snack. There is plenty to keep everyone happy in Menorca. From Cala'n Bosch, you can take a boat trip (we went with Amigo's Boat Trips) and there are various routes which can take you to unspoilt beaches or to the resort of Cala Galdana down the coast. You could take an island tour and try lots of local cuisine and specialties such as cheese. We took the local bus to Cuitadella one day - it was very straightforward, and we enjoyed wandering around this pretty city and admiring the scenery. There is a lovely central park with restaurants dotted around the edges - perfect for lunch or just a cool drink. If you're thinking of a holiday to Menorca, let me know, I would love to help!

Sorrento & Amalfi Coast

17 April 2018

Sorrento is a beautiful place to spend some time; known for its lemons and oranges, they are everywhere to see. Visiting in springtime is a great idea as all the blossom is on the trees and the weather is perfect for a warm Mediterranean break, without the crowds of the summer months. Sorrento is easy to get around and quite compact, so it is well suited to those who are only here for a few days as you can really make the most of the place and see everything. It is a convenient base as there is so much to see in the area. There is a train station in Sorrento which can take you all the way to Naples, as well as stopping off at the major historic sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Train tickets are only a few euros each way, so good value for money. Or head up the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento for a day trip; all very easy to do. I stayed at the De La Ville hotel in Sorrento, which is just a short walk from the centre of town, in a lovely location with great coastal views. I would highly recommend this hotel. Rooms are classically furnished using the inlaid wood which Sorrento is well known for. The hotel was spotless, and the room was very comfortable. I stayed on half board and there was a good selection of food which was served a la carte. One of the reasons I wanted to come to Sorrento was to visit Herculaneum, which is around 40 minutes away by train. Having watched a documentary, I was hooked and wanted to see it for myself, and I'm pleased to say it didn't disappoint. We took the train from Sorrento station and found the site easily as it is well signposted. Spend a few hours here and soak up the atmosphere and history; you won't regret it. You can hire a guide to show you around or you can wander around at your own pace. I took another trip from Sorrento, this time by coach, and visited the Amalfi Coastal towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello. The Amalfi Coast is known as the Divine Coast because of the views and I can honestly say they are spellbinding. I thoroughly admired the sea views as we journeyed along the winding road. Things to see and do include relaxing in Amalfi, spending time on the beach or having a long lunch in a trattoria. Climb to the top of the town of Ravello and enjoy the views - they are something to behold. The town of Positano has a great little beach and loads of lovely restaurants as well as art galleries, boutiques and gelaterias. Positano was everything I hoped it would be - glamorous, exclusive and picturesque. I had a wonderful time and look forward to returning again one day.

Short Winter Break

23 February 2018

My family and I enjoyed a great short break to Devon in February. I booked a cottage for a three-night escape in a small village called Langtree, near Torrington. It was ideally located for exploring north Devon (an area I hadn't explored up to now). The cottage had two bedrooms and was really well set up - they even provided milk, tea/coffee and a bottle of wine on arrival! The cottage was cosy and had been decorated and furnished very well; it really was a home from home. A five-minute walk up the road was a village pub serving home-cooked food and we ate there on the first night of our holiday. We explored Ilfracombe one day, which was only just over an hour up the road. Although it was a little quiet at this time of year (we liked it this way), I have no doubt it would also be lovely in the summer months for a family beach break, as it was well set up with cafes pubs and a nice beach. Another day we headed to Port Isaac. Port Isaac was so beautiful and was exactly what I picture in my mind when thinking of a Cornish fishing village. It also happens to be where they film the TV show Doc Martin! Here, we had a wonderful cream tea at the Chapel Café and enjoyed wandering the quaint alleyways of the town. We are already planning to come back and visit Port Isaac again soon. The dramatic landscape makes for stunning views and really takes your breath away! Further on lies Padstow, where chef Rick Stein has his restaurant - we didn't eat there but I've heard good things! Padstow was very busy for a rainy February day, so I imagine it gets even busier in the summer months. I would recommend visiting here off season to make the most of your time there. We enjoyed an ice-cream and a wander along the harbour, peering into art galleries and boutiques (it has a very upmarket feel). All too soon it was time to head home after a wonderful few days away.

Kuala Lumpur & Borneo

26 October 2017

I spent a fantastic week exploring Kuala Lumpur and Borneo recently, here is what I got up to... Turkish Airlines flew us out from Manchester via Istanbul. The first thing which struck me was the excellent service from the cabin crew. The economy cabin was comfortable and the entertainment onboard was really good - lots of blockbuster movies, and a wide choice of television and music channels. At Istanbul airport we were invited to enjoy the Turkish Airlines lounge (entry permitted only to business class and above usually). I was struck at the vast scale of the lounge; set over two levels this is a jewel in the chaos of a very busy airport environment, offering a mouthwatering selection of freshly cooked food, soft drink stations all over the lounge, and free flowing wine. It really was the most stunning lounge I have visited and I can understand why it has won so many awards! Arriving into Kuala Lumpur we were transferred to Traders Hotel (transfer time around 1 hour). A great location looking out at the iconic Petronas Towers is the major selling point here. Don't miss a visit to the Sky Bar at the top of the hotel where a trendy vibe and low lighting gives a chic slant on the evening. My room had a fabulous view of the towers which was a breathtaking sight. You can walk across there in a few minutes to enjoy shopping or even go up to the viewing area. The second night I spent at Shangri La Kuala Lumpur. I received a very warm welcome, with cold towel and cold drink - perfect after the humidity of the bustling city. My room was bright and comfortable overlooking the city below. Ideally placed for all sightseeing, this hotel is an oasis of calm and tranquility and recommended for those seeking a higher level of luxury. A city tour of Kuala Lumpur is a must - you'll get to see the main areas of interest in the company of an expert guide. Did you know, Kuala Lumpur means 'confluence of muddy river' as there are two rivers which meet in the centre, by the mosque. I was lucky to have a look inside the mosque during my city tour and was amazed at the intricate detail on the building; do come and have a look during your stay. City tours also take in China Town, Little India and the local markets too. Next stop on my tour - Borneo, using Air Asia for the flight. What a great airline it is; punctual, clean and efficient - just what you need to get from A to B. Highly recommended. Borneo produces a large amount of palm oil, but the palm oil tree is not native to Malaysia - you'll see hundreds of acres of this valuable crop as you descend into the airport. Tin and rubber used to be the main export, but palm oil overtook this and is very lucrative. The top markets for palm oil are China, India and Europe. Borneo is all you'd hope it would be and more. If you love wildlife and nature, you'll not be disappointed. We visited Mount Kinabalu National Park - this is no small park and in fact it is bigger than Singapore! A must see during your visit, there is so much to enjoy here. As well as nature trails, you can enjoy botanical gardens and bird watching. I saw all sorts of flora and fauna; from lizards scampering up trees, to carnivorous pitcher plants. You can stay in the National Park and there are restaurants and facilities on site. A great excursion during your stay is the Cultural Village, which can be combined with any other half day tour or on its own. See how the tribes-people of Borneo lived (some still do live this way) and learn how they made rice wine, harvested honey and raised their families. It's fascinating and educational too - perfect for families. Accommodation wise, I stayed two nights at the Shangri La Rasa Ria in a Tower Wing room. I recommend upgrading from the standard Garden Wing if budget permits. Ocean Wing rooms come with stunning ocean views and a huge Jacuzzi on the balcony. The bed was so comfortable and the bathroom was massive. As part of the Ocean Wing, there is a daily free bar in the lobby area, where you can enjoy the daily cocktail or a glass of wine free of charge. There is also a dedicated restaurant in the Ocean Wing (exclusive to those guests in this wing), and this is a big selling point. Make sure you dine at the onsite Indian restaurant 'Naan'. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here, it was in fact one of the best curry's I've ever had! My final stop was back in central Kota Kinabalu at the Shangri La Tanjung Aru. Perfectly positioned to take advantage of city sights yet only a 10 minute speedboat ride away from 3 islands where you can go scuba diving and snorkeling or just chill out. I had a great meal at their onsite grill restaurant Coco Joes. Families will be really happy here as there is a large pool and splash park, with family friendly facilities. I'd highly recommend a holiday to Borneo and Kuala Lumpur. If I have tempted you, please do get I touch and I can plan your perfect escape!

Palm Springs, Santa Barbara & Newport Beach

22 May 2017

I was lucky enough to be invited over to California by the tourist board & Air New Zealand, here's how I got on! Flying out in business class with Air New Zealand was a fabulous way to start the trip. The seats were very comfortable and converted at the click of a switch into a flat bed. The entertainment on board was wide ranging and enjoyable and I was impressed with the food offering. I was particularly pleased to find that Air New Zealand carries a lot of their own wine which I felt was a great way to support their country (and I love New Zealand wine!) Our first destination was Greater Palm Springs, which is around 2.5 hours from Los Angeles. Popular with the Hollywood set, who come there for sunshine when it is cooler in the city, Palm Springs is made up of 9 'cities' and each city has its own merit. I loved downtown Palm Springs with its boutique hotels and shops. The larger resort hotels were further out in other 'cities' but it is very easy to get around for evenings out and you can drive from one end of greater Palm Springs to the other in around 45 minutes. Be sure to take a trip on the aerial tramway during your stay here. At the foot of the mountain, it is around 90 degrees, but by the time you reach the top, there's snow on the ground. From the top, you can go hiking, have a meal in the restaurant and a drink in the bar. A great way to spend some time. Next up was Santa Barbara; 4 hours from Palm Springs. Santa Barbara is such a pretty place with a lovely small town vibe and fantastic 'Funk Zone' area with lots of bars and restaurants (we ate at The Lark). Santa Barbara is a great place to spend a few days; go on the amphibious Shark Tour and see the resort from land and water - you might even spot some seals! I'd definitely recommend this area as part of a wider tour of southern California. Final stop was Newport Beach; we were fortunate to be invited to the Film Festival and enjoyed drinking champagne and eating canapés with the other guests! We stayed at the Balboa Bay which was a lovely hotel, with a great location on the Marina. Newport beach itself is a massive expanse of beautiful white sand - the area surrounding it is well kept and so pretty - I would highly recommended visiting Newport beach for a few days.

Thailand with a twist

17 December 2016

I’ve just got back from the most amazing adventure! I flew to Thailand with Thai Airways on their A380 which was a lovely experience; the service and food was excellent. It is an 11 hour flight to Bangkok, but the time passed quickly thanks to good inflight entertainment and a good book! I was due to stay in several places on my trip and I was really looking forward to it. My first stay was at beautiful Rayavadee; an exquisite 5* property in the resort of Krabi. To get there, you fly from Bangkok to Krabi and take a luxury speedboat to the hotel. If I was to describe my first impression of Rayavadee, I would have to say it was utterly tranquil, with perfect service and the epitome of luxury. I was treated to lunch by the beach and the food was out of this world. I enjoyed a massage at the spa and can safely say I felt completely pampered and fully relaxed afterwards. Rayavadee would be the perfect choice for couples and older families looking for a high end hideaway in this most pretty of locations. Next stop was Elephant Hills’ Elephant Camp. Situated in Khao Sok national park in Southern Thailand, it is all about getting back to nature here. If you are keen to do something a little adventurous without spending the whole holiday doing it, this is your place. Accommodation is in tents with a little bit of luxury – with flushing loos and proper showers. There’s a swimming pool, restaurant/bar and small shop but not much else – which is what most visitors here are looking for. Staying here provides a great opportunity to enjoy washing and feeding elephants as well as learning about them. After a night here, I moved on to the Elephant Hills Rainforest Lodge. A 45 minute long tail boat ride from the pier and I found myself in the middle of the Thai rainforest. What an amazing place. Again in a tent (this time a floating one) I completely relaxed thanks to no phone signal, no Wi-Fi and no distractions apart from the view. At night, no sound could be heard apart from the catfish in the water and the distant jungle sounds. Bliss! After my jungle experience, I headed south to Kamala, for my stay at Keemala. This unique hotel overlooks the Andaman Sea and certainly gives the wow factor. The design of the hotel is like nothing I have seen before – the reception is in a pod high up what looks like a treehouse with spectacular views. Keemala is luxurious and peaceful. Rooms have a private pool and for those craving as much privacy as possible and the best views – go for the Birds Nest Pool Villas. I was wowed by the food here; the management have a very talented chef who treated us to a wonderful selection of Indian and Thai dishes. Highly recommended! Last stop was Kata Rocks in Phuket. If you want to holiday like the jet set this is the place to see and be seen. It has a cool, modern vibe and all villas have an infinity pool. The one bedroom villas are perfect for honeymooners and have a very secluded spot overlooking the sea. Families would be really well catered for in the two or three bedrooms villas. For a larger party, there are four bedroom and four bathroom villas too. I loved my stay here and the staff were brilliant. Kata Rocks, rocks! All good things must come to an end, so they say. My flight home was from Phuket to Bangkok which took an hour, then 12 hours onwards to London. My thanks go to all the hotels and Thai Airways for their hospitality.

Bergen & Norwegian Fjords Cruise

07 April 2016

Norway has always been on my 'must see' list and I finally got there! I flew with Norwegian Airlines from Gatwick and was very impressed with the efficiency and comfort of the flight. Norwegian is a low cost airline but I had a baggage allowance of 20kg and was able to buy food and drink on board. The flight was on time and took 1hour 45 minutes to reach Bergen. Bergen is a beautiful city. I enjoyed a walking tour which took in all the highlights and was at a comfortable pace with an engaging guide. Make sure you take a trip on the funicular railway to the top of Mount Floyen - the views are amazing and there is a restaurant at the top serving snacks and drinks. The funicular runs all day long and the last one departs from the top of Mount Floyen at 23.00hrs. I boarded the Hurtigruten Kong Harald for a 2 night sailing through the Fjords. The ship is comfortable and a good platform for experiencing the real Norway. Whilst it isn't a traditional 'cruise line' and doesn't come with the bells and whistles which you might associate with other cruise lines (formal nights, swimming pools etc), I would highly recommend it. The food onboard was amazing - they have a close association with local fishermen and use local freshly caught fish which is often taken onboard whilst sailing along! The crew are mainly local people and have a passion for their country which is infectious. The cabins are small and fairly basic but please don't let that put you off. This type of trip is not about being on a luxury ship, but about having a comfortable base from which to explore - the ship is small and can easily get to places the larger tourist ships cannot. Hurtigruten ships enable you to have a completely flexible itinerary; you can book a one night, two night or even the roundtrip 12 night sailing. I can help you put together a bespoke trip to this stunning destination. So if you are looking for a truly authentic Norwegian experience, I would strongly recommend you consider travelling with Hurtigruten.

Bergen & Norwegian Fjords Cruise

07 April 2016

Norway has always been on my 'must see' list and I finally got there! I flew with Norwegian Airlines from Gatwick and was very impressed with the efficiency and comfort of the flight. Norwegian is a low cost airline but I had a baggage allowance of 20kg and was able to buy food and drink on board. The flight was on time and took 1hour 45 minutes to reach Bergen. Bergen is a beautiful city. I enjoyed a walking tour which took in all the highlights and was at a comfortable pace with an engaging guide. Make sure you take a trip on the funicular railway to the top of Mount Floyen - the views are amazing and there is a restaurant at the top serving snacks and drinks. The funicular runs all day long and the last one departs from the top of Mount Floyen at 23.00hrs. I boarded the Hurtigruten Kong Harald for a 2 night sailing through the Fjords. The ship is comfortable and a good platform for experiencing the real Norway. Whilst it isn't a traditional 'cruise line' and doesn't come with the bells and whistles which you might associate with other cruise lines (formal nights, swimming pools etc), I would highly recommend it. The food onboard was amazing - they have a close association with local fishermen and use local freshly caught fish which is often taken onboard whilst sailing along! The crew are mainly local people and have a passion for their country which is infectious. The cabins are small and fairly basic but please don't let that put you off. This type of trip is not about being on a luxury ship, but about having a comfortable base from which to explore - the ship is small and can easily get to places the larger tourist ships cannot. Hurtigruten ships enable you to have a completely flexible itinerary; you can book a one night, two night or even the roundtrip 12 night sailing. I can help you put together a bespoke trip to this stunning destination. So if you are looking for a truly authentic Norwegian experience, I would strongly recommend you consider travelling with Hurtigruten.

City break in Munich

08 April 2013

I've just come back from Munich, the capital of Bavaria and I had such a fantastic time! I flew there with Lufthansa from Heathrow - I hadn't flown with them before and I was really impressed. Never before has a plane I've been on taken off EARLY from an airport, but with trademark German efficiency, we did! Upon landing in Munich's terminal 2, it was a really easy two minute walk to the tube station where we caught the S8 to Karlsplatz station. It took just 45 minutes and only cost 10 euros each. We could have pre-booked a transfer but fancied being adventurous! The hotel Konigshof could not have a better location. This Leading Hotel of the World is a luxury 5* right in the heart of Munich. From here, you can take a tube or tram anywhere around the city and one stop on the tube takes you to the main central station where trains go all over the country! My room was a standard room and while the view wasn't fabulous (the wall of the neighbouring building), the comfort was - and the service was exactly what you would expect of such a luxury hotel. Breakfast was included and was a feast; from pastries, breads and cakes to fresh fruit, cereals and a host of cold meats and cheeses, there really was so much choice. While in Munich we pre-booked a tour to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. I found it so moving and am really pleased to have been able to go and visit. I highly recommend this to anyone staying in Munich as you can easily do a half day tour at reasonable cost - I can arrange it for you as part of your holiday. The other tour we enjoyed was a walking tour - called 'Priceless' because you pay the guide what you think it is worth at the end of the tour. We strolled round the fascinating churches, saw the birthplace of the Nazi movement and witnessed the Glockenspiel performance in Marienplatz. Munich is the perfect place for a long weekend. It is clean, the people are so very friendly and the food and beer is renowned. Plus, it is only 1 hour 25 minutes from London so within easy reach for a few nights away. If you are thinking about a short break, think about Munich! If I can help you with your plans, it would be a pleasure. Email me or tweet me soon.

My tour around Cyprus

08 April 2013

I was lucky enough to spend a week exploring Cyprus during March and what a beautiful island it is! The Cyprus Tourist Board showed me around and I visited Larnaca, Ayia Napa, Protaras, Limassol, Paphos and the Troodos Mountains. Here is a summary of my adventure. Cyprus is just under five hours flying time from London and I flew with Aegean from Heathrow, although there are lots of regional airports which fly there if you aren't London based. When I landed in Larnaca, it was a lovely 22 degrees - perfect for winter sun! I stayed at Nissi Beach for two nights, not far from Ayia Napa. This is a really nice property for families, and features a lovely stretch of beach which is gently shelving. The hotel caters very well for families and there is plenty to do on site. Ayia Napa itself was a pleasant surprise. It seems a lot of money has been spent here to improve the visitor experience, and there are lots of shops and restaurants as well as some fascinating historical areas to discover. The resort was closed for winter when I visited, however I can imagine it is really lively and fun in the summer months! The Amathus Beach in Limassol was where I spent the next two nights and - wow - it is a beautiful hotel with modern facilities and very family friendly. If you are looking for a modern, well equipped hotel which offers something for all the family without being 'full on family' then this is the place. My final stop was in the Almyra - the only design hotel on the island. It really is a spectacular place as you enter the lobby - very modern and ultra-trendy. The food here was really special and I can recommend it to young couples. The rooms were extremely minimalist though and it is not your typical 5* hotel in terms of being plush...so be aware of that. Paphos was definitely my favourite resort. It is village-like in atmosphere, well-kept and with plenty to see including the Tombs of the Kings and a lovely market area. A holiday here would be a relaxed and enjoyable one for sure. I'm an expert on Cyprus now - so if you are thinking about a holiday there, don't book anything without checking with me first. I've seen lots of hotels and all the main resorts so I have the insider knowledge to help you make the most of your holiday.

Beautiful Bermuda

21 December 2012

Stylish, desirable, exclusive, world-class golf...these are all words which spring to mind when describing the island of Bermuda. It's also a tiny island measuring only 21 miles long, lying all on its own in the middle of the ocean. It is one very desirable destination and I was fortunate enough to spend a few days there being shown around by the Bermuda Tourism Board. I learnt so many fascinating things about this pretty little island, during my stay. For example, there are no car hire companies here - visitors get around by scooter or by the public bus service which is very efficient. Even the locals are only allowed one car per household. The standard of living here is very high. Bermuda is possibly one of the most picturesque places I have ever visited. Bermudians are very proud of their island and it shows - from the way each house is painted in pretty pastel colours to the amazing tidiness of the island; you won't find graffiti, rubbish or run down areas here. Everyone is happy and when I asked my taxi driver what the secret is, he answered simply 'well we live in paradise don't we?' When it comes to outdoors activities, Bermuda has a climate which suits being outdoors all year round. From late October to the end of April it is mild, sunny and perfect for playing golf on one of the islands world class courses. From May to October it is a haven for beach lovers who come here to lie on the softest pink sands and paddle in the crystal clear sea. Most hotels here are run on a bed and breakfast basis with the option to upgrade to half board. Many people prefer to stick with bed and breakfast and head out to explore the island, having dinner at different locations each day. It isn't particularly cheap to eat and drink here, but what you get is well worth the money in terms of quality and service. Bermuda is well known for its fabulous seafood and it is a gourmet paradise. Not only is the food sublime but the views from every angle are breath-taking. One day, while at Rosewood Tuckers Point (a beautiful, luxurious property renowned for excellent golf) I dined on fresh tuna for lunch while overlooking the ocean. Another day, at Elbow Beach Hotel, I ate a delicious Seafood Chowder and listened to the waves lapping the shores of its namesake pink sand beach. Other restaurants to look out for here include The Reefs - a hotel with an excellent restaurant, whose food is highly regarded by locals as well as visitors. Combined with a spectacular setting this hotel and restaurant really does have a crowd pleasing combination. I stayed at the Fairmont Southampton and was lucky to see the majority of hotels on offer throughout the island and ate lunch and dinner at many of them too. I also saw many attractions such as the postcard pretty St Georges - a UNESCO Heritage Site and the mesmerising Crystal Caves. If you are thinking about visiting Bermuda, it would be my pleasure to share my knowledge with you.

Lake Tahoe, California

01 January 2013

Lake Tahoe is situated in a beautiful, mountainous part of California, and is best known for being a premiere ski destination but it can also be a perfect choice for a spring or summer break too. Its closest airport is Reno and the lake is located around an hour from there. It's an easy drive with scenery which will take your breath away. For me, one of the most spectacular things I discovered is the clarity of the water - it's 99% pure and a white dinner plate can be seen to a depth of 70ft. It's is so big that it contains enough water to cover the entire state of California to a depth of 14 inches - amazing don't you think?! As I said, this area is well known as a premiere ski destination and one of the reasons for this is the amazingly long ski season. You can ski here from as early as October to as late as July but conditions are best in February, March and April. Another reason it is so popular is the location of the Lake to other attractions - it's just a few hours from here to San Francisco, the Napa Valley and other destinations along the coast, so makes for a brilliant touring holiday. If you fancy a bit of sun and snow, why not spend a few days skiing in Lake Tahoe then finish up on a beach in the south of the state - sun and snow in one trip! Or twin it with a few nights in Las Vegas - it's all very do-able. In North Lake Tahoe I stayed at Squaw Village. This is a small upmarket village complete with condos and quality restaurants and bars. It’s completely self-contained so you wouldn't need to venture far for anything. You could spend an exhilarating day on the slopes or hiking the mountains in the summer and return to spend the evening dining in one of the lovely restaurants. Rooms are really well equipped and so comfortable it's like a home from home. I also visited The Resort at Squaw Creek which is a luxury hotel. Everything has been thought of from the spa facilities to luxury boutique shops, plus a beautiful pool area overlooking the valley complete with children's section and mini 'beach' for them to play in. Amazingly, the walkways around the outside of the hotel have under floor heating! I also ventured over to the nearby resort of North Star. If you are travelling with a family and looking for the best accommodation then, without exception, this one is perfect. The accommodation here is all well-furnished but some of the condos really do have the 'wow factor' and offer the highest level of comfort in luxurious accommodation complete with fabulous kitchens, bathrooms and beautifully decorated rooms with expensive furnishings. Again, there is a village like community with upmarket accommodation but there are so many family friendly features. Not only do they have children’s ski schools and beginner’s slopes but they also offer babysitting too and a 'minor’s camp' for the 2-6 year olds, allowing mum and dad some time out to relax. There's an ice skating rink in the heart of the village and there's regular, quality entertainment to keep everyone amused throughout their stay. For hotel style accommodation rather than a village setting, look no further than the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. I was lucky enough to have dinner here it was superb. The setting was sensational with a private beach. There was a butler service for drinks, food which was divine and wonderful comfort at the hotel. All of it was the most wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone.

Mammoth Lakes, California

22 October 2012

Mammoth by name and mammoth by nature. This spectacular resort is very popular with skiers and it's easy to see why. Situated at an elevation of 8,000ft, Mammoth is a monster of a resort - one of the biggest in North America - and offers skiing for an incredibly long season which begins in November and runs through to June, offering the most consistent snowfall in California. This vast resort has everything you need to get the most out of the slopes including 28 lifts, 150 trails and an average snowfall of a mind blowing 400 inches. Mammoth is really well set up for skiers and everything you need to make life easier has been thought of, including FREE transport around the resort. There is a range of hotels to suit everyone - I stayed at the warm and cosy Mammoth Mountain Inn. This lovely hotel probably has the best location any skier could wish for – it takes less than a minute to get from the hotel to the slopes! From the lovely bar area you can look out over the slopes and the best ‘après ski’ bar in the town is just across the road. Just down the hill lies The Village at Mammoth and it was here that I enjoyed a guided tour. This is a beautifully decorated and well maintained hotel and it’s ideal if you like to be in the heart of the village with plenty of facilities on your door step. There are lots of shops and plenty of restaurants (I ate at the Mexican in the village called Gomez's which is highly recommended. Bring an appetite as the portions are huge!) I can honestly say that you're going to love Mammoth. However, it isn't all about ski. Close at hand you have loads to see and do including the famous Yosemite National Park (not accessible in winter/spring from Mammoth) and the stunning Mono Lake which is 2 ½ times saltier than the sea! Plus there's scenery which will amaze you and if you aren't skiing in winter then you can tube, snow shoe, or take a snow mobile ride. Or visit in spring, summer or autumn and you will have a vast range of activities to choose from including mountain biking, hiking, golf and fishing.

Toronto, Niagra Falls & Niagra on the Lake

04 June 2012

Toronto is Canada's largest city and is a fabulous holiday destination. It's home to some iconic attractions and rivals New York for the sheer amount of shopping on offer. There are three main 'areas' to the city - Yorkville (home to the trendy boutiques and shops), Dundas Square area (the shopping and entertainment district including the famous Eaton Centre) and the Harbourfront from where you can take a relaxing cruise or jump on a ferry across to the Toronto Islands. Here, you can also find a number of bars and restaurants as well as the Distillery District. Whilst the city is large, it is very easy and straightforward to get around. There are trams and buses as well as an underground subway system. A day ticket which gives you access to all modes of transport costs around $10. You can also walk around the city safely, even at night which is something quite unique for such a big place. Toronto has an amazing underground city of shops, restaurants and bars which are connected to office blocks, the subway system and attractions by the PATH. The underground city enables visitors and residents to get from one part of the city to another without having to surface and face the rain or snow. Niagra Falls is situated around 1 hour 40 minutes from Toronto and is a must see during your visit to Canada. The Falls are lit up each night and if you are in town on Friday and Sunday nights at 10pm then look out for an amazing FREE firework display over the Falls. A truly stunning spectacle. There is a wide range of accommodation at Niagra Falls, from budget to deluxe all with varying proximity to the Falls themselves. Niagra on the Lake is a beautiful little area which encompasses a pretty town complete with boutique shops and high quality restaurants as well as a number of vineyards and other attractions in its vicinity. This resort would be an ideal place to spend a few days relaxing - it's only 30 minutes from Niagra Falls so ideal if you prefer to be in a quieter location as you can take a day trip to Niagra Falls from here. Some of the must see attractions in Toronto, Niagra Falls & Niagra on the Lake include: 1. The CN Tower, Toronto - thrilling to see the city skyline from the highest point in the city, If you're feeling brave, try the new 'Edge Walk'. Wonderful views and a revolving restaurant serves up great food for lunch and dinner. Book in advance if you want a table here. 2. St Lawrence Market, Toronto - take a food tour around this famous market with Bruce Bell on Saturdays at 10am and sample some of the best local food in the area. You'll also get to visit the Farmers Market as part of your tour. 3. Niagra Falls helicopter ride - a stunning and memorable way to get a real sense of perspective 4. Maid of the Mist boat trip - get so close to Niagra Falls you could touch them! 5. Chateau de Charmes - go wine tasting and learn all about Canadian wine and in particular, the unique ice wine of the region. Many of the hotels and restaurants in the area stock wine from this vineyard so you'll be able to continue your tasting throughout your holiday! 6. Go shopping for unique and extra special presents at Niagra on the Lake. It's where Torontonians come to do their Christmas shopping!

Ottowa - Canada's capital city

14 June 2012

Ottowa is a great city and is very safe with a low key atmosphere, unlike other capital cities such as London and Paris. Whilst it is the capital city of Canada, it is smaller than Toronto and has a very relaxed feel to it. It's the perfect short break destination for those who enjoy the outdoors lifestyle, as biking, hiking and green spaces are very much in evidence here. It's also a great place to visit if you are interested in seeing the seat of Canada's government, and it is home to some of the country's best Museums including the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The Rideau River connects Ottowa and Kingston and is the focal point of the city. Here, visitors can take a leisurely cruise on board the Empress of Ottowa, enjoying onboard commentary - the boat has covered and uncovered decks but on a nice day there is no better view than from the top deck. Along the river there is a fascinating museum called the Bytown Museum - well worth spending an hour or so working your way around the museum listening to the audio guide. Ottowa is all about the outdoors, and a great way to experience the city is by renting a bike for the day. Hire charges are reasonable and there are flat, well signed tracks around the city which will take you from one attraction to another. Once you arrive at an attraction, simply lock up the bike and collect it again when you're finished. For those who enjoy winter sports, Ottowa has much to offer - close by, just 15 minutes drive from the city, lies Gatineau Park. This 363km park offers rolling hills and forests as well as a range of trails on which you can snow shoe, cross country ski and enjoy the scenery. Take a trip into the Visitor Centre to pick up information about the Park and learn about its history. Le Nordik Spa is also situated at the park and provides a relaxing haven and is the largest spa in North America. Enjoy a hot tub while watching the snow fall around you - bliss! A day pass costs around $50 Eating out in Ottowa is a pleasure - check out The Fish Market restaurant which is buzzing with locals (always a good sign!) and make sure you reserve a table at Le Cafe (situated in the National Arts Centre) which is one of the cities best restaurants. I would really recommend a visit to Ottowa - and if you need any itinerary ideas, just let me know

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