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Weekly Roundup, Friday 13 January, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 13 January, 2017

Good morning Ugh – a Black Friday.  Let’s hope the superstition (Friday the 13th is held by some to be an unlucky day in general and particularly for travel related activities) doesn’t impact on any of us today. Our Scotland tour is now two people short of full.  So if you’re thinking about […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 January, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 January, 2017

Good morning And welcome to 2017, with a nice big ‘meaty’ newsletter to get the year off to a great start.  I’m still getting used to typing a ‘7’ for 2017 rather than a 6 (or 5….).  Time passes ever more quickly – and, for sure, the faster that the rest of winter […]

Back By Popular Request :  NZ Epicurean Extravaganza Tour, Oct 2017

Back By Popular Request : NZ Epicurean Extravaganza Tour, Oct 2017

Yes, returned by popular request after our very successful and closely similar 2014 and 2016 tours (but, as always, with a couple of tweaks to build on our continued experience of what is most popular among the inclusions and experiences we offer), we now have the details online for our Oct/Nov 2017 tour […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 30 December, 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 30 December, 2016

Good morning Another year prepares to disappear, while 2017 is impatiently waiting to replace it. What will 2017 bring?  New lower airfares?  Higher airfares?  Or maybe just more of the same?  Will Tesla cars truly become self-driving?  Will their Model 3 truly start deliveries?  And will Mr Trump be awarded a Nobel Peace […]

Visions of the Future

Visions of the Future

On Thursday there was the latest restatement of Norwegian Air’s plans to offer fares between New York and London for $99. With their application to operate air service via Ireland now finally approved, and with rumblings from other (low(er) cost) carriers looking to expand their presence across the Atlantic, and astonishing claims from […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 23 December 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 23 December 2016

Good morning Well, just today and tomorrow – two shopping days remaining until the holiday that dares not speak its name.  I hope you’ve bought everything you need for everyone you wish to bestow gifts upon; as for me, I’ve been relying on the Amazon elves to help. While not exactly reindeer and […]

Amazon's Echo Revisited

Amazon’s Echo Revisited

I wrote, three weeks ago, about Amazon’s futuristic Echo and Echo Dot devices.  At the time I had only been using my Echo Dot for about a week, and I was underwhelmed by the overall experience, and disappointed at the shortfall between the science-fiction style potential of units and the real world actuality. […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 December 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 December 2016

Good morning Wow.  What a week it has been. I wrote, last Friday, that we had ten people who had chosen to join our Scotland’s Islands and Highlands tour next June – already a high level of participation, this early.  I don’t know what created the spark, but we’ve had another ten people […]

Do We Need a New Air Force One?  How Much Should it Cost?

Do We Need a New Air Force One? How Much Should it Cost?

President-Elect Trump managed to garner still more hate this week by daring to criticize the probably $4 billion cost associated with replacing the current two 747-200 jets that do duty as Air Force One. Snide and snarky comments erupted every which way, and even normally mild mannered aviation industry commentators found themselves unable […]

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