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From Land's End to John O'Groats - Britain's Ultimate Road Trip

From Land’s End to John O’Groats – Britain’s Ultimate Road Trip

Who doesn’t enjoy a road trip, especially when it offers a varied range of travel experiences, and has some special significance associated with it. In Britain, the concept of traveling the length and breadth of the country, from Land’s End in the southwest corner, up to John O’Groats in the northeast corner, has taken on […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 28 July, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 28 July, 2017

Good morning The last week has seen an exciting increase of people joining our Grand Expedition of Great Britain next June.  Astonishingly, nine of the 11 people who have joined have been on one of the earlier Scotland tours, which is a much appreciated endorsement and indication that we must be doing something right. We’ve […]

Banning Travel to North Korea is a Big Mistake

Banning Travel to North Korea is a Big Mistake

The US State Department has decided that it is ‘too risky’ to allow us our freedom to travel to North Korea (DPRK), and accordingly is outright forbidding US citizens from traveling there. Prior to this ban, there were no restrictions on visiting, and North Korea eagerly welcomed US visitors, with a trivially simple visa application […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 July, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 July, 2017

Good morning Although most of us have been focused on getting the most enjoyment out of our wonderful summer at present, I’ve been concentrating simultaneously on two very different things – the upcoming late fall, and next year’s early summer.  Could I ask you to consider these two time periods too, because we have lovely […]

How The Curse of the Internet Unexpectedly Afflicts Hotels

How The Curse of the Internet Unexpectedly Afflicts Hotels

I remember the ill-concealed delight with which hoteliers and other travel suppliers greeted the fledgling internet when it first started appearing in the mid 1990s; indeed, it was my concern at how the internet would interfere with my ‘old fashioned’ travel company that had me accelerate plans to sell it in 2000. Travel suppliers saw […]

Should Passengers be Allowed to Film on Planes?

Should Passengers be Allowed to Film on Planes?

These days, everyone has a camera, and most people have a video camera. Our phones have high-quality cameras that can take pictures and video footage, and with our phones seldom far from our sides, it seems there’s not a single incident of any type, anywhere, that isn’t accompanied by a rush of people keen to […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 14 July, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 14 July, 2017

Good morning I hope you had a nice long break for July 4 last week.  I did, although in truth I spent most of it working on what I’m now terming our Grand Expedition of Great Britain next June.  You can decide whether it is grand or not – there’s an article telling you more […]

How to Manage Your (Suitcase's) Weight

How to Manage Your (Suitcase’s) Weight

We all know the sad truth of jokes about gaining weight while on a vacation.  That is never a good thing, but there’s one sort of weight gain you want to be particularly careful to avoid – the risk of having your suitcase grow in weight and exceed the 50lb maximum imposed by most airlines […]

Beware of LinkedIn Mutual Contacts

Beware of LinkedIn Mutual Contacts

One of my LinkedIn contacts approached me recently with an interesting business proposition that he promised would be very positive for me.  What’s not to like about that! Eager as I was to accept his offer, I did some due diligence.  I noted his impressive resume, and saw that he and I shared a number […]

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