Jan 192018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 19 January, 2018

Good morning First, a touring update, if I may. Grand Expedition of Great Britain I’m going to make this the ‘last call’ for our Grand Expedition of Great Britain tour.  If you’re thinking of coming, please let me know in the next very few days.  Any later and I literally will not be able to […]

Jan 122018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 January, 2018

Good morning First, an exciting update on our 2018 touring schedule.  I’ve now put up the dates and details for our New Zealand ‘Epicurean Extravaganza’ tour, running from late October through mid November.  With a bit of care and belt-tightening on my part, I’ve managed to keep the price the same as it was two […]

Jan 042018
 
Four Part Travel Guide to Cornwall, England

Cornwall, once independent, potentially may become the next part of Britain to regain a degree of semi-independence (as has already happened with Ireland, Scotland, and Wales).  It even has its own language, once moribund and now being revived.  The Cornwall region (called Kernow by the locals) has a very different ‘feel’ and character to it. […]

Dec 292017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 December, 2017

Good morning I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. But if you were disappointed with your Christmas presents, why not now buy a little something for yourself.  Well, actually, quite a big something.  A used 426′ long BC (Canada) ferry – listed on the Canadian Government’s auction site for a mere C$5,000.  Currently, it […]

Dec 212017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 December, 2017

Good morning I returned back from this year’s Christmas Markets cruise Thursday afternoon, and the attendant jetlag has reduced my creativity close to zero for a day or two (perhaps I should try the Queen’s reputed jetlag remedy).  But with this being the last opportunity to pass the compliments of the season to you, it […]

Nov 102017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 November, 2017

Good morning Another airline retires its 747s, with United’s last 747 repeating and recreating the ambience of the flight of their first 747, to Honolulu, earlier this week.  While it is easy to understand how a series of planes which first flew in February 1969 is now due for retirement, it is still a sad […]

Nov 032017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 3 November, 2017

Good morning As our 2017 Annual Fundraising event winds to its close, we had a good week last week with another 49 readers choosing to join in with their support, including six new Platinum members who each contributed a three figure sum – Joanne S, Michael L, Jim S, Gary B, Joe B and Claire […]

Nov 022017
 
Amazing Kazakhstan Expedition (Borat Not Included) Oct 2018

This is one of the most exciting tours we’ve yet offered – a ten-day tour of Kazakhstan, in mid October 2018, with an optional pre-tour in Kiev beforehand and an optional post-tour in Kyrgyzstan afterwards. Here’s the day by day information about how we’ll spend our ten days in this very different country.  The main page […]

Oct 272017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 October, 2017

Good morning Only a few days remaining until Halloween.  Not many people in the US appreciate how very US-centric Halloween was, but also how the rest of the world is now rushing to embrace it too. While the celebration of Halloween dates back to the Middle Ages and Europe, the practice of ‘trick or treating’ […]

Oct 062017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 October, 2017

Good morning Happy birthday to the lovely and now undeniably old 747.  It was 49 years ago on 30 Sept 1968 that saw the ceremonial roll-out of the first 747.  It is interesting to see the list of 26 launch customers for the 747 – ten of them have disappeared. Our 2017 annual fund-raising drive […]