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Five Star Camping in Kenya

I don't do camping, but I can recommend Chale Island. Call it bungalow accommodation, as the guide book does, then settle down to a relaxed existence of sleeping, swimming, reading, walking and eating. And of course safari-ing.

Gillian | November 9th, 2009 | Category: Camping

Climbing Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica

Cruising around the Mediterranean last Christmas, one of the ports of call was the lovely Island of Jamaica. One of the recommended tours was a trip to Dunn's River Falls in Ocho Rios.

Gillian | October 28th, 2009 | Category: General

Bathing an Elephant in a River in Sri Lanka

There is something magical about communicating with animals. Swimming with dolphins is popular, but go one better and bathe an elephant.

Gillian | September 18th, 2009 | Category: General

Singapore Night Zoo

Every city has a zoo, but a night zoo is something completely different. In fact a night zoo makes more sense then a daytime zoo because most tropical animal sleep in the heat of the day and hunt and eat at night.

Gillian | August 26th, 2009 | Category: General

Saving Turtles in Sri Lanka!

The founders of the hatchery, back in 1981 got around the problem by buying the eggs from the local Sri Lankans, who in turn used the money to buy a more varied choice of protein.

Gillian | August 22nd, 2009 | Category: General

Five Star Camping in Kenya

A huge four-poster bed draped with mosquito nets was surrounded by beautiful carved wooden furnishings. Behind a screen was an open air shower, modestly screened by greenery, and a separate, fully plumbed toilet.

Gillian | August 12th, 2009 | Category: Camping

Monet's Garden at Giverny, France

Truly a memorizing and memorable trip, a walk through Monet's garden lets you take in the beauty and understand this artist even more.

Gillian | August 5th, 2009 | Category: General

French Château Bed and Breakfast

Touring the Loire Valley in northern France is a delightful experience. Known as the Garden of France a driving holiday in this region is a succession of charming towns, historic architecture and magnificent châteaux. Never far from the river bank, you often have the whole winding road to yourself. We drove the route in December [...]

Gillian | July 6th, 2009 | Category: General

A Toboggan ride in tropical Madeira

Madeira is a volcanic island off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its steep roads and its woven basket chairs.

Gillian | June 11th, 2009 | Category: Unique Getaways

An Airboat Ride on the Everglades

As the sun warmed the banks of the drainage ditches on either side, alligators lumbered ashore and lay out for a day's sunbathing.

Gillian | May 20th, 2009 | Category: General

A Nile Cruise with a Difference

there is one trip on the Nile which is truly unique. With just 30 elite fellow passengers, dinner times were a pleasure. There was no rush, no noise, and no waiting in line.

Gillian | May 19th, 2009 | Category: Cruise

Niagara Falls on the Maid of the Mist

Any other waterfalls are likely to be the equivalent of a dripping tap compared to the real thing at Niagara Falls.

Gillian | May 13th, 2009 | Category: General

Flying Over the Grand Canyon

There is nothing else like flying low over the Grand Canyon. A bird, a plane, a helicopter, anything will do.

Gillian | May 10th, 2009 | Category: Air Travel

Haunted Happenings at the King's Tavern

We visited the oldest tavern in town known for its fine steaks and its unexplained phenomena.

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