Short haul, mini break If you are only going for a short trip, travelling with just hand luggage can help you travel light. But can you fit all your essentials into that small carry-on? Cabin luggage allowance The first thing you need to understand is how big your cabin luggage allowance is for your airline. … More Packing For Your Mini Break
Some people have a strange view on when is the best time to visit India. We knew that the summer months would be very hot and wanted to visit when it would be more temperate. temperate : temperate adjective (WEATHER) – environment (of weather conditions) neither very hot nor very cold. Looking through various brochures, they all said the best time to visit is mid-october to mid-march … More Best time to visit India?
The nearest town to the Ranthambore National Park is Sawai Madhopur. Having completed our tiger safari, the next day we moved on by train towards Agra. Most of our luggage had been taken on ahead by road, so we were left with only our cabin bags. Good job too, as our transport to the station was by … More Riding the Rails – Sawai Madhopur to Bharatpur
On the hunt for a tiger Up before dawn we made our way sleepily to the foyer of the Ranthambore Regency Hotel. (Little did we know we’d need to be up even earlier the following day!) The foyer was crowded with people having tea and coffee. A quick wake up, and warm up, before we … More Breaking down in Tiger country
Hobbies are Good for You A hobby is anything you do for fun in your free time. It’s something you don’t get paid to do. In fact, it often costs you money to take part. So why do it? Because it’s fun to do, it helps you destress, can offer a creative outlet and often … More Finding a new hobby
Sometimes its good to switch off from technology, step away from your screen and see the beauty of the world around you. Look around at the scenery. Take time to smell the roses. Enjoy new experiences. Discover new things…… Give yourself a digital detox I know there are people that offer retreats banning the use of laptops and … More Time to switch off
Suddenly it creeps up on you. One moment you are working full time, pushing for the next promotion, or spending your time raising the kids and ferrying them and their friends here and there, and the next you are waving them off to college and considering working part-time in the run up to retirement. That’s … More Transition into a new you
Turns out my sister-in-law had better weather in Mallorca this winter than I did in India. So that got me reaching for the spring travel brochures……and that’s when I noticed the Brexit warnings for booking European trips. So what should you be aware of? There is a Government website that offers advice for British passport … More Have passport, will travel!
Our Saga Golden Triangle Tour of a lifetime to the Taj Mahal did not turn out the way we’d planned. Instead of warm winter sunshine we faced cold weather, experienced dust and pollution, endured a number of all day excursions that started before dawn and are still suffering illnesses that have lasted over a month. A holiday to remember alright, … More The camera can lie after all!
There has been an increase in the number of parents taking their twentysomething children with them when they go on holiday. This is hardly surprising. Given the cost of student loans and booming house prices, some people find it pays to go away with mum and dad….especially when their parents continue to foot the bill. This phenomena has … More Family Holidays with your Adult Kids