Category: Travel

After taking the 24-hour bus journey from Buenos Aires to Bariloche, I knew it would be hard to persuade Jonathan to do another 24-hour bus journey to El Calafate, Argentina. I dislike flying but the ‘it will be so much…

One of the many highlights of our trip to Argentina’s Patagonia region was our trip to see the Magellanic Penguins in Punta Tombo. Punta Tombo in Chubut Province is home to the world’s largest colony of Magellanic Penguins. More than…

After week one of our cruise on Escargot Bleu, our self-chartered Canal du Midi boat trip we booked with H2olidays to travel with France Afloat on one of their EuroClassic 139 barges we were finally starting to get the hang of…

“Say hello to the orange ones,” my friend said when he dropped me at the airport. He was referring to orangutans, known for their distinctive orange color and endangered status. For years I had dreamed of seeing them in their…

Tired of snow, slush and grey skies? Think parties, parades, dancing and feasts instead. If you’re looking for some festivity for this year’s Mardi Gras — or perhaps some inspiration for your own celebrations — here’s where to look. The…

Somewhere on a plantation in a Costa Rican rainforest is a coffee tree sapling with my name – or rather, my husband's nickname for me – on it. I know because I planted it. Arbie may not be producing beans…

Celebrating a buddy’s milestone birthday, Bill Macpherson reflects on family, friends and the meaning of time. Envision endless sky and ocean. Imagine, feel within you the vast expanse of blue-grey shades as they blend and melt together on the distant...Read…

I first met David Hogan, Jr., the publisher of the award winning Malaysia Asia Travel Blog, during a visit to Malaysia’s Penang Island. On that occasion, he took me to one of the island’s most popular “hawker centers,” where we…

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