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Santa’s Lapland: Is it worth the money?

Santa’s Lapland: Is it worth the money?

It’s a bit crazy, isn’t it, to spend hundreds – maybe even thousands – of pounds to take your kids on a long flight to Lapland to see someone who (cover the eyes of anyone under 10) doesn’t exist? I mean, it’s actually pretty bonkers. It’s daft enough queuing to see a...

How risky is flying, really?

How risky is flying, really?

How likely are you to catch Covid-19 on a flight? Airlines claim that you’re no more unlikely to catch Covid-19 on a plane than in any other confined space. Still, when you fly, you are in a confined space, often for quite a long time, so what are the risks of...

How Covid-19 will change cruising

How Covid-19 will change cruising

There’s been lots of talk of the ‘death of cruising’ following the coronavirus pandemic which saw literally tens of thousands of holidaymakers stranded at sea on ships, some of which had serious outbreaks of Covid-19 onboard. There were 19,000...

What we’ll ALL be wearing on our next flight

What we’ll ALL be wearing on our next flight

Face masks are the new travel necaccessory (geddit?!)   It might be a while before most of us fly again, but airlines are starting to think about how they can get us back in the air while there is still the threat of infection from Covid-19.   They’re...

All aboard the Scarlet Lady

All aboard the Scarlet Lady

Review of Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady Whoa, I’ve just returned from a sneak preview of the world’s newest cruise ship, the Scarlet Lady by just-launched line Virgin Voyages, where I danced with a man in his underpants after watching a death-defying sort-of...

Skiworld chalet review

Skiworld chalet review

Catered Chalet Hepatica, La Plagne Soleil, France I’ll be honest, I chose Skiworld’s Chalet Hepatica because it was cheap. I booked just 10 days before departure, in late January, when the price had dropped from just over £1,200 per person to £575, which included...

Airline review: Jet2.com

Airline review: Jet2.com

I survived my first flight with Jet2.com   I’ve just flown with the budget airline Jet2.com for the first time, and wow, I was pleasantly surprised.   I flew from Stansted to Grenoble on January 25 and back from Grenoble to Stansted on February 1 and the...

5 reasons not to go skiing

5 reasons not to go skiing

Read this before you book   I love skiing, it’s my favourite thing to do in the winter, but if you’ve never tried it, here are 5 very good reasons why you shouldn’t:   1: You’ll become addicted. I’ve literally only ever skied with one person who didn’t fall...

Amsterdam: Hotel TwentySeven review

Amsterdam: Hotel TwentySeven review

A Dam good hotel Hotel TwentySeven is not just a hotel, says the blurb on its website, it’s a destination, and when you read that you think, yeah right, a load of pretentious twaddle, but then you step through the door and…..you don’t want to leave. From the moment...

I fell into a tourist trap in…New York

I fell into a tourist trap in…New York

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Katz’s Delhi, New York   When Harry met Sally and she faked an orgasm in the middle of a diner before forking coleslaw into her mouth, they were in Katz’s Deli, an old-school diner in Manhattan’s Lower East Side....

I fell into a tourist trap in…Miami

I fell into a tourist trap in…Miami

I fell into a tourist trap in…Miami The Everglades, Florida When you go to Miami, you must visit the Everglades and take an airboat tour, they said; it’s amazing, they said; you’ll see loads of wildlife, they said. So I went to the Everglades and I took the...