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Looking to cruise the Inside Passage and make discoveries along the Alaskan Pacific Coast, picking the type of cruise experience needs to match your travel style. The first place to start is to decide on your vessel; is it a big ship cruise liner or a small ship adventure? Once you’ve narrowed down some options; and ...

Planning a visit to Scandinavia in summer for your first time and you probably conjure up images of dramatic green landscapes, endless days of daylights with pretty flowers in boom. But when you travel around Scandinavia it’s not long before you realise there’s a whole lot more waiting to surprise you. 

The question of whether to book a shore excursion via the ship’s Shore Excursions desk or make your own plans is a hot topic among cruise forums and passengers. Travelling solo, and you may be keen to have plans locked in, and know that you’re joining a group of like-minded cruise goers.  However, in Dunedin it was sup ...

When you travel solo, taking time out to reflect on your day is one of the best parts of enjoying solo sojourns and for me, it was with a cup of fine Sri Lankan tea. It’s a big claim but it could be that Sri Lanka ‘does tea’ better than anyone.

When you travel solo, sharing a room on a tour is a way around paying extra for a room to yourself. But before settling on the option to share with a stranger, you may want to weigh up the pros and cons of opting for a roommate on tour.Plus check out some tips for when it’s not a great idea to share. It may help you to ...

With endless options for your first solo travel adventure, how do you get started on the right track?Whether you are joining a group tour or travelling alone, by answering 7 easy planning questions, you’ll narrow the focus and you’ll have a much clearer starting point. Plus, if you’re planning with a travel agent, it m ...

The idea of travelling alone can send a shudder down some spines, and travel dreams are buried under clouds of fear or lists of excuses, just because you don’t have a travel buddy. With around 30% of households in countries like Australia with a ‘single’ status, solo travellers are on the rise. But leaving home alone ...