About Me

Hi, I'm Alison. My passion for travel really started after training as an interpreter in Spanish, Italian and French. After living in Italy for a year, I started working in the Travel Industry as a reservations consultant for a large Tour Operator nearly 30 years ago and have been addicted…

Posted on Feb 14, 2018
I Did It!…

On the 4th February this year, I was one of 20,500 runners taking part in the Cancer Research UK London 10k Winter Run. I worked in the city for quite a few years and certainly had a different view running along streets closed to traffic past famous landmarks like St…

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Posted on Jan 31, 2018
Glowworms, Sheep and Geezers

Whilst staying in Auckland before our cruise, we had booked a full-day tour to cover a lot of the sights of New Zealand's North Island. After an early pick up from our hotel, we journeyed through the lush green countryside to Waitomo and the famous caves which are home to…

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Posted on Jan 17, 2018
From The Pearl Of The Orient To The City Of Sails

Our flight from Hong Kong to Auckland was in the early evening so we decided to make the most of our last few hours and explore a bit more. We had spent the previous night at the Cosmo Hotel in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island so after an early…

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Posted on Jan 3, 2018
48 Hours In Hong Kong (part two)

The following morning of our short break in Hong Kong we enjoyed a very good breakfast at the Metropark Mongkok. There was a very good selection of hot and cold Asian and International cuisine and the staff on duty were all very welcoming. I like to try something different when…

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Posted on Dec 20, 2017
48 Hours in Hong Kong…(part one)

Last month I went to New Zealand and Australia on a cruise. I had to fly to Auckland and back from Sydney. Whichever way you fly to these destinations, there is no denying that they are a long way away. Fortunately, both my husband and I managed to get four…

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Posted on Dec 6, 2017
Great Heights And Building Sites!

I have just returned from an amazing month-long holiday. We started with two nights in Hong Kong followed by three nights in Auckland and fourteen nights on board Celebrity Solstice cruising round both North and South Islands and calling in for overnight stays in Melbourne and Sydney. We then had…

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Posted on Nov 22, 2017
I Should Be In Australia!…

By the time you read this, I will hopefully be in Australia. I am heading off on my own holiday this weekend and going on my own Bucket List trip to Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai. I have been planning this for a long time and cannot believe…

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Posted on Nov 8, 2017
Yet Another View Of Venice…

I have just returned from my fifth visit to Venice. I love this beautiful iconic city and will never tire of going there. I am happy to sit and watch the gondolas gliding past or get lost (which I invariably do) in the myriad canals and the maze of paths…

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017
Garda, An Artist’s Dream…

I have just returned from a week in Italy meeting over three hundred clients in Lake Garda before travelling on to Venice. We stayed in the small resort of Gardone Riviera on the western shore of Lake Garda in three beautiful hotels all directly located on the lake shore. Gardone…

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Posted on Oct 11, 2017
Back to Garda!

Last year, I travelled out to Italy to meet a group of around 160 clients who disembarked in Genoa from a cruise and escort them to Lake Garda and then on to Venice. This package proved to be one of our most popular. This Tuesday, I will be flying out…

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