About Me

My name is Ria and i have been working in Travel since August 2007. I first discovered how much i loved the industry when i did my work placement at age 15. I enjoyed getting to know people and talking to them about their favorite holidays. I then went on to study…

Posted on Aug 13, 2019
Did you know Hong Kong had a Disney Land?

That's right Hong Kong has a Disney, we didn't know this either until a colleague told me. Being a Disney lover i just had to fine the time to go. We bought our park tickets in the UK before we went. We bought a days pass including return transport to…

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Posted on Jul 26, 2019
Hong Kong is really all that and Dim Sum

We finished up our wonderful tour of China with 4 nights in Hong Kong. I was very excited for Hong Kong as i had seen they have a Disney World there and heard it was one of the best after the Florida parks. I was also really looking forward to…

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Posted on Jul 12, 2019
My Grand Tour of China – Yangtze River , Three Gorges and War of the Three Kingdoms

Thank you everyone for following me on my amazing journey through China. If you have missed my previous blogs you can visit them by clicking here. So the next 3 days of the journey took us down a part of the Yangzte River. Starting and Chongqing and we finished at…

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Posted on Jun 28, 2019
My Grand Tour of China – Chengdu and the Giant Pandas

  Our last bullet train journey taking us from Xi'an to the home of the Giant Panda Research and Breeding Centre which is Chengdu. This was the only time we had to join the train with our own luggage. And we had to be quick as we only had 2…

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Posted on Jun 14, 2019
My Grand Tour of China – Xi’an and the Terracotta Army

So now we come to the 3rd stop on my Tour of China. If you have missed the last two click here for the links. We arrived in Xi'an around tea time so we were driven to our hotel and walked across the road to the restaurant where we had…

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Posted on May 31, 2019
My Grand Tour of China – Pingyao

Next stop on this already brilliant Tour was Pingyao. This stop was definitely one of my favorites. This was the more traditional side of China i was looking forward too. It also wasn't as hectic as Beijing. We had an early bullet train to catch. I was really impressed with…

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Posted on May 17, 2019
My Grand Tour of China – Beijing

Following on from my last Blog click here i'll go on to tell you a little more about our time in Beijing. On our arrival at Beijing Airport we were met by the Buffalo guides and taken to our Hotel. The guides were very easy to spot they made themselves…

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Posted on May 3, 2019
My Grand Tour of China

10 Months after we got married and the long awaited honeymoon had finally come round. And what a fantastic trip it was. We started at Beijing and included Pingyao, Xi'an, Chengdu and a Yangtze River cruise before flying on to Hong Kong. You may have seen this package on our…

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Posted on Apr 19, 2019
Guess who’s back

It doesn't seem two minutes ago i was last writing about this. Yes that's right she is back ladies and gents 'Cruising with Jane McDonald' is due to return to the screens tonight 19th April. Due to air at 9pm on Channel 5, series 6 brings us 3 brand-new episodes.…

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Posted on Apr 5, 2019
You will be very pleased to hear

With all the uncertainty of Brexit, naturally i have been asked will it have any affect on cruises. Many of the Cruise Lines have stated reassurance or what some referred to as 'Our Brexit Promise'. However the European Parliament has now confirmed that UK citizens will not need a visa to…

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