In the city of canals

Amsterdam never ceases to charm and fascinate no matter how many times you visit.  The major attractions of the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank’s House and a variety of canal cruises get star billing on your ‘to do’ list, but once you get those over with, take time to check out Museum Van...
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Strasbourg captures the heart

There’s more to Strasbourg than the famous sausage that bears its name or it being the formal seat of the European Parliament – it’s a wonderful place to visit for so many different reasons.   What makes it so special is the Grande Ile, Strasbourg’s Unesco World heritage listed island bordered by the River Ill...
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River cruising is effortless travelling

The thought of packing and unpacking a suitcase as well as checking in and out of accommodation is enough to make you think twice about travelling at all.  Even ocean cruising has its drawbacks – think sea sickness – but experiencing the delights of river cruising is like travelling in another realm. In July we...
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Going garment-free at Friedrichsbad

Travel is all about experiences so when the opportunity to experience the world renown historic Roman-Irish spa Friedrichsbad, in Baden-Baden presented itself, it had to be seized.  The catch was that total nudity was required or, as the brochure neatly said: ‘traditionally garment-free’. Fortunately, on the day we went, men and women bathed separately except in the final...
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Elegance at Ayers House

Walking historical North Terrace, Adelaide is a must for any visitor and a stop over at Ayers House to enter the glamorous world of 19thcentury Adelaide is a must.  This regency styled 40 roomed residence was created by Sir Henry Ayers who arrived in Australia as an assisted immigrant to become the wealthiest and most...
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