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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Escape to a Convent

This is not a joke.  If you’re a lover of a little taste of opulence that blends smoothly with outstanding comfort, then from the moment you arrive at The Convent, in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, you will know that you have chosen well.   The lengthy tree lined driveway opens to reveal a faultless entry to...
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