Berber Desert Odyssey – Camels and Starlight

In search of just deserts The word desert is an evocative one and conjures up visions of endless sand dunes, a barren landscape interrupted only by lush but rare oasis and scenes from films with men driven mad with thirst searching for water. The desert environment is an unfamiliar one for most of us and for this reason alone attracts …

Wild Nights in the Lakes – The Lakeland Haute Route

Taking the high road Mention the Haute Route to any keen skier and the chances are they will get a faraway look in their eyes and start waxing lyrical about endless slopes of pristine virgin powder and awesome scenery.  The Haute or High Level route links the great alpine centres of Chamonix and Zermatt.  Boasting Mont Blanc as the starting …

Luxor – Egypt’s Museum City by the Nile

Visiting Luxor 0n an organised excursion involves an extremely tight itinerary, visiting the Valley of the Kings, the Temples of Hatshepsut and Karnak, some factory visits, quickly grabbing lunch before finishing at the Temple of Luxor. The services of a guide are welcome, they offer a constant stream of interesting facts, time however is certainly of the essence. The history …

Iceland – The Golden Circle; Tour of Tours

Excursion diversion One of Iceland’s most popular attractions is actually three; ‘The Golden Circle’ tour takes in several of the islands most scenic and well-known landmarks. Excursions are popular and several companies are available that offer this tour. Most people who only do one tour usually end up opting for this one. It requires an early start, setting out from …