The recent changes announced by Ryanair in January, removing the ability to take 2 cabin bags on board, were quite controversial it seems. The 1 small bag allowance (roughly the size of a hangbag or laptop holder) is tiny. In fact it potentially restricts most people from taking a bag at all; even a foldaway […]
The 2018 recommendations from Lonely Planet (countries and cities) and Rough Guides (destinations) make interesting reading as always, and in fact, I’m able to second a few of those for sure. As for my own list of where to visit in 2018 – it’s hard to start a new year without compiling more than one. […]
Most people like to compare or compete in the number of countries they have visited. However, I’m not the competitive type. So, I used to have to sit and count how many countries I had visited, each time someone asked me the question. These days I’m not inclined to share my ‘number’ unless someone particularly […]
Just a week ago, the sad news was announced, of the death of the King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. At 88, and holding the record for the world’s longest reigning monarch, Thailand’s population and a good portion of the rest of the world is in mourning. Streets are congested with tuk tuks, food sellers […]
Back in January I was asked to join a panel of judges for a travel writing competition, with the theme of reinvention. Did you try your had at travel writing? The entries have now been judged and the results are out, and I’m very proud to admit that I contributed to choosing the winner. The […]
I recently contributed a piece for an interview over at the Departure Board site about my perfect travel day. It was mostly food related, but also gave me a chance to talk about my love of Geocaching. Check out the post here: Meet the STEPPERS – Jade of tiggerbird.com.