Just read a travel article where the writer said that one of his favourite hotel amenities is the heated toilet seat. If you have been to Japan you will have no doubt experienced this for yourself. I just love this guy’s description of his first experience with a Japanese toilet. “Why, I wondered then, had… Continue reading The hot seat
Wouldn’t you love to be on a beach now …. somewhere in the Caribbean or perhaps the South Pacific. Sunny, warm, just the sound of the waves. Gosh I am almost asleep as I sit here gazing out the window at the snow and slush outside. At least it is not as cold as it… Continue reading Beach etiquette
So how did you celebrate the New Year? I think a lot of us had a very quiet New Year maybe just at home or with a couple of friends. But I wonder if you remember what colour underwear you wore that night? There’s a reason. The colour will apparently dictate what sort of year… Continue reading Happy New Year habits
That is the big question as we go into 2022 …. it is nearly two years now and the time has been filled with highs and lows. Highs when we thought we had COVID covered and then the lows when Omicron reared its ugly head. So how will we feel when the clock strikes and… Continue reading Will it be better?
What’s your best Christmas memory? I have a few. I remember my first African Christmas. It was SO hot and my mom insisted on cooking the turkey with all the trimmings – we just lived in a little two bedroom apartment with no air conditioning and bear in mind that Christmas in Southern Africa happens… Continue reading Christmas past?
The travel industry has been through a wonderful time this last 22 months (feels like 22 years) …. and yes I am being sarcastic. Oh my goodness. I knew things were bad when I went to my favourite industry website OpenJaw to check on the “funnies” they post under Deviations only to find that the… Continue reading Nothing to laugh at?
Yes that’s right – but not in the way you think. Forget about picturing a world full of wonders, waterfalls, incredible wildlife, bustling cities, ancient empires just waiting, waiting, waiting to be discovered by you. Nope – the whole world is waiting alright – waiting on hold! Believe it or not this was the jingle… Continue reading The whole world is waiting
So it is that time of year again. Christmas songs in the background remind us that Santa Claus is going to remember whether we have been naughty or nice. I was on a call with some colleagues in the travel industry and we had a laugh about this. We were discussing which of our suppliers… Continue reading Naughty or nice
What does your travel luggage say about you? I saw some pretty weird bags on my recent trip to Europe and it got me thinking. All those people you pass in the airport – next time take a moment and check out the type of bag they have. There is some pretty weird stuff out… Continue reading It’s all about the bag
It’s really good that airlines acknowledge these days that food allergies are a real thing. Remember in the days they used to serve nuts with your welcome drink – not any more. They have even gone a step further and now offer special meals such as dairy free, gluten free etc. Of course there will… Continue reading Did you say gluten free?