World Journeys Blog

Cruising Croatia

I had told too many people I could never be a particularly enthusiastic cruise passenger; there seemed to be something rather too jolly about it for my taste. However, boarding a small but perfectly formed, deluxe cruiser to meander along the Croatian coast risked turning me into a big, fat liar. My Croatian friends speak […]

Addicted to Caprese

No Man is an Island, so travel with friends. I have travelled to Italy many times; often for work, generally alone, usually frenetic, always wonderful. This time I booked a converted farmhouse about 10 minutes from San Gimignano with half a dozen girlfriends, all who have known each other over 20 years. Flying with Qatar […]

Muscat ramble, Oman.

People were astonished to hear I was taking my children to Oman but having lived and travelled a great deal in the Middle East, I knew we would love it. I use the term ‘children’ loosely; they are 19 and 16 now, independent, well-travelled, smart and funny, and not likely to pass up a Mum […]