“We’re going to do a trip in an RV.” “An R-what?!?” And so it went before we left for California. Somehow, I think Brits are more accustomed to the brand name – Winnebago – as the catch-all term for large motorhomes. I knew the term (it stands -not that helpfully- for Recreational Vehicle) primarily from … More The RV Experience
How we used Interrail passes to tour Norway and Sweden in 8 days. Interrail isn’t just for students!! … More Interrail for grown ups – a great option for independent travel
We’re big fans of train journeys – not just for getting from A to B, but for the enjoyment of the journey itself. And Bergen to Oslo is really one of the best. So here are five reasons why you should give it a go. Bergen is a real gem Stockfish. Dried white fish – … More Five reasons why you should take the train from Bergen to Oslo
Four thousand miles, we’ve clocked up on great railways around the world. In the lap of luxury on the Rocky Mountaineer. Breathtakingly fast on a Japanese Bullet Train. And clickety-clacking right through Vietnam, night and day, on the Reunification Express. So bundling bags, backpacks, coats and hot coffee onto a corridor train at České Budějovice … More Want to stay on track? Try a TimeCzech, maybe….
We spent a week travelling round the Czech Republic recently–some of it by train. We actually messed up one of our journeys and I kicked myself for not having this book with us to refer to. I’d left it at home to make space for my snow boots. Ironically, we hardly saw a flake of … More Review: EUROPE BY RAIL – The Definitive Guide
The creases in Ranjith’s shirt sleeves were razor sharp. Two first-timers to Sri Lanka in the back, with a 600 mile wish list, and no pre-booked transport? This was a big day for him. At the wheel next to Ranjith: his friend Nandana. Sensing a flinch as we squeezed between two tuktuks and a trash … More Six hundred miles and Sri Lankan smiles: views from the back seat
After two long train journeys in Sri Lanka, we learnt a lot. Here are our top 10 tips: Plan ahead Many of the longer distance trains have reserved carriages set aside in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class sections, which will guarantee you a seat. Some go on sale a month in advance, but go fast. … More Train travel in Sri Lanka: 10 top tips to keep you on track
‘You know what I feel like?’ my juddering voice shouted to Nigel, one hand gripping the tuk tuk’s plastic bench seat like grim death, the other clinging claw-like to the front ‘safety bar’. ‘I feel like a real travel pro, now ‘. His mocking reply was drowned out by Colombo’s roar; its dusty city centre … More Colombo – a great introduction to Sri Lanka
Article by Nigel on the difference between the Japanese and the British rail systems, from his business site.
Nigel and Jane attempt to do a piece to camera on the back of a tuk tuk … For our top tips for making the most of a visit to Angkor Wat, click here.