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Summer is almost here and things are warming up. Except Tasmania where there is snow on Mt Wellington (above Hobart). And as it warms up down here so people start planning their northern hemisphere summer holidays.

Airfares have not really increased in the last ten years and right now there are some great specials. Let me know how I can help you enjoy your next holiday.

Remember that all the offers and trips below can be booked with me. Please help me live the life I am used to haha!!

So put your Christmas decorations to one side and book your flights. Always happy to help!!

“A smile costs less than electricity but gives more light'. An old Scottish proverb.
Chateau d'Islette in the Loire Valley.
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Pool those loyalty points!

Launched recently, the new loyalty program management and redemption tool gives more choice when it comes to redemption options.

Points Bank is a free and easy to use, online application designed to provide Australians with a simpler and more rewarding loyalty program experience. The new and secure tool makes managing, reviewing and redeeming points from over 100 different loyalty programs less time consuming, whilst also offering greater accrual, distribution and redemption options.
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Visit Scotland 2017

More Antarctic crusing

Hurtigruten, the 120 year old pioneer explorer company, has tripled its capacity in Antarctic waters and now adds a new ship to its fleet, the MS Spitsbergen. With a modern Scandinavian interior drawing inspiration from the stunning landscapes through which it travels, the ship has been sailing since its maiden voyage in June 2016. Look here.

Lisbon in Portugal.

Carbon neutral cruising

Peregrine Adventures hopes that its new range of ten carbon-offset adventure cruises will start a sea change of sustainability in the multi-billion dollar cruise market. “The only thing in common between us and the big cruises is the water itself,” Intrepid Group managing director James Thornton says. There are ten itineraries, on small ships ranging from 31 passengers to 50 passengers. Read the details.

Japan with the Sisterhood!

Highlights aplenty on this fabulously girly trip to Japan departing  8 April 2017.  Our 17 Day Cherry Blossoms of Japan tour includes Cherry Blossom Viewings, Kimono Dress Up, Flower Arranging and Etiquette Class even a meeting with a real life Geisha Girl, join Sisterhood Womens Travel and see Japan with friends for company.  Average Group Size of 12 with the personal service of a Sisterhood Tour Hostess to assist with making your experience even more memorable. More details.

20 Hair-raising tales from Scotland - Spook me!!

Cycling to the South Pole

Kate Leeming is a friend of mine and now planning her next trip. The physical purpose of Breaking the Cycle South Pole is to make the first bicycle crossing of the Antarctic continent via the South Pole. Starting in December 2017, the 1800km supported journey will take around 42 days, in temperatures as low as -40C and at a maximum altitude of 3000m. Read the details.

Lisobon in Portugal.

New season offers on board Hebridean Princess

As Hebridean Princess nears the end of an extremely successful season, we are already looking forward to next year with a collection of cruises departing in March, all of which are available at the extremely attractive fares shown below. There is a lovely selection of 4,5 & 7 night cruises for those wishing to get away and relax in true Hebridean style.
Read the details. PS this is in Scotland!!

Rest stop on West Highland Way

Kumano Kodo self-guided walk in Japan

The Kii Peninsula points south away from Kyoto and Osaka and is one of the most remote and mystical areas of Japan, despite its proximity to these great cities. Long a place of pilgrimage, the Kii Peninsula is the site of the three Grand Shrines of Kumano (Kumano Sanzan). Our Kumano Kodo self-guided tours offer 4, 5 and 6 days walking village to village along the old pilgrimage route. The trail passes through dramatic scenery, tiny hamlets and leads to important historic shrines. Read more.

The Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond.

Sligachan Hotel on Slye

Welcome to Sligachan, one of the most beautiful and unique locations on the Isle of Skye and one of my favourite hotels in Scotland. Sligachan offers something for everyone, from relaxing accommodation at the Sligachan Hotel, to a variety of self-catering options including the Sligachan Bunkhouse, a much loved campsite, delicious

If you're looking for peace and tranquility, unrivalled scenery or perhaps an opportunity to ascend the formidable Cuillins, you've come to the right place. More.

And finally

A visitor to an Aberdeen bar was surprised to find the beer only two pence a pint. The barman explained that it was the price to mark the centenary of the pub opening. The visitor noticed, however, that the bar was empty. "Are the regular customers not enjoying the special prices?" he asked. To which the barman replied "They're waiting for the Happy Hour".

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