Colombia: Exploring Cartagena’s Old City

One of the highlights of my recent trip on the Thomson Dream Pride of Panama cruise was spending a day in the Colombian city of Cartagena. You may not have heard of Cartagena (pronounced Cart-a-hay-na) but it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with one of South America’s biggest fortifications, and… View Post

Thomson Dream Pride of Panama

UPDATE: Thomson Holidays is currently migrating IT systems meaning that the company’s online booking management system is NOT available for customers, and the call centre is unusually busy, with problems relating to staff not being trained to use new systems. As such I would avoid booking a holiday with Thomsons… View Post

Making a Difference in Tanzania

Earlier this month, I travelled to Tanzania with Coca Cola. Undoubtedly it’s a beautiful country – the beach at the top of the post is in Zanzibar, and I’m not sure I’ve ever stood in a more picture perfect spot. But the picture postcard only tells a fraction of the… View Post

Tanzania: Discovering Project Last Mile

I think it’s a source of pride for many English people (myself included) that our default setting is “cynical”. It’s so easy to be cynical about everything, isn’t it? Reality TV? It’s all fake. Politicians? They’re all corrupt. Multinational corporations? They’re all evil. This month, I was invited to spend… View Post

Things to do in Mauritius when you’re Eight

What springs to mind when you imagine an all-inclusive holiday? Endless, international buffet food? Packed resorts full of holiday makers taking part in enforced jollity? Bland hotels? Let’s face it, many of us have the same preconceptions about this type of holiday – but having just spent a week on an all-inclusive holiday… View Post