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“Do you play golf?” asked the receptionist as we arrived at the Kiri Maya Golf Resort in Northern Thailand. We replied that we wanted to explore nearby Khao Yai National Park and we had no plans...

Helga and I have just seen one of the most incredible modern architectural sights in the world!

We decided to take a long weekend and go somewhere in Spain we hadn’t been before – Valencia...

Vancouver just doesn’t need to try! The Pacific Ocean stretches in front and snow-capped mountains rear seductively behind. In between lies perhaps the world’s most liveable city, replete with...

The Rakhine People and Sittwe

Rakhine State, one of the least visited parts of Myanmar, lies on the country’s west coast on the Bay of Bengal, with the Bangladesh border to the north. The...

When I was in my 20s and living on Long Island Sound (a wonderful small boat sailing area near New York City), I had an O’Day Mariner and spent many weekends sailing, often overnight. My dream...

The overwhelming thing about Canada is its sheer size – 4,500kms from Toronto to Vancouver! If you want to cross this enormous country, there are four travel options. It is five hours by air,...

An appetising aroma of sheep’s cheese and smoked chorizo sausages wafted through the stalls of Estremoz’s famous Saturday market. This weekly extravaganza shows off the best of the Alentejo’s...

Long before the European Union was a twinkle in some Brussels bureaucrat’s eye, the Hanseatic League acted as a powerful pan-European bloc. Its reach stretched from England to Russia and from...

This is the fourth in our series of articles exploring how people near, at or over 80 years of age think and feel about getting older and being old. The first three articles have elicited a great...

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