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Transatlantic antics on Queen Mary 2

We boarded, efficiently at Brooklyn Terminal in New York, the queue moving steadily towards the luxurious lobby of Cunard’s flagship liner, the transatlantic doyen, Queen Mary 2, patiently tied up, loading her supplies and 2100 passengers with their luggage. This was our first cruise on a large liner, we had only two previous commercial cruises, on small Ponant...

Worming your way through The Big Apple

Times Square New York City Let’s not beat around the bush – New York is the most exciting city that I have ever visited. I’ve visited many cities, but nothing tops New York for the vibe that you get just being there. My arrival was by train, straight into Pennsylvania Station in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. It’s a very busy station and BOOM! As soon as you leave...

Sam Chui – the world’s most popular aviation YouTuber

Image: Sam Chui Sam Chui is possibly the world’s most popular aviation enthusiast. In 1999, Chui started a website, publishing photos of aircraft. It has since expanded to include current events regarding aviation. In 2007, he started his YouTube channel and became well-known. Some of his videos gathered an excess of 60 million views. Sam has travelled...

Bali is Back!

Image: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort Yes, Bali is open again for international travellers. The famed Island of the Gods is back in business post-Covid and TellMeWhere2Go’s Cynthia Dammerer has been back to check it out for herself. This is a great time to go because the mass crowds aren’t back yet. This means no traffic jams, and you can have...

The Ghan train through central Australia

Image: Journey Beyond Australia is a huge country, and one of the best ways to go from south to north through the centre is to take the luxury train called The Ghan. The train runs from Adelaide in South Australia to Darwin in the Northern Territory (and vice versa), and is a journey that will both impress and surprise you. Originally called the Afghan Express, it...

Pyrmont Bay to Circular Quay by Ferry

Image: Steve Collins Undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest and most magnificent harbours, Sydney Harbour has many secrets, many of which are revealed when you take a trip on a Sydney Harbour Ferry. Pyrmont Bay is a historic part of Sydney due to its location just opposite the main Sydney central business district. Pyrmont and nearby Darling Harbour were once...

A Walk Through Cairo, Egypt

Credit: Belinda Jackson Lined with palaces, mosques, merchant’s mansions and markets, Cairo’s Al-Muizz is a contender for the Middle East’s most beautiful street. It’s the ancient thoroughfare of medieval Cairo, the lifeblood of a dozen centuries: every time I return to Cairo, I find myself walking the length of Al-Muizz li-Din-Allah. Like most before me, I’m lured...

California Zephyr train heads east

Image: Steve Collins A few years ago I embarked on a train trip across the United States of America from San Francisco to New York City, simply because I really like trains. This is a video of the first day of the journey from San Francisco to Emeryville, where I boarded the California Zephyr, and then on to Elko, Nevada. I actually travelled to Provo, Utah on that...

El Questro in the East Kimberley

Image: Steve Collins In the top right hand of Western Australia is El Questro a magnificent cattle station and tourist park that can simply overwhelm the senses. Large cattle stations are reasonably common in this part of the world, in Australia’s Top End, but El Questro is adorned with some of the most magnificent landscapes you will find anywhere. Measuring 80 km...

Game of Thrones Studio Tour Belfast

Image: Game of Thrones Studio Tour Game of Thrones is, arguably, one of the finest and most popular television shows ever produced. Now, the Game of Thrones Studio Tour has opened in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Located at one of the acclaimed series’ original filming locations at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, Game of Thrones Studio Tour takes...

Tonle Sap Cambodia

Image: Steve Collins Situated near the town of Siem Reap in Cambodia is the mighty lake Tonle Sap. This is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. And it is famous for the number of floating villages that exist on the lake. The village Kampong Khleang is about a one-hour drive from Siem Reap and is an ideal place from which to board a boat to go and explore...