Paros, Greece – the Cyclades’ lesser-known gem

It’s not every day you get to follow in the footsteps of a saint. But the reason we’re here on Paros, the third largest island in the Greek Cyclades, is the same one that forced Saint Helena here in the 4th century – the meltemi, an angry wind that roars through the region in August.Continue reading “Paros, Greece – the Cyclades’ lesser-known gem”

Polar snorkelling in Antarctica

“Not for the faint-hearted” is how Aurora Expeditions’ website describes polar snorkelling. Which is concerning because when it comes to near-freezing temperatures, I am most definitely faint of heart. Yet, here I am, fumbling awkwardly with a pair of fins on the rocky shoreline of the Antarctic Peninsula while steeling myself for water that’s hoveringContinue reading “Polar snorkelling in Antarctica”

Cruising on the Danube with U by Uniworld

Traveller, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia – Sep 15, 2018 “Everyone pray for rain so we can make it down the Danube.” Not exactly what you want to hear from the captain at the start of a river cruise. Europe has been basking in a heatwave all summer and the lack of rain means the DanubeContinue reading “Cruising on the Danube with U by Uniworld”