10 reasons to hire a local tour guide and take a tour on your travels

10 reasons to choose a local tour guide

Paris, 1995. I saw all the sights. I climbed the Eiffel Tower, walked the Champs Elysée, took in the view from the tower at Notre Dame and was entranced by the scene playing out in the shadows of the Sacre Coeur. I had “done” Paris. Or so I thought. I liked travelling independently and figuring things […]

Grape discoveries on a Bordeaux wine tour

Medoc wine region seen on a Bordeaux wine tour

Vines as far as the eye can see. These rustic vines were sleeping, their leaves mostly shed and branches bare. The fruit was picked many weeks earlier and had been relieved of its juice which lay in barrels fermenting with sugar and yeast. Over the course of the next few months the liquid matures until it is ready […]

Beyond the spray can: A street art tour of East London

GCAK moth mural seen on Street Art London walking tour

I like street art but I don’t much like graffiti. I get a small thrill from noticing colourful murals and clever stencils peeking out of unexpected places of the cities I live in and visit. Mostly I appreciate their political statements and thought-provoking messages. But the black scrawl of graffiti provokes a negative response in […]

Local secrets uncovered on a self drive Great Ocean Road tour

View of the stunning coastline along the Great Ocean Road

A self drive tour of the Great Ocean Road is a must do on any Australian itinerary. The Great Ocean Road in Australia’s south is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Winding through lush rainforest and along spectacular coastline, the road runs over 240 kilometres from Torquay to Allansford on the southern coast […]

A bike tour of East Berlin

abiketourofeastberlin groupriding

I first visited Berlin 20 years ago. It was only a couple of years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Back then the city was still finding its feet and adjusting to reunification.  This time around I was excited to discover how the city had changed, particularly in the former East Berlin.  So when […]

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