Venice Simplon Orient Express train in Berlin Hauptbahnhof station for first time

Taking the Venice Simplon Orient Express Train from London to Berlin

“If I had a magic wand and could make any travel dream come true what would you wish for?” When a fellow travel writer asked me this question in Myanmar I was momentarily stumped. A year earlier I would have wished for Antarctica or Machu Picchu but it had been a very special year andRead More

Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Eurail Pass Travels, Seeing Germany by Train with Rail Europe

As regular readers know, I’m a big fan of train travel. So when I was considering how to get from Basel to Berlin on my latest European adventures I decided to go train rather than plane. Sure, flying would have been faster, but it wouldn’t have given me the chance to see the German countryside going byRead More

Viki Henrich, Adlon Kempinski Berlin Lady in Red

Viki Hennrich, Adlon Kempinski Lady in Red: Ten Questions

The Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin is one of those legendary hotels with an incredible history, and is where everyone from emperors and kings and queens, to movie stars and Albert Einstein chose to stay. The hotel where Greta Garbo first uttered the words I Want To Be Alone as she filmed Grand Hotel survivedRead More

Prada Sunglasses on River Countess river cruise

2016 Adventures: The Future’s So Bright I Need New Shades

… This post has been brought to you by Vision Direct Australia …   2016. The bright, shiny, new year is almost upon us and as hard as I’m going to find it to say goodbye to 2015 which has been a wonderful wonderful year to me, I’m starting to embrace the whole 2016 concept.Read More