Northern Lights tips will help you pick the best places to go, like here in Iceland at the Gullfoss waterfall, Credit ThorirNK and Iceland Pro Travel

Five Northern Lights Tips To Know Before You Book Your Trip

… This post is brought to you by The Aurora Zone … Like most people I spent much of my life dreaming about seeing the Northern Lights, and so when I was faced with a big birthday with a 0 on it I decided that would be my very special birthday present to myself. OfRead More

Cabin Vs Suite on a Hurtigruten Cruise in Norway

When planning a cruise there’s that moment where some of us can’t help but ponder the price difference between a cabin and a suite and wonder if we can justify it. Of course there are those who are able to live the suite life every time, but for most of us the cruise itself isRead More

Ian Ridpath

Ian Ridpath, astronomy writer and lecturer: Ten Questions

Astronomy lover, writer and broadcaster Ian Ridpath can be found teaching star gazing tourists about the heavens on a number of cruise ships and tours around the world. He shares his answers to AAA’s Ten Questions… What’s the best thing about your job? I’ve been fortunate enough to turn my hobby (astronomy) into a professionRead More

Northern Lights, Photo courtesy Bentours

Northern Lights with Bentours and Hurtigruten

The first Norwegian word I learnt before heading to Bergen to start an eleven day cruise was Nordlys. It means Northern Lights, and it was the reason I was going. Five days into the cruise I’ll admit I was starting to lose hope. We’d somehow managed to get on a ship that was a magnetRead More