Transat Holidays Luxury Collection

St Lucia Transat Holidays Luxury Collection

This may seem obvious: As Transat Holidays’ luxury travel expert for this winter season, I’ve learned a lot about Transat Holidays – and about Transat Holidays Luxury Collection in particular. But wait – did you know Transat Holidays has a luxury collection? If you didn’t, read on. (And if you’ve never heard of Transat Holidays then you’re probably […]

Top European Destinations you should see

Top European destinations Prague

Asking me what my top European destinations are is like asking me to name my favourite children. And I don’t even have children. As a travel blogger, though, it’s one of the questions I get asked most often, so, in the spirit of loving all children, even the badly behaved toddlers that paint on your ecru walls with your new Trafalgar Rouge Dior […]

Running back to Saskatoon

Saskatchewan landscape by Catherine Perehudoff

Raise your hands if you’ve: ‘driven through Saskatchewan,’ ‘passed through Saskatoon‘ or ‘sped through the prairies on a cross-Canada tour.’ Here’s a thought: Slow down. Famous musicians and artists do it all the time.   Saskatoon may surprise you But be forewarned: Visit once and you’ll be running back to Saskatoon in a hurry. How do […]

Banff, Canada, rocks the Rockies

Nice view of Banff, Canada

Let’s talk about Banff, Canada! Considering it’s one of the very best tourism destinations in Canada, not to mention the world (sorry, I’m biased), let’s talk about what Banff, Canada is; where Banff, Canada is; and why you should go there. (Because it’s wonderful! Sorry, I’m biased). Why is Wandering Carol biased about Banff, Canada? […]

Amazing Rocky Mountaineer Wildlife Photos. Not.

Amazing Rocky Mountaineer wildlife photos chipmunk

Many people are jealous of my astounding photography. And I’m fairly sure I’ll win an award with the amazing Rocky Mountaineer wildlife photos I captured on The First Passage to the West rail trip from Vancouver to Banff. I don’t want to brag (yes I do!) but these shots are one of a kind. You see, anyone with […]

How Not to Meet People on the Rocky Mountaineer

Wandering Carol on the train

Meeting people on the Rocky Mountaineer is one of perks of taking this scenic train trip through the Canadian Rockies. But what’s the secret of ever-lasting rail popularity? If you want to know how to impress others without once shouting ‘All Aboard’ at the top of your lungs, read on. With these foolproof tips you can’t go right wrong. All aboard! […]

Rocky Mountaineer Scenic Train Routes

Scenic train routes Rocky Mountaineer

Waiting to board the Rocky Mountaineer in Vancouver I’m excited about many things: the caffeine in the station lobby, the possibility of seeing WILDLIFE , the certainty of seeing MOUNTAINS and the bagpipe music that is giving us a big sendoff. FYI: I’m not sure how bagpiping fits into a luxury train ride through the Canadian […]

Overnight layover in Abu Dhabi Airport, safe?

Flying over Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways

Okay. I admit I was nervous about transferring overnight in Abu Dhabi when I flew Etihad Airways to the Seychelles from Toronto. A lot of questions were crowding my head: Is Abu Dhabi safe for a woman travelling solo? Do I have to cover up? Is the Abu Dhabi Airport a mass of confusion? Is an overnight layover in […]

South of France train, in which a man pulls a gun on me

Train South of France TER

The first thing that came to my mind when a young man pulled a gun on me on a South of France train yesterday was that no one would believe me if I blogged about it, especially if I also blogged about the bull-sized Russian punk rocker chick with a chihuahua who got mad at me […]

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