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Flight report: Thai Airways A380 First Class Paris – Bangkok – Frankfurt

Photo credit: Christian Junker – AHKGAP via photopin cc Introduction A word of warning before we go any further here; this particular flight report is almost guaranteed to be divisive. Readers will be divided into those who find my tales of excess deeply irritating and those who find my tales of excess deeply irritating but […]

Why London Is The Number One Travel Destination For Soccer Fans

Ask any soccer fan in the world which league is the most prestigious and they will say the English Premier League. The Premier League was formed in 1992, when the clubs of the then Football League first division decided to breakaway in order to utilise the lucrative television deals offered to them. Currently, the Premier […]

For the best value ski resort in Europe, head to Spain

I’m not really a gambling man but I’m willing to bet that for most people considering a skiing holiday in Europe the classic destinations of Switzerland, Austria and France are the first to come to mind. Other possibilities would probably include Italy, Bulgaria and perhaps Scandinavia – but very few think of taking a winter […]

Alpine touring at Vallter 2000 in Spain – the ultimate skiing experience?

When I was growing up, it was all very simple. ‘Skiing’ meant downhill skiing in the Alps – or for some brave people, Scotland. Artificial slopes were rare and skiing was a luxury that most people in the UK had never experienced. Due to the neat combination of family friends owning a chalet in Switzerland, […]

From one extreme to the other – Finland to Dubai (with 12 days in between)

One of the many benefits of publishing this website is of course the travel it involves – and more specifically the variety of trips I get to take. Sometimes the contrasts offered by visiting two different destinations in a short period of time are somewhat extreme – and 2015 has started with a classic example… […]

Flight report: Lufthansa New Business Class Frankfurt to Miami

This article is part four of the series “Trip diary: Three weeks on the road in Florida” Teaser: New series starts this week Introduction: A three week road trip around Florida, June-July 2013 Hotel review: Park Inn Oslo Airport Flight report: Lufthansa New Business Class Frankfurt to Miami First impressions – a Limey driving in […]

Flight report: Norwegian’s Dreamliner from Oslo to New York

All images (c) Norwegian Air Shuttle. All money spent and opinions expressed (c) Andy Higgs, Grown-up Travel Guide Before we get into the details of the trip report, a little background seems necessary. I’ll admit it, I’m old enough to remember Freddy Laker and his Skytrains offering ultra-cheap travel from the UK to the USA. […]