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A flying visit to Flatdogs Camp in Zambia

Flatdogs_Elephant in camp

Introduction The story so far: after spending a week in Malawi during my month-long trip to Africa earlier this year to attend three travel trade shows, I had five days I needed to fill. The third and final expo was Indaba in Durban, South Africa. Rather than getting there way ahead of schedule and whiling […]

Been there, haven’t done that – 5 things you shouldn’t miss in Chicago

Liza P via Flickr.com

In our mission to inspire and inform Grown-up Travellers we continue our series of articles containing ideas for alternative things to do and see in well-known destinations. So far we’ve shared tips on London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Oslo, Paris and Amsterdam and now we’re heading over the pond to the USA. New York is on the way but first up it’s […]

Spot the difference: Photos show how Berlin has changed since 1990

Berlin 1990 Checkpoint Charlie DDR side (640x428)

What a difference 22 years makes… I had the pleasure of living and working in Berlin from 1990-92 and have been back many times since. I was rummaging around in my box of old (printed) photos from those days and took a few of them with me when I was in the German capital a few […]

Hotel Review – Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany

Hotel_Exterior_Berlin

[UPDATE: I stayed at the Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof in February 2012, this time in a studio apartment. Once again I had a wonderful experience and my top score of 6/6 remains in place – also for those travelling alone] Having stayed at – and been wowed by – the Adina Apartment Hotel in […]

Photo essay: Seven days in Malawi in fourteen pictures

Fish Eagle attacks

Fishermen on Lake Malawi I travelled to Malawi for the first time in April this year, spending a week in the “Warm Heart of Africa”. It was a wonderful experience and for once, the slogan is true. Malawi is spectacular, her people are extremely friendly and yet for European travellers – especially from the Nordic […]

Hotel Review – Sopot Marriott Resort & Spa, Poland

View from beach road of outside bar

If you came here from my article describing the fun I had in Sopot, you will already be aware that I loved this hotel. If you didn’t, you are now up to speed with the rest of the readers. I reached that verdict after visiting for four nights in October 2017 (see picture above) when […]

A Short Break in Flanders, Belgium – Bruges (Part One)

In Bruges FTW

This article is part of the series “A Short Break in Flanders, Belgium” A Short Break in Flanders, Belgium – Bruges (Part One) A Short Break in Flanders, Belgium – Bruges (Part Two) A Short Break in Flanders, Belgium – Antwerp   So, Belgium…it’s been a while. I have history with this tiny country, including […]

A Short Break in Flanders, Belgium – Antwerp

MAS 5

This article is part of the series “A Short Break in Flanders, Belgium” A Short Break in Flanders, Belgium – Bruges (Part One) A Short Break in Flanders, Belgium – Bruges (Part Two) A Short Break in Flanders, Belgium – Antwerp   This #ShortbreakInFlanders campaign was created by the Nordic Travel Bloggers collective working together […]