Canal Travel

2 June 2011 | Transport

‘It’s a narrowboat, not a barge (they carry coal), not a longboat (they carry Vikings), this is a narrowboat.’ That was my introduction to English canal travel quite a few years ago on a trip with my pre-teen (at the time) children. We travelled up the Avon River to S...

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The Orient Express

18 May 2008 | Transport

We are meeting friends in Tuscany to spend a week walking, so how to get there from London? EasyJet would be cheap but dull, the Orient Express sounded much more interesting. The original Orient Express made its first run from Paris to Constantinople (the city ...

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