My Bhutan Experience By Sharyn Lucchetta Maverick Travel

  I couldn’t believe my good luck or good Karma when I was given the opportunity to visit the small Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan.  Very few countries left on Earth have been able to maintain their pure culture.  Bordering China and India, with Tibet to the North, it is a land locked country with soaring […]

Betty and Garry’s BIG European Vacation – Part 2

Viewing a breathtaking sunrise from a hot air balloon floating over Cappadocia in Central Turkey – tick that off the bucket list.  Cappadocia is famous for its “fairy chimneys” and homes carved into valley walls by troglodytes and later utilised by   – many of these caves are still lived in today.  Our hotel suite in […]

Betty and Garry’s BIG European Vacation – Part 1

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” Like you, Michael Palin, I too am afflicted.  My remedy was to organise a trip to Europe, visiting some places on my list that I hadn’t yet ventured to. After […]

Amazing visit to Ireland and Chesterfield

Your son phones from Berlin and announces he has just gotten engaged and will be marrying in England in the northern summer. What to do? Contact Maverick Travel and begin planning a holiday around the wedding. That’s what to do. The wedding was to be held in Chesterfield, Derbyshire so Garry and I settled on […]

CLIA Masters and Cruise on Carnival Spirit by Martyn Chapman

I have just been lucky enough to have taken my Cruise Masters course on board Carnival Spirit with an 8-day cruise to the Pacific Islands. Poor old I had to work for 5 of my 8 days but I still got to see and use the facilities of the ship and so here are my […]

Trafalgar Coach tour by Howard Elmes – part 2

Prague is too complex a destination to do credit to in just a few sentences, so I will sum it up as simply a place well worth visiting. Following a second night in Prague, the coach moved on into Slovakia and a lunch time stopover in its capital Bratislava. Once again, free time is allowed […]

Trafalgar Coach tour by Howard Elmes – part 1

We have recently returned from a guided coach tour in Europe. This is the second such tour we have done in Europe but with an interval of almost 18 years in between. I recall before the first tour having some doubts about the whole concept of guided tours in general, as opposed to “Eurorailing” or […]

The Day My Imagination Ran Riot in Ravello by Margaret Sims

It started like any other day in Italy. We were waiting for an open-top bus to take us from Amalfi to the hill-top town of Ravello. I was looking forward to this day – a beautiful town and a scenic walk back. It was Sunday. The bus drove up crowded, narrow roads and stopped outside […]

South America/Antactica – (part 5) by Betty Fielding

We were in Ushuaia, on the southern tip of Argentina, sometimes known as “the end of the world”, and were due on the pier at 4pm to board the “Polar Pioneer” for our eagerly awaited journey to Antarctica. Earlier in the day we walked by the port for a peek at our home for the […]

Antarctica (final part) by Betty Fielding

Our adventure continued on like this with 2 to 3 zodiac landings and excursions every day. At every landing we were greeted by a chorus of penguins – adelie, gentoo and chinstraps – you never tire of watching these playful creatures. As it was nesting season we managed to see lots a chicks – so […]