Travel like a VIP in northern California

Enjoy everything the Golden State has to offer – from incredible views to world-class food and drink and insider experiences – in stress-free luxury on a tour with Trafalgar

Originally posted on MSN UK, August 2014

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Learning to ski in picture-perfect Kitzbühel

The resort of Kitzbühel in the Austrian Tyrol offers ski lessons and so much more, including top-class food and drink

Originally posted on MSN, April 2014

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There are worse places to learn to ski than Kitzbühel. There may be better places to learn to ski too but, arriving in the little Austrian Tyrol town with snow-capped mountains and picture-postcard shops all around, you’d be hard-pressed to think of one. It’s so typically Austrian that you can almost hear yodelling echoing from the mountains, and you wouldn’t be surprised to see Julie Andrews running down a nearby hill.

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A life-changing adventure in Iceland

If lava caving, glacier trekking, canyoning and Northern Lights viewing are on your bucket list, then Iceland is the place to tick them off

Originally published on MSN, April 2014

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On the very first day of 2014, my new year’s resolution came to me as I sat in a darkened cinema enjoying The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Alongside those I make every year (eat less chocolate, get in shape, learn a language – the usual), my cinema-inspired resolution was: go to Iceland.

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