Category Archives: Travel

Emirates first-class: My shower phobia (at 40,000ft)

“Have you flown in this cabin before?” The flight attendant smiled and handed me a glass of bubbly. “No, I haven’t,” I said. “First time.” “Well, let me give you a tour,” she replied, flashing another megawatt smile. I suddenly … Continue reading

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On trying to raise global children

Raptor (formerly known as Son1) pulled his first all-nighter on us last night. I’d felt sure he’d fall fast asleep as soon as we took off from Vienna. The signs were all there as we waited at the gate after … Continue reading

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Welcome to budget travel kiddos

We’re on a little getaway right now, and so this post is coming from sunny England – and I’m not joking, it’s so sunny that the whole country and his dog appeared to be out walking in the forest today. … Continue reading

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So how was your weekend?

It’s something you don’t expect to hear when you ask someone about their weekend. But with my son attending a school where at least 60 per cent of the students come from airline families (who get super cheap tickets), I’ve … Continue reading

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Travel post: Stepping back into antiquity

Finding yourself alone inside a pyramid is now a real possibility After the revolutionary chaos of the past few years, many people will have struck Egypt off their list of must-see places for the time being. With good reason. But … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday: Walk like an Egyptian

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Travel post: Winter get-aways with bells on

Where do you dream of jetting off to this holiday season? Dear Christmas, What the heck? It’s not your turn yet. Sincerely, Thanksgiving. But even so, as the temperature falls, and the number of tourists flocking to the UAE swells, … Continue reading

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Travel post: Redefining the Scenic Route

Perched high above the Shenandoah Valley, in America’s dreamy Blue Ridge Mountains, Skyline Drive offers impressive views at every bend, with plenty of outdoorsy activities along the way. If there’s one thing Son2 is scared of it’s bears. So you … Continue reading

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Frequently asked questions

“Your ticket is upgradable,” the nice lady at the check-in informed me. “Do you wish to upgrade?” “Thank you, but no,” I replied, shaking my head (thinking yes, YES please. Do I want to upgrade? Of course I do! Who … Continue reading

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I do like to be beside the seaside!

Which beach would you rather be on? Here’s a clue: the rocky one on the left is buffeted by a fierce wind, and strewn with seaweed. The one on the right is lapped by the aquamarine waters of the Gulf, … Continue reading

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