I wrote a series of blog posts for Saga Holidays’ content hub, Navigator. It was a fantastic opportunity to draw on my own personal travel experiences. Navigator has since been amalgamated into the website of the award-winning Saga Magazine, one of the UK’s largest subscription magazines.
A royal occasion
I was lucky enough to travel to London for the Queen's Golden Jubilee. In this blog post I wrote about the river vessel she sailed down the Thames on.
“Millions cheered and waved as the Queen and the royal family cruised along the Thames aboard the Spirit of Chartwell during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant in June 2012. Now that luxury pleasure boat that led the 1,000-boat flotilla, setting a Guinness World Record, has swapped the Thames for the Douro in Portugal.”
— A Voyage Fit for a Queen
Travelling up the Sani Pass
I recount the thrill of going up the Sani Pass during a whistlestop tour of South Africa and a brief visit to Lesotho.
“I’ll never forget the bumpy four-wheel-drive excursion up the Sani Pass in South Africa. It’s one thing to read about the thrill of heading high up into the KwaZulu-Natal’s Drakensberg Mountains but altogether something else once you’re there, fingernails digging into the seats as the tires skid around switchback bends and grapple for purchase on slippery gravel ascents.”
— South Africa’s Sani Pass
An Aussie escape
I drew on childhood memories for this blog highlighting landmark attractions.
“There’s something about Australia’s endless expanse of startling blue sky that seems higher and wider than in other countries – it grounds you to the earth, establishing a connection that speaks to your very soul. At least, that’s how it was for me growing up in the countryside outside Perth.”
— Dreaming of Australia
“A journey by train evokes thoughts of the golden era of travel and really captures the imagination.”
— Great Train Journeys