Tag: travel

How to avoid single supplements

IS THERE any worse insult to a solo traveller than the single supplement? This dreaded surcharge – as high as 100 per cent – is imposed when one person occupies … 

Why we prefer to travel alone

IF YOU travel solo, you’re not alone. The number of solitary explorers is rising faster than a SYD-LAX takeoff. Backpackers, professionals, divorcees and widows are among the one-person wanderers who … 

Cruising solo? Toughen up!

Out of 40 cruises, I have done about half by myself. Don’t pity me, it’s my job – but it’s allowed me to learn many ways to handle the seemingly … 

Families afloat

Cruising with kids no longer means joining the hordes on three-star ships. Luxury cruise lines are coming on board with a range of new children’s facilities. Louise Goldsbury explores some … 

NEW AWARD: Best Travel Writer 2013

On 20 July 2013 I was named Best Travel Writer at the National Travel Industry Awards in Sydney, Australia. Total shock, but a great thrill and honour. Many thanks to … 

Guide to Central Park NYC

New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Central Park is where people go to relax. The huge space, stretching 51 blocks through the heart of Manhattan, is … 

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