Hi, I'm Chris! My aim is to simplify travel and for you to see the world.
I love travel! It's simple as that!
For the last fifteen years, and during that time I have written travel features as well. My Number One Rule is seeing the world should not be break the bank. For me, it is the idea that there is something going on somewhere right now and I want to be apart of it. So, whether it’s using budget airlines wherever in the world, airline membership schemes (it's a myth you it is expensive to use their points - I could only visit Australia with the purchase of points or using points on a code share flight only accessible via the Club) hotel loyalty schemes and non direct flights. I know which websites to use for the best deals; where to get the best discounts and where or where not to go and when to visit.
I had The BEST Time holidaying in Australia. LOL, in all honesty, I thought I was only visiting Singapore on a long weekend, but when I got there, being me, and knowing I was only eight hours a way from Sydney, I applied for the Tourist Visa and took a flight ... as you do! But it was cheaper than returning another time ... it’s all about saving money remember! (Singapore was fab too!) Seeing the Sydney Opera House was just incredible and being a Neighbours fan, visiting THE STREET near Melbourne was a-mazing. It was one huge adventure I won't forget, with a trip to Perth,Brisbane (a fab city - PLEASE visit if you are heading Down Under) and Darwin . New York has to be visited at least once in your lifetime. Arriving at JFK and seeing the Brooklyn Bridge in front as you travel into Manhattan is mega - exciting as well as the bustle and extravagance of Times Square and Broadway. Rome has to be one of my favourite cities because of its history and architecture. It really is a beautiful city, I've been several times and each time I'm always captivated as though I've never been there before! I actually went back with L and S last year, and I was mesmerised again; and it was gret to return to the Colosseum! I say that, as when I visited with my Mum, neither of us knew how big a beer was in Rome and ordered large ones before the tour. We didn’t get to complete our visit as we were rushing around for a bathroom!!! I also met my friend Jan from Seattle on a day trip from Rome to Florence and I try to see her regularly, so, if I hadn’t joined the day trip, there wouldn’t have been a new friendship. So, you never know who you could meet, people you meet could take you around the world too!
My must-do rituals?
Riding down the hill from Monte, Funchal, Madeira in a basket was an interesting one! Watching Flamenco in Barcelona was fantastic just for the intense concentration and focus the dancers have. Enjoying the geothermal spas in Reykjavik whilst it was minus 4 degrees is one moment I won’t forget. Oh, and getting involved in Greek dancing on a boat trip from Athens in the late afternoon light is also a moment I will treasure forever, as the crew got to everyone to dance was so welcoming, even if you felt that you were not doing it right, it didn't matter, it was just fun.
My Its Simple Memories.
Australia was a holiday of a life-time for me, and the highlight was visiting Erinsborough on The Neighbours Tour.
After getting over my jet-lag, visiting the Sydney Opera House made me feel like I had arrived in Oz!
Central Station in New York, my favourite place in the city, which is my favourite city in the world.
Rome is my Eternal City: The Spanish Steps in the rain.
I enjoyed the flamenco dancing in Barcelona