A collection of articles that feature all aspects of travel, lifestyle and general scribblings that may be of interest
There are so many observations, funny happenings, moments of observation in life that it is not always possible to pin it down to a specific category or heading. They are those times where you experience and simply would like to share. This is why I have created the Featured articles page. Perhaps it will not always directly concern travel but it will be about something, someone, someplace or some memory. Hopefully it will entertain or be thought provoking.
A selection of Featured Articles
– And now for Something Completely Different Ahoy, fellow adventurers! Welcome aboard the fantastic Viking Alsvin, where we embark on a voyage of superlatives—a journey through the Cities of Light Cruises on the enchanting Moselle, the majestic Rhine, and the marvelous Main rivers. But hold on to your hats because, in the midst of this
Viking Alsvin Cruise 26th May, 2023 – So, you want to be a Program Director? So often I am asked about my job and the general impression is that it is such a fun easy gig that anyone with an ability to speak in front of people and organize should be able to easily do
Viking Alsvin Cruise: 28th April-5th May. A Clash of Cultures? What happens when you get a majority of Americans and a minority of Britons on the same ship, both groups having the same but a different experience of the cruise? The Three Rivers This is an interesting Viking river cruise as it is actually two
Transavia Airlines is a low-cost airline based in the Netherlands. Here’s a review of Transavia Airlines based on several aspects. Flying around the world, as I am fortunate to do, with many flights domestic and international in each month, I realized perhaps it is time to start reviewing the airlines. Transavia will be the first
Is the COVID vaccine the panacea to all our travel ills? This is a great question. I think we have all started thinking that life and normality are just around the corner. But, as we rub our hands in anticipation for that unfettered international roaming freedom of movement that has been suffocated for 9+ months,
COVID-19 Brings Both A Poison And Some Cure To The Travel And Hospitality Industry . How is this going to affect your future travel?
The Coronavirus continues to take the lives of our citizens, however, is it also is eroding our fundamental value systems along the way?
Travel after the coronavirus will be different to what we know. How so? What changes will be made to make our travels safe? How will this all look?
What was it like growing up as a white kid in apartheid South Africa? What coma were the whites in to not notice their own racism? The name of Nelson Mandela was unknown to me but it was known to most of the world.
When traveling, you have to develop a sense of humor fast. That is one of the first things I learned. I could either spend my time getting angry and frustrated by delays, ignorant people, rude store keepers, bustling crowds, maybe rainy and cold weather. Or I could choose to just laugh things off and move on to enjoying my life.
Honestly, it took me awhile. I am no saint – I can get as irritated as the next person. However, with persistent effort, many moments of deep breathing to find my center, I eventually got the hang of just being chill. No matter what. Believe me, it makes life so much easier. I remember my sister had a little plaque on her dresser when I was growing up. I never got it back then. It seemed like nonsensical gibberish. Now, however, it is elevated in my mind to mantra status.
See the happy moron, he doesn't give a damn.. I wish I were a moron...My god, perhaps I am!
Deciding on what makes a feature article
I would love to sound erudite and tell you that I write feature articles and select according to wisdom, ingenious prose and cutting wit. Truth be told, I simply select my ramblings that resonate with me, be they observations, experiences or childhood memories. Random scribblings would be the best way I could put it.
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