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Jean takes the Bus Tour / Excursion for Doris Visits.  -  Tortola has re-opened, as has it's award winning Pier Park, but in the car park still lie the wrecks of tossed and turned cars and trucks and there is still at least one ship awkwardly banked on the beach where it does not belong. But the famous Island...
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Book your cruise direct with the cruise operator via one of our Doris Visits links Tortola is welcoming guests back as they continue to rebuild following storm Irma in 2017. It had minimal damage to its new award winning cruise terminal. Tortola is one of the most popular Caribbean islands to draw people seeking the sun. It is a small...
Here is a blog from one of our chat sites - We are fans of the Turtles. They were a huge feature on our first visit to Barbados 27 years ago when our then children swam with them. So thanks Francesca for the memory. If I can find the old video I might add it later. Now there are...
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When you know Rome really well it is fair to say it is an easy city to walk round, and it is not huge. But if you do not know it, or are not to good at walking a lot in crowds on sometimes uneven ground, then the bus tour is an excellent choice. Take a look at our...
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If you are a fan, you have to cruise the Adriatic. We will try and make a self-tour easy using the excellent free city map from the tourist board which you can also download here. If you are going to try the tour yourself, we suggest you circle the old town once at ground level, once on the walls...
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The dates and new routes for the 2019 Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises. One of the best cruise experience ever! A Cruise with Strictly Come Dancing and other entertainment and 2019 sees not only new routes but different routes which will please those who book all four. Many thanks to all those who book through our links which keeps our...
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Key West is a wonderful destination at the tip of the FLORIDA KEYS - Just ninety miles from Cuba, Key West goes down as one of my favourite places ever, and one I would like to live in for a while. There are many reasons it is a great place, but let me start with it is somewhere that makes...
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St. Lucia is one of the largest of the Windward Islands, and it feels friendly the moment you step on to the island. In this film we take a bus and ride out to the Volcano. The French and British spent many years fighting over the twin peaked island deep with rainforests and surrounded by beaches. There are very...
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The cruise terminal is a walk from the bus station north the capital Bridgetown but to go to the East Coast you will need to walk through the town. Follow Jean as she shows you how, and the choice of other buses. We always travel all over the island on public buses even if on a day cruise stop....
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Dom Rep as the tee shirts say has had a history of fighting between invaders and those left to live there. It is another story of pirates and smuggling, people trafficking and growth. The island feels very Cuban, but they dance the meringue rather than a salsa. It has a host of beaches and they are public.  Rumours are...
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