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Currently on the Azura Caribbean cruise, Amber Cove was unaffected by the storm, is open and a joy to visit. After a number of other Caribbean resorts where you are hassled from the moment you step on shore, from taxis to hawkers, this was a peaceful experience. The resort is an enclosed area where you could leave your money...
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Just arrived in Boston and been out testing the new camera, the Canon XC15. OK, so it is first run and we have not got the hang of it yet, and we had to stop for a few beers at CHEERS bar. Cheers, the new bar is a rebuild of the original bar, The Bull and Finch Pub, that...
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If you are interested in why Malta is the Hollywood of the Mediterranean where films like Captain Philips were shot, then read our filming on Malta blog by movie director and stuntman Stuart St Paul. Valletta, the southern most capital of Europe, is easily explorable by public bus, but this film walks you round Valletta, which is also easy to do....
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Status Quo, the cyclone that rocked Fiji - part 2 We continue our Doris Visits special of filming a feature film with two rock stars just days after the biggest cyclone in Fiji's history. (Click here to see part 1 first). Fiji was rocked first by a cyclone then by rock band Status Quo. Francis Rossi talks about his future,...
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Prague is probably the best weekend treat We spent a long weekend in Prague and it is a fascinating place because you find places by talking to the locals. They will say which bars to try and someone is playing music, or it has great food. It is said to be one of the top ten pick pocket places to...
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Botanical Gardens around the world from Barbados to the Isle of Wight - There are millions of Botanical Gardens around the world, some are very famous. We don't look to find the ones that everyone knows, we just search out the ones where we end up travelling. First up the Diamond Botanical Gardens in St Lucia. Most of these are...
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Stockholm is famous for 3 things, Abba, Ikea and Nobel. The Nobel Peace prize is still presented in Stockholm each year, and there is a Nobel Museum. There is also an Abba Museum which is fantastic. Ikea do not have a museum to our knowledge, not yet!Stockholm Old Town Map Stockholm Printable Tourist Map Stockholm OLD TOWN is both pleasant and easy...
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Edinburgh has two cruise terminals one in Leith (where years ago we shot the movie Small Faces) and Rosyth. The Port of Leith is the largest enclosed deepwater port in Scotland, Ocean Terminal. It has an ability to handle ships up to 50,000 DWT, which means only the smaller cruise ships can dock there. However, that is quite a selection. The...
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This is one of the oldest running wooden roller coasters in the world. It was built in 1914 and is one of Tivoli's most popular rides. It is suitable for all ages but young children must be accompanied by an adult - and you really feel the surge in your stomach. It is to this day still the most...
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Between 1855 and 1890 Castle Clinton was the immigration station of the state of New York. It is likely to be the boat station you will head for on your tour to Liberty Island. You will go through detailed security then take a boat to Liberty Island. Your tour will take an hour, there are restrooms but if you...