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E-book Travel Writing and Travel Photography – from Dreams to Hard Reality

E-book Travel Writing and Travel Photography – from Dreams to Hard Reality

The result of a combined total of more than 200 years of experience in the professions of Travel Writing and Travel Photography, the new Global Travel Writers E-book Travel Writing and Travel Photography – from Dreams to Hard Reality contains material that you just will not find anywhere else. The twelve contributors to this E-book […]

London: Capital of Cool

London: Capital of Cool

There is no other place in the world that has showcases human history like London. Its heritage is not only confined in museums, but in architecture, art, fashion and culture. Yes, through thick and thin this marvelous city has seen it all. If streets and buildings could talk, there would be so much that they […]

Falling Heroes – Vanuatu's Famous Land Divers

Falling Heroes – Vanuatu's Famous Land Divers

There’s something almost suicidal about Vanuatu’s famous land divers. Bungy jumpers have the benefit of an elastic cord to cushion their fall, but not so the legendary N’Gol (land-diving) natives of Pentecost Island. The origin of this dangerous ritual is clouded in tantalizing mystery. One of the more romantic tales tells the story of the […]

By the Hammer of Thor – A Viking Trail through the North Atlantic

By the Hammer of Thor – A Viking Trail through the North Atlantic

If you were a Viking in the Middle Ages of European history, chances are you were not much of a diplomat or humanitarian. Roderick Eime reflects on the Nordic influence. The fearsome Viking reputation is not without substance. Beginning around the ninth century until well into the eleventh, the Norse mariners went on an aggressive […]

Fiji: Dance of the Devil Fish

Fiji: Dance of the Devil Fish

Hidden away in Fiji’s Yasawa Island group due north from Lautoka, a pre-historic submarine ritual is played out before a mesmerised Roderick Eime. Like dog-fighting starfighters from some science fiction epic, the two creatures banked, dived and barrel-rolled in perfect unison, the slightly smaller of the two trailing behind, appearing to be lining up for […]

Sail in for a Solomon Island Surprise

Sail in for a Solomon Island Surprise

  The Solomon Islands are a mystery to most Pacific Island vacationers. Adventure cruiser, Roderick Eime, reckons all it takes is a little bit of curiosity and a sense of history to be bewitched by this emerging destination. The ghostly group approached us timidly, looking curiously in all directions. Mainly young men and a couple […]

Seattle Surprise

Seattle Surprise

A late starter in the cruising stakes, Seattle is more than making up for it with a visitor-friendly persona and weekly cruises to Alaska and beyond.Words and pictures: Roderick Eime “Chop its head off!” “Cut out its guts!” and a lifeless carcass is hurled through the air. No, this is not some sadistic pirate ritual, […]

Burnie: Gateway to Tasmania’s Wild NorthWest

Burnie: Gateway to Tasmania’s Wild NorthWest

Beyond the Ramparts of the Unknown By Roderick Eime Flying into the tiny north-western regional hub of Wynyard, you could easily imagine you are in the middle of nowhere – and that is why so many visitors come! With a heritage that can be traced back to the early 19th Century, this far flung Van […]

Selling Out – Is franchising the new model for hotels in tougher times?

Selling Out – Is franchising the new model for hotels in tougher times?

What do sewing machines, cola, hamburgers and motor cars have in common? Answer: They made their success through franchising. True. In 1856, when Isaac Merritt Singer needed to expand his sewing machine empire, his funds were exhausted from messy legal action over control of patents. Instead of paying his salesmen salaries to sell the new […]

City Tour with the Star of Phnom Penh

City Tour with the Star of Phnom Penh

In most cities if you go on a movie star tour you’ll travel in a minibus with some dilettante chatterbox who’ll drive you past the gates of celebrity homes and favourite restaurants, but in the rapidly recovering Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, you can actually go on a tour conducted by a genuine local movie […]