Category Archives: Europe

From Jordan to Gibraltar

From Jordan to Gibraltar World Travellers Riccarton

After avoiding the European winter for as long as possible, it’s finally time for Jim and Karen to head back to the UK to pick up their campervan. However, not before they have a few more exciting adventures …  The last three weeks or so seem to have flown by since leaving Egypt. From Cairo […]

Discovering culture and cuisine in France

Carolyn Marks explores France and discovers charming towns, historic architecture and some delicious cuisine along the way.  In September I visited northern France, the Dordogne and southern France. Some places I visited with friends and some I travelled to alone. Mont St Michel and WWII history We started with a transfer from Charles de Gaulle […]

Travelling in Norway: A paradise on earth

Travelling in Norway World Traveller Riccarton

Jim and Karen make their way down from the top of the world through Scandinavia. Travelling in Norway they discover marvellous feats of engineering, spectacular fjords, wonderful facilities and roads that are a dream to drive on. Plus, they find out all about the oil industry and tourism trends in this northerly part of the […]

Active discovery on the Rhine with Avalon Waterways

Avalon waterways cruise World Travellers Riccarton

Avalon Waterways River cruises are very popular with the World Travellers Riccarton team. We’ve been testing some out so we can let you know what it’s really like to go on one. Here’s Russell Mein’s rundown of the seven night/eight day Active Discovery on the Rhine cruise aboard the Avalon Panorama.  Active Discovery on the Rhine […]

East meets west in the Baltic

Jim and Karen continue their European motorhome adventures and travel around the Baltics, uncovering parts of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia en route to Finland.  For the last two weeks or so we have been travelling through some of the Baltic states of Eastern Europe as we make our way to Finland. Travelling through this area in […]

There’s more to Belgium than just biscuits

After canal boating and touring in a motorhome around the UK, Jim and Karen have arrived on the continent! Their adventures continue in Belgium … You guessed it – we are now on the continent and we’ve stopped in Brugge for a couple of days. The last 4-5 days in the UK had us attending […]

On the Danube with Avalon Waterways

Cycling Avalon Danube World Travellers Riccarton

River cruising on the Danube is an experience like no other, getting you up close to Europe’s most fascinating historical and cultural sights, and offering an array of experiences along the way. Tiffany McCrea-Lennon joined a group of travellers for an Avalon Waterways cruise along the Danube and this is how she found it! Exploring […]

40 Years on … Take 2

Jim and Karen canal boating around the UK and Europe

Forty years after their first OE, couple Jim and Karen have decided it’s time for round two. This one will involve canal boating in the UK and navigating European roads in a motorhome. Before you sink your teeth into all their adventures, find out how it all began.  How the heck did we get talked into […]

Highlights of Europe: Travel tips for London, Paris, the south of France, Venice, Cinque Terre and Rome

Europe travel tips World Travellers Riccarton

Tiffany McCrea-Lennon gives us some top Europe travel tips. From great places to stay to the best things to see and do, you might get a few ideas for your own Europe trip.  London I stayed for one night near St Pancras station.  The Tavistock Hotel impressed for a cheaper hotel – it was bbout $214/night […]

Coach touring: A good way to travel Europe?

Our Christchurch travel agents are passionate travel experts who are committed to telling you how it is, helping you stay informed of the latest travel trends, trips and tips. In this blog article, Sue Beechey gives her rundown of her trip to Europe with Cosmos. Flying Emirates from Auckland to Europe Our 17-hour flight on Emirates’ […]