31 December 2015
15 November 2015
For the latest Smart Traveller column David Whitely is on a guided tour of a Plantation House in Virginia. His main complaint about any guided tour is the one person who constantly keeps asking questions and holding up the tour. Others in the tour are left frustrated and eager to find a way to slip away unnoticed.
7 October 2015
For this issues Smart Traveller column David Whitely writes about over the top service in hotels and restaurants. This constant attention by staff can become quite an intrusion. When checking in at a hotel in America, David's luggage is swooped away by the bellman with "cheetah-like reflexes".
11 September 2015
For the latest Smart Traveller column David Whitely writes about swimming with whale sharks off the coast of Mexico. During the tour he is fascinated by the groups dynamics. In the small motorboat the group is split in two, the quiet restrained people and the outwardly noisy people. In the end the trip is disappointment, as no whale sharks appear for the tourists.
11 August 2015
12 May 2015
8 April 2015
For this issue David Whitely writes about how bad weather can effect a holiday. On a visit to New Zealand, the continuous downpours of rain make for a very miserable time.