Category: Travel Stories

George’s Boat – The best day on Tour


I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy George’s boat seven times over the past five years. It’s a day of cruising the Ionian sea, eating lovely food, doing water-sports and generally relaxing.

George has been entertaining Contiki tours for over 40 years, and now well into his 60s he is still going strong.

What many won’t realise is how nice George is to the staff. We come to visit rarely, our visits last a day and we’re gone. For some like me we get to see him a few times a year, but for others it might only ever be once. This doesn’t matter. George treats you like family, be it some extra food from his own private stash in the bow, to smiles and hugs.

Looking through the photo books of yesteryear, something George only allow people he has got to know, you’ll see the debortuary of days of old. The crazy 70s & 80s, with excess hair EVERYWHERE and a freedom from clothing seldom seen these days due to the over abundance of cellphone cameras.

So to celebrate these days I’ve been making videos of my time onboard. For those that have been I hope these trigger happy memories, for those that have never had the chance I hope this makes you book a ticket.

Had a great day on George’s Boat swimming, eating his famous chips, and generally enjoying the beautiful surroundings that is Corfu.



Quick Update

I’ve been slack not updating the blog on this trip, but never fear things are coming – I’ve taken the less is more approach and will take some time to refine and reword my blatherings, edit the video, and sift through the photos before posting the results. So far I’ve spent two weeks in a Rickshaw with wonderful friends, a… Read more →

A Ride to Remember

A few months ago I was lucky enough to be involved with the first annual Contiki Challenge For Change. This years event, the first of it’s kind, saw 12 riders from Europe and the US, take to the roads of France in a gruelling 460km bike ride. This was in aid of The Rainbow Children’s Trust (UK) and The Thirst Project (US) and was thought up by… Read more →

My days in Paris

The French capital is like most others, an island of culture in a sea of reality. The grand boulevards, the iconic sights, all combine to make Paris appear on most travellers ‘must visit’ list. Even for the septics like myself after a few visits Paris will change your opinion of her and now, like me, have you looking forward to… Read more →

The Buried Life are…

Really nice guys! It’s a beautiful sunny day and we’ve escaped the log-jam that is the centre of Florence. Just a 20 minutes drive and both side of the road are lined by the wooded, vibrant, vineyard filled Tuscan hills that skirt the capital of Tuscany. A hand is waved, we pull the Lancia rental car over onto the dirt… Read more →

I Love Room Service!

Holy Hell where have All Inclusive resorts been all my life! I am currently sitting in my hammock, on my balcony, overlooking the sea, drinking a cocktail, on free wifi, completely content. This is how my time in Mexico is ending, with three nights at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico’s Playa Del Carmen. Now this is not Mexico, it’s a… Read more →