Something fishy on a cruise on Loch Ness, Scotland

Yvonne Gordon takes a monster-hunting boat trip on Loch Ness, Scotland “We’ve had quite a few sightings of big things in the loch. About 3,500. We send away scans, but nobody knows what it is,” says Dave. We’re on the Royal Scot, an 18m passenger boat in the middle of Loch Ness in Scotland, and…

Sailing Scotland’s West Coast

Yvonne Gordon takes to the water in the Western Highlands, Scotland “Set your course for the lighthouse,” the skipper of the yacht tells me. The clouds are hanging low, it’s raining hard and I can just make out Lismore Lighthouse across the bay so I steer towards it. We’re sailing in Scotland’s Western Highlands, and…

Lighthouse rentals in Croatia

Yvonne Gordon writes about some of the most beautiful and remote places to stay on the Adriatic coast in Croatia The land of a thousand islands, Croatia’s azure blue Adriatic waters are home to a string of island archipelagos. Some of those thousand islands are just big enough for a lighthouse. Croatia has a variety…

A voyage along Norway’s coast

Yvonne Gordon takes a voyage on the Hurtigruten Coastal Express along the coast of Norway The boat moves close to the fjord wall and looking up, we catch a glimpse of a sea eagle circling high overhead. The giant bird of prey does two slow circles before swooping down to the water, plucking a fish…

Chartering a private superyacht in the South Pacific

A superyacht charter in the South Pacific has to be the ultimate in luxury, writes Yvonne Gordon Chartering a private yacht is a great way to explore islands, coves and bays while enjoying a relaxed, exclusive environment. Luxury travel company Black Diamond Lifestyle offers a fleet of fully-crewed private yachts for charter all over the…