We do love a simchah.
One of the most spectacular natural light shows is about to take place in our skies this year thanks to the Solar Maximum.
We flew 800 miles to the Azores for a game of golf - but it was waterfalls, the sulphur pools and the fiery volcanic geology that left us breathless.
There's a lot to Brazil, which is just as well given it's hosting next Summer's World Cup
Mel Gibson's film depicted Mayan culture as savage and brutal. But the modern day reality is far more mysterious.
As the cold weather sets in you may be dreaming of sunshine.
HOTEL OF THE WEEK
The passengers on the Classic Voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes, are normally a self-controlled, restrained sort of group: mostly middle-aged, well-educated professional types, seeking culture and history and the natural world.