• About Ann

    With a degree in Geography under her belt, Ann felt that a career in travel might be a good choice. Fast forward over thirty years, and Ann is still in the industry so her instincts have served her well. Ann spent much of her early career working for big names such as Global Overland and Wallace Arnold where she was involved in the contracting and operation of coach tours on a large scale. Taking time out to raise her family, Ann returned to the industry working for Cities Direct. Her desire to travel is as strong as ever and she loves nothing better than visiting a new destination and being able to relay her experiences first hand to Cities Direct clients.

    Munich – An Accessible City

    by  • November 30, 2017 • City Breaks, Munich

    Most of the centre of Munich is well suited to the needs of disabled people   Following on from my recent blog on Accessible Lisbon, I also visited Munich earlier this year and thought it would be worth mentioning a few of my experiences.  As a wheelchair user, my views  of cities can be...

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    Accessible Lisbon

    by  • November 23, 2017 • Architecture, Food & Drink, Lisbon, Religious Sites

    In my experience, Lisbon is one of the easiest European cities to explore if you’re in a wheelchair   I am disabled and use a wheelchair (pushed by my kind husband) to get around outside.  This year I have been fortunate enough to visit a few European cities but two in particular stand out...

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    Venice Island Finally Bans Giant Cruise Ships from its Canals

    by  • November 16, 2017 • Venice

    Smaller cruise ships will still be able to sail close to Venice’s main sights It has been common knowledge for many years that the Venetian authorities were considering banning giant cruise ships from the Giudecca Canal as they sail close to the heart of the city on their way to and from the international...

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    Bordeaux is Well Worth a Visit at any Time of Year

    by  • November 11, 2017 • Bordeaux

    There’s plenty to see during a few hours or days in Bordeaux   I had the good fortune to spend a few hours in the centre of Bordeaux last week, and I was reminded that it is, above all, a charming and elegant city.  It was November and the weather was cold but dry. ...

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