From Small Beginnings
Earlier this year I was delighted to have been approached by the Guernsey carrier, Aurigny Airlines, who invited me to write some destination features in their seasonal in-flight magazine – En Voyage.
Naturally for a small travel blog and website like mine which has only really started to pick up momentum in recent times due to a change in my personal circumstances it was quite an honour. I guess it goes to show that however large or small you are in the travel industry that some inside knowledge from years of travelling combined with that extra special ingredient that we all need in our lives, honesty and humour, goes a long way.
The first issue for 2022 is released in April and I have written two destination guides:
Guernsey to London Gatwick
The first is a little unusual in that it focuses on what to do around London Gatwick Airport. Most visitors are either transiting onto another flight or heading straight up to the big smoke of London but what else can you do close to this major international hub and within 30 minutes of the airport?
I have made a few suggestions ranging from visiting a quintessentially English village to a world famous botanical garden and from learning to paddleboard to jumping aboard a steam train through the heart of the English countryside.
I have also told the amusing and somewhat bizarre story about the day I met the comedy genius, Ronnie Corbett at Gatwick Airport. Now that you cannot miss!
Guernsey to Dublin
The second guide is on the city of Dublin where Aurigny Airlines, this year, on the 16th March 2022, launched a series of flights to Irelands iconic capital city. Dublin is a superb destination for a city break with so much culture and history let alone the music, the Guinness and that famous “craic” and charming hospitality.
I have been lucky enough to visit on a couple of occasions and to be honest I think I have only scratched the surface so I definitely need to go again.
I am already preparing an article for the next issue of “En Voyage” and am planning to visit the destination in April so keep an eye on my socials and website as you might just get a clue about my next feature.
So that’s my news for now – thank you to the team at Aurigny Airlines for giving me the opportunity. If you are heading over to Guernsey in the United Kingdom over the next few months, enjoy that wonderful island and check out my feature in the magazine. Maybe I now need to rebrand to “Just One for The Air” 😉
For more information on the schedules and exclusive special services operated by Aurigny Airlines from the Channel Islands in 2022 visit their website at www.aurigny.com. Click here to view the latest En Voyage magazine.