Saturday 24 April 2010

Dog Friendly Holidays & Cartoon

Here's an old cartoon I did for the Sun newspaper back in February 1999. (You can see how old it is from the ancient style computer monitor!)

Which brings me on to Dog-Friendly Holidays...

Not everyone likes having their pet pooch stuck in kennels, and having your dog with you gives you more opportunity to get out and explore the area in which you're holidaying.

We feature Hoseasons Cottages on our website, which have a wide range of locations which are "Dog-Friendly".

Take a look at the page on our website HERE >>>
Any holiday offers are published in good faith and are correct at the time of publishing. Please note that these can be withdrawn at any time by the promoter.

Shanghai Expo

Several years ago I had some cartoons published in China. I really didn't see how the gags would translate to be honest. You can see a couple of them here on my website HERE >>>

We're now offering some great China Tours to tie in with the upcoming Shanghai World Expo 2010, which runs from 1st May through to 31st October, 2010.
The tours we offer can be found on our Far East Trails website HERE >>>
Any holiday offers are published in good faith and are correct at the time of publishing. Please note that these can be withdrawn at any time by the promoter.

Thursday 22 April 2010

Tee-up an 8-day Scotland golf cruise

      Scotland golf cruise      

A great deal close to home: Tee-up an 8-day Scotland golf cruise from £1,817 pp. Departs 23 July, 2010.
Play 5 different courses, enjoy fine Scottish hospitality and spectacular scenery


If you're passionate about Scotland's favourite pastime, eWaterways and Lord of the Glens are offering a golfer's dream. Enjoy 7 nights / 8 days on the luxurious Lord of Glens cruising the spectacular Scottish countryside and playing several rounds of golf at some of the very best courses to be found anywhere in the world.

Golfing highlights include rounds at the Mull of Kintyre's old Machrihanish course, established by Tom Collins in 1897, and the brand-new Dunes Machrihanish, the first links course to open on Scotland's west coast for a century. You'll also get to test your game at the Craignure, Machrie and Nairn courses. All green fees are included as well as transportation to and from the courses.

Non-golfers need not worry. If packing the Plus-Fours is not your top priority, you'll still relish all the daily excursions to Scotland's best sights has to offer and the superb hospitality offered on the Lord of the Glens.


Day 1

Embarkation is permitted from 16.00 hours in Muirtown Basin (Inverness). If time permits the Lord of the Glens will sail to Dochgarroch Locks where she will berth overnight. Enjoy the Captain's Welcome Reception and Dinner followed by entertainment from young local dancers and piper. Moor at Dochgarroch overnight (rail transfers to Inverness can be arranged)

Day 2

Early departure for Golfers to Nairn Golf Course (if necessary ship would move from Muirtown to Dochgarroch). Non-golfers visit Cawdor Castle and tour of Inverness, then return to the ship for lunch. As soon as golfers return the ship will cruise into Loch Ness for Fort Augustus, ascend the locks and berth overnight in Fort Augustus.

Day 3

Lord of the Glens departs early and sails along the Great Glen to Banavie, descending Neptune's Staircase and entering the sea at Corpach. Along the canal there will be opportunities to walk alongside the ship. During dinner we will arrive at Craignure on the Isle of Mull.

Day 4

Embark by coach to visit the beautiful Isle of Iona, one of the cradles of Christianity and home of St Columba. Iona Abbey is visited by many pilgrims and even if not visiting for a pilgrimage, visitors are always impressed with the beauty and serenity of Iona. Lunch is served at the St. Columba Hotel. Alternatively, golfers can play Craignure Golf Course whilst non-golfers proceed to Torosay Castle and Gardens before re-embarking the ship. Moor Craignure overnight. (Please note, passengers playing Craignure will not be able to do the Iona excursion.)

Lord of the Glens

Day 5

Sail from the Isle of Mull to Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay and arrive late morning. After lunch, golfers play on Machrie Golf Course. The non-golfers visit Ardbeg Whisky Distillery. Moor Port Ellen overnight.

Day 6

Sail in the morning from Port Ellen to Kennacraig on the Mull of Kintyre, part of the Scottish mainland. After lunch golfers transfer to Machrihanish I Golf Course. Non golfers visit Inveraray Castle and the Georgian town of Inveraray. Return to the ship at Kennacraig for dinner and berth overnight.

Day 7

After breakfast Golfers transfer to Machrihanish II, non-golfers visit the beautiful town of Tarbet on Loch Fyne returning for lunch. Golfers return in the afternoon. Lord of the Glens departs for Oban arriving early evening in time for the Captain's Farewell Party.

Day 8

Parting of the ways - disembark in Oban (rail transfers to Glasgow can be arranged).

Cruise includes:

All meals on board, port charges and taxes, golf green fees and transfer to and from the courses, other excursions.


The Lord of the Glens
Middle Deck Standard Double
The Lord of the Glens is quite simply the only passenger vessel that is able to both navigate the Scottish inland waterways of the Caledonian Canal and the open sea. To make this possible, the vessel was designed to meet exacting criteria in terms of its dimensions and to satisfy the stringent safety requirementsof the British Maritime authorities. To this end, Spanish craftsmen reconstructed the vessel in 2000 using the finest materials and equipment.

Any holiday offers are published in good faith and are correct at the time of publishing. Please note that these can be withdrawn at any time by the promoter.

Tuesday 20 April 2010

Cartooning & Traveling

I draw my cartoons using a drawing tablet. Actually, I have two. One is a Cintiq, which I use at home, and is a tablet and monitor combined.

When traveling, I use a small Wacom Bamboo, which packs away easily with my laptop.

It really does mean that I am able to accept commissions, draw cartoons, and email them off to clients pretty well from anywhere in the world!

Yes, I know it's a great job!

My Book of Cartoons!

Here's the first plug, and it's for my book, "Loads of Cartoons", which you can buy from Amazon. That's it, pictured left...
It's also available as a downloadable PDF, which you can find on my cartoon website

I've just realised that Blogger links to the American Amazon from this page so you'll be far better off going to my website to purchase the book:
Okay - so I'm starting this blog with a travel agency themed cartoon.
I did this one for an online magazine, and it had relevance at the time. Maybe it still does.

I'm not going to ensure that all the gags I post here are travel related. I don't think that's necessary.

I'll also be posting any holiday offers that come my way. As you'd expect, I'm privy to some good deals that arrive now and again, so be sure to come back every now and again, or better still, subscribe to my blog!