Linda Best

Linda has previously worked in an accounting environment for the last 16 years, and keeps her finger on the pulse when it comes to costing to ensure we always offer excellent value for money.

Her “Bucket List” is long and plentiful as she has an insatiable appetite for new experiences.

Her top tip in life (as given by her 91 year old friend) is : “when you get old, you only regret the things in life you didn’t do, never the things you did” So take chances and try everything !!!

Recently returned from a trip to Lapland she has great advise as to what to take , and how to prepare yourself, from a "womens perspective"

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Cooking in the Petra Kitchen in Jordan

By: Linda Best | Blog, Jordan Private Tours | Posted: 17 Jul 2014

 This fantastic cookery school is situated bang in the centre of Petra and gives you a lovely opportunity to learn to cook lots of dishes that you are likely to have eaten during your travels in Jordan.

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Midnight at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

That first dip into the warm, cloudy blue waters feels like you're taking the bath of your life. It can get crowded but because the of the steam and the size of the area it really doesn’t ever feel busy, but if you really like the thought of having the space virtually to yourself then you will be pleased to hear that Blue lagoon is now open till midnight during the period 1st July to 15 August. How lovely to avoid the daytime crowds and just relax late into the night in a warm pool staring at the stars. .

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Free Verona Opera for Centenarians

By: Linda Best | Verona Opera Holidays | Posted: 04 Jul 2013

 Were you born in 1913? Well, not only have you led a long and hopefully happy life, you now have the opportunity to take advantage of seeing an Opera performance at the Verona Opera Arena absolutely FREE. The Arena is enjoying its 100th year and would like you to join them in their celebrations whilst they once again fill the ancient and atmospheric amphitheatre with sublime music. This celebration coincides with the bicentenary of the birth of Verdi and the schedule will include stagings of some of his greatest works, including Nabucco and Rigoletto.

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Should I go to Petra, Jordan ?

Most people recognise the classic Petra picture, the spectacular monastery carved into the hills. It is an iconic image which sums up the adventure we lost ourselves in years ago whilst watching Indiana Jones. It’s a common bucket list visit even though you may not know much about it. 

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Moon or No Moon for Northern Lights ; Which is best?

By: Linda Best | Northern Lights Holidays | Posted: 07 Jun 2013

We get asked all the time…… what are the best conditions for seeing & photographing the Northern Lights. The simple answer is : whenever the northern lights are visible! Brushing that comment aside, I really don’t think there are “best conditions”.

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How to prepare your camera and yourself for taking photos of the Aurora Borealis

By: Linda Best | Northern Lights Holidays | Posted: 31 May 2013

 Arctic photography is a double edged sword; you can take the most beautiful photographs as the regions climate offers the classic blue skies and crystal white snow during the day and the opportunity to photograph the Aurora Borealis at night; However the flip side of this is that it takes a little extra preparation to photograph in the cold. Here are a few things we have learnt :

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Moroccan Cuisine

 Marrakech tantalizes your tastebuds as you walk through this beautiful walled city of portable food stalls

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Honeymoon in Marrakech

 Marrakech is the perfect destination for a honeymoon : warm, vibrant, exciting, interesting and close.

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My trip to Swedish Lapland to see the Northern Lights

By: Linda Best | Northern Lights Holidays | Posted: 22 Apr 2013

Having joined Weekend a La Carte in 2012 it was time for me to see for myself what our trips to Kiruna and Abisko  to see the Northern Lights were like. I went in March and snowmobiled, drove Husky Sled Dogs and saw the Northern Lights. Here is my personal take.....

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My experience in Swedish Lapland seeing the Northern Lights

By: Linda Best | %POSTED_IN% | Posted: 22 Apr 2013

Having joined the company back in 2012 it was time for me to visit Kiruna and Abisko  in Swedish Lapland and experience first hand what our Northern Lights Break are like. I went at the end of March 2013 and saw the Northern Lights, Drove Snowmobiles and Husky Dog Sleds. These are my thoughts...

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