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Gary Bembridge
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What’s Wrong with Cunard Cruise Line? Tips on surviving past their 175 year anniversary!
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Dining out in Austria Hot on the heels of my pine-scented gastronomy adventure in South Tyrol...I crossed the border into Austria where it's Tirol with an
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I've arrived this afternoon in Bolzano or Bozen in South Tyrol for a weekend to explore this nost northern corner of Italy. I have a spacious modern suite at +More Magdalener Suite & Lounge  the newest annex of an old established hotel on the edge of town with views over the vineyards and mountains. Bolzano is set in a bowl in the valley surrounded by montains and this evening we drove steeply up winding mountain roads to find the Farmhouse restaurant Patscheider Hof. The dining room had wooden panelling designed to insulate the room in the cold winters and an old stove in one corner that would have once heated the room. We tried some of the local specialities, such as the Grostl, a tasty dish of potatoes, onion and bacon fried together, the spinach knodel or dumplings and a plum cake for desert. The table was decorated with fresh wild-flowers and above our head was an enormous crucifix - this is a very Catholic area and each farmhouse might typically have a Hergott's Winkel or God's corner like this. At this time of year we are coming into the Torggelen season when the chestnuts are ripening and it's popular to go for a country walk and meet friends and family at a farmhouse restaurant to try the fresh new wines and tasty local dishes. This region has a mixture of German and Italian influences, since it was part of Germany until Mussolini annexed it for Italy after the second world war. The older generation remember how one day they were taught at school in German and the next they were taught all lessons in Italian. Tomorrow I'm off to do some hiking in the Dolomites with an early start so look out for my photos and stories tomorrow. #inSouthTyrol
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Couldn't resist the plum cake and home made ice cream at Patscheider Hof #Bolzano #Insouthtyrol
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MSC Crusies Tips in Cruising with MSC Cruises digital book by Gary Bembridge, author of The Cruise Traveler's Handbook
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Loved your piece about the added middle section of the MSC Armonia, interesting to see how they are doing the expansion of the ships
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Gary Bembridge has been traveling every month of every year for the past 20+ years. It used to be as a business traveler, doing global marketing. Nowadays, he’s a independent consultant. For the pa...
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There's more to South Tyrol than the Dolomites! Check out my South Tyrol Designer giveaway for +Wams - Socks Made in Italy and Re-Bello T-shorts #inSouthTyrol  +Visit South Tyrol 
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The Cruise Traveler's Handbook by +Gary Bembridge is full of information to make a first-time cruiser's experience great, to stretch an experienced cruiser to new and wonderful experiences and to protect all from making poor decisions whether they regard the cruise selection or contract. Gary has made a great contribution to cruising with this book. http://thetravelershandbooks.com/cruise-travelers-handbook/
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Background MSC Cruises is the youngest of the major passenger cruise lines. Their rapid growth over the last decade has made them one of the four largest cruise companies. The Italian Aponte family built the line as a spin off from their privately owned Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), which they had built into one of…
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  • Mount Pleasant High Harare
    1977
  • University of Natal
    1980 - 1982
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Travel and Cruising Author, Writer, Video Maker, Podcaster, Photographer and Blogger
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Gary is a travel and cruising author, writer, video maker, photographer, podcaster and blogger.

In 2005 I launched Tips for Travellers to help people find and have luxurious travel experiences on both land and at sea. I now focus full-time on developing travel content for my own site, online and print publications and also for travel brands.

I am a total cruise geek and this is my preferred way of seeing the world.

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Travel & Cruising Author, Writer, Video Maker, Photographer, Podcaster & Blogger
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  • Tips for Travellers
    Founder & Editor, 2012 - present
  • Johnson & Johnson
    Vice President GFO RoC, 2004 - 2012
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London
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Zimbabwe - UK