Caroline Gladstone

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Caroline Gladstone is a Sydney-based journalist and travel writer with more than 30 years experience. She writes travel stories for metropolitan newspapers including The Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun-Herald as well as magazines and websites. Caroline has also written chapters of the Australian guidebook for Fodor's and Eyewitness, as well as being a writer on the inaugural Fodor's Guide to Tahiti and French Polynesia. Those lovely islands are a speciality of hers, as is cruising. Caroline has travelled on more than 50 ships of all shapes, sizes and varieties. Her cruise stories appear in the Fairfax Media newspapers and the cruise specialist website Cruise Critic

Posts by Caroline Gladstone

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  • 1
    What's your most exciting or surprising travel experience?

    My trip to Uzbekistan in a Russian built Kombi van with a bunch of women in the late 1990s. There was hardly anyone there, so we had the madrassas, mosques and the markets almost to ourselves. Plus we had the fun of exchanging money on the black market. A fascinating country.

  • 2
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    I love trains and as I’ve been on about 55 ships, then I must say I love ships too. I like the character of these modes of transport.

  • 3
    Do you prefer traveling alone or with a companion? Why?

    It depends. I think a road trip is best done with a companion, however I do like exploring cities on my own as I like to linger when I find an interesting spot. However, experiencing jaw-dropping scenery, snorkelling, stunning sunsets and glasses of chilled white wine is best done with a friend in tow.

  • 4
    Who would you choose as a seatmate on a cross-continential road trip?

    Someone with a great sense of humour, insatiable curiosity and an easy-going nature. If you need a name, then Bob Dylan would do just nicely.