About Charmaine Hallmark

No, I'm not a Travel Guru, but I have loved travelling since I was five years old, and more than love travel... I love to share my experiences... and show you our Wonderful World through my eyes!

The Garden Route, from Cape Town to Pumba by Hallmark Travel’s client, Marion

By |2019-02-05T23:07:30+00:00February 5th, 2019|Africa, Holidays by our clients|

We had a wonderful time. Flights and transfers went very smoothly, although it is a long flight if you don’t sleep. We enjoyed Winchester Mansions, our hotel in Cape Town, and quickly felt at home. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but had several bar meals which were excellent, and the breakfast buffet was very [...]

Let’s Cruise The Med – in Queen Victoria Style!

By |2019-02-03T13:05:55+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Cruising, Europe|

Apart from the many lovely ports to explore and enjoy on a Mediterranean cruise, Cunard's Queen Victoria makes it fun to stay on board too! I think our 'blog' of pictures tells the whole story! And if we've inspired you to take to the Mediterranean Sea - then please, give us a call and prepare [...]

December 2019 – Indian Ocean

By |2019-01-19T21:35:26+00:00December 31st, 2018|Events|

Christmas!  Will it be white? With Reindeer and snow (like Lapland?) Will it be hot and sunny? A beach in Barbados? Will it be a luxury cruise? With everything laid on and included? Will it be adventurous? The Inca Trail in Peru? What will your Christmas be? And we hope it will be us that will help you arrange it! [...]

November 2019 – Thailand and River Cruising

By |2019-01-19T22:54:39+00:00November 30th, 2018|Events|

12 November 2019: Train tracks to Thailand: From Bangkok to the Golden Triangle, we take you on a timeless journey         26 November 2019: Tales of the River Bank - River cruising all over the world, what's the appeal and are you missing out?     Our travel evenings are at the office and start at 6pm - hopefully we've [...]

What happens in Vegas … by Sally Cole

By |2018-11-27T22:44:58+00:00November 27th, 2018|Holidays by our clients|

I flew Virgin Atlantic to Las Vegas and although it was a long journey the hostesses were superb and treated us very well. I stayed in two hotels during my trip. My first was The Westgate. The first thing I saw as I walked in was all those shiny glitzy slot machines winking at me! [...]

The Natural Wonderland of Namibia

By |2018-11-05T21:47:13+00:00November 5th, 2018|Africa|

I’ve seen 10 times more table mountains than Cape Town, Canyons bigger than the Grand Canyon in America, Sand Dunes higher than the Pyramids in Egypt and 1000 more seals on the beach than Kangaroo Island in Australia! Where have I been? Namibia! When you think that nothing more can move you, when you think [...]

October 2019 – India, Sri Lanka and Chile

By |2019-01-19T22:44:15+00:00October 31st, 2018|Events|

October is the time of colours - Autumn leaves and Halloween pumpkins! New England is the place to see the Fall, and Salem is the place to be at Halloween! Do you dare?!   Our travel Tuesdays this month are: 01 October 2019: India: From the Taj Mahal and the Golden Triangle, to Kerala in the south. India – in its entirety [...]

London Theatre Breaks – Tickets and Hotel Stay

By |2018-10-02T12:51:18+00:00October 2nd, 2018|UK|

Witness some of the West End’s biggest shows with our unrivalled London theatre break packages – complete with tickets and a hotel stay! You can even add return rail journey to your theatre break in London as well as tickets for the city’s leading attractions.   Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 TO [...]

September 2019 – Japan and Botswana

By |2019-01-19T22:35:21+00:00September 30th, 2018|Events|

Tuesday 03 September 2019 – A Country for All Seasons … its beauty, its excitement, its heritage and its highlights. Start with us and our recommendations, and then make your own story of Japan, whatever your interests are – gardens, castles, technology or tradition – it will be a holiday of a lifetime. Our evening starts at 6pm...please let us know if you’re [...]