For almost ten years Margaret Whitlam has led a double life. Best known for her role as much-loved public figure and "National Treasure", Margaret also happens to be a tour leader extraordinaire. She has visited almost every corner of the globe, taking with her hundreds of fellow voyagers on group study tours.
This is Margaret's story of the people and places she encountered in her "other world" - travelling the Wine Road of Burgundy; walking through the ancient city of Macchu Picchu; meeting the Vice President of China; sharing a meal with a friendly family in their Moscow home; going to the opera in Vienna, and a nightclub in Istanbul. It is brimming with anecdotes and observations, and the odd travel tip (a great place to eat in Dijon, an experience to avoid on Lake Titicaca).
Some of Margaret's trips were so popular that a few people kept coming back for more: Father Jim the tippler, melancholic Mariana crossed-in-love, "Rrichar" the French bus driver, Betty "la magnifique", and many others. Join them on their journeys from Vladivostok and Venice to Mykonos, Rio and Chiang Mai . . . Margaret's gentle humour and infectious enthusiasm for faraway places make this a truly delightful way to go gallivanting around the world - all from the comfort of your favourite armchair.