Get out of Houston? On board Norwegian Star, which begins a programme of western Caribbean cruises from the Texas city on 25 May. Norwegian Cruise Line, which operates the vessel, believes Houston can be an attractive alternative to Miami and Fort Lauderdale. This may come as a surprise to those Florida ports, but NCL is taking bookings on 0800 181560.
Watch a killer whale? Visit Keiko, star of the film Free Willy, who resides in a
2- million-gallon tank at Oregon Coast aquarium in Newport, on the US Pacific shore. Directions are contained in On The Road around the Pacific Northwest, newly published by Thomas Cook, price pounds 12.95.
See the Tourist Trophy, or just be a tourist? Visit the Isle of Man a month from now. Practice for the 1997 TT Races commences on 26 May, with the week of racing beginning on 31 May. If metre appeals more than motorcycles, visit Peel Castle, which inspired Wordsworth to write a poem about it. Isle of Man Tourism: 01624 686766.
Travel the Lake District in the company of Hunter Davies, or amble around Alexandria? Read The Long Weekend, with The Independent this Saturday, 26 April.Reuse content