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Deep-fried Twinkies, fuzzy llamas and fireworks – who knew? County fairs are fun!


After Adrian’s report on a British county show, Irene attends her first American one – the Arapahoe County State Fair. How similar are they?

Beware the highway


The Pacific Highway in Australia is one of the most mis-named roads in the world. Its “highway” status is probably limited to no more than a couple of hundred kilometres yet the road runs for thousands of kilometres along the coast of eastern Australia.

The rural appeal of NSW


The Australian state of NSW has been trying to promote the rural parts of the state to holidaymakers for a year or two.

A chair for my room please

hotel room

As price-conscious hotels compete for our business, I am beginning to wonder if they have forgotten to consider the guest.

Every week another tourism tax

purse with money

The dividing line between tourism related services and most other governmental expenditure is very hard to find.

Saving time for skiing


Flying into Sion on powdair means that the travelling time to resorts like Zermatt, Verbier, Saas Fee, Crans Montana and Nendaz will be much shorter.

Saturday snippets: September 16th 2017


Light shows, food festivals and a new US civil rights trail are some of the things catching Adrian’s attention this week.

Persuading 16-34 year olds to holiday at home


Called ‘Join the World – Discover the UK’ campaign will target, in the words of Visit England, this ‘lost generation.’

More tourists wanted in London

tower of london

The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has launched a new plan for a 30% rise in visitor numbers by 2025.

The Big Banana


Since 1964, the Big Banana has been attracting tourists and those who must have a photo taken against such a backdrop. Nothing looks likely to diminish that appeal in the future!

New Italy


The story is what attracts tourists and, not just those of Italian origin, to pull over and learn of this sad but, ultimately, lucky story.

The people of the Dawnland


Thousands of years before the explorers from Europe made their way to Maine, the Wabanaki or people of the Dawnland called this north eastern patch of the USA home

Tahitian over-water bungalows


For many travellers looking for the perfect South Pacific escape, staying in an overwater bungalow is a can’t miss experience. says Mr Paul Sloan, CEO of Tahiti Tourisme

Golfing in Lisbon

a view over the lake at Quinta da Marinha

In conjunction with Turismo de Lisboa, here are five golf courses near Lisbon you might consider for a short-break.

The US warns about travelling to Europe

London Eye and the southbank e

All travellers seem to be fair game to the terrorist because we congregate at significant places of interest.

Say hello to Hiroshima


A visit to Hiroshima represents a heart breaking, important history lesson but – thanks to the fabulous food, friendly locals and attractive city itself – it’s not the only memory you’ll leave with

Ancient wisdom


Ecuadorians have begun to reconsider ancestral medicine