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A day in … Gulgong


Before I went to Gulgong, I thought that I would probably just see the “historic” streets and drive on. I’m glad I stayed over.

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.

Saturday snippets: September 23rd 2017


This week, the snippets column is given over to a summary of the effects of hurricanes Irma and Maria as well as the earthquake in Mexico

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.’

Where is Excalibur?


Where was the site that Arthur drew the sword Excalibur from the stone? The answer is Glen Innes.

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 seven wine routes of Cyprus


In conjunction with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, here is an overview of each of its seven scenic wine routes.

Where the experts holiday: Chetna Makan, author


Author of The Cardamom Trail and Chai, Chaat & Chutney, Chetna Makan, shares her travel highs and lows with JAT readers

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