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A week-end break, wine-tasting

May 14th, 2014 | By
Indre-et-Loire - 67    Tours

The last weekend of May (May 31st and June 1st) is the best opportunity for wine lovers to participate in the huge Loire Valley wine fair which takes place each year in the pleasant city of Tours.

A History of the World in 100 Objects

May 13th, 2014 | By
one of the 100 objects that reveals the history of the world

In Manarat Al Saadiyat there is already a Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry and a Louvre Abu Dhabi which is described as a museum city.

Don’t Bite Me Patch

May 12th, 2014 | By

There is nothing quite so annoying as being pestered by mosquitos. Particularly if you are one of those people that swells up around the area of the bite

Tourists are destructive

May 11th, 2014 | By

On the 30th of April an exact replica of Tutankhamun’s tomb was installed near the 3,000-year-old original version. Why? Because we visitors have been slowly destroying the original.

Hiking and cycling in the Black Forest

May 9th, 2014 | By

Recreational hiking was born in South-West Germany so it comes as no surprise to learn that they are working hard to encourage those of us who like outdoor holidays to holiday there.

Sand sculpture time

May 8th, 2014 | By

As the Daily Mirror lets us know that temperatures are to reach the 80’s (funny how the media use Fahrenheit when they want to show how hot it will be) people will head to the beaches and that must mean that sand sculpture time is on us again.

Nickelodeon Land opens

May 2nd, 2014 | By
Nickelodeon Land

In Madrid’s Parque de Atracciones a new attraction has opened – Nickelodeon Land.

Queueing in airport passport halls

May 1st, 2014 | By
I know this is at check-in but you try taking an image in an arrivals  hall!

The long queues faced by some passengers yesterday evening both at airports and ports due to “IT problems” shows yet again a problem that airports – in particular – don’t face up to. How to deal with the elderly, young children and those who cannot stand for hours on end.

How important is the Loch Ness monster?

Apr 29th, 2014 | By
the only Nessie you'll probably see!

You may not have heard much about the monster this season. Or last. Garry Campbell from the University of the Highlands and Islands says that no-one has come forward in 18 months with a monster sighting

Taking the Marguerite Route

Apr 28th, 2014 | By
The daisy marking the Marguerite Route

The Danes have long been fond of exploring this 3,600 kilometre touring route through their own country as it changes from picturesque, rolling scenery of unspoiled farmland to forests and heaths and then mile upon mile of pristine coastline.

The Visit England Hall of Fame

Apr 25th, 2014 | By
HMS Victory

The first inductees have been made into the hall of fame that was launched by Visit England a little while ago.

Shakespeare is everywhere

Apr 25th, 2014 | By
Shakespeares Birthplace

As many of you will be aware, Visit England has been setting up a hall of fame and asking you to vote on it. Someone you might have heard of called William Shakespeare has been voted England’s ultimate claim to fame. The nation’s bard has won The People’s Choice in England’s Hall of Fame with 50% more votes than any other claim.

Dragon boat festivals

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

One of the most significant festivals in Taiwan’s events calendar, the annual Dragon Boat Festival, is celebrating its 35th year in 2014.

Skiing in Iceland

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By
skiing in the midnight sun

Why a skiing story just as the season is ending you might ask? But if you want to get a bit more skiing in before your skies until next winter have you considered Iceland?

Food, drink and music in Copenhagen

Apr 21st, 2014 | By

Next month, Copenhagen hosts the Eurovision Song Contest. But don’t hold that against it. There are plenty of other things happening in the capital city of Denmark.

I’ve got my own beach hut!

Apr 20th, 2014 | By
The Olpro Beach Hut

One of the advantages of having access to a beach hut is that it provides somewhere to change, somewhere to stay out of the wind and somewhere to eat without having competition from ants and flies for your food. The Beach Hut from Olpro takes 10 seconds to pitch.

Angkor: Adventure in the Lost Kingdom

Apr 18th, 2014 | By
PortAventura's Angkor Wat

Angkor: Adventure in the Lost Kingdom, is set in a huge area covering 10,500 square metres and is inspired by the jungles of Asia This star attraction of 2014 is a ‘battle-boat’ ten-minute water ride.

Adventure Island not so adventurous

Apr 17th, 2014 | By
none of this at Adventure Island

Last Saturday, the Southend Standard reported that one of the town’s big attractions – Adventure island – which is on the West Esplanade had put up signs asking men not to wander about topless. Why and does it matter?

Most beaches are excellent

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

With temperatures being forecastv to hit 20 degrees over the Easter weekend some of us will head for the beaches. So it is timely that the organisation that issues the Blue Flag awards has released its latest guide.

Wind farms and tourism

Apr 15th, 2014 | By
the wind turbine "Gulliver" in Lowestoft

Does the presence of a wind farm put you off holidaying or taking a day trip to a particular destination? For some time, perceived thinking is that it might.

Use a mobile phone when you like

Apr 14th, 2014 | By

easyJet has announced that – as from today – passengers can e-readers, tablets and mobile phones throughout their flight.

Kelpies call

Apr 13th, 2014 | By
The Kelpies

It’s just a few days until The Kelpies is officially opened. What is it? The Kelpies is an art installation in Falkirk that will may well become one of the largest tourist attractions in Scotland.

Carry your bags, madam?

Apr 10th, 2014 | By
the Nap Anywhere

You might remember that a few weeks ago Just about Travel mentioned that there was a huge luggage show taking place in the US and we’d let you know some of the more interesting items that were available there.

Easter in Italy

Apr 9th, 2014 | By
The Spanish Steps in Rome

Like Spain and their Easter celebrations, Italy melds religious traditions and celebrations but with culinary delights as well.

Poland and solidarity with Shakespeare

Apr 8th, 2014 | By
design for the Shakespeare Theatre in Gdansk

How popular a destination is Poland for those of us living in the UK and Ireland?

Your own theme park for a day

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

Have you ever dreamed of having a day in theme park? Not having to queue for a single ride, getting to ride as many times as you can handle and only having to share it with just your family and friends. A competition from Drayton Manor Theme Park can give you just that if you are lucky enough to win their prize draw. That prize is the whole of Thomas Land™ attraction to yourself! And 40 close friends. As a children’s birthday party treat this  [...]

Spain at Easter

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

Many of you will be heading for the warmth of Spain this Easter. Apart from the beaches and the attractions there will be plenty of events taking place.

Coronation Street invites you

Apr 6th, 2014 | By
the first fans through...

Yesterday, Coronation Street -The Tour open its doors in Manchester for the first time. And there were hundreds of fans who had queued up.