Travel destinations

Guernsey for a holiday?

Jun 20th, 2017 | By

The Channel Islands get overlooked by some holidaymakers. They aren’t really like going abroad because, well they are British. Except that holidaying there is not really like staying at home and yet it isn’t really like France or Spain. Listen to the Guernsey patois, largely French but largely unfathomable to the average visiting French person, and you will realise that although your money has the same value and you have shops with recognisable names it is different. So why do the islands appeal to such
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A day in…Harlech

Jun 11th, 2017 | By

Adrian visits Harlech in the Welsh county of Gwynedd to see, what else, the castle. For many though the long, sandy beaches are the attraction that keeps tourists returning year after year.



Turkish holidays grow in appeal

Jun 11th, 2017 | By

Reza visits Istanbul and Antalya in Turkey, assesses the security measures in place and sees tourism on the increase.



Bucharest – a happening city

Jun 3rd, 2017 | By

Natasha visits Bucharest one of the fastest growing destination for city breaks. And finds time to go in search of Dracula’s castle.



The Guggenheim in Bilbao

Jun 1st, 2017 | By

The opening of the Guggenheim Museum twenty years ago has transformed visitor numbers to Bilbao. Now about a million people will visit the museum alone.



The best places to visit in Europe in 2017

May 29th, 2017 | By

Europe is a treasure trove of incredible travel experiences, which can make deciding where to go a challenging task. Thankfully Lonely Planet’s travel experts have been on the case to bring you the best spots to add to your bucket list for 2017.



Growth in Cuban tourism

May 24th, 2017 | By

Reza returns to Cuba to see how tourism is changing the country and what plans the government has for the next few years.



Let’s all go down the Cross

May 11th, 2017 | By

Tourists flock to the area and the tourist board in Sydney describes the area as “a pulsating centre of performance art, immersive theatre, avant-cabaret, music, cult films…”



Seeing mountain gorillas

May 10th, 2017 | By
Uganda gorillas

It is calculated that the number of mountain gorillas in Africa is about 900 with probably 500 or so in Uganda and the remaining 400 split between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.



A day in…Machynlleth

May 8th, 2017 | By

Adrian travels to the small town of Machynlleth, once the site of Owain Glyndŵr’s parliament and today the gateway from the south to Snowdonia and near to a site in which ospreys are nesting after a gap of hundreds of years.



Tunisia on the cusp

May 8th, 2017 | By

In a few weeks’ time, the state of emergency in the country ends. Will it be renewed or lapse? If it lapses will the travel advice from the British government alter to say that it is safer to travel to Tunisia again?



As soft as silk – romantic Uzbekistan beckons

May 5th, 2017 | By

Judith Baker finds that a new breed of adventurers is discovering Uzbekistan and the Uzbeks are welcoming them with open arms, hearty meals and colourful dancing displays.



Barbados comes to London

May 3rd, 2017 | By
Barbados and Liverpool

If you are in London this weekend, head for South Molton Street where the tourist authority for the Caribbean island of Barbados will present a three day, free extravaganza it calls a Taste of Barbados.



At the market

May 1st, 2017 | By
hoarding at Pike Place Market

The other thing that I remember about Seattle was that down on the waterfront was Pike Place Market – a large market where I saw and tasted some of the best fish that I have ever eaten.



On the street where you live

Apr 29th, 2017 | By

When Lerner and Lowe wrote this song for My Fair Lady in the 1950’s, they had no idea that some of the lyrics could just as easily fit with another street, one called Karl-Marx-Straße (or strasse) in Potsdam.



Cornwall is six weeks ahead of the rest of the UK

Apr 26th, 2017 | By
poster for Cornish Summer Time

On May 1st, Visit Cornwall and its members are launching ‘Cornish Summer Time’ (CST) which starts six weeks earlier than ‘official’ British Summer Time.



Postcard from Panama

Apr 21st, 2017 | By

Panama has waited patiently for its moment of glory. That time – following the recent expansion of the famous Panama Canal – is now, says Kaye Holland.



The waterfalls on Viti Levu

Apr 19th, 2017 | By

Some of these rivers flow through dense rainforest in which you can find waterfalls making it an ideal place to explore.



Bored with cruising to the same old places? Try Lake Malawi

Apr 15th, 2017 | By

A cruise on the Ilala is so different that, until you try it, you won’t realise that such an old-fashioned romance with boat and sea still existed.



What’s new in Oslo?

Apr 12th, 2017 | By
Munch's The Screaam

Anna Maria Espsäter looks at the changing culinary, cultural and architectural landscape of Norwegian capital, Oslo.



In the footsteps of Hannibal

Apr 9th, 2017 | By

When the FCO ban is lifted, a visit to Carthaginian and Roman sites in Tunisia that recall one of the great ancient civilisations should become part of of everyone’s bucket list.



Down the mines in Maharashtra

Apr 9th, 2017 | By

Maharashtra has taken two working coal mines, one open-cast and one underground and introduced them as tourist attractions.



Falling in love with Venice again

Apr 6th, 2017 | By

Whether you have been to Venice or not you will have seen reports or documentaries on TV or in magazines about it so many times that many feel like there is not much appealing to it anymore. Rubbish. The magic still works as Annick and Frederic found out during carnival time.



Down Memory Lane in Mexico, part II

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter revisits old haunts in and around Mexico City.



A frog he would a wooing go

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By
reeds arounda water feature at Golf Citrus

By the sound of it, every frog in Hammamet had made his way to this one pond. And each was determined to be louder than his rivals.



Low flying hazards

Mar 30th, 2017 | By
swallow "dive bombing" a green

Watching them became infectious. I was scanning the skies for the next assault on my concentration. Golf was forgotten.



Down Memory Lane in Mexico, part I

Mar 27th, 2017 | By

In this, the first of two articles, Anna Maria Espsäter revisits old haunts in and around Mexico City.



Changing planes at Dallas-Fort Worth? Go to Grapevine

Mar 27th, 2017 | By

The aptly named Grapevine (the nearest town to Dallas-Fort-Worth airport) is home to the premier Urban Wine Trail in Texas.