Travel destinations

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.

Following the Wexford Garden Trail

Mar 24th, 2017 | By

Patricia and Dennis Cleveland-Peck enjoy following part of the Wexford Garden Trail.

Paro Tsehchu

Mar 24th, 2017 | By

Should you happen to be trekking in Bhutan over Easter then you have it timed it perfectly to enjoy a festival called Tshechu.

Portland’s Japanese garden

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By

Outside Japan, few Japanese styled gardens are large but the largest of those is to be found in the US city of Portland in the state of Oregon.

Top honeymoon islands

Mar 20th, 2017 | By

Getting hitched is the most socially accepted reason on the planer to ditch work and undertake your longest, most splurge-iest trip ever. Here’s 10 island ideas to help get you started

Mixing learning and skiing in Morzine

Mar 15th, 2017 | By

In early March, Anna Maria Espsäter takes to the slopes and the classroom in the French alpine resort of Morzine.

The most splendid city in the world

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
boat on West Lake

Reza visits Hangzhou in China, a city chosen to hold last years G20 summit.

Preserving Botswana’s eco-heritage

Mar 8th, 2017 | By

As Botswana becomes more successful, the poachers may well try harder. Then Botswana will require more outside assistance to combat those whose only interest is short term gain.

More to Champagne than the drink

Mar 6th, 2017 | By

Natasha Blair discovers the region of France that encompasses the vineyards that produce the grapes for champagne.

Free entry to all Canadian national parks

Mar 6th, 2017 | By
overhanging cliff

If other destinations celebrating anniversaries copied this generous Canadian offer there would be a lot more grateful visitors and lot more word of mouth recommendations.

North Korea after thirty years

Mar 3rd, 2017 | By

There are few enough people who have holidayed in North Korea. There are even fewer that have visited it more than once. But Regent Holidays has just clocked up a thirty-two year relationship with the country.

Visiting Scotland’s heritage

Mar 2nd, 2017 | By

Last year well over 4 million people visited the historic sites that are managed by Historic Environment Scotland.

St David’s – UK City of Culture?

Mar 1st, 2017 | By

On this, St David’s Day, a day around which there are parades through some towns and cities and when Welsh throughout the world celebrate their patron saint, here is a story about the place, where it is claimed, he is buried. One of the claims to fame of St David’s is that it is the smallest city in the UK containing just about 2,000 people. The other, of course, is about the patron saint a man who many claim was responsible for Christianity in Wales.
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A day in…Melrose

Feb 25th, 2017 | By
daffodils in Melrose

Adrian visited Melrose in the Scottish borders last March to see the daffodil display. As the flowers come into bloom, here’s his tale of spending a day there.

Avon Advanced Motorcycle Club’s Tour of the Massif Central

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By
glove drying

Paul Batchelor tells the story of fifteen biker enthusiasts and their trip in search in search of food, scenery and the French countryside.

Where now for Syrian tourism?

Feb 21st, 2017 | By

In the latest copy of the UNESCO publication, World Heritage, there is a story about Palmyra and the effect on Syrian heritage that has taken place due to the warfare in the country.

Trastevere: a fascinating Roman neighbourhood

Feb 16th, 2017 | By
palazzo and S Maria in Trastevere

Patricia and Dennis Cleveland-Peck visit one of the neighbourhoods of Rome – Trastevere – and find that there is a lot this small part of Rome has to offer.

The success of Caribbean tourism

Feb 14th, 2017 | By
beach at Playa Juanillo

There was an increase of 4.1% in British visitors to the Caribbean last year.