Travel destinations

When and where to go in China

Jan 4th, 2018 | By

If you want to be part of the incoming visitor crowd, The China Guide has told you where to go and when. If you want to see a quieter and less busy China, this gives you a clue on where to avoid!



Castle hopping in Frankfurt Rhine-Main

Dec 29th, 2017 | By

Reza makes a fleeting visit to the Frankfurt Rhine-Main area of Germany to see some of the heritage sites that visitors should include when they holiday there.



Estonia’s centenary

Dec 29th, 2017 | By

The centenary of the independence of Finland was celebrated in 2017. Next year Estonia celebrates its 100th anniversary.



The Year That Was

Dec 28th, 2017 | By

It’s been a busy year of travelling and it’s time to take stock. Here Just About Travel contributor and travel enthusiast, Kaye Holland, shares some of her favourite destinations from 2017



Making a vineyard more attractive to tourists

Dec 23rd, 2017 | By

Adrian visits the Hunter Valley to see how winerys try and make themselves different from their competitors



Chocolate is the key to golfing on Hainan Island

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

Sarah visits Hainan Island where she was given the opportunity to visit two golf resorts on this attractive volcanic holiday resort island. the secret to successful golf and a fun day – chocolate!



For a domestic break at Christmas head to…

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

The destinations tend to be in the north of England, areas which are more prone to snow or chillier weather than places in the south.



Destination Florence

Dec 11th, 2017 | By

The Italian city of Florence wants to solve some of its overcrowding problems at tourist attractions. can its new plan achieve this?



Old Havana

Dec 7th, 2017 | By

Reza returns to Old Havana a place where Cuban cigars still reign supreme, the intoxicating sound of jazz reverberates in the streets and the revolutionary slogans on the walls and portraits of Che Guevara remain to watch over the city.



Finland is 100 today

Dec 6th, 2017 | By
Helsinki cathedral

Today and throughout the week, Finland will be celebrating with blue-and-white (the colours on the Finnish flag) light shows across the country and in almost 30 countries around the world.



Saving the Great Barrier Reef

Dec 4th, 2017 | By
Great Barrier Reef

Initial results suggest that this concept is working meaning not only that it might be able to be used at other threatened reefs around the world but that visitors to Queensland will be able to enjoy the reef for years to come.



Underselling Rome

Dec 4th, 2017 | By

The average length that a visitor stays in Rome is 2.2 days according to the newly constituted tourism authority for Rome which, they say, is an insult and I am inclined to agree.



The ultimate honeymoon

Dec 1st, 2017 | By

Calling it the “ultimate honeymoon” Australia is one of the first destinations ( I expect there will be plenty of others) to suggest that the couple spend some time visiting their countries.



A day in…Cribbs Causeway

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By

Adrian visits Cribbs Causeway, a tourist attraction that just happens to have retail outlets



A chocolate Christmas

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By

If you were to visit the German city of Tübingen between the 5th and 10th of December it would mean only one thing – that were probably a chocoholic!



Fancy a winter picnic?

Nov 21st, 2017 | By
llansteffan beach

Carmarthenshire wants to introduce us to “the delights of outdoors dining whatever the weather, by rolling out cosy picnic blankets and popping open a warm flask of coffee or cawl.”



Getting back to normal in the Florida Keys

Nov 16th, 2017 | By

Hurricane Irma badly damaged the Florida Keys about nine weeks ago. It is getting back to normal and much faster than you might expect.



What I do and don’t miss about Dubai

Nov 16th, 2017 | By

It’s been 10 years since I left the dazzling desert kingdom of Dubai. Here’s a few of the things I’m happy to have said goodbye to – followed by those that I miss



Britons returning to Egypt

Nov 14th, 2017 | By

Now that the upturn is underway, Egypt is to launch a new campaign in the UK to build on that renewed interest by Britons.



The Abu Dhabi Louvre

Nov 10th, 2017 | By

The new Louvre isn’t in France nor an ex-French colony. It is on an island in Abu Dhabi called Saadiyat where a ten year old project final came to fruition with the official opening this week.



A day in … Lightning Ridge

Nov 8th, 2017 | By

Adrian returns to the opal town of Lightning Ridge. In 1975 it was a mining town with a few visitors. Today its a tourist attraction



Who holidays in Rhodes?

Nov 7th, 2017 | By
Lindos

Britons are one of the top three providers of visitors to the island along with Germany and Russia helped by the fact that there are many regional airports offering direct flights to Rhodes.



Lobsters in the British Virgin Islands

Nov 6th, 2017 | By

The British Virgin Islands are open for business and to prove it, the islanders have decided that the Anegada Lobster Festival should go ahead as planned on November the 25th and 26th.



The healing powers of the Gastein valley

Nov 5th, 2017 | By

Reza visits the Gastein Valley in Austria, a place with spectacular views but the healing cave therapy is also a big tourist draw.



Climbing Uluru

Nov 1st, 2017 | By
Uluru

The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board has decided to ban climbing Uluru (formerly known as Ayres Rock) as from the beginning of 2019.



Holidaying in Catalonia

Oct 31st, 2017 | By

The recent news stories about Catalonia seem to have had an impact on British tourists booking holidays there.



A day in…Cheltenham

Oct 24th, 2017 | By

Adrian visits Cheltenham, a town that offers far more to the visitor than just the spa waters that made it famous.



A city turns purple

Oct 23rd, 2017 | By
a jacaranda in full bloom

Most state botanical gardens have a few trees but nowhere has a display quite like Grafton.