Travel destinations

This is a key weekend

May 16th, 2020 | By
llansteffan beach

If the weekend remains quiet and uneventful – in almost every way possible – that noose may be on its way to being lifted.



What is a long-haul flight like?

May 15th, 2020 | By
Hong Kong

She tells a simple story and compelling but one which we might have to face if we might have to face if we decide to travel long-haul.



Summer holidays abroad in 2020?

May 13th, 2020 | By

Even if countries open up to Britons when will the Foreign Office remove its ban?



Holidaying in the great outdoors

May 12th, 2020 | By

This looks like a good year for all those who don’t like the idea of hotels or large guest houses, those who abhor crowds and for those who want to see more of the great outdoors.



Shanghai Disney is a tourism guinea pig

May 11th, 2020 | By

Attractions around the world will be watching what happens in Shanghai for two very important reasons not the least of which is whether people will visit.



On white men first seeing eastern Australia

Apr 29th, 2020 | By

It was today – 29th of April 1770 – that Cook and his mariners landed at what he subsequently called Botany Bay.



Winning the battle?

Apr 28th, 2020 | By

For the time being, people around the world are going to have to settle on tourism near to where they live. Then might come domestic tourism in another month or so.



Holidaying again in Mallorca

Apr 23rd, 2020 | By

Earlier this week, the president of the Council of Majorca, Catalina Cladera, said that as soon as possible tourism should be re-started but only in a safe way.



Will all our museums re-open?

Apr 16th, 2020 | By

The mainstream media has recently reported that some of our smaller museums may not re-open when the lock-down is finally lifted.



Anorther reminder of the fourteenth century

Apr 7th, 2020 | By

Could it be fanciful to suggest that the cave was used during another pandemic time for some purpose?



Going for a walk

Mar 22nd, 2020 | By

One opportunity widely available to us is to venture into our parks, (although some are closed) open-air spaces and gardens whcih are beginning to burst with new growth.



Holidays in the open air

Mar 16th, 2020 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

Walking holidays in the UK, camping, caravanning or taking a mobile home and seeing parts that you’ve not seen before would appear to be the answer for a break.



Direct to the Faroe Islands

Mar 14th, 2020 | By
Sarah Lund and one of her famous faroe jumpers

As from June 23rd, Atlantic Airways, the Faroese national carrier, will fly direct from Gatwick to Vágar Airport.



Vamos Valencia

Mar 9th, 2020 | By

Spain’s third city should be your next city break says Kaye Holland



In her footsteps: where trailblazing women changed the world

Mar 6th, 2020 | By

Ahead of International Women’s Day (8 March), discover the lives and locations of trailblazing women who changed the course of history



Cypriot heritage

Mar 4th, 2020 | By

The archaeological park of Kato Paphos welcomed the most visitors in 2019 while the Tombs of the Kings nearby was the second most popular.



Venice carnival closes early

Feb 23rd, 2020 | By
carnival in venice

The Venice Carnival, one of the most well-known events in the world, has closed earlier than it normally does because of the coronavirus.



Time to re-visit Pompeii

Feb 20th, 2020 | By
modern visitors to Pompeii

After 45 years, it is time for me to go back and see the transformation that has taken place.



Basic Funchal

Feb 10th, 2020 | By

Unless you want a beach destination, Funchal is an ideal place to holiday in Madeira for the first time.



Tunisia looks to the future

Feb 9th, 2020 | By

Expect to see both travel agents and tour operators talking more frequently about the attractions of Tunisia.



Marley and me

Feb 6th, 2020 | By

Get up, stand up and follow in the footsteps of Jamaica’s most famous son on what would have been Bob’s 75th birthday



Why don’t more of us visit Grenada?

Feb 3rd, 2020 | By

Britons don’t need a visa, there are direct flights from Gatwick on both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, and English is spoken.



A holiday in China?

Jan 27th, 2020 | By

Overnight came the news that the FCO had recommended that only essential travel to mainland China take place.



Australia Day

Jan 26th, 2020 | By

This year it is a tinged with sorrow for the effects of the bushfires which are only out of the headlines at the moment due to the efforts of many thousands of volunteer firefighters who have been out combatting them.



Tougher drink rules in the Balearics.

Jan 25th, 2020 | By

By now readers will be aware that the government of the Balearic Islands has introduced a law about binge drinking.



Southampton – the queen of cruise ports

Jan 23rd, 2020 | By

Southampton is Europe’s leading cruise turn-around port welcoming 2 million passengers throughout the year.



Snippets from the Caribbean

Jan 19th, 2020 | By

The tax will be a topic of conversation this week but not as big a topic as how to entice more of us to holiday there.



Did you know that?

Jan 16th, 2020 | By

Pre-dating the accession by the UK and Ireland to the EU, this agreement allows citizens of Great Britain and Ireland to freely travel between the two islands without a passport and without visa restrictions.