Travel destinations

In Frankfurt during festival time

Aug 22nd, 2018 | By

Reza visits Frankfurt combining a visit to the Embankment Festival with some of the well-known sights of the city.



The Great Exhibition of the North

Aug 22nd, 2018 | By
panoramic view of Newcastle

There are just over two weeks left if you haven’t been to the Great Exhibition of the North and are still planning on going.



Wintering in the Balearics

Aug 16th, 2018 | By
Es Calo bay on the Balearic island of Formentera

Why is this long-established holiday destination attracting so many more of us?



Go and visit Cornwall

Aug 13th, 2018 | By

If you decided to give Cornwall a miss this year because of overcrowding, think again.



Exploring the medina of Marrakech

Aug 12th, 2018 | By

Reza begins the first part of his journey to Marrakesh and the Atlas mountains by exploring Marrakesh’s medina.



Inspired by Lake Garda

Aug 9th, 2018 | By

Patricia Cleveland-Peck looks at some of the poets and writers who have taken inspiration from this beautiful Italian lake.



Loveland, Colorado: “A sweetheart city which has a love affair with the arts”

Aug 3rd, 2018 | By

Irene writes of her home town, Loveland, a place re-mails some 110,000 valentines each year, to every state and 110 countries around the world. And Britons send the most!



Holidaying in Palermo

Jul 27th, 2018 | By

This could be the year to visit the Sicilian city of Palermo as it is officially Italy’s Capital of Culture.



Il Vittoriale degli Italiani: a very curious monument

Jul 22nd, 2018 | By

Patricia visits Il Vittoriale degli Italiani (The Shrine of Italian Victories) on Lake Garda in Italy



How Athens got its groove back

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

Athens is where it’s at



The Paston Treasure

Jul 17th, 2018 | By

The Paston Treasure, the picture contains images of gold and silver, exotic objects, musical instruments, fruits and flowers, a lobster, a monkey and a parrot, in addition to portraits of a young girl and an African youth.



“Plough to bottle” tours at Colwith Farm

Jul 16th, 2018 | By

A new visitor attraction – has opened near the Cornish town of Lostwithiel and only about three miles off the main spinal road of the county – Colwith Farm Distillery – the A30.



A day out… on a canal boat (with dog)

Jul 13th, 2018 | By

Cathrene celebrates her 40th birthday by spending a nday on a narrow-boat.



A Colorado too few know – the San Luis Valley

Jul 10th, 2018 | By

Irene visits the San Luis Valley which straddles the US states of Colorado and New Mexico.



Is this the time to holiday in Dubai?

Jun 29th, 2018 | By

Virgin Atlantic will cease flying to Dubai as from the end of March next year. Why?



A holiday in the New Forest

Jun 27th, 2018 | By

Natasha Blair visits the New Forest National Park to discover what the area has to offer.



Seeing mountain gorillas in the wild

Jun 24th, 2018 | By

Now it seems you have a greater opportunity than ever before because the number of mountain gorillas is increasing



A day…at the Bluebell Railway

Jun 24th, 2018 | By

With so much to see and so many nearby places to visit a day either flies by or you decide you need to spend much longer in this little patch of the old county of Sussex.



Coffee culture in Jamaica

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

The low-down on the Jamaican coffee scene



10 ways to fall in love with Rome

Jun 21st, 2018 | By

A heady mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s hot-blooded capital is one of the world’s most inspiring and romantic cities. While the big-ticket monuments certainly leave their mark, you might just find yourself falling for the city’s smaller-scale charms down cobbled lanes and around hidden corners



Football: Italy’s other religion

Jun 17th, 2018 | By

Calcio (football) reigns supreme in Italian sport. There are no other contenders. Indeed, some people have suggested that Italians engage in two impassioned acts of worship on Sundays: the first at the chiesa (church), and the second at the San Siro, Allianz or Stadio Olimpico, the revered temples of AC Milan, Juventus and AS Roma



Filipino Food Festival

Jun 12th, 2018 | By

Today is the 120th anniversary of the Philippines gaining independence from Spain.



An introduction to Fez

Jun 9th, 2018 | By

Reza visits the Moroccan city of Fez to see one of the best preserved medinas in the world.



A day in…Tonbridge

Jun 4th, 2018 | By

Adrian visits Tonbridge in Kent, a town he previously thought of as one of many commuter towns around London.



“Summer of Discovery”

Jun 1st, 2018 | By

Saint Lucia has launched a campaign starting today called the Saint Lucia Summer of Discovery which enables one visitor the chance to win $10,000 when holidaying there this summer.



Watching whales off Massachusetts

May 29th, 2018 | By

The tourist board in the US state of Massachusetts has developed a Massachusetts Whale Trail.



This year, Turkey is the destination to visit

May 28th, 2018 | By

All of which – in concert with all the other heritage sites that Turkey has to offer and a weakening currency – should mean that the current boom in holidays to the country should continue.



Taste my Swiss City

May 21st, 2018 | By

What makes these tours a little different is that they haven’t been devised by internationally renowned chefs of even famous Swiss restaurants, but by locals.