Travel destinations

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.



Food tourism – Japanese style!

Oct 22nd, 2017 | By

One of the advantages of travel is that it broadens the mind – so it is said. It also broadens the stomach because many of us use travel as a way to try new foods or foods that our restaurants give a ”British” touch to as opposed to what it really tastes like in the place of origin. Since my childhood when meat and two veg ruled OK and the only foreign food we ate was curry, (it wasn’t really foreign since India and Britain
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The Garden of Eden shows signs of life

Oct 21st, 2017 | By

Dominica will need money to rebuild after Hurricane Maria. Visitors won’t provide all of that but the revenue from tourists will help when the island declares itself open for tourism.



Bob Marley Reggae Trail

Oct 16th, 2017 | By
Jamaican beach

Retrace the life and career of the Jamaican reggae legend in the island’s gritty capital city of Kingston, where music courses through the streets and Marley’s spirit looms large



Christmas markets in Germany

Oct 14th, 2017 | By

As that time draws near, we have listed as many German Christmas markets as we were able to that are within a reasonable distance from an airport with direct connections to the UK or Ireland.



Diving in the Philippines

Oct 8th, 2017 | By

Reza travels to the Philippines to seeing the diving there lives up to the reputation it has as one of the best places in the world to dive.



Seville’s flamenco Renaissance

Oct 6th, 2017 | By

Spain’s most powerful art form originated here in Andalucia’s capital, and it’s still the best place in the country to feel the emotive force and intangible spirit of live performance



The new museum at Olduvai Gorge

Oct 5th, 2017 | By

On Tuesday, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania, officially opened the new museum at Olduvai Gorge at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Arusha.



A day in … Gulgong

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By

Before I went to Gulgong, I thought that I would probably just see the “historic” streets and drive on. I’m glad I stayed over.