Travel destinations

The river beach at Alcoutim

Sep 1st, 2017 | By
Praia Fluvial de Pego Fundo

Some children will feel safer than being encouraged at a river beach than wanting to venture into the surf at an ocean beach.

A free stopover in Portugal

Aug 29th, 2017 | By

If you are flying from the UK or Ireland then you may have a 24, 48 or 72 stopover either in Porto or Lisbon as you fly elsewhere on TAP.

The Mount Washington Cog Railway

Aug 28th, 2017 | By

The Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire is the oldest mountain climbing cog railway in the world.

A day in… Kidwelly

Aug 27th, 2017 | By
Kidwelly Castle entrance

Adian visits Kidwelly for a day to see the famed castle but, instead, finds an oasis of birdlife and a town that has radically altered from what it was a few centuries ago.

Restoring the glory of Medina

Aug 24th, 2017 | By

Now that Tunis is open to British tourists again, Reza visits the old city of Medina as it undergoes regeneration to its former glory.

The horse town of Pardubice

Aug 22nd, 2017 | By

What Pardubice may not have realised is just how many people an airline like Ryanair is capable of bringing to one destination.

The lighthouses of Maine

Aug 21st, 2017 | By

Whatever option you choose, a holiday looking at lighthouses is probably not one that your neighbours will have enjoyed!

A hidden attraction: Llansteffan?

Aug 20th, 2017 | By
llansteffan beach

If you are looking for a picturesque location, and a long safe and sandy beach then Llansteffan fits the bill.


Aug 18th, 2017 | By

Early September means just one thing if you live in Samoa – the Teuila Festival.

Why Croatia appeals

Aug 14th, 2017 | By
Tvrdava sv. Ivan, Dubrovnik

I have speculated as to how long Croatia can continue to see the double digit growth in British holidaymakers. But the growth just grows and grows.

Hampstead: a village in London

Aug 12th, 2017 | By

Natasha visits Hampstead, a nerve centre for artists and the affluent with pretty streets, alleys, and 790 acres of uncultivated parkland known as Hampstead Heath.

The Turkish revival has started

Aug 11th, 2017 | By
poster of Turkey saying expect more

Britons feel more comfortable about holidaying in Turkey again and by the end of 2019, it wouldn’t surprise many if a British surge had occurred.

The golf courses of the Costa Daurada

Aug 9th, 2017 | By

In conjunction with the Federation of Hostelry and Tourism in Tarragona, here is a run-down of the golf courses in the Costa Daurada.

The rise and rise of Dubai

Aug 7th, 2017 | By

We are still attracted by the attractions of Dubai which saw a 4% increase in the number of Britons travelling there in the first six months of the year.

Rock paintings found

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By
rock painting of a hand

According to the ABC, a huge find of aboriginal rock paintings in the Wardekken area of Arnhem Land has been made. And by huge I mean an estimated 30,000!

Exploring north west London

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By

Natasha finds that, without going too far afield from central London, you can easily discover some of the city’s lesser-known places.

A beach stroll in Albufeira

Jul 27th, 2017 | By

Albufeira is one of the most popular destinations in the Algarve for British holidaymakers.

The new Unesco World Heritage listings

Jul 25th, 2017 | By

Here is a lsit of the new sites that were granted UNESCO World Heritage Status recently.

The Jane Austen influence

Jul 18th, 2017 | By

Today is the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, one of the most well-read of all novelists.

Exploring Ilocos Norte

Jul 16th, 2017 | By

Reza travels to the the province of Ilocos Norte in the northernmost part of the Philippines, an area not usually on the tourist routes.

British and Irish world heritage sites

Jul 14th, 2017 | By
Giants Causeway

After the success of the Lake District in gaining UNESCO World Heritage status, some readers have asked for a list of all those in the UK and Ireland plus links to the sites.

The light shows of Normandy

Jul 13th, 2017 | By

One of the best is still that at Rouen, a place forever linked with England since this is where William the Conqueror died at the priory of Saint Gervase.

The UK love affair with Croatia

Jul 11th, 2017 | By
Tvrdava sv. Ivan, Dubrovnik

Given that the average annual increase across the world of tourists will be somewhere between 2.5% and 4% this year it is obvious that Croatia is doing a spectacular job in persuading us to holiday there.

The Lake District; now a World Heritage site

Jul 10th, 2017 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

Yesterday at the UNESCO meeting in the Polish city of Krakow it was announced that the Lake District had received World Heritage status. What will this mean?

Better Belize it

Jul 10th, 2017 | By
close up shot of an iguana in Belize

Judith finds that whether you are above or below the water, Belize is the bee’s knees for nature lovers.

Discovering the area along Somerset’s Coast Path

Jul 7th, 2017 | By
Ladies from pontins await the passengers on the West Somerset Railway

Natasha Blair and her dog Poppy explore some of these less well-known parts of Somerset and find some hidden treasures.

The television effect

Jul 5th, 2017 | By

It just shows that destinations which invest in attracting series or films to be made in their areas gain a long term benefit.

More to see on the La’al Ratty

Jun 25th, 2017 | By

A star attraction will be the steam locomotive ‘Katie’ which ran at Ravenglass in 1916 and has just been restored to working condition for the first time since the 1920s.