Travel destinations

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

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.

Where is Excalibur?

Sep 21st, 2017 | By

Where was the site that Arthur drew the sword Excalibur from the stone? The answer is Glen Innes.

Deep-fried Twinkies, fuzzy llamas and fireworks – who knew? County fairs are fun!

Sep 18th, 2017 | By

After Adrian’s report on a British county show, Irene attends her first American one – the Arapahoe County State Fair. How similar are they?

The Big Banana

Sep 17th, 2017 | By

Since 1964, the Big Banana has been attracting tourists and those who must have a photo taken against such a backdrop. Nothing looks likely to diminish that appeal in the future!

New Italy

Sep 15th, 2017 | By

The story is what attracts tourists and, not just those of Italian origin, to pull over and learn of this sad but, ultimately, lucky story.

The seven wine routes of Cyprus

Sep 12th, 2017 | By

In conjunction with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, here is an overview of each of its seven scenic wine routes.

The people of the Dawnland

Sep 9th, 2017 | By

Thousands of years before the explorers from Europe made their way to Maine, the Wabanaki or people of the Dawnland called this north eastern patch of the USA home

Tahitian over-water bungalows

Sep 8th, 2017 | By

For many travellers looking for the perfect South Pacific escape, staying in an overwater bungalow is a can’t miss experience. says Mr Paul Sloan, CEO of Tahiti Tourisme

The great wombat search

Sep 6th, 2017 | By

There are two types of wombat, the Hairy-nosed wombat which is very rare and is the state faunal symbol of South Australia and the common variety. I would be happy just finding the common version which, to me, wasn’t that common at all!

Wiseman and his ferry

Sep 5th, 2017 | By

Like many early Australians, Wiseman was a convict, sentenced for smuggling spirits and other items into England from France during the Napoleonic wars.

The lure of Singapore

Sep 4th, 2017 | By

The UK was the ninth largest source market for visitors to Singapore, with 159,000 Brits visiting the city state, up 5%.

Hastings – what a seaside town should be

Sep 3rd, 2017 | By

Natasha visits Hastings on the south coast of England and finds it a haven for children as well as adults.

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.