Travel tips & opinions

The Visit England Awards for Excellence 2017

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
aerial view of Waddesdon Manor

Visit England says, “The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence are different to other quality standards as they recognise and celebrate excellence across customer service and the quality of the experience.”



Lisbon’s stunning street art

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

Discover some of Lisbon’s best street art



Violence on the links

Apr 16th, 2017 | By
broken tees

Adrian completes his tongue-in-cheek tour of three Tunisian golf courses.



What are you doing this Easter?

Apr 13th, 2017 | By
panoramic view of Blackpool

As the great Easter getaway begins this afternoon, many more of us are planning on a break within the UK this year compared to last according to Visit England’s Easter Trip Tracker Survey.



Campervans for bargain holidays

Apr 7th, 2017 | By
green camper van

Some 70% of their business comes from novices; they have succeeded in growing the market rather than taking a slice of business from others.



Where the experts holiday: Campbell Jefferys, travel writer and author

Apr 7th, 2017 | By

Australian travel writer and author, Campbell Jefferys, shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel



Buenos Aires’ street art scene

Apr 4th, 2017 | By

Larger than life murals are being used brilliantly to brighten up parts of Buenos Aires. Just About Travel takes a closer look



Where the experts holiday: Reza Pakravan, traveller, adventurer and film maker

Apr 2nd, 2017 | By

Reza Pakravan – a traveller, adventurer and film maker – shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers



What’s hot: April 2017

Mar 31st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



Recognising customer service in travel

Mar 21st, 2017 | By

Over the years, by my reckoning, we have written 104 stories about customer service and satisfaction. When a story appears there is reader comment yet the industry seems to shy away from extolling their successes in delivering customer service and satisfaction.



The Scottish Thistle Awards

Mar 19th, 2017 | By
interior of the National Museum

At the Scottish Thistle Awards held last week, Freda Newton, who owns and manages Loch Ness by Jacobite, won the Silver Thistle Award



Letter from France: March 2017

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
poster of Vermeer exhibition

Frederic updates us on what is on in the museums and galleries of France



Travel tips

Mar 14th, 2017 | By

Check out these tips to become a calmer, more productive you while travelling



Intruders at Berlin-Tegel airport

Mar 12th, 2017 | By

I espied intruders who had not been through security or passport control. Should I report them?



Making better use of waterways

Mar 9th, 2017 | By

Given the finite space on roads should river boat travel be encouraged as a way for commuting and for tourists to see more of our destinations without having to put up with the slow pace of road travel?



The art of compromise

Mar 7th, 2017 | By

Most couples know each other pretty well by the time they get married, so are used to making compromises in their daily lives. But travelling together is different. Out of your comfort zones you discover new things about each other. You might share ideals about everyday life but have very different ideas when it comes to adventure. So what do you do?



What’s hot: March 2017

Feb 28th, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now



Why New Orleans should be top of your 2017 travel list

Feb 24th, 2017 | By
new Orleans

From Mardi Gras and exploring the historic French Quarter to cocktail themed tours there is something for everyone in New Orleans



The Kernewek Festival

Feb 20th, 2017 | By

The 9-day festival, organised by Cornish Quest, has been created to celebrate the uniqueness of Cornish language, culture and heritage and much of it will take place at The Acorn Theatre in Penzance.



Letter from France: February 2017

Feb 19th, 2017 | By

Camille Claudel is often overlooked as one of the great sculptors. Now for the first time, Federic records this lady has been given her own museum.



Where the experts holiday: Ian Wright, television host and comedian

Feb 13th, 2017 | By

Television host and comedian, Ian Wright, talks travel



The Irish Tourism Industry Awards

Feb 9th, 2017 | By
outside of GPO building

The Irish Tourism Industry Awards were held last Friday evening.



South West Tourism Excellence Awards

Feb 7th, 2017 | By
Bath's Roman baths

A tourist information centre – Gloucester Tourist Information Centre – was not only named Tourist Information Service of the Year but also Winner of Winners.



What’s hot: February 2017

Feb 1st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world



National Handwriting Day and postcards

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By

National Handwriting Day is today, the 23rd of January. The art of elegant (legible) handwriting is almost certainly under threat, and the hand-written postcard seems to be fast becoming a thing of the past.



Why Ghanaians are super friendly

Jan 22nd, 2017 | By

ravel anywhere in Ghana and you will be greeted to an amazing experience of warmth and hospitality



Letter from France: January 2017

Jan 19th, 2017 | By

As many exhibitions come to a close, Frederic reminds of us of what is still showing in France and what is opening in the next month.



Where to go when

Jan 18th, 2017 | By

Looking to escape the February chill? We asked our friends at Lonely Planet for a few super suggestions…