Posts Tagged ‘ Denmark ’

Saturday snippets: August 19th 2017

Aug 19th, 2017 | By

Dwarves, Chagall, the popularity of the Mexican resort of Puetra Vallarta and WWI are some of the things that attracted Adrian’s attention this week.



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



The lure of Danish restaurants

Mar 25th, 2016 | By

Denmark is the home of Noma, the restaurant that has been named best in the world for four of the last six years.



Saturday snippets: 7th November 2015

Nov 7th, 2015 | By
the pyramids of Egypt

A stay in your own castle, airline disruption in Germany and Indonesia are a few of the things that catch Adrian’s eye this week.



What’s hot: May 2014

May 2nd, 2015 | By

Just About Travel reveals what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world right now



Christmas time in Aarhus

Nov 23rd, 2014 | By
sled in Aarhus

Take Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, for example. Danes have celebrated Christmas over the centuries at the award-winning open-air Den Gamle By.



Taking the Marguerite Route

Apr 28th, 2014 | By

The Danes have long been fond of exploring this 3,600 kilometre touring route through their own country as it changes from picturesque, rolling scenery of unspoiled farmland to forests and heaths and then mile upon mile of pristine coastline.



Food, drink and music in Copenhagen

Apr 21st, 2014 | By

Next month, Copenhagen hosts the Eurovision Song Contest. But don’t hold that against it. There are plenty of other things happening in the capital city of Denmark.



Where the experts’ holiday: Josie Drew, author of cycling adventure books from around the world

Mar 23rd, 2014 | By

Long distance cyclist, Josie Drew, talks travel



Avoid taking a taxi from Tokyo airport to city centre

Apr 24th, 2013 | By

For the millions of Britons heading off this summer to holiday destinations around the world, or for those who go on regular weekend breaks to mainland Europe, taking a taxi from the airport to a city centre hotel is usually the most convenient and fastest way to travel



Does the topping batter?

Feb 12th, 2013 | By

Today is Shrove Tuesday – aka the time to indulge in a pancake or five. Cathrene has some suggestions on how to create the perfect pancake



A winter visit to Copenhagen

Feb 12th, 2013 | By

Anna Maria journeys to Copenhagen and finds that Denmark’s capital of cool delights – even in winter



Spotlight on Helsingbord

Dec 27th, 2012 | By

Helsingborg is a charming corner of Sweden, says Patricia Cleveland Peck



Experience the best of Nordic cuisine in Copenhagen

Aug 10th, 2012 | By

Copenhagen will be a gastronomic hot pot from 24 August to 2 September when the Danish capital celebrates its Nordic culinary heritage during Copenhagen Cooking Festival



Visit the world in London

Jul 28th, 2012 | By

Whilst the Olympics are on in London, many countries are taking over shops, markets and buildings to promote their countries so we will consider adding them to our future holiday lists. So if you are coming to – or live in – London here are a few places you might want to consider.



Jumpers, the Faroes and TV Tourism

Mar 31st, 2011 | By

Television programmes can be a powerful force in attracting us to visit destinations linked with those programmes. Highclere House was the backdrop in the successful “Downton Abbey” series and is expected to attracted many more tourists as a result. If that is right, the second series should bolster the appeal for some time to come. The are “Midsummer Murders” tours in Buckinghamshire with lits of demand from visiting Australian visitors as well as Brits. But it isn’t only series that benefit. One-off programmes can also benefit.



Air Passenger Duty

Mar 13th, 2011 | By

With the budget less than a fortnight away the travel trade is boosting its attack on how high APD is and how damaging it could be for jobs and the economy if it stays at its high level. They have been boosted in that one of the few countries in Western Europe to retain such a tax has got rid of it. Ireland has removed it because it was seeing reduced tourism coming into Ireland and fewer air passengers both of which meant the tax was not raising net money but costing the economy instead. Will George Osborne, the Chancellor, take heed?



Frommer’s Top 12

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By

Each year, Frommer’s (the people who produce travel guidebooks and magazines) poll their readers to see what the destinations for 2010 would be. Primarily American vote for this so it does tend to reflect where Americans holiday but this year it includes the Scilly Isles. It doesn’t really say why they were voted for but just gives a potted tourism pitch. I’m not complaining but sometimes when surveys like this take place it would be nice to know what appeals to readers.

There are lots of reasons to visit the Scillies; the weather, the sandy beaches, the subtropical plants that grow there and, lets face it, the fact that you don’t have to change currency or speak another language. Frommer’s only warning is to book well ahead because accommodation is limited particulary in May when the gig races take place.

So what are the other selections by Frommer?