Changing leaf colour in Kayosan

Dec 15th, 2013 | By

Last month, Aidan and Jen were in Japan. It coincided with some spectacular colour changes in the leaves which they prhotographed in Kayosan.

Expect these holiday messages next year -part 2

Nov 11th, 2013 | By

Today Adrian rounds off his collection of how our favourite destinations are presenting themselves to you in the hope that you will holiday with them next year.

Expect these holiday messages next year – part 1

Nov 10th, 2013 | By

Adrian reveals some of the messages and images launched at the World Travel Show last week which destinations hope will make you holiday with them next year.

Douz: where the nomads meet

Sep 17th, 2013 | By

If you want to enter the Sahara, Douz in Tunisia is a major jumping-off point. But what of Douz itself where nomad meets urban life.

Loch Lomond in the autumn

Sep 7th, 2013 | By

Hardly have the schools returned and destinations are rolling out campaigns to persuade us to visit them. Smaller places have much less money so, today, I thought I would highlight Loch Lomond which is spending just £85,000 over the next few months.

Stirling Castle Palace

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

Adrian visits the palace within the grounds of Scotland’s Stirling Castle. Opened after extensive restoration two years ago, allow a couple of hours for your visit just to crane your neck and see the famed Stirling Heads!

Antarctic wildlife

Aug 6th, 2013 | By

Courtney visits Antarctica and sees for herself the wildlife you can see in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates.

Rouen cathedral light show

Jul 20th, 2013 | By

Frederic visted Rouen Cathedral to see the light show which takes place each evening. Here are some of the images and which projected onto the cathedral facade.

The treasures of the Mary Rose

May 31st, 2013 | By

With so many items to see in the Mary Rose Museum, CD-Traveller includes here some images of other treasures archaeologists and restores have on display. The links to the Mary Rose may or may not work as so many people tried to look at the site that the Mary Rose Trust site went down yesterday. Obviously the ship is still of tremendous interest to us today.

The English seaside

May 23rd, 2013 | By

Photographer Peter Williams celebrates the peculiar eccentricities and quintessential charms – from helter-skelters to lighthouses, pirates, palmists and Punch and Judy – of this cherished and rapidly changing English landscape

Roman El Jem

May 6th, 2013 | By

In the last few weeks you will have seen television adverts for Tunisia. Wherever they go, at some stage visitors will hear of excursions to El Jem home to one of the largest Roman amphitheatres in the world.

Cruising in to Kotor

Nov 17th, 2012 | By

Viv checks out picturesque Kotor, from a cruise ship. However you see it, Kotor is one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays

John Rowell’s Paris

Jul 15th, 2012 | By

As the French National Day is celebrated, John Rowell gives you his photographic perspective of what the French capital, Paris, means to him

Choosing the right camera this Christmas

Dec 16th, 2011 | By

With so many cameras on the market, choosing one can be confusing. Travel photographer, Anthony Lydekker, gives us the lowdown on how and what to buy this Christmas

Liming in Tobago

Apr 19th, 2011 | By

Anthony explores Tobago; an island where the food, the sea and the people are all in harmony.

A Day at Cambridge

Feb 11th, 2011 | By

Exactly how I ended up in Peterhouse college a few weekends ago is a very long story. It has a lot to do with study and the Open University. Every now and again they organise trips and study weekends to some really great places. Peterhouse in Cambridge is the oldest of the Cambridge colleges and I found myself with a free morning and afternoon to wander around Cambridge, heaven really but where to start and what to see?

Kenilworth and Warwick Castles: A Photo Feature

Jul 27th, 2010 | By

Kenilworth and Warwick are two of my favourite castles in the UK. It always makes me smile that they are so close together geographically but so far apart in almost every other respect.
Kenilworth is the ruined and wounded fortification perched at the edge of Kenilworth It’s a massive sprawling building draped over a gently rolling hillside with its red stone catching the light at sunset and coming to life as the day ends. Visit Kenilworth if you love romance and the stories that surround romance. It has inspired great writers like Sir Walter Scott and has an engrossing story to tell of a powerful Earl and a queen of England. The romance ruined the Earl and his life ended like his castle appears now, in tatters.
Kenilworth then is low key and understated both in its appearance and the way it tells it’s story. Wander round at ease and undisturbed, take in the beauty of the building and the surroundings and let the messages slowly sink in.
But the building still gives the full sense of the power and vitality that the place once rang to. A real sense of the times in which it was created and it is one of the finest castles England has to offer.