The “Stag Do”. What was once traditionally a single evening of alcohol-fuelled local pub antics has been hugely elevated in scope in previous years.
Every year, the National Geographic Traveler magazine compiles its pick of the top 20 travel destinations for the coming year.
Dishes that inspire people to travel right to the source.
Spring is definitely upon us now and the cold, wet months of winter are receding into the darker recesses of our memories with alarming speed. In fact 2011 is marching on at such a pace that it’s definitely time to start thinking about what you’re doing over Easter if you haven’t already planned it. In [...]
Every two years the World Monuments Fund releases a report about great monuments that are currently facing extinction. Its last report made for fairly sombre reading as it listed – amongst a number of other sites around the world – two of the most iconic tourist sites anywhere on the planet. The Sagrada Familia – [...]
In previous months we’ve brought you news of hotels in airplanes, cranes and even concrete tubes. This time we turn to Ljubljana, Slovenia where a bunch of savvy developers have decided to tap in on the current vogue for Yugoslav era prison blocks. That’s right! At the Hotel Celica, you can stay in a prison [...]
With the Arab world in a state of implosion at the moment, it might seem like an odd time to recommend a trip to Damascus, capital of Syria – a country oft at the heart of any turbulence in the region. Surprisingly though, Syria remains one of the very few countries in the Middle East [...]
A factor that always has to be considered in planning a holiday is the language barrier. With the conquest of the English language, this problem seems to diminish every time the summer holiday rolls around and yet trips to foreign lands seem inevitably to bring the familiar battles with incomprehension. In personal experience, these battles [...]
Have you ever vowed to move to a city based on a short vacation there? Personally, I’ve solemnly pledged that I was going to completely uproot my whole life and start afresh every time I’ve been on holiday in the last five years. I’ve made a go of it a couple of times, only to [...]
With the Oscars fast approaching and bigger this year than ever before, it seems appropriate to have a look at the role that the film industry plays in tourism around the world. In recent years, the film industry has excited increased interest amongst the higher echelons of governments around the world. Since the enormous success [...]
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The modern Olympic Games started in Greece in 1896 but have since been hosted in some of the most stunning cities in the world including Tokyo, Los Angeles and Beijing. Since the time of the Ancient Greeks, the Olympic Games have been the pinnacle of sporting achievement, highlighting the attributes of outstanding sporting heroes at [...]
Orlando may be famous for its theme parks, but the Kennedy Space Centre is way more than just a park! This fully-operational US government site has been the launchpad for every US manned space flight since 1968, and is the base for NASA’s retiring space shuttles – Endeavor, Discovery, Enterprise and Atlantis. The sprawling complex [...]
In its ‘Emerging Destination’ category in the Wanderlust 2010 Travel Awards, an obscure and isolated nation in the foothills of the Himalayas caused some surprises by ranking third behind only Columbia and Madagascar. And the country is?
Well, we’ve passed the August bank holiday, signalling the end of the Great British summer. And the Notting Hill Carnival and Reading and Leeds festivals closed the curtain on the UK festival season. So you’d be excused a little despondency at the prospect of a long party-free winter ahead. It’s not all doom and gloom [...]