Category: Attractions

The largest seated Buddha in the world

The largest seated Buddha in the world

Lantau Island is home to Tian Tan Buddha, a giant bronze statue – 34 metres high – of a Buddha Amoghasiddhi. Also known as the Big Buddha, the statue is located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China, near the Po Lin Monastery. The statue was completed in 1993 and symbolises the harmonious relationship [...]

Preserving our cultural heritage with the Zebedee scanner

Preserving our cultural heritage with the Zebedee scanner

A new handheld 3D mobile mapping system called ‘Zebedee’ has been developed by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO (the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation). It uses a primary sensor (a 2D Hokuyo lidar scanner) on a simple spring mechanism (hence the name Zebedee from The Magic Roundabout) which measures the distances to surfaces in [...]

Discover Milan with Hotel Principe di Savoia

Discover Milan with Hotel Principe di Savoia

Just a two hour flight from London, Hotel Principe di Savoia’s ‘Discover Milan’ package provides guests with a luxurious city break and the opportunity to experience Italian art, culture and cuisine in style. Encouraging guests to explore all that Milan has to offer, the package includes daily buffet breakfast, discounts at Milan’s major museums, a [...]

Zermatt – top 5 experiences of a lifetime

Zermatt – top 5 experiences of a lifetime

Zermatt is one Europe’s most awe-inpsiring ski destinations. Resting in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn, this is a world class resort steeped in history and tradition. The combination of breathtaking scenery, top class hospitality and one of the highest ski areas in the Alps make this a dream destination for 365 days a year. [...]

6 ways to spoil yourself in Cartagena

6 ways to spoil yourself in Cartagena

Cartagena is known as the jewel city of the Caribbean, a showpiece within Colombia and one of South America’s fast emerging destinations. No wonder when you have coral reefs and sandy beaches just a stone throw away from a fortified colonial citadel. The cobblestoned alleys of the walled city recreate a nineteenth Century feel but [...]

Discover the world’s largest museum

Discover the world’s largest museum

St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum can unequivocally be considered the largest single museum in the world. Covering a vast area of land and containing a total of 3 million items, it is 4 times larger than the likes of Paris’ Louvre (the busiest museum in the world). The museum was founded by Catherine the Great [...]

Discovering natural beauty in Frankfurt

Discovering natural beauty in Frankfurt

Exploring Frankfurt’s lush green belt is good fun all year round, but at no time is it as pleasurable as during the balmy days of Autumn. From the Lohrberg, an elevation slightly north of the city, nature enthusiasts are confronted with a beautiful view of the Frankfurt skyline. Nearby, they’ll find the MainÄppelHaus, an institution [...]

See Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles up close and personal

See Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles up close and personal

Bringing together some of the largest saltwater crocodiles in Australia and boasting the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles, Crocosaurus Cove is a must see attraction when visiting Darwin and the Top End. Bring your bathers and “swim with the crocs”, jump on their “fishing for crocs” platform and smile for the camera while holding [...]

Kyoto – a city with a Zen village feel

Kyoto – a city with a Zen village feel

The former capital of Japan is the delightful Kyoto. This is a very beautiful place and the people are hospitable and… well, just nice. It could possibly be the Zen atmosphere that envelops it. Steeped in history and culture, Kyoto is at its best during cherry blossom time, though in reality it is extremely impressive [...]

Doing the EdgeWalk on the CN Tower, Toronto

Doing the EdgeWalk on the CN Tower, Toronto

Have you a head for heights? Toronto’s newest and tallest attraction – EdgeWalk – has adventure lovers taking a walk outside the CN Tower… around the circumference of the roof! Every year between the months of May and October tourists can strap themselves in and lean out over the city – just above the 360 [...]

5 of the best luxury family holiday destinations

5 of the best luxury family holiday destinations

Planning the perfect family holiday can be difficult at the best of times; choosing where to go, where to stay, what to do, and so on and so forth. We’ve picked our top five luxury holiday destinations packed full of adventure and perfect for a family trip, guaranteed to tick all the right boxes. South [...]

10 gems you cannot miss when visiting Jamaica

10 gems you cannot miss when visiting Jamaica

Jamaica is without a doubt the ideal place for island getaways with warm weather, lush beaches, and of course, the pristine sea. From the grand and quaint Jamaica resorts, to the stunning beaches and landscape perfect for outdoor adventure, it’s easy to see why this island stands out among its Caribbean neighbors. Here are Jamaica’s [...]

Barossa Valley – a wine and food capital where it’s all about the dirt!

Barossa Valley – a wine and food capital where it’s all about the dirt!

The Barossa Valley is renowned as one of Australia’s most prestigious wine and food destinations. It is also a virtual commune of passionate connoisseurs, devoted to their food and wine, all bound by the all important dirt. The Barossa Valley exudes history, culture and a sense of free spiritedness, in a totally distinctive environment. The [...]

Cycling in Hampshire – watering and feeding stops

Cycling in Hampshire – watering and feeding stops

We’re lucky in that we live in spitting distance of the New Forest – which is superb for either road or off road cycling.  It is easy to get to as well – either on the train, the Hythe ferry, or by hitching the bikes up to the tow-bar and driving to one of a [...]

Top 5 Autumn experiences in Andalucia

Top 5 Autumn experiences in Andalucia

While most visitors to Andalucia will be sure to include a visit to one of the popular historic sites such as the Alhambra in Granada, the Mezquita in Cordoba or the Cathedral of Seville, countless experiences await the traveler who looks just a little further beneath the surface of this beautiful and culturally rich region [...]

No kids allowed – holidaying in Europe after the school holidays

No kids allowed – holidaying in Europe after the school holidays

We come to the end of yet another peak holiday season and, as school term-time starts again, it’s finally time for the adults to plan their own great escape. But, with so many options to choose from, where should you go? Follow our top tips for some utterly blissful holiday escapes – without the children. [...]

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