Category: Attractions

8 unusual experiences to help you rediscover France this Summer

8 unusual experiences to help you rediscover France this Summer

From exploring the Plantagenet City to enjoying a romantic candle-lit concert in a chateau, why not try something new in the land of classic gems? Here are 8 unusual experiences – with something to suite every taste – to help you rediscover France this Summer. If you know of something else that’s not to be […]

Photograph of the week: Victoria Falls

Photograph of the week: Victoria Falls

Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls is said to have the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The waterfall was named in honor of Queen Victoria by explorer David Livingston in 1855. Locals on the Zambian side call it “The Smoke That Thunders.” At 108m/360ft high […]

5 of Finland's finest manor houses

5 of Finland’s finest manor houses

If the words ‘manor house’ conjure up visions of quintessentially English properties of a bygone era then think again. Finland’s manor houses are being restored and converted and attracting tourists. Be it noble families or industrial magnates, Finland’s wealthy have left a legacy of impressive estates in bucolic locations that are now open to all. […]

The world's fastest rollercoaster

The world’s fastest rollercoaster

I’m not a huge theme park fan myself (unless it’s a water park!) but I know some of you reading love them, so I feel obliged to share this bit of news. Full Throttle is the latest ride to open at the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in Valencia (Los Angeles), California – and the 18th […]

The South of France on more of a shoestring than the Ecclestones!

The South of France on more of a shoestring than the Ecclestones!

Finally made it there last August! We took advantage of the BA short haul £35 BA Club Europe offer and kicked off with another nice afternoon in the galleries lounge.  Better still our outbound was on one of the lovely BA Dove planes and the return leg was on the Firefly that carried the Olympic […]

Photograph of the week: Don Khone Waterfall, Mekong River, Laos

Photograph of the week: Don Khone Waterfall, Mekong River, Laos

The Mekong River cascades over rocks and boulders forming the Don Khone waterfall in Don Det, 4000 Islands, Laos.  Accessed by bicycling down bumpy dirt pathways through rice paddies, past fat-bellied pigs, and sharing the narrow road with the occasional 10-year-old local on a motorbike whizzing by, this waterfall is the gateway to the famous […]

Top 10 tourist attractions in Tirol

Top 10 tourist attractions in Tirol

When looking at the best places to travel in Europe, the focus is generally on a specific city or country. Don’t forget to think regionally, as each country has such diverse regional offerings to individual visitors. As one of the nine provinces in Austria, the Tirol region is well known as a year-round destination: Winter […]

5 experiences to make your journey through Java complete

5 experiences to make your journey through Java complete

Indonesia is a country of exotic charm and rich contrasts, all of which can be seen during a holiday on the island of Java. The island is home to 60% of the Indonesian population and one of the most densely populated places in the world. Here are five recommendations for while you’re there. Borobudur This […]

Re-discovering my Cornish roots and 8 top tips for a Cornwall trip of your own

Re-discovering my Cornish roots and 8 top tips for a Cornwall trip of your own

Being half Cornish it would be fair to say I spent a fair amount of my childhood holidays in Cornwall, but only in the past few days have I really discovered it.  My parents have said it was clearly a waste of time to take a young child to all the beautiful places that I’ve visited […]

New Zealand’s number one place not to be missed

New Zealand’s number one place not to be missed

Lake Tekapo is possibly one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand. Lake Tekapo is both the name of the magnificent lake, and the name of the township tucked in at the end of it. It is nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island. The colour of the lake is a memorising […]

3 stops on a road trip from Boston to NYC

3 stops on a road trip from Boston to NYC

Early October is a great time for a trip to Boston, Cape Cod, Rhode Island and New York.  The weather is likely to be all over the place – so it isn’t a busy time of year for tourists.  We had half our trip high 20s and above, a hurricane, some cooler days and then more […]

Zagreb's newest tourist attraction: the Zagreb Eye viewpoint

Zagreb’s newest tourist attraction: the Zagreb Eye viewpoint

Zagreb officially opens its newest tourist attraction today – the Zagreb Eye viewpoint – to coincide with the anniversary of the city. Located on the 16th floor of the skyscraper on Ilica 1, at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, the attraction provides stunning panoramic views of the city, including Kaptol, Gradec, the Upper and Lower Town. […]

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

The top 10 most photographed locations on Instagram

With over 100 million monthly users and 40 million pictures posted daily, it’s fair to say that Instagram is a pretty powerful social media tool. So for those working in the luxury travel industry, it’s important to take note of Instagram’s trends. With that in mind, it’s time for a drumroll… The top 10 most […]

6 unforgettable luxury Sri Lanka experiences

6 unforgettable luxury Sri Lanka experiences

Sri Lanka has been creating quite a buzz in recent months. From its lush landscape and ancient monuments to its exotic cuisine and welcoming people, the mystical appeal of this island paradise means it is quickly emerging as a desirable destination for those in search of a spiritual, cultural and relaxing luxury holiday. When my […]

Family thrills aplenty in Florida

Family thrills aplenty in Florida

Florida is famous around the world as a hotspot for family tourism and 2013 is the year when things go up a notch. No doubt if you’re planning a holiday to Florida then you already know about the beaches, the weather and the great attractions. The theme parks in Florida never stop improving and there are […]

8 unusual things to do in South Africa

8 unusual things to do in South Africa

Housing some of the world’s most rare and incredible species of wildlife, not to mention a host of award-winning restaurants and beaches, your South Africa holiday will definitely not be boring. No matter where you stay in South Africa, you are bound to encounter a variety of life-defining sights and experiences, from the country’s stunning landscape […]

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