Category: Attractions

The US National Parks centenary year

The US National Parks centenary year

2016 sees the centenary of the establishment of the National Park Service by President Woodrow Wilson on 25 August 1916.  What a far sighted man he was! There were already 35 parks in existence; Yellowstone, the first National Park, having been established in 1872. The National Park System of the United States now includes more […]

5 of Rome's most romantic spots

5 of Rome’s most romantic spots

The city of Rome, with its scattered remains of ancient history, abounding sunshine, cobblestone streets and incandescent fountains, is the perfect setting for love. Whether you are in the mood for a sitting over a morning cappuccino, climbing to captivating city views, or lingering in a small secluded piazza, these places will most certainly elicit […]

Top 5 design wineries in Spain

Top 5 design wineries in Spain

Wine making is a craft that date back thousands of years and in Spain wine makers not only strive to create the best wine possible they design spectacular facilities in which to do so, making a destination in itself. There are thousands of vineyards all across Spain, big and small producing some of the best […]

7 great reasons to visit northern Japan... now!

7 great reasons to visit northern Japan… now!

This month marks five years since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region – the northernmost portion of Japan’s main island. Although the destruction along the coast was virtually total, most of Tohoku – a region filled with World Heritage temples, rugged national parks, and beautifully preserved samurai towns – was almost entirely […]

The secret gardens of Edinburgh

The secret gardens of Edinburgh

With its elegant Georgian streets and the ancient closes of the Old Town, many people are surprised to learn that Edinburgh is not just famous for its large spaces such as Princes Street Gardens or the Meadows, we are also a city of secret and private gardens. Dr Neil’s Garden Hidden behind the church in […]

Begur Costa Brava Sa Tuna

Beautiful Begur: Spain’s secret jewels

Beautiful Begur is where you will find some of the best beaches and coves that the Costa Brava has to offer. Imagine crystalline waters, embraced by verdant green pines, that dig their roots into the cliff face. Their aroma is seductive, as you explore the spectacular surroundings of this chichi Catalan town. Cast your eyes […]

Photograph of the week: Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon

Photograph of the week: Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon

Did you know that Lebanon has some of the best preserved Roman ruins in the Middle East? The ancient city of Heliopolis, now known as Baalbek, was a place of worship of Venus, Jupiter, and Bacchus. This shot features the six remaining columns of the Temple of Jupiter. Thank you to Nick Kembel of Nick […]

The top 5 beaches in Los Cabos, Mexico

The top 5 beaches in Los Cabos, Mexico

A favorite for U.S. and Canadian travelers seeking an easily accessible sunny vacation destination, Los Cabos has long been known for warm weather, friendly hospitality and luxurious accommodations. Located at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos is also home to some truly breathtaking beaches. An oft-repeated misconception is that Cabo’s beaches are not […]

The 10 best day trips from Rome

The 10 best day trips from Rome

There’s so much to see in Rome that you could easily spend a week or two just wandering the streets and visiting countless churches, museums and ruins. But if you feel like getting out of the city – and if you’re there in the height of the summer, you will – you don’t need to […]

Hookipa Overlook Beach and Bay

Road to Hana: 10 must-see places on Maui in a day

The road to Hana is filled with mysteries. How long will it take to drive? Where should I stop? Should I go to Hana and back or do the full loop? The truth is there are as many ways to experience this road and they all depend on timing. The best way is to go […]

Top 3 in Singapore

Top 3 in Singapore

As the cultural melting pot of Southeast Asia, Singapore inevitably combines some of the very best the region has to offer. From the spicy smells and vibrant flavours to be found in street-food hawkers and world-class restaurants alike, to the eclectic range of both traditional and innovative arts performances on offer in venues across the […]

Style, adventure and Summer fun in Davos Klosters

Style, adventure and Summer fun in Davos Klosters

Davos and the World Economic Forum have become synonymous – when you mention Davos, the WEF comes to mind, and the other way round – to the benefit of both! But it is also limiting to both. WEF is (hopefully!) much more than skiing-in-Davos, and, Davos (definitely!) offers much more than the annual WEF Conference. […]

Ladakh

6 of the most romantic spots to say ‘I love you’ in India

India is a beautiful country with love and romance evident around every corner. Where better to holiday with a loved one than in one of the wonderful locations below where you and your partner can revel in luxury and soak up some of the most iconic views from around the world… Ladakh, North India Soaring […]

Top 5 ultimate London sleepover experiences for children

Top 5 ultimate London sleepover experiences for children

The chance to take a trip to London is, for many children, a dream come true. By day, blustery rides on red open-top buses, the chance to see guards stood like tin soldiers outside Buckingham Palace and hearing Big Ben chime are all part of the mythical appeal of the city. But unknown to most, […]

4K photography - so easy that even a child can do it!

4K photography – so easy that even a child can do it!

If you’re a regular reader you’ll have seen me posting about 4K photography a few times over the last few months. If you’re new here, here’s a very quick summary – 4K photography is when you shoot in HD video, and the quality is such that you can pick out a single frame and yet […]

4K photography with the National Trust

4K photography with the National Trust

At the weekend I visited our local National Trust property, Sizergh Castle, to seek out some 4K photography opportunities with my trusty Panasonic LUMIX GX8 camera. (If you want to win one of these cameras for yourself, incidentally - worth over £1,000 - make sure you head over to this post.) Sizergh Castle lies out the outskirts […]

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