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World's second ugliest building turned into luxury hotel

World’s second ugliest building turned into luxury hotel

An old communist TV tower in Prague – the Zizkov TV tower – which was voted the world’s second ugliest building, has been transformed into a (self-proclaimed) six star one-room hotel with dramatic views. At 216 metres tall, Tower Park Praha already housed a restaurant and observation deck. This latest addition of a one-bedroom hotel […]

Dubai's Palm Islands

Dubai’s Palm Islands

An awe-inspiring engineering feat, Dubai’s Palm Islands are the largest artificial islands on Earth. There are three man made islands in the form of massive palm trees connected to the beaches of Dubai. The first island was the Palm Jumeirah, the second was Jebel Ali Palm and the third was the Palm Deira which is […]

Extreme adventures in Montserrat, Spain

Extreme adventures in Montserrat, Spain

Montserrat – as well as being a Caribbean island – is the name given to a multi-peaked mountain close to Barcelona. The name literally means “saw mountain”, alluding to its jagged peaks. It is best known for being the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, but also serves as a playground for […]

The world's most dangerous road bridge?

The world’s most dangerous road bridge?

Some of you may remember last year’s post titled “The world’s most dangerous bridge?” It showed a foot bridge in Northern Pakistan that required nerves of steel if you were to cross it. Today, completely by chance, I came across an equally dramatic road bridge in Siberia which looks to be quite a novel experience, […]

Paradise re-visited: Lord Howe Island, Australia

Paradise re-visited: Lord Howe Island, Australia

Just a two hour flight from Sydney is a truly unique travel destination for anyone to visit: Lord Howe Island. Visitor numbers are limited to 400 and there are just 300 or so islanders. Among the attractions are the world’s southernmost coral reef and, just south-east of the island, Ball’s Pyramid, the world’s tallest sea […]

The top 10 tallest hotels in the world

The top 10 tallest hotels in the world

Whilst the Burj Al Arab is no longer the tallest hotel in the world (it’s now fourth), it is an iconic building of its time and the video is worth watching. It shows how during the 1990s, engineeering was really pushed to its limits in the construction of the edifice, as architects battled against intense […]

A fun commercial from Visit Norway

A fun commercial from Visit Norway

Join the longest Scream in the world and win a trip courtesy of Visit Norway. Watch the ad below or learn more by going to www.visitnorway.com/the-scream. Learn more about Edvard Munch himself, discover where you can see his art or submit your own ‘scream’ to be in with a chance of winning a trip to […]

Sliding Rock at Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock at Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

The water is said to be icy cold and the rocks very slippery, but if you happen to be at Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, this is an experience you might not want to miss! Close to Asheville, this natural slide has become something of a tourist attraction and offers a 60-foot long adrenaline rush. […]

The most easterly point of North America

The most easterly point of North America

Newfoundland and Labrador is an exotic, one-of-a-kind destination. Unlike any other place in North America, this is as far east as you can possibly go – without getting wet. It’s the only place where you can see the continent’s first sunrise. A place, they say, that has the ability to make a morning person out […]

Happy Easter! (The story of Easter Island)

Happy Easter! (The story of Easter Island)

Happy Easter everyone!  Today we thought it would be fitting to share this video all about Easter Island with you. It’s a BBC documentary that gives you insights into a little-known island with a population of just 2,000 people – the most remote inhabited island in the world - and the story that shaped what you […]

How about Switzerland this Summer?

How about Switzerland this Summer?

Here’s a fun ad from MySwitzerland. Not only is Switzerland known for its skiing in Winter and its 7,000 lakes, waterfalls and rivers that can be enjoyed in the Summer, but it also has a reputation for efficiency and cleanliness. See how the Swiss are smartening up their country ready for you to visit this […]

Inspiration for your next trip to Australia

Inspiration for your next trip to Australia

There’s nothing like Australia. In every part of this vast continent you’ll find a wide range of unique experiences and attractions that are sure to deliver the most original and memorable holiday you’ve ever had. Explore 14 feature destinations to inspire your Australian holiday, courtesy of this video from Tourism Australia.

5 star luxury in Paris: Hotel Le Bristol

5 star luxury in Paris: Hotel Le Bristol

Le Bristol hotel in Paris offers the ultimate in French luxury and refinement, in its unique setting within one of Paris’ most beautiful and historic mansions. The hotel is located on the prestigious rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, at the heart of Paris’ fashion and arts district, where it has been welcoming its esteemed guests since […]

'Ode to Joy' from the Croatian Tourist Board

‘Ode to Joy’ from the Croatian Tourist Board

‘Ode to Joy’, the promotional video of the Croatian Tourist Board, won a prestigious travel industry’s ‘Oscars’ award ‘Das goldene Stadttor’ at the International Tourism Film Festival held this time last year. The festival is held annually as a part of International Tourism Fair ITB in Berlin. With its impressive visualisation and through the inspiring […]

3 must-see events in Macau this Spring

3 must-see events in Macau this Spring

With almost 30 million visitors a year and a unique Portuguese-Chinese heritage, Macau has put itself firmly on the map as one of the most exciting destinations in the Far East. This year will be no exception with a series of significant anniversaries and events shining the spotlight on this Special Administrative Region of China […]

Fully-clothed man swims in hotel reception fish tank

Fully-clothed man swims in hotel reception fish tank

This is the moment when a fully-clothed guy named Matt entered a huge 12,000 litre fishtank at the 4-star Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel at St. Helier on the island of Jersey. It’s the largest fishtank in the Channel Islands and a focal point of the hotel reception, with dozens of colourful fish. Cajoled by his […]

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