Category: Attractions

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
What's it like to fly the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone?

What's it like to fly the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone?

A drone has to be one of the ultimate gadgets nowadays so you can imagine my delight when I got to trial the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone recently. DJI, if you haven’t heard of them already, are comfortably the market leaders when it comes to drones, controlling around 70% of the global market, and
3 more museums to get to know in Paris

3 more museums to get to know in Paris

A year ago, I told you about four museums you might not know in Paris, I would love today to talk to you about three other museums I did not mention back then. As you may know, we have 173 museums or so in Paris though unfortunately the Pinacothèque closed two weeks ago. So it gives me plenty of
Ronda Spain

Secrets of Spain: spectacular, romantic Ronda

A spectacular city, in a daringly dramatic location, romantic Ronda is a must for anyone who loves beauty, history, culture, romance, delicious food and a taste of Spain’s Andalucian lifestyle. Perched on a plateau above a deep ravine, this captivating place is named Ronda because it is “surrounded” by the mountains of the Serrania de
6 of the craziest things to do in the UAE

6 of the craziest things to do in the UAE

The UAE is well known for its ‘anything is possible’ attitude. Whether it’s building an indoor ski slope in the middle of the desert or the world’s tallest building, thanks to human ingenuity it’s possible to try almost any adventure sport imaginable in this man-made paradise. We’ve pulled together six of the best adrenaline-pumping activities
6 surreal places in Burma

6 surreal places in Burma

As Burma has only very recently opened its doors to international tourism, many of its most bewitching and beautiful locations remain virtually unknown to the outside world. Some of these places are so unusual, so striking, that they have an almost surreal quality – dream landscapes unlike any other in the world. The following are
Perfect Winter road tripping through Western Montana's Glacier Country

Perfect Winter road tripping through Western Montana's Glacier Country

Montana really does winter right. Marvel over the expansive rugged terrain, crystalline lakes, majestic snow-covered mountains shimmering in the abundant sunshine, legendary Glacier National Park, and small-town charms ( such as real cowboys!) as you explore Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Winter play choices are seemingly endless with unparalleled downhill skiing (think 300+ inches of powdery
The best place on Earth to watch whales

The best place on Earth to watch whales

Majestic North Pacific Humpback Whales, or Kohola as they were known in ancient Hawaiian, begin their migration from Alaska to the Hawaiian Islands around September of each year. While the exact number of Humpback whales visiting Hawaii is unknown, it is estimated to be as high as 21,000. And while their main reason for coming
Top 10 cities for art lovers

Top 10 cities for art lovers

In the art capitals of the world, art is everywhere – not only in the famous galleries and churches, but even in the most unexpected places. Turn the corner in Rome to discover a shrine high in the wall, or a colourful mural under a bridge. If you’re visiting a city for the first time,
Photograph of the week: Vivid Festival, Sydney

Photograph of the week: Vivid Festival, Sydney

Every year in Sydney, the popular Vivid Festival transforms the city into a mesmerising display of lights, sounds and interactive art. The festival centrepiece is the iconic Sydney Opera House as it becomes a canvas to display an intriguing array of themed images and patterns. This years Vivid runs from late May through to early
5 top tips for a luxury weekend in Amsterdam

5 top tips for a luxury weekend in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the stunning capital city of The Netherlands, is quickly becoming one of Europe’s premier destinations for the “high end” crowd. The Dutch city is able to cater to the most discerning visitors (as well as locals enjoying luxurious lifestyles) with a diverse, appealing and compelling offering of prestigious hotels, fine restaurants and of course,
24 hours of luxury in Edinburgh

24 hours of luxury in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is city break paradise. Here’s our dream luxury itinerary for just 24 hours in Edinburgh, short enough to leave you wanting more, but definitely long enough to sample the best of this stunning city. 00.00 Sweet dreams You’ll need what Scots call a ‘long lie’ to prepare for the busy day in store, so
Top 3 "Maison" in Paris

Top 3 "Maison" in Paris

“Maison” is of course the French word for house. A house is a building where you live in. Yet, it also has a historical meaning in our language. It refers to a business. “Je suis de la maison depuis longtemps” means I have been working in this place for a long time. In these circumstances,
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Seductive Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago is seductive. Once referred to as “an ideal city, which is overflowing with history and timeless as well” in a UNESCO-ICOMOS report, Santiago de Compostela is one of Northern Spain’s jewels. Many consider it to be Northern Spain’s most important tourist destination. Its old quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city
Top 10 beaches in South Africa

Top 10 beaches in South Africa

South Africa is laden with beautiful beaches, all of which have something unique to offer, from stunning views of Table Mountain to a wealth of water sports available. But which are the best beaches worth your consideration? We’ve put together a list of the top 10 beaches in South Africa to help you out. Ballito