Category: Leisure Travel

10 things to do on a short vacation in Plitvice Lakes National Park

10 things to do on a short vacation in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes is the oldest, largest and most visited national park in Croatia, with so much to see and do.
5 car-free Swiss ski resorts

5 car-free Swiss ski resorts

Here are five Swiss villages that might just make you consider a car-free ski trip.
Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Jersey

Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Jersey

Jersey is the crown jewel in the English Channel and the sunniest spot in the British Isles, so where better to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this June bank holiday weekend? June in Jersey is all about feeling the sand between your toes and embracing Jersey's curiously Brit…(ish) culture.
Sailing the Cyclades

Sailing the Cyclades

The beauty of chartering a yacht in Greece is the liberty to island-hop wherever the mood takes you. In the Cyclades, warm, calm waters and ribbons of sandy beaches are a big draw, alongside the cool coastal vibe found in the relaxed towns. This group of islands scattered across the central Aegean Sea is within
Short stay: Birkdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, UK

Short stay: Birkdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, UK

Birkdale House is a large Victorian house set on the 470-acre Matson Ground Estate close to Bowness-on-Windermere in the southern part of the Lake District National Park. Home to a number of holiday cottages, this is very much the estate’s ‘flagship’ luxury property – as you will soon see – which opened in 2020 and
When is the best time to visit Kenya on safari

When is the best time to visit Kenya on safari

Kenya is a country, well-known – and well-loved for many too – for its exceptional biodiversity and natural beauty, game viewing (including the Big 5), and friendly people, with top hospitality standards. It is for these reasons, along with others, that it is listed time and again by industry leaders like Conde Nast, CNN and
Top 5 highest ski lifts in Europe

Top 5 highest ski lifts in Europe

Zermatt is the highest resort in Europe and its highest lift station tops out at just under 4,000 metres. At this height some people can suffer from altitude sickness. Altitude sickness typically occurs only above 2,500 metres, So clearly 4,000 metres is well above the comfort zone. You can get altitude sickness if you travel to
Top 5 beaches of Sri Lanka

Top 5 beaches of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island nation located in South Asia that is slowly emerging as a popular beach destination for travelers around the world. The Sri Lankan coastline offers some of the most exquisite white-sand beaches, which are surrounded by pristine blue waters. The beauty is further enhanced by the rich cultural history of the
Valentine’s Day at Çırağan Palace

Valentine’s Day at Çırağan Palace

Çırağan Palace, the home of many great love stories, is offering some exciting surprises with glorious romantic stay and dinner experiences on Valentine’s Day. Romance with a gourmet menu and live music at Tuğra Restaurant With a soul-soothing vista of the Bosphorus composing the background, the fairy-tale Tuğra Restaurant has unsurprisingly been chosen as the
COVID rules for Europe's main ski destinations

COVID rules for Europe's main ski destinations

Are you going skiing in the Alps in the February half term? Covid testing specialist Cignpost ExpressTest is urging families to check travel and in-resort restrictions to ensure their half term ski holidays don’t go off-piste. The company says that different rules for each of Europe’s main ski destinations might trip-up unprepared families, and extra
5 beautiful places to cycle in New Zealand

5 beautiful places to cycle in New Zealand

New Zealand is a natural wonderland, filled with an assortment of native wildlife and pristine wilderness. Go on an extraordinary journey, and admire ever-changing landscapes and picturesque views. From vast plains and rivers to rugged mountains and farmland, a pure nature paradise. Along the way, you will also have the opportunity to meet many proud
New River Gorge National Park and Preserve: 22 things to do in 2022

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve: 22 things to do in 2022

It’s been just over a year since New River Gorge reached the “Gold Standard” of being designated a national park, and excitement among visitors continues to increase. “For the first time that I can recall, the entire country seems to be talking about West Virginia – and Southern West Virginia in particular – as a
Did you know that today is National Plan for Vacation Day?

Did you know that today is National Plan for Vacation Day?

National Plan for Vacation Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January (ie. today!), is a day that is designed to encourage Americans to plan their time off. In 2020, American workers left an average of 33% of their paid time off on the table according to the United States Travel Association, which is a
Win a luxury Winter trip to Whistler!

Win a luxury Winter trip to Whistler!

This is your chance to win a Winter trip to Whistler, Canada, in Tourism Whistler’s ‘The Thrill Runs Deep’ contest. The lucky winner will stay six nights in the heart of Whistler’s magnetic Village, just steps away from the gondolas. It’s your opportunity to ski unmatched alpine terrain, après alongside Whistler’s passionate community, soak up
The very best from the world of skiing

The very best from the world of skiing

The winners of the World Ski Awards – now in their ninth year – were announced recently and, whilst there are also many national awards, here is a round-up of the worldwide winners. As you will see, it was a great year for Switzerland! It was a double celebration for the Swiss resort of Verbier,
6 romantic Valentine's stays in Northern Ireland

6 romantic Valentine's stays in Northern Ireland

This year, why not embrace each other and the giant spirit of Northern Ireland at the same time in the country’s wide selection of ultra-romantic hideaways? Choose from quiet hotels and snug cottages with log burners to cosy self-catering apartments and glamping pods all offering romantic backdrops and Valentine’s Day inspiration. Here are six new