Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Did you have an utterly amazing weekend?

Did you have an utterly amazing weekend?

If the answer is ‘not really’, then consider the new experiences from Epic Tomato, which squeeze a fortnight’s adventure into just three or four days.

You can leave the office on Friday and return on Monday having dug a snow-cave shelter, learnt how to ice-fish Inuit-style and stargazed from a cabin near the Eyjafjallajokull volcano (yes, that one). (more…)

See spirit bears with Mark Carwardine

See spirit bears with Mark Carwardine

Zoologist Mark Carwardine has travelled all seven continents to photograph wildlife. And alongside Stephen Fry in Last Chance to See, Carwardine has been in search of some of the planet’s most endangered species, including great blue whale, kakapo, manatee, white rhino, and gorilla. (more…)

Luxury desert spa resort opens in UAE

Luxury desert spa resort opens in UAE

Luxury desert resort Banyan Tree Al Wadi is celebrating its opening in the United Arabic Emirates this week.

The resort features 101 private pool villas in secluded gardens and surrounded by views of the desert. (more…)

A genuine tee-time treat

A genuine tee-time treat

Most golfers are obsessives. As a teenager, I would resentfully look at the box of golf balls bought for me by a relative at Christmas and indignantly think “How could they think I use those? (more…)

Butterfly conservation on Bodmin Moor

Butterfly conservation on Bodmin Moor

In a world of rising sea levels, rare and endangered species, and catastrophic destruction caused by carbon emissions, travellers are becoming increasingly aware that they should travel responsibly. (more…)

Virgin unveils its new HIP hotels

Virgin unveils its new HIP hotels

Photographed exclusively by Herbert Ypma, the brand new Virgin Holidays + HIP Hotels brochure contains some of the most spectacular hotels in the world.

Africa, the Caribbean and the Far East appear as the hottest destinations for 2011. (more…)

Full steam to the sea!

Full steam to the sea!

The Trans-Andean Railway was built in 1908 to link Ecuador’s capital Quito with the huge port city of Guayaquil – an important trade route.

The track begins in the city high in the Andes, reaching a staggering 3,547 metres at El Boliche before snaking down to Guayaquil. (more…)

First descent into The Lost World

First descent into The Lost World

Here’s one for travel junkies who like to be first to do everything. A new trip offers visitors the chance to abseil where no tourist has ever abseiled before: down Mount Roraima, the highest tabletop mountain in South America, on the borders of three countries: Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. (more…)

Eat, pray, write: become a travel writer

Eat, pray, write: become a travel writer

Ever dreamed of becoming a travel writer? DefinitiveCities.com is a call to arms for all budding or existing travel writers who want to have their work published. The idea behind the site is that people all over the world contribute to create definitive city guides from their personal stories and anecdotes. (more…)

Spa journeys, ancient ruins and ski school

Spa journeys, ancient ruins and ski school

Discover historic Angkor, indulge in luxurious spa treatments or take to the slopes with US skiing team member Kristen Ulmer on one of these new packages from Aman resorts…

Spa Journey in Utah

The breathtaking views from Amangiri, Aman’s desert resort, are worth the trip alone. (more…)

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