Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

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…)

Branson launches submarine experience

Branson launches submarine experience

Those lucky enough to stay on Richard Branson’s exclusive Necker Island could be in with a chance of taking an underwater flight on his new submarine.

Three-man aero-submarine, the Necker Nymph, offers guests the opportunity to explore their underwater surroundings in a unique and environmentally friendly way. (more…)

Set sail from Vietnam to Cambodia

Set sail from Vietnam to Cambodia

A new river cruise from Asia experts Travel Indochina promises to be the most luxurious way to sail from Vietnam to Cambodia, travelling in a boutique-style boat.

Departing from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), the boat sails along the Mekong River to Siem Reap, a city widely recognised as the gateway to the Temples of Angkor, where guests can explore one of Asia’s most architecturally important sites. (more…)

Gone fishing

Gone fishing

Each June, a moving mass of sardines so large that, from the sky, it appears to be an inky river flowing languidly through the deep blue ocean makes its way to the cold waters off South Africa. (more…)

Exclusive dive trip to Raja Ampat

Exclusive dive trip to Raja Ampat

A new trip lead by marine biologist Dr Andrea Marshall, star of BBC Natural World documentary ‘Andrea: Queen of mantas’, takes travellers to the depths of Indonesia to learn about manta rays. (more…)

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