Archive for the ‘Destinations’ Category

UK tourists ignorant of travel jabs

UK tourists ignorant of travel jabs

THE majority of British tourists are unaware of the vaccines they require for foreign travel, a poll has revealed.

Fifty six per cent of travellers did not know which countries they needed jabs or other medicines such as malaria tablets for. (more…)

Not-so-secret gardens

Not-so-secret gardens

Amsterdam is a city you may be more likely to associate with canals than with pretty gardens. But garden-lovers can catch a glimpse of a very green-fingered waterside city every summer. (more…)

Paris at its chic-est

Paris at its chic-est

Preferred Hotels’ Oh So Chic package is giving travellers an unparalleled excuse to take a quick getaway to Paris this summer…in magnificent (or should that be magnifique?) style.

Nine Preferred Hotels across the city are participating, giving visitors an option to stay in the style and neighbourhood which they like best. (more…)

On the radar: Georgia

On the radar: Georgia

Josef Stalin was born here, but don’t hold that against Georgia. Its capital, Tbilisi, is enjoying a makeover, with Viennese-style streets such as Rustaveli being restored, and new hangouts including a Buddha Bar (www.buddhabar.com) and the modern Georgian restaurant Mandari (www.mgroup.ge). (more…)

Beautiful locations worthy of an Oscar

Beautiful locations worthy of an Oscar

Two Oscar-nominated movies at this year’s Academy Awards were filmed on location at English National Trust properties that are open to the public.

Visitors can see where Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and the latest instalments in the epic Harry Potter series were filmed, and the National Trust has produced a new “movie map” to hunt down other locations used in famous films. (more…)

Limited edition hiking

Limited edition hiking

The four-day hike from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound on New Zealand’s South Island has been called ‘the greatest walk on earth’ and celebrates its 125th anniversary when it opens for the summer once again this month. (more…)

Going underground

Going underground

Want to get under the skin of Belize? Blancaneaux Lodge has launched a series of caving adventures to take travellers deeper into this Central American land.

The lodge – one of Francis Ford Coppola’s hotels – sits in the Maya Mountains, surrounded by rainforest and tumbling waterfalls. (more…)

Come on in, the waters freezing!

Come on in, the waters freezing!

‘Why isn’t everyone doing this?’ a friend once exclaimed, agog, after her first-ever snorkelling experience on the island of Koh Lanta. Well, quite. The difference a mask makes! (more…)

Istanbul gets ready to become Europes City of Culture 2010

Istanbul gets ready to become Europes City of Culture 2010

Istanbul is currently putting the finishing touches to restoration work and schedules in preparation to become Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2010.

The city, home to an incredible wealth of historical sites, monuments and museums, is hosting a launch party on 16 January that will kick-off a year-long programme of cultural events. (more…)

Roux reflects on ?1 million mirror showcase

Roux reflects on ?1 million mirror showcase

Michel Roux Jr’s recently opened restaurant in Parliament Square is currently home to a collection of rare mirrors worth over ?1 million – one belonging to former Prime Minister Sir William Gladstone. (more…)

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