Archive for the ‘Destinations’ Category

Gold-star skies

Gold-star skies

A huge swathe of Northumberland has been named Europe’s biggest Dark Sky Park. The 579-square miles of Northumberland’s National Park and adjoining Kielder Water is now set to become a hub for European astro-tourism. (more…)

Great savings on Australian wilderness retreats

Great savings on Australian wilderness retreats

It might scorching over here, but Australia is now heading into autumn, when the blistering sun takes a bit of a break and the oppressive temperatures that characterise much of the summer months drop down to a pleasant mid-to-low 20°C. (more…)

New safety warning for Commonwealth Games visitors

New safety warning for Commonwealth Games visitors

Travellers visiting India’s troubled Commonwealth Games in New Dehli have been given a new warning about safety from the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

The event has been hit by poor publicity over recent weeks, including the collapse of a bridge to the main stadium and pictures showing athletes’ accommodation and venues unclean and unfinished. (more…)

Fashionistas gather at the Great Sale

Fashionistas gather at the Great Sale

The 2011 Great Singapore Sale will see fashion enthusiasts and sale-lovers flock to Singapore for the world’s largest sale of fashion and luxury goods.

Running from this week until the 24th of July, the eight-week sale will allow travellers and shopaholics the chance to save up to 70% off retail prices as well as enjoying tax-free rates for tourists. (more…)

A luxury Italian Christmas

A luxury Italian Christmas

Located in a remote part of the Tuscan hills, the Il Salviatino hotel is the ultimate setting for a festive break.

This Christmas the award-winning property – which was also featured on this year’s Hot List – is offering guests the chance to experience a true Italian Christmas from December 22 till January 9, including midnight mass at Florence’s world famous Duomo. (more…)

The Rocco Forte Collection celebrates first resort in Sicily

The Rocco Forte Collection celebrates first resort in Sicily

Renowned hotel group The Rocco Forte Collection will open its first ever luxury resort in Sicily in March.

The Verdura Golf & Spa Resort will join an impressive portfolio that includes The Balmoral in Edinburgh, Brown’s Hotel in London and The Augustine in Prague. (more…)

Solar eclipse over Easter Island

Solar eclipse over Easter Island

A lucky group of about 1,000 tourists, photographers and astronomers watched today as a full solar eclipse took place over Easter Island.

The Polynesian island off the coast of Chile is famous for its 887 monumental statues, called moia, believed to have been carved in rocks between the 13th and 15th centuries. (more…)

New experiences in Ecuador

New experiences in Ecuador

It was the opening of Mashpi Lodge, an eco-aware and architecturally unique hideaway deep in the Ecuadorian cloud forest, last year that tempted travellers seeking luxuries such as bathtubs and spa treatments away from Quito and into the wilds of Ecuador. (more…)

The perfect classroom: learn photo tricks on Zambian safari

The perfect classroom: learn photo tricks on Zambian safari

Award-winning photographer David Rogers has spent the last 15 years of his life capturing stunning scenes of the South and East African landscape at hundreds of different locations. (more…)

Affordable luxury on the Norfolk shores

Affordable luxury on the Norfolk shores

With reports that the ash cloud could be set to cause repeated disruption over the summer, many are looking for holidays closer to home. Popular areas such as Devon, Cornwall and Dorset are always safe bets for a peaceful escape away from the city, but it’s worth thinking outside the box to dodge the crowds this year. (more…)

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