Archive for the ‘Destinations’ Category

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…)

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…)

Take a waterfront tour of New York

Take a waterfront tour of New York

New York is renowned for its towering skyscrapers, great shopping districts and myriad of inland attractions, but the stunning experience of seeing the city from its surrounding waters is one that is often overlooked. (more…)

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