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How deep is your lava?

How deep is your lava?

Underwater volcanic eruptions in the Atlantic are in the process of creating an entirely new Canary Island.

For more than a month now the submarine volcano has been spewing out molten rock and gases across the ocean floor, creating the foundations of a new landmass that is making its way towards the surface, and the sea every shade from turquoise to deep blue, taking on the appearance of a tropical reef. (more…)

Fishing at great heights

Fishing at great heights

Fishing enthusiasts can now enjoy extreme fly-fishing whilst on Safari in Kenya’s Solio Lodge with their new helicopter trips to Mount Kenya.

The previously remote lakes are now just a 15-minute helicopter journey from the lodge directly to the lakeshore. (more…)

A stylish home from home in Milan

A stylish home from home in Milan

Seven new luxury apartments have opened just steps from the Duomo in Milan, offering travellers a stylish self-catering option in the chic Italian city.

The accommodation is from the ‘Townhouse Street’ brand, which opened its first apartments in former retail spaces in Goldoni Street, to the east of central Milan. (more…)

Hotel Eden Roc re-opens spa with offers

Hotel Eden Roc re-opens spa with offers

Hotel Eden Roc in Switzerland will be celebrating the re-opening of the Eden Roc Spa in April by offering its first guests a special three-night package deal.

The spa, situated by the lake and mountains of Ticino, has been completely redesigned by renowned Swiss interior designer Carlo Rampazzi, who used the hundreds of different kinds of flowers found in the area for inspiration. (more…)

World’s best restaurant set to close

World’s best restaurant set to close

El Bulli, one of the world’s most exclusive restaurants and often named the best in the world, has announced that it will close after its 2011 season.

The Spanish restaurant – famed for revolutionary scientific concoctions such as freeze-dried foie gras and lamb’s brains with sea urchins – will not be serving meals throughout 2012 and 2013, and will lose its three Michelin stars as a result. (more…)

Pop-up golf course makes a come back

Pop-up golf course makes a come back

The world’s first pop-up golf course is making a comeback to the mountains of Switzerland this September.

The 18-hole Golf Mountain will be located on the plateau of Engstligenalp, overlooking the village of Adelboden; it was here, in 2010, that it made its debut. (more…)

Take to the sky for an Argentinean adventure

Take to the sky for an Argentinean adventure

A brand-new flying safari in Argentina is giving tourists the chance to see the country’s spectacular wetlands from the sky.

Launched by destination specialists Cazenove+Loyd, the four-night tour takes guests across the Ibera Wetlands by plane, allowing them to take in the vast lakes, wildlife and waterfalls from above. (more…)

Tate Modern celebrates its 10th birthday

Tate Modern celebrates its 10th birthday

Over 45 million people have trawled the displays, interacted with the installations and marvelled at the spectacular works of art that London’s Tate Modern has had to offer since its grand opening in May 2000, making it the most visited gallery of modern art in the world. (more…)

Puro beach club opens in Montenegro

Puro beach club opens in Montenegro

Montenegro, with its stunning, unspoilt coastline, is often described as ‘Croatia without the crowds’, relatively inaccessible as it was. But it’s also Croatia without anywhere decent to stay – or at least it was until recently. (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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