Archive for the ‘Destinations’ Category

Take a road trip through Chile

Take a road trip through Chile

New road movie Thursday till Sunday follows a family travelling through the longest, thinnest country in the world: Chile. There is a melancholic and elegiac quality to it, as we watch them go swimming in a fast, fresh river, walking in the scrubby desert, camping out in the woods, and climbing up the rocks to leave food for a heart-broken hermit. (more…)

Spaceport America tours to start this summer

Spaceport America tours to start this summer

Visitors to New Mexico can view plans for space tourism up close when Spaceport America opens its doors to the public from May this year.

The world’s first commercial spaceport has announced “preview tours” which promise visitors a first-look at the space station and its facilities – many of which are still under construction. (more…)

One-woman snow-show

One-woman snow-show

Felicity Ashton is about to attempt to be the first woman to cross the Antarctic alone – weather permitting.

The 33-year-old British explorer is about to embark on a gruelling 1,700km, 65-day ski journey, though she is currently stranded at base camp at Union Glacier, waiting for the adverse weather conditions to improve before she can set off. (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…)

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…)

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