Archive for the ‘Destinations’ Category

Cycle-high club

Cycle-high club

The ‘Wiggo effect’, triggered by Olympic Gold medallist Bradley Wiggins’ impressive road cycling performance, has well and truly hit Britain. And following the success of the capital’s Barclays Cycle Superhighways, a new idea could see even more Londoners taking to two wheels. (more…)

Poland celebrates Chopins 200th birthday

Poland celebrates Chopins 200th birthday

Poland is hosting a year-long celebration of the 200th birthday of one of its most famous sons, composer Frederic Chopin, this year. Chopin, one of the masters of Romantic music in the 19th century, was born to a Polish-French family near Warsaw and the Chopin 2010 programme contains concerts, performances and exhibitions in his memory. (more…)

On the right track

On the right track

International train travel has seriously improved this year. First, Eurostar launched a new high-speed route to Provence, making it possible to reach the beaches of the Cote d’Azur in less than six hours. (more…)

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…)

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