Archive for March, 2014

Virtually on holiday

Virtually on holiday

We’ve all taken a tour of our own neighbourhoods on Google Maps – checking out what our chimney looks like and if the big house on the corner really does have a swimming pool in the garden. (more…)

A party in Provence

A party in Provence

Laura Ashley fell in love with Provence when she went there on her honeymoon. It was the 1940s, and she saw it from the back of her husband’s motorbike, and they were so poor that they had to sell the bike just to get home. (more…)

JET2 announces Newcastle routes

JET2 announces Newcastle routes

Airline company JET2 has announced plans to extend their destinations from Newcastle Airport by 2011, with flights to Prague available from November 2010. The new routes from the north east will allow travellers to jet off to the following cities in Europe; Krakow, Prague, Alicante, Faro and Toulouse. (more…)

The drive-thru gets a sensory makeover

The drive-thru gets a sensory makeover

Since its invention in the first half of the last century, the drive-through (or drive-thru) has been through many guises, from banks to burgers, pharmacies to funeral homes, and of course the obligatory Las Vegas drive-through wedding parlour. (more…)

Cruise through Bangkok

Cruise through Bangkok

Guests looking to explore Bangkok can now do so from the newly launched Anantara luxury cruise ships, taking to the city’s intricate system of waterways and canals aboard one of two restored rice barges. (more…)

Far out in the Maldives

Far out in the Maldives

There are more than 100 island resorts to choose from in the Maldives, most of them close to the airport in Male. Many of these perfect little patches of white sand have rustic-luxe bungalows, infinity-edged plunge pools and spas, so location is likely to be the deciding factor when choosing where to stay. (more…)

Eat organic at London’s freshest new concept restaurant

Eat organic at London’s freshest new concept restaurant

“It all came about when Barnaby and I sat down to sample our homemade Devon cider,” Tony McKinlay – owner of London’s freshest new restaurant Platform – tells prokokos.com “Sitting and drinking we thought up the idea and hatched the plan on the back of our tobacco packs. (more…)

London for foodies

London for foodies

This month’s specials: our pick of the coolest hangouts and buzziest restaurants opening in London.

A whole season’s worth of feasting can be had at the annual London Restaurant Festival (www.londonrestaurantfestival.com) this month, with events taking place all over the capital 3-23 October. (more…)

Spectacular Nicaragua

Spectacular Nicaragua

Visitors to Nicaragua usually head straight for the buzzy, colonial city of Granada and its archipelago of colourful little islands. Those who make it further south to Rivas on the Pacific coast are probably bound for dramatic Isla de Ometepe, a little island in Lake Nicaragua with astounding coned volcanoes. (more…)

BA strike dates announced

BA strike dates announced

Over 12,000 British Airways cabin crew members are expected to walk out this month when they stage the first strike in the company for over 13 years.

Trade union Unite, which represents a majority of BA’s cabin crew, has announced that the three-day strike will begin on 20 March, followed by a four-day strike starting from the 24 March. (more…)

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