Posts Tagged ‘one’

Got the hump?

Got the hump?

Things we know about camels: some have one hump, others have two; they stand up by straightening their back legs first, and Disney’s Aladdin had 75 golden ones. Something we didn’t know about camels: they play polo. (more…)

Twice as nice

Twice as nice

From the air, the Whitsunday Islands are dreamlike, swirls of turquoise and palest blue-green. And from the ground, too, the sand so fine and pale it’s like white pepper. They are fiercely protected (no one looks after their national parks quite like the Aussies); not so much as a cone shell can be pocketed as a souvenir, not even a simple pebble. (more…)

A new hotel for Edinburgh’s Old Town

A new hotel for Edinburgh’s Old Town

As you may expect from a capital city, Edinburgh already has a wealth of extravagant grand hotels and artsy boutique B&Bs. Now, however, it’s getting a very affordable design hotel. (more…)

Ideas for the sunshine as the UK hots up

Ideas for the sunshine as the UK hots up

An unexpected heat wave has sent temperatures rising to 30C around the UK – and is expected to remain until the middle of next week.

To enjoy the sunshine to the full, here’s our quick round-up of features to help you cool off while the weather is hot. (more…)

Up the junction

Up the junction

A disused railway station in Snowdonia has been converted into three new apartments that are a quirky base from which to explore the national park.

The Betws-y-Coed station building dates back to 1868, and had fallen into disrepair before being restored as part of a redevelopment project that includes shops and a cafe. (more…)

Oops upside your head

Oops upside your head

Helmets vs head injury – it’s a bit of a no-brainer, but most people still choose style over safety on the slopes.

If injury-prevention is not enough of an incentive, here’s another: money off your holiday insurance. (more…)

Another one bikes the dust

Another one bikes the dust

Discovering somewhere little-visited is the joy of travelling to remote destinations, but often it’s not until you leave the surrounds of your hotel that you really experience the place. (more…)

Explore Italy in a supercar

Explore Italy in a supercar

Drive through the Italian Alps in one of the fastest cars on earth

Beyond the city limits of Milan is one of the most stunning landscapes in Europe, just waiting to be explored. (more…)

Travel Confidential: November 2013

Travel Confidential: November 2013

Overheard this week on the global grapevine: the latest travel news from Peru, New York, Verbier, Argentina, Tel Aviv, Cambodia, Egypt, London, Japan, China, and more…

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Near Machu Picchu in the high-altitude city of Cusco, Inkaterra La Casona is one of the most remarkable places to stay in Peru, with a grand mix of antiques, Inca style and modern touches. (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…)

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