Category Archives : Travel Tips

Home  >>  Travel Tips

10 of the best city music festivals in the UK for 2019

On April 19, 2019, Posted by , In Travel Tips, With No Comments

Brixton Disco Festival, London In dark times, disco offers a seductive, defiant escapism. In its second year, this festival will explore that wider cultural resonance in film screenings and Q&As, before partying late in venues around Brixton’s Windrush Square, which will be turned into an open-air roller disco. Joey Negro,…

Surge in ticket sales for European ferries after Brexit delay

On April 19, 2019, Posted by , In Travel Tips, With No Comments

Ferry services to Europe have reported a ticket sales rise of more than 50% as holidaymakers book summer breaks after Brexit was delayed. Holidaymakers had been warned of potential difficulties travelling to the continent, especially by car and ferry, in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The decision to put…

Top 7 local mountain dishes

On April 19, 2019, Posted by , In Travel Tips, With No Comments

One of the benefits of a few hours skiing is the healthy appetite that you tend to work up. Any regular skier knows that such an energetic activity is going to require a pit stop, sooner or later. When you start to wilt a little, thoughts turn to where to pull…

20 great agriturismos and farm stays in Europe: readers’ tips

On April 18, 2019, Posted by , In Travel Tips, With No Comments

Winning tip: Good life, Trenta valley, Slovenia This country is dotted with amazing organic farm stays but we love Pri Plajerju in the Trenta valley. There’s something pure and timeless about Slovenia and this farm. It has self-catering apartments, but we sleep in the hayloft – it’s incredibly good value….

Tiaki: the heart of New Zealand sustainability

On April 18, 2019, Posted by , In Travel Tips, With No Comments

A magical land of natural wonders and unique marvels, New Zealand holds a special place in the hearts and minds of not only its residents but also the inquisitive travelers who flock to its tranquil shores to experience everything that the country has to offer. Well known for its stunning…

10 of the best restaurants near Amsterdam’s main attractions

On April 18, 2019, Posted by , In Travel Tips, With No Comments

Museum district Brasserie Zuiderbad Opposite the Rijksmuseum, Brasserie Zuiderbad is an unassuming-looking cafe that mainly caters to swimmers from the public pool next door. The food may be simple – mostly sandwiches and fried snacks – but the service is swift and it’s a great place to eat carb-rich classics…

Birding in Zambia

On April 18, 2019, Posted by , In Travel Tips, With No Comments

Not too long ago, a tale was recounted to me by someone who visited Zambia’s Kafue National Park. There they had heard the tale of a British birder with a life list that would rival the telephone directory in length. He did, however, have a few rare species left to…

Take the kids to … the National Space Centre, Leicester

On April 18, 2019, Posted by , In Travel Tips, With No Comments

In a nutshell An interactive museum of super-size space experiences: from a giant planet Earth you can touch to the UK’s biggest domed planetarium and a 42-metre rocket tower. You can’t miss the latter as you drive into Leicester – the structure looks like it’s wrapped in giant inflatable pillows….

7 once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the new destination Mergui Archipelago

On April 18, 2019, Posted by , In Travel Tips, With No Comments

The mysterious Mergui Archipelago, off the east coast of southern Myanmar and Thailand, is the newest destination in Asia to open up to luxury travel. With 800 largely uninhabited islands scattered across a broad swathe of the Andaman Sea, the large region was once the rest and recreation playground for…

Send a tip on a great public transport ride for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

On April 17, 2019, Posted by , In Travel Tips, With No Comments

Some public transport rides – like the Star Ferry in Hong Kong, the number 28 tram in Lisbon or many a mountain train journey – are famous for their views or the historic neighbourhoods they pass through. This week we want to hear about your favourite public transport journey, whether…