Dark Sky Tourism Scotland
Scotland offers up some fantastic scenery by day. But for a growing number of tourists, it's the spectacular views by night that are attracting them to remote 'dark sky' parks. By Sam Roberts Where best in Scotland can you go to see clear night skies? If you said that Scotland has long and dark winter nights, it would be a colossal understatement....
Geotagging Environment
Is Geotagging on Instagram causing long-lasting environmental to natural beauty spots? Many would say 'yes', and some tourist boards are even going as far as to running campaigns on social media to discourage tagging. By Sam Roberts Instagram has had a significant impact on the travel industry since 2014. I have been lucky to have travelled worldwide. And I have seen...
Footsteps of frozen
The film has created such phenomena that people are wanting to experience Frozen in real life and are trying to get all the senses of Arendelle. Surprisingly, there are quite a few options available to make you feel like you are in the magical land of Frozen.  By Phil Taylor It could be argued that no Disney film has had a...
Eating restaurant alone
Going to a restaurant is a pleasant experience and one that many people enjoy as a group but why do so many people struggle with going to a restaurant on their own? By Phil Taylor Restaurants can be off-putting places for solo travellers and diners. Surrounded by couples and families, many dread the question, 'table for one?'. With two for one meals...
Denver airport Evil
Ever since opening in 1995, Denver International Airport has been the subject of conspiracy theories linking it to government cover-ups and the world's elite. The airport's artwork which includes a model of a demon horse with glowing red eyes and a statue of the Egyptian god of death have only fueled the rumours that the airport is a...
Most photographed beach
This ordinary ship from the Clyde has had an extraordinary life - from rescuing survivors at Dunkirk in its early years to its final resting place where it now features as the backdrop to the most photographed beach in Europe. This is the story of the MV Panagiotis. MV Panagiotis – From the Clyde to Zakynthos By James McKean Constructed on...
Visiting Fair Isle
Fair Isle is officially the most remote island in Britain – it can also be challenging to reach and is totally bereft of pubs and restaurants; and yet, tourists flood to this slight island, positioned between Orkney and Shetland, annually in their hundreds. So, what is it about the isle that draws globe trotters towards this seemingly insignificant island? By...
Campervan Scotland
Covid travel restrictions has turned 2020 into the year of staycations and has subsequently witnessed the biggest uptake in the hiring and purchasing of campervans, caravans, and motorhomes – especially in Scotland. With its vast remoteness, its accessibility, and its award-winning landscapes, Scotland is one of the most ideal countries for campervan-based holidays in the world. By James McKean As much...
Come fly with me? Many airlines will probably get a negative answer to that question this year as Covid lockdown measures continue. But what if you have Avios points accumulating? Well, it is not necessarily all bad news as British Airways recently announced a 6 month extension on any unused companion vouchers members. What are the options then if...
The coronavirus pandemic is a crisis for the airline industry, but it is also an opportunity to reevaluate the design of the passenger experience and totally re-think seat design. By Bev Cleary Ever had that ‘sinking’ feeling when you find out that your airline seat is the ‘dreaded’ middle one? Let’s face it, many of us have been there – quite...