Scotland is renowned not only for its lochs, but also for its amazing coast, rivers and canals. Just where do you start when looking for a place to fish? By Phil Taylor Fishing in Scotland is a very popular past time and there are plenty of beautiful spots around the country to find a huge array of fish on display and...
The travel and tourism industries will be changed forever by the coronavirus pandemic with less focus on major tourist destinations, Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky has stated. Some might argue that Chesky is eyeing an opportunity here - to expand AirBnB bookings in new markets. But as far as Chesky is concerned, tourism and travel has been forever changed by the coronavirus...
Does Scotland Need a State-Run Airline? James McKean argues that there might be an alternate way that sees the Scottish Government buy into existing profitable airlines. By James McKean Over the years, Scotland’s skies have witnessed both the ascent and descent of several home-grown airlines. Caledonian Airways, Air Scotland, and Highland Express, to name a few, have each served their place...
Everyone is looking for a unique experience when travelling abroad, but do some of these experiences cross a line? Are extreme experiences such as the firing ranges in Cambodia where you can fire rocket launchers at cows just an urban myth? If not, what are the dangers involved and should those travellers who participate face prosecution for animal cruelty...
Does a part of East Germany still remain in existence today? Opinions are divided but Ernst Thälmann island in Cuba is considered by some to be the last remnant of the DDR. By Elis Williams In November 1989, the Berlin Wall separating East and West Germany was torn down, symbolising the reunification of Germany. There was no longer a poor, Soviet-led east...
KitKats have been phenomenally successful since being introduced to Japan and they now come in over 350 varieties. Why have KitKats become such a cultural phenomenon in Japan and what do they symbolise? By Bev Cleary In the UK, we have been enjoying the opportunity to ‘Have a Break - Have a KitKat’ since 1937. And generations of us have been...
Feel The Heat Launch Viewing package, Kennedy Space Center, Florida ★★★★★ Kennedy Space Center is open all year round but for those lucky enough to be in Florida on launch days, you can purchase a 'Feel the Heat' Launch Viewing Package and get as close as any civilian possibly can when the rockets fire up. Today, Rocket company SpaceX will make...
This year was supposed to be a headliner for Japan’s tourism industry. With the media glow of the 2019 Men’s Rugby World Cup in September last year now fading, 2020 would shine a spotlight on Japan once again with the Summer Tokyo Olympics. Instead in April, which would normally see a huge influx of tourists for the famed cherry blossom season,...
The British have long had a love affair with Florida. Theme parks, relatively cheap prices, tropical weather and amazing beaches market themselves, but that doesn't stop Florida businesses spending millions to encourage even more Brits to visit. In fact 1.4 million Britons visited pre-Covid with an estimated further half a million Brits calling Florida home. For those staring out of...
What is it like to jump off a cliff into the sea? Quite fun actually! This new adventure sport which combines elements of rock climbing, wild swimming and cliff jumping is starting to make waves around the world. On a particularly moody Sunday morning in February 2014, my friend Nick and I drove down to a small village in North...