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...
It looms over the Scottish countryside. What is the story behind this huge pyramid standing majestically in the middle of the Aberdeenshire countryside? By Angus Wright Scotland is the last place you think of when someone mentions pyramids. These impressive structures normally conjure pictures of monoliths in the Egyptian desert or the Mexican jungle. But tucked away in the woods of...
Undecided where to visit next in the UK? Why not experience the best of both worlds by visiting some of our fascinating border towns. By Elis Williams With the threat of COVID-19 forming a shadow over the international tourism sector for the time being more and more people are looking closer to home for their travelling fix. Some of the best locations...
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...
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...
Shell-lovers from all over the world make pilgrimages to Sanibel Island, which is considered one of the best shelling spots in the world. Sanibel’s beaches, protected by a broad underwater shelf perfect for gently receiving deliveries from shell-laden currents, are carpeted with tiny, perfect pastel coquinas and false angel wings. Collecting them has become a favourite pastime for many...
Great polish map of Scotland
One thing that puts the quaint Scottish village of Eddleston on the map is, funnily enough, a to-scale raised-relief map of Scotland. How Eddleston, north of Peebles, came to acquire such an unusual tourist attraction is quite the story, and one which dates to back to the Second World War, when the Barony Castle Hotel - the grounds in...
Dark Tourism, where people choose to vacation in places associated with death and killing, has become much more visible on social media. It can range from genocide (Auschwitz and the Killing Fields), nuclear disasters (Chernobyl), to bubonic plague catacombs (Paris). Why are more tourists going to these sites and what should you be mindful of when visiting? By Phil Taylor The...
Scotland is famous around the world for the Loch Ness Monster. Whilst Nessie is rarely seen, Scotland's killer whales are frequently sighted, and surprisingly close to shore. Where is the best place in Scotland to see these majestic animals? By Angus Wright Scotland is known for its wide variety of wildlife throughout the country and its surrounding waters. While dolphins and...
Blackpool Summer
Blackpool is renowned for its cheap and cheerful seaside bed and breakfast guest houses. But for travellers with an extra budget wanting a touch of luxury, what options, if any, are available? By Phil Taylor Blackpool is well known for its tourism and people flock to the seaside town in their thousands at a time with the promenade flooded with...