Frankfurt Christmas Market
Christmas Markets are back on for 2020. So where in Europe can you experience Christmas at its most magical? By Phil Taylor The year 2020 will go down in history as one of troubled times and strange moments. However, we can hopefully see a return to near normality by the end of the year and one of the things that makes...
There are few places on Earth like Scotland for dinosaur fans. From preserved fossil footprints to dinoparks, Scotland is a 'jurassica' for enthusiasts. Edinburgh's National Museum of Scotland is even home to 'Dolly the Sheep', the first ever cloned animal. Hopefully Dr Henry Wu of 'Jurassic World' does not get any ideas about creating dinosaur clones for a new...
Glamping tent
Glamping is a hybrid of the words glamorous and camping. Arriving at a “glampsite” and you can expect a few more luxuries than are traditionally associated with camping. You won’t even need to pitch your own tent. Forget baked beans, wet ground sheets and cold bucket showers - glamping is all about hot showers and designer toiletries, good food...
Epcot Canada
EPCOT has kicked off a massive, historic, multi-year transformation. With strong rumours pointing to at least one new pavilion coming to the World Showcase section of the park, we thought it would be fun to share some top contenders for countries we would love to see Disney bring to the park. By Phil Taylor Disney World is back open for business...
Mt Everest sign
Over the course of fifty years, climbing Mount Everest has turned from a never-before-seen global achievement to a bucket-list item attracting mass tourism. Indeed, an now infamous photo taken on May 22 2019, showed 220 climbers waiting in a queue at the peak. But the mountain remains deadly, and the death count of climbers grows by the year. For...
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...
The popularity of cat cafés continues to grow worldwide, particularly in large cities where city-dwellers might not necessarily have space to keep a pet Whilst some cafés have good intents and are also run as adoption centres, others have caught the attention of animal welfare charities. By Bev Cleary Using Google and entering any number of different ‘feline’ phrases, it is...
Kjeragbolten has to be one of the best hikes in Norway. It is a challenging hike, known as the Kjerag Hike, which takes you 1000 metres above the sparkling turquoise fjord below. And for explorers who reach the top of the hike a unique challenge awaits - a lone boulder lays wedged between two rockfaces just waiting to be...
Gap years have become a staple of the lives of young people in the recent past, but a variety of factors are threatening the future of this rite of passage. By Elis Williams In the past fifty years, travelling long distances to exotic destinations has gone from a privilege reserved for the elites to an activity for the masses. With this freedom,...
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...