Gasadalur Vagar
'Unspoiled, Unexplored, Unbelievable'. The Faroe Islands see fewer tourists than Iceland due to their relative isolation, but the costs incurred to get here are far outweighed by the sheer beauty and majestic sights that await any tourist visiting Scotland's northerly neighbour. By Angus Wright The Faroe Islands sit in the North Atlantic sea, in the middle of a triangle formed by...
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...
Doune Castle
Stirlingshire’s Doune Castle is the best-preserved medieval stronghold you are likely to find in the whole of Scotland; from its formidable 12-metre high curtain wall, to its imposing main tower. So well preserved, in fact, that it has been predominantly used as a filming location in many major films and TV shows, from comedy classics like Monty Python and...
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...
It is an issue that divides travellers. Do passengers have a right to bring their own food onto a plane, especially on a long-distance flight, or is it rude and inconsiderate to fellow passengers and cabin crew to stink the aircraft out with fast food?   By James McKean Airline food, across the board, doesn’t exactly have the best reputation;...
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...
Scotland has such a wonderful variety of beaches from the magical white sands of the Hebrides to the family friendly beaches in Fife. Here is our pick of 10 favourite beaches around the country. By James McKean As the ongoing pandemic remains volatile and the threat of lockdowns and quarantines continues to cause panic for holidaymakers the world over, staycations remain...
Castillo de San Marcos - The Devourer of Cannon Fire Undefeated and unbreakable, Castillo de San Marcos has withstood assaults, changed ownership six times, and been controlled by four governments but, due to a fascinating phenomenon, it has never once has it fallen to outside forces.  By Andrew Cook Florida in the 18th century was an area rife with war. Between...