It’s a good time to visit Amsterdam (actually, you could say that with justification any time of the year). Thirty art installations and colourful light sculptures, specially designed by both Dutch and international artists, illuminate the centre of the city … Continue reading Amsterdam and Maastricht light festivals
When Dormy House Hotel in the Cotswolds was named Hotel of the Year by Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it was described as very nearly perfect. The word nearly in the description makes it far more convincing than if … Continue reading Want to stay in a “Very nearly perfect” hotel?
This article first appeared in THE IRISH POST on October 26th 2017 THE IRISH DO DEATH WELL. Despite radical changes in the way we work and live, we haven’t lost the instinct to see it as a tragedy that affects … Continue reading Laughing at Death: Mexicans do death even better than the Irish
So says The Wall Street Journal, ranking it alongside Shanghai, Madagascar and the Faroe Islands as one of the places to travel to in 2018. It writes: “A coastal college town, Dundee has emerged as Scotland’s coolest city (see the … Continue reading Dundee is the hot destination for “adventurous sophisticates…and deep-pocketed beach bums”
I was really interested to learn about The Freebird Club. It’s an Irish start-up that offers a whole new way of international travel for the over 50s. It is also a way of earning extra income from spare rooms, while at … Continue reading A new way of travelling for the over 50s – a bit like Airbnb but it’s lot more sociable.
The New York Times is looking for “at least one ambitious traveler” to be their Writer-at-Large and visit 32 places in 2018. We are seeking a correspondent who, over the course of 2018, will go to every destination on our … Continue reading Could this be the best job in the world? If you’re free for the whole of 2018 apply to the New York Times
Lake Garda and Trentino Food Festival NOVEMBER 3rd to 5th 2017 Three days devoted to the gastronomy of The main local delicacy is Carne Salada (salted meat), but the region also showcases extra virgin olive oil, broccoli from Torbole, fish from the lake, vegetables from Val di Gresta, beers, wines, coffee and cakes.What’s not to like… Merano Wine Festival and Culinaria Food Festival NOVEMBER 10th – 14th 2017 A festival of wine at the Kurhaus, the Art Nouveau building in the heart of Merano, South Tyrol with more than 500 selected Italian and international vintners and over a hundred … Continue reading Want a break before Christmas? How about a little food and wine in Italy…
Fancy a break in a Scottish castle with an open fire in your bedroom, oak-panelled halls and fine dining? Yes, me too, but first you have to enter the October competition in Coast magazine. Glenapp Castle is a five star … Continue reading Win a taste of luxury in a Scottish castle
2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism and part of the focus of the year is the Travel. Enjoy. Respect campaign run by the United Nations World Tourism Organization The message UNWTO wants to get across is that every … Continue reading Travel Competition: Around the world trip for a responsible traveller
A bookstore is one of the many pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking. Jerry Seinfeld …printed books are magical, and real bookshops keep that magic alive. Jen Campbell I did discover that if you’re interested in … Continue reading Ever fancied running a bookshop? Now you can without risking your life savings…