The 2018 Dark Skies Festival takes place between 9 – 25 February in Northumberland, North York Moors, South Downs and Yorkshire Dales. It has been expanded from nine to 17 days and the extra time will be filled with new … Continue reading Bigger and Better Dark Skies Festival
Last year the American organisation World Animal Protection asked people to sign its Wildlife Selfie Code. Over a quarter of million signed. It is a pledge not to take a photograph of a wild animal if: It is being held, … Continue reading When it is ok to to take a selfie with a wild animal and when it is not…
This isn’t for everyone…but it is a pilgrimage worth making Just reading through the list of famous landmarks from the Civil Rights Era in the 1950s and 1960s that Travel South USA have gathered together is painful. It reminds us … Continue reading The launch of the American Civil Rights Trail
Global Vision International (GVI) is a leading international volunteering and internships organisation. It provides opportunities for students and under 18s but it is now launching new Fellowships for candidates with a PHD or equivalent and above. Requirements for the Development … Continue reading If you can put Phd after your name you’re needed for a new international fellowship
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