Beach huts on the sea: Beachcroft Hotel

Beach huts on the sea: Beachcroft Hotel

As I sit here now, with the snow gently falling outside, and travel being prohibited, it`s hard not to indulge in a little escapism now and again. It would be folly to roll back international restrictions before other countries get their vaccine programmes completed, but as UK PLC is doing...

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Long-Haul Travel During Covid-19

Long-Haul Travel During Covid-19

Until recently, long-haul travel was the norm for many. Any given journey began with often-frustrating queues to check-in, drop baggage or pass through security. Only once these administrative hurdles had been overcome could passengers enter into the bustling departures terminal where shops, restaurants and lounges hummed with other eager holiday...

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Sicily: Island of Beauty and Conflict

Sicily: Island of Beauty and Conflict

The author opens his book with a quote from Winston Churchill writing about the Balkans, ‘They produce more history than they can consume,’ underlining the problems facing any writer trying to bottle the essence of Sicily. He cites beauty, conflict, civilisation and chaos as being the four ingredients that define...

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Paradise Found

Paradise Found

Burgh Island Hotel plays host to our country’s most breathtaking views. Overlooking Bigbury in Devon, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, everything about this hotel is outstanding. The rugged cliff top setting, dazzling panoramic sea views and the atmosphere are stunning. The romantic location, exquisite food, suites with dynamic...

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Malta under siege

Malta under siege

Last month I wrote about Sri Lanka, its importance on the trade routes and strategic value in wars. I had just returned from that majestically beautiful island.  I haven’t visited Malta, another island that has an equally long, fascinating and complex history due to its location in the Mediterranean Sea....

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A Spanish Pilgrimage

A Spanish Pilgrimage

The Brexit noise has drowned out how much we travel and admire other European countries and their cultures. In my seventieth year, I still hunger to see as many more of our cities as possible whilst the tick-tock ticks. Alan Whicker (younger readers might not know that he ran a travel programme for...

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Trails and cocktails in Patagonia

Trails and cocktails in Patagonia

By Lynne McGowan Patagonia, over a million square km and straddling Chile and Argentina equally, is one empty, barren place like no other. Christened by Magellan in 1520, the name “patagón” was adopted to bluntly describe the big feet of Tehuelches tribes, who made the sweeping pampas landscapes their home....

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Kent to be part of a multi-million euro project to deliver year-round experiential tourism

Kent to be part of a multi-million euro project to deliver year-round experiential tourism

Tourism looks to be growing in the UK, not content to be confined solely within the nations capital either. A €23.3 million project to deliver economic development through experiential tourism in the south of the UK and north of France has been given the green light after it was announced...

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Heathrow unveils Botanical Tapestry with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Heathrow unveils Botanical Tapestry with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Travellers set to depart from Heathrow Terminal 2 over the summer holidays are in for a treat as Heathrow and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew today unveil a unique, hand-made 12 metre squared Botanical Tapestry, depicting global flora in intricate and colourful detail. The botanical installation has been created to celebrate...

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