Archive of articles from 2009
I'm pretty sure many years ago I watched a documentary about a boy who lived in a bubble.
Travel trends for 2009/2010
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! An abundant supply of the white stuff and a superior system of 6,200 miles of maintained, interconnected trails make Michigan a top destination for snowmobilers.
So my first full week working as a travel rep is coming to a close and how do I feel about it? Well, I think it's better to look back at what my life was like say, six months ago and compare notes.
What's on this weekend in the UK – 25-27 December 2009
Thirty kilometres in two hours. It just wasn't fair. They claim that one in every four people of driving age in Moscow has a car, and the ungodly traffic on the ring roads circling this city of nine million and leading to the airport add tremendous weight to this statement.
The Caribbean island of Aruba is famous for its powder white sand beaches but there's much more to a holiday or a cruise stopover in Aruba than meets the eye.
On my recent city break in Istanbul I stayed at the stylish Midtown Hotel, which is centrally located in a pleasant street just off Taksim Square, at the top of the district of Beyoglu.
The first snowflakes have fallen and we're approaching the winter solstice.
Turkey's popularity as an affordable year-round holiday destination continues to go from strength to strength, with 24 million foreign visitors in the first 10 months of 2009, including 2.1 million British tourists.
World's most Christmassy places!
Top 10 places in London to enjoy the snow
Travel blog: Return to Vietnam
By any standards, Istanbullus are proud of their city. And since you can hardly walk down a street in Sultanhamet without falling over some Byzantine or Ottoman relic they do have a few things to boast about.
If the checklist reads: auger.tip-up.ice skimmer.shelter, you know it's time to go ice-fishing, one of Michigan's popular winter activities.
Travel blog: Home again
Berlin has become a travel hotspot during 2009, with events including the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall drawing in tourists from across the world for a city break.
Shop for speciality chocolate on London's south bank, view the winter night sky in Northumberland, embark on a Santa cruise on the Thames, or enjoy a special Christmas event at Kenilworth Castle.
The training period of the working life in the mountain is coming to an end and the learning curves have been steep.
Paris is where to go if you want the latest looks and it's all about croissant, cafÃƒÂ© culture and couture.
Brits are choosing to swap scarves and gloves for bikinis and bellinis for their Christmas holidays in 2009.
If you want to support England at the 2010 South African World Cup here are some great options for self-catering accommodation in the South African cities where England will be playing.
The sound of waves slapping against the shore outside our hotel window was lulling but the warm October sun was shining and the ancient trails of Mallorca's Valley of the Oranges beckoned.
<i>Daniel Andrews</i> has run a couple of half marathons (which he really was not up for) and flown across the plains of Africa under a canvas no thicker than paper, so why shouldn't he add breathing underwater to the list?
This weekend it's easy to get into the spirit of the Christmas holidays.