Archive of articles from 2012
I can’t believe 2012 is nearly over! It seems like yesterday that I was writing my packing list for my biggest adventure to date – climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro – and daydreaming of sunnier climes. Here are my top five travel highlights of 2012; the experiences and holidays that I cannot recommend enough.
Gazing out over London from the top of The Shard – London’s newest (and tallest) landmark – is like looking out over a child’s toy town.
Did you know that a single cocoa bean has more antioxidants in it than anything else on the planet? (I now plan to tell myself that every time I indulge in just one more square).
Hainan Island is on track to become one of the world’s leading tourist destinations by 2021, rivalling the likes of Singapore and Malaysia.
Right now, it seems that every big brand out there is attempting to break in to the hotel industry.
In the spirit of celebrating all that is great about London as it enjoys its moment in the global spotlight, I decided to pay a visit to one of the capital’s oldest, and most glamorous, institutions – Harrods.
Fancy climbing an icon? Today, a gloriously sunny day in London, seemed like the opportune time to try out one of the capital’s newest attractions – ‘Up at the 02’ – a new experience allowing visitors to scale the 02 Arena in Greenwich.
A transformation has been happening before my very eyes as I sit at my window-facing desk in South Quay.
Adventurer, broadcaster and best-selling author Simon Reeve has travelled extensively in more than 100 countries.
Travel writer, entertainer and modern-day adventurer Charley Boorman is preparing to set out on his next jaunt.
Monty Halls's latest series sees him joining a Cornish fishing fleet that has lasted over 700 years. We caught up with him for a quick five minute chat about his travels…
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games promises to be one of the most significant – and spectacular – events in London’s history.
Imagine being in the middle of a barren, white landscape in bitterly cold, sub-zero conditions for 59 days – completely alone…
Are you an intrepid traveller looking for inspiration for your next trip? If so then get on down to Destinations – The Holiday and Travel Show at Earls Court this February 2nd to 5th.
Sarah Gibbons, Travelbite editor, pinpoints the trends of 2012 and the changing landscape of the travel industry: