Archive of articles from 2014
Nowhere is quite like Rio, one of the most iconic cities in the world. Famed for its buzzing party atmosphere, unique coastal landscape and laid back beach lifestyle, the samba city never fails to make an impression. Already top of many travellers’ Brazil bucket lists, the vibrant city is set to welcome even more visitors in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup.
Pancake Day – otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday – is traditionally the day when households use up all their indulgent ingredients, such as eggs, sugar and butter, before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.
One official Madrid guide states that ‘if you haven’t stood before Las Meninas, you haven’t been to Madrid’.
Do you want to witness some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles? Check out our handy wildlife-watching calendar to find out where to go and what time of year to travel:
The art of luxurious camping is taking up residence in New Zealand. Travellers can now say goodbye to packing the car and putting up a tent and hello to sleeping beneath a starry night-sky and waking to the dawn chorus of native bird song without having to lift a finger.
These days fashion designers don’t limit themselves just to catwalks – they’re increasingly collaborating with luxury hotels to create a place to stay that’s fit for a fashionista.
Instead of the usual flowers and chocolates this Valentine’s Day, why not take inspiration from the country’s greatest love stories and treat your Valentine to a romantic getaway?
Music festivals and a new permanent Queen exhibition make this Swiss Riviera town on the shores of Lake Geneva a world-wide draw, but Lou Jones finds its quiet side just as intriguing
Les Menuires is the affordable alternative to neighbouring Courchevel and Val Thorens in the Three Valleys ski region, Sarah Gibbons discovers.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s new ship – the soon-to-be Miami-based Norwegian Getaway – launched last week. We were given a sneak peek of the new ship and all its attractions.
Esme Fox puts her pre-conceptions about cruising aside for a two-week cruise in the Caribbean.
Thoughts may be turning to escaping the British Isles for a good dose of winter sun, but with a host of major events taking place in the UK – there’s more than a few reasons to stick around and holiday at home.
One of the world’s most colourful celebrations – Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival) – kicks off on January 31st and carries on until the 15th day of the first lunar month (Lantern Festival). This year marks the Year of the Horse…
Cherina Hadley explores Australia’s ‘Man From Snowy River’ country on horseback.
As the days get colder and the nights get darker, thoughts are turning to where we can get a strong dose of winter sun. But where to go? If you’re looking for a beach break, but with more than sun, sea and sand to keep you entertained, take a look at our pick of winter sun destinations that have something for everyone:
Feeling sluggish after an indulgent festive period? There’s no better way to start a new year than re-energising your mind and body on a healthy holiday. From getting into shape on an kickboxing break, to de-stressing on a wellness retreat, we’ve picked out five of the best healthy holiday ideas for 2014.