Articles tagged with: activity-holidays
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.
Cherina Hadley explores Australia’s ‘Man From Snowy River’ country on horseback.
From budget ski breaks to piste-perfect luxury on the slopes, we’ve hand-picked a selection of travel deals for the 2013/2014 season:
New Zealand, the filming location for both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings film franchises, is in the spotlight once again with the worldwide release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Today, the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has granted Gold Tier Dark Sky Park status to the combined areas of Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water & Forest Park, covering nearly 1,500 square kilometres between Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish border.
Northumberland National Park has today been named as the largest area of protected night sky in Europe.
Want to jet off skiing but not sure you can afford it this year? If you choose the right resort, you may not be as out of pocket as you might expect.
Cherina Hadley battles blizzards and freezing temperatures to summit Mt. Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain.
If you’re after a physical challenge on your next ski holiday beyond the pistes, then head to Les 2 Alpes, which is hosting a unique trail running event after-dark.
Get your skates on and channel your inner Torvill or Dean at these open-air ice rinks around the UK – the perfect way to soak up the festive atmosphere this winter:
Tenerife’s Teide National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – has been recently been recognised as a premier stargazing destination by the Starlight Foundation.
With an array of new and refurbished luxury hostels opening throughout the country, a rush of British musicals hitting the West End and a 15 percent annual growth in cycling, VisitEngland predicts that ‘poshtels’, the arts and lycra will all play a part in English holidays next year.
Holidaymakers heading to the US have found their plans scuppered after the US Government closed all ‘non-essential’ operations as part of a Government ‘shutdown’, including all 401 National Parks across the county, Smithsonian museums and even the Statue of Liberty. So where should you travel to instead?
The average Brit’s ideal honeymoon no longer solely involves soaking up the sunshine in an idyllic location, they’re increasingly an opportunity to tick off ‘bucket-list’ activities.
In a new series of book reviews, we pick out some of the best new travel reads and guides for intrepid travellers looking for their next adventure – even if it’s only from your armchair!
Scotland is one of the best destinations in the world for adventure travel, according to a new book by Lonely Planet.
This photo – snapped yesterday (September 22nd) – was taken by photographer Antti Pietikäinen in Harriniva, Finnish Lapland. Lappish through and through, this phenomenally-talented photographer’s philosophy is “to find the ancient and dreamy dimension of the Aurora Borealis and how they appeared to the people we know from our folklore.”
The haunting dancing green light of the Aurora Borealis, which lights up the Arctic skies in winter, is a sight that is on many a traveller’s ‘bucket list’. But where – and how – is the best way to see it? We’ve picked out five fantastic ways to witness this incredible natural phenomena for aurora-hunters who like to do things a little differently.
It may not be the most obvious of snorkelling destinations, but tour company Aurora Expeditions is to offer passengers the chance to snorkel in Antarctica this season.
Charlene Mitchell discovers an adventure-seeker’s paradise in the Canadian Rockies.
With the return of much-loved show The Great British Bake Off to our TV screens, what better time to start putting your budding baking skills to the test at the Barsham Barns’Artisan Bread School in North Norfolk?
Here's what exciting events and festivals are happening in the UK this month:
Nendaz, a popular ski resort in winter, really comes alive in summer when you can discover the ancient network of bisses, as Sarah Gibbons discovers.
Exclusive to WEXAS Travel, Northern Lights specialists Aurora Hunters is now offering travellers the opportunity to learn how to photograph the Northern Lights over five days in Norway’s Lofoten Islands.