Articles tagged with: quirky-holidays
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.
Swedish Lapland’s famous ICEHOTEL has opened for the winter season for its 24th year, after two months of construction.
The world's first and largest hotel built out of snow and ice – ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden – has joined forces with car manufacturer MINI to create a unique deluxe suite for the 2013/14 winter season.
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.
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The Day of the Dead festival (Día de Muertos) held in Southern Mexico on November 1st and 2nd – is one of the most iconic celebrations in the world.
Halloween is a time of horror and hocus pocus, ghouls and gore – and there’s no better time of year to discover the terrifying story of one of the capital’s most infamous murderers, dubbed Jack the Ripper.
Colorado is known for its spectacular landscapes, great skiing and…coffin racing! (Yes, you heard that correctly!).
Our favourite adventurer, explorer and survival expert Bear Grylls has taken us on a journey through inhospitable deserts, wild jungles and frozen landscapes in his series Born Survivor and now he is back for a brand new series set to hit our TV screens in October – Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell. If you want to follow in his footsteps, here’s our pick of the best adventure destinations that have featured in his series so far.
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!
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.
The Welsh seaside town of Portcrawl, sandwiched between cities Cardiff and Swansea, is famous for its picturesque sandy beaches, great surf, world class golf courses…and Elvis aficionados!
Ever heard of Brixton’s windmill, or wondered what is inside the iconic Battersea Power Station? Now’s your chance to find out!
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.
Visitors to Hong Kong’s Victoria Park will be able to marvel at a new mega lantern sculpture made from 7,000 recycled plastic bottles.
Why we’re loving Breda this week…it's Redhead Days Festival 2013!
Haute couture-clad models will be strutting their stuff in a spectacular setting this November – the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
Uluru (Ayers Rock) will take centre stage this October as the Darwin Symphony Orchestra will perform the world’s first Outback Symphony.
Are you a fervent tweeter? Like to connect with fellow travellers online?
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.
Ben Taub explores one of the most remote and unforgiving landscapes on Earth – Svalbard – and discovers that little has changed since the first Arctic explorers arrived on its frozen and wildlife-rich lands.
Every year in July, Nendaz – located in the heart of the Valais region in Switzerland – is transformed into a living scene of Swiss traditions and folklore. Over an entire weekend, more than 150 alphorn players meet in the resort to take part in the annual International Alphorn Festival, which also features traditional Swiss dancing, parades, craftsmanship and competitions.
Fancy spending your nights gazing at the starry night sky in one of the most secluded spots in Europe?
Alan Partridge fan? Now you can follow in his footsteps in his native Norwich with a new walking tour to coincide with the new film release Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa which is launched in UK cinemas on August 7th.