Articles tagged with: quirky-holidays
Do you like to stay somewhere that has a story to tell? As the prestigious 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival approaches, we pick out some of the hotels that have been immortalised on the silver screen.
From feeding the pigeons in Venice to wearing pink hotpants in Victoria, we take a look at some of the most unusual laws around the world:
The tiny, remote Finnish town of Nellim, a true Northern Lights hotspot, is now home to Aurora Bubbles – available exclusively from September 2013 via The Aurora Zone.
Wallace & Gromit are starring in a new domestic marketing campaign, designed to inspire Britons to take a holiday at home this year.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play Quidditch, the game made famous in the Harry Potter novels?
This summer, for the very first time, families and friends will be able to spend the night in the grounds of Warwick Castle.
Fancy a holiday that’s a bit different this year? Why not tie it in with one of the world’s quirkiest festivals? From the Mobile Phone Throwing Championships in Finland to the MangoMania Festival in Florida, here’s a selection of weird and wonderful festivals you should check out this year:
The UK’s first ‘tree tent' has been launched by Sheepskin, the unique holiday properties company.
If you’re heading to Thailand’s bustling capital next week, prepare to get soaked as the Thais celebrate the new year with a splash…
Having done my research prior to visiting Hazlitts, a characterful boutique hotel in the heart of London’s Soho, I had an inkling that I was in for something special – but nothing could have prepared me for the sheer luxury of the Duke of Monmouth Suite.
Engelberg-Titlis may be one of Switzerland’s smaller ski resorts, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in things to do – making for the ideal action-packed long weekend.
Ever wondered about the showering habits of people around the world?
‘Tourist’. To many an intrepid traveller, it can be a dirty word. Yet, somewhere in Tunisia, a country that is no stranger to sunshine-craving tourists, there are new experiences forever unfurling.
Can a runner out-run a horse? On Sunday April 21st dozens of horses and their riders will line up above Loch Ness against a similar number of runners in the region's second annual Man vs Horse Challenge. Who will come out on top?
The ‘Best Job in the World’, which took the world by storm in 2009, is back. But this time it’s even bigger than before with six incredible jobs up for grabs – each with a six-month contract and salary package worth AUD $100,000 (approximately £67,380).
It was announced this week that a panda-themed hotel is to open in China's Sichuan province in May – complete with giant panda suit-wearing staff! In honour of this, we’ve picked out some of the other weird and wacky animal-themed hotels around the world.
Do you have a penchant for pandas?
yoo Hotels has launched two design-led hotel brands for travellers who seek handcrafted luxury: yoo 2 and the yoo Collection.
Today marks the start of Climate Week, so in celebration we’ve picked out our top green holiday ideas for eco-enthusiasts:
Bid farewell to the ski season in style and take to the slopes for the best late-season ski festivals around the world:
A 200-year-old Martello tower, located on a remote stretch of coastline, is newly available for holiday lets this summer with Suffolk Secrets.
If you miss your childhood years when it was acceptable to throw food around (or down yourself in most cases) then fear not – hurling foodstuffs around has not lost its allure. From pummelling participants into a tomatoey pulp in Spain, to custard pie flinging championships in the UK, here are the best food fights in the world:
In a country where sheep outnumber people by 11 to 1, the New Zealand Sheep Shearing Festival – on the first weekend of March in Masterton on the North Island – is a pretty big deal in kiwi country.
Rio de Janeiro’s annual pet-friendly parade has been getting Brazilians (and their pets) ready for the Rio Carnival.
Here’s why we’re loving Quebec this week: