Monday, 30 December 2013 10:12 AM
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.
Today is National Poetry Day! In honour of this, I’ve picked out one of my favourite poems which sums up the joy of travelling off the beaten path:
What films get you reaching for your passport?
Everytime I watch Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, I always get a little jealous of the characters in the film who get to try Willy Wonka’s wonderfully wacky confectionary creations, from the ‘Three Course Dinner’ chewing gum, to ‘Television Chocolate’.
The National Trust has just launched their new campaign which celebrates the ‘special places’ in people’s lives, whether a place to escape everyday life or a site that evokes happy memories.
No matter how many times I get ripped off at the airport or abroad, travel money always seems to be at the bottom of my holiday list. Like many other travellers, my casual approach costs.
There has long since been a ‘feel-good factor’ linked to holidays, but now – thanks to a ground-breaking study by Kuoni and Nuffield Health – the medical benefits of holidays have been revealed for the first time.
If there’s one thing I never look forward to on a ski holiday, it’s organising ski hire.
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.