When I wasn't working in the past I'd feel obligated to start cramming myself with information; what disasters are happening in the world war-wise, airplane-crash wise, inflation-wise, hurricane-wise and Jeremy Clarkson-wise; the list is endless. When I don't work I start feeling like, "Dear God, who will want to see me if I don't have news or gossip to spew out?"
How did a high tech startup, headquartered in Scotland's historic capital, become the global travel gateway it is today? And how does it maintain that startup culture, seemingly so crucial to its success, now that it is much more than a dream etched on a beer mat?
Travelling is great fun, but it can also be stressful, so it is important to have a travel companion who is compatible with you, who has a similar sense of humour and who you just hit it off with.
While the Maldives is a destination in its own right, the islands and beaches closer to mainland Africa combine brilliantly with a safari to make one of the world's best combination holidays. The beaches of Zanzibar provide the lion's share of the accommodation options but, if you want to do it in style, these are the lodges to go for...
Japan is the land of sushi and fish stock so at first vegans and vegetarians may be concerned. But there is no need to worry. Vegan food is known as Shojin Ryori - the food of the monks. With a little research, it's possible to find restaurants and ryokans that will feed you sumptuously from Tokyo to Kyoto and even in remote ryokans in Shikoku.
Choosing to travel is so wonderful so much of the time that it is easy for everyone (travellers included) to forget that it is like any choice in life: when you choose one option you have to forgo whatever the other option may be.
Many plants, trees and flowers on Earth are harmless and beautiful. But there are a few poisonous and deadly plants that can lead to sickness and worse, death. Many of the plants are alluring and the victims are unfortunately usually animals or children. We've created a list for 5 of the deadliest plants on Earth...
A gap year provides many wonderful opportunities, beyond those that may have initially anticipated. Yes, there is the freedom to travel wherever he wants, to literally be able to turn left or right as the mood takes, but a trip like this offers much more than that.
With summer fast approaching and UK travellers beginning to research their holidays, these ten up-and-coming destinations from around the world offer some exciting alternatives to the classic beach resorts.
There's a wealth of things to do and see in Vienna at any time, but visiting over Easter adds something special: it's traditionally an important holiday and there are lots of related events to check out. Here are four of the best.
With one week to go before the due date of our first child, my husband and I have been walking round in a haze of fear and exhilaration. We regularly turn and gaze at each other with slightly frightened, portentous expressions, before one of us breaks the spell by saying: "Thank God we went to Thailand."
Recently it was announced that 'up to a dozen' British police officers will patrol the streets of Ibiza during the tourist season this summer, with the aim of solving the island's ever growing drug problem.
The problem with holiday brochure paradise is that holiday brochures are written by advertising professionals and designed by Photoshop. There are white sand beaches with palms and 'crystal clear water' - of course, but that's not all you need.
Egypt's Red Sea coast runs from the Gulf of Suez in the north to the Sundanese border in the south. It is, effectively, the east coast of mainland Egypt looking across the sea to Sinai. Looking away from the desert and out from the coastline, you will find islands reachable on short boat trips and each with their own individual appeal.
My friend had tried contacting the British Embassy to find out whether there was anything we residents and long-stayers should worry about, but got put through to the Foreign Office in London. The person on the other end asked what she could tell them, since she was the one on the ground.
In my experience cannabis (which is the generic name for the evil weed) can make you feel highly imaginative but it removes the energy required to actually do anything creative