Is it safe to visit Egypt again after the recent unrest, and is a cruise the best way to see the ancient wonders of the Nile? As a cruise 'virgin' eager to visit the Valley of the Kings, I chose to tick both experiences off my to-do list with a Nile River cruise.
White sand and turquoise sea. Check. Tropical sunshine. Check. Rum. Check. On the face of it you could be forgiven for thinking that Tobago is just another Caribbean hideaway, a beach break for lovers of sun, sea and sand.
Photo: Mark Hodson According to my own brief and entirely unscientific survey, every single person in Hong Kong carries a smartphone. But I've gone ...
I've just come to New York for my first trip to USA. After a week exploring this great city, I think I'm ready to give you my initial thoughts on how I see eating is different between UK and USA (specifically NYC).
'The only real disaster we've had on our courses,' says Master Distiller Jamie Baxter, 'is when someone put a whole star anise in. It tasted like ouzo.'
During the two years we lived in Bulgaria, my wife and I regularly left our home in Sofia to drive into the countryside, exploring picturesque villages and visiting ethnographical museums. We were eager to learn everything we could about Bulgarian history and culture. I was constantly researching new places to visit.
When you head off on vacation, do you simply want to reach your hotel, unpack and spend a couple of weeks enjoying a relaxing change of scenery or do you consider switching accommodation while you're away?
It's the attention to detail that makes Cowley Manor stand out. The rack of Hunter wellies at the door, to wear while you stroll around the exquisite Grade II listed gardens. The golden triple cooked chips that compliment the club sandwich. The funky, Scando-style rugs and throws. From the service to the salt cellars, everything feels like it's been carefully and lovingly thought out.
Bourbon is booming. New craft distilleries seem to be opening every week. Many of them cater for tourists as well as spirits aficionados, giving the visitor chance to see behind the scenes and to buy samples of spirits they may not be able to find in the stores.
Imagine every summer sailing around the Mediterranean. On your own yacht. With your own crew. You wear flowing Roberto Cavalli maxi dresses over Triangl bikinis and Tom Ford sunglasses to protect your eyes from the glaring sun, the heat of which beats down on your golden body from high in the clear blue sky.
Situated on a long beach in Hua Hin district, this holiday resort-come-health spa makes you acknowledge your surroundings, live in the present, slow down and smell the lotus flowers. Be prepared to abandon your mobile, disown your laptop and shun your camera. Even tablets and kindles are kindly forbidden in communal areas, so I had been warned.
Education can be defined as learning in which knowledge, values, beliefs, skills and traditions are passed from one generation to the next. Every experience that has a formative consequence on the way we think, feel or act is therefore educational. Although education is compulsory in most countries up to a certain age, attendance at school frequently isn't.
The Alps in winter are not just for skiing but also for hiking but you need special gear for glaciers and also great courage.
As a travel blogger, I'm always asked about money, and how I finance a lifestyle of travelling - and it's definitely a topic that lots of people want to know about. And whilst I have my own tried and tested ways (which I'll mentioned below) there are lots of other ways I know have worked for other bloggers and other travellers too.
At this time of year, many of us find ourselves daydreaming about a holiday in the sun. There's another way to get through the winter months, though: embrace them. Escape for a short holiday without having to go long haul by exploring the winter wonderland that many European cities offer, not least Paris.
In Postojna Cave, Slovenia, anyone can take a train and explore 5 km of underground tunnels and passages, or you can sign up for an adrenaline adventure tour and taste the real caving experience.