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Piémanson: Beach town France – True Burning Man Utopia

Piémanson was one of the last refuges of wild camping; a 10km stretch of sand in the heart of the Camargue Regional Nature Reserve. Open to campers from the 1st of May each year, come the 1st of September the police would close it off for the winter, and the inhabitants would join together to mark the occasion with a huge bonfire, all of the … Continue reading Piémanson: Beach town France – True Burning Man Utopia

World's longest Zipline by Ras al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, Jebel Jais

“I have no words to explain it” – World’s longest Zipline

The world’s longest zip-line – with a cable weighing in at over six tons now open to the public…Located on the UAE’s highest mountain, Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, the length of the zip-line is 2.8 kilometers – the equivalent to over 28 soccer fields – which beats the previous 2.2km world record in Puerto Rico by a full 600 meters of extra heart-pumping adrenaline. Guinness World Records confirmed the length … Continue reading “I have no words to explain it” – World’s longest Zipline

The Northern lights

How to see the northern lights on a camping trip Scotland

The aurora borealis is the most spectacular light show on earth. If you’ve long dreamed of seeing the phenomenon for yourself, but travelling to Iceland or Norway is out of your budget, then there’s still a chance you could see them by camping out in rural Scotland. Just read on to learn how you can maximise your chances of seeing the northern lights. Why Scotland? … Continue reading How to see the northern lights on a camping trip Scotland

Best traveller & tourist destinations for 2018

Must be time to indulge in some travel porn and explore what the best destinations are for 2018. Right now, the rain is hitting the conservatory roof, the light is grey, and the light from the laptop screen is the brightest and warmest thing I can cling on to. To make things worse, I have facebook friends currently taunting me from Thailand, Fuerteventura, Abu Dhabi, … Continue reading Best traveller & tourist destinations for 2018

What’s the real risk of travel?

A new interactive ‘Travel Risk Map’ for 2018 highlights risk ratings across the world as global survey uncovers that two-thirds (63%) of people think travel risks have increased in the past year – with security threats and natural disasters cited as main reasons for changed travel plans. The past year has been a royal pain in the proverbial, with terror attacks taking place in Turkey, … Continue reading What’s the real risk of travel?

Karon Grieve only passenger on holiday flight

Today, Karon, we’ll be flying at 35,000 feet: Woman only passenger on holiday jet

Being chauffeur driven to your holiday destination is a wonderful idea and one that a lot of premium airlines have now clocked on to – offering collection from your home and drop off to the airport. For Business class passengers it’s expected. But for one lucky lady – Karon Grieve, from Dunlop in Ayrshire – her flight from Glasgow was a wonderful surprise when it turned out … Continue reading Today, Karon, we’ll be flying at 35,000 feet: Woman only passenger on holiday jet

Building bridges in Peru

Imagine what would happen if we all worked together in our communities to produce or enhance infrastructure that helps us in our dailiy lives. If through tradition we taught each other skills, and handed on the knowledge of how to balance history with modernity; hand-working the same as centuries before, but potentially safer, warmer, and more contactable thanks to modern products and materials. In the … Continue reading Building bridges in Peru