Follow in Alicia’s footsteps and ‘find yourself’ in Egypt

As the cradle of civilization for centuries, Egypt has also been a cradle for inspiration and the source of many people’s discoveries and experiences, and now it seems even celebs are taking their own journeys of discovery in Egypt. When acclaimed musician, songwriter and actress, Alicia Keys set out to record her third album, she struggled with “confusing music”. In search of inspiration and to … Continue reading Follow in Alicia’s footsteps and ‘find yourself’ in Egypt

Winter Sporting Fun in Europe’s Most Iconic Cities

You can’t rely on much during winter, other than the fact that it will rain pretty much every day and that Christmas will come and go in a drunken fuzz. As depressing as that is, at least the sporting calendar continues throughout the colder months. Whether rugby, horse racing, football or tennis is your thing, there are countless competitions, matches and tournaments taking place in … Continue reading Winter Sporting Fun in Europe’s Most Iconic Cities

Fabulously Famous Art in Florence

Known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and historical home to the powerful Medici family of art patrons; Florence has a rich artistic legacy that attracts millions of tourists each year. They come to marvel at the countless treasures tucked away in the city’s many museums and historical buildings, crafted from the hands of heavyweight artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli. … Continue reading Fabulously Famous Art in Florence

10 Things to do in London This Christmas

If you’re visiting or living in London over the winter, you won’t have any trouble finding fun things to see and do. Unlike some cities, where entertainment, shopping and sight-seeing can be difficult to come by in the winter, London becomes even more bustling and active as Christmas approaches. Ice rinks are frozen, Christmas lights are lit, shopping festivals are set up, and carolers take … Continue reading 10 Things to do in London This Christmas

Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo by Any Means

Christmas is nearly upon us and I for one am currently populating my Amazon wishlist of escapist travel literature ready to try and point my relatives in the right direction of things-what-I-would-like before they embark on their Christmas Shopping day. Charley Boorman is consistently one of my guilty pleasures when it comes to his adventures on bike and of late, by any means. Right to the … Continue reading Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo by Any Means

Christmas Shopping at the Luxury Travel Fair

For innovative ideas on Christmas presents this year, look no further than The Luxury Travel Fair for inspiration (Olympia, London, 4-7 November). There is a superb collection of travel related products to make 2010’s Christmas stocking something spectacular, with an original and luxurious touch. Presents to purchase at the fair include his and hers Elemis essentials collection; Harvey Nichols food and drink products with everything … Continue reading Christmas Shopping at the Luxury Travel Fair

The opening of Laos – a background

From experience, I have found that even today in this increasingly small world, when you tell someone you’re going to Laos their first question is “where”? Thereafter follows a convoluted explanation involving such phrases as “left of Vietnam” – and still most of the time your friend is none the wiser. Laos has no big tourist hotspots, no pyramids or Taj Mahal, and therefore has … Continue reading The opening of Laos – a background

Foursquare NASA Explorer Badge

Commander Douglas Wheelock, who is orbiting the Earth aboard the International Space Station, sent a message from his Twitter account, @Astro_Wheels, saying he had "unlocked the 'NASA Explorer Badge'" on Foursquare. Foursquare, is an internet/geo-location/social-network service with more than four million members. It allows users to broadcast their whereabouts to other users of the service and earn "badges" for the places they check in from … Continue reading Foursquare NASA Explorer Badge

Cambodia Wildlife: Irrawaddy Freshwater Dolphin

If you are travelling to Cambodia to experience the diversity of the wildlife, it is important to bear in mind that not all of Cambodia’s large mammals live on land. Around 150kms north of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, near the small town of Kratie, can be found the home of the rare Irrawaddy freshwater dolphin – an oceanic creature that can live in freshwater … Continue reading Cambodia Wildlife: Irrawaddy Freshwater Dolphin