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Wobbling over world’s longest glass bridge

If you are afraid of heights, look away now! The world’s longest glass bridge is located in China, and is supposed to represent a dragon flying through the valley – I think it actually represents all of my fears in architectural form! It was opened in Hebei province, near Beijing, during December. Chinese tourists celebrate the new lunar year by walking across the world’s longest … Continue reading Wobbling over world’s longest glass bridge

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

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

Michaela Strachan’s places to go bucket list

Many of us have travel bucket lists – the places we want to see and experience before we erm… pop our clogs. From the great cities of the world, to places of natural beauty – everyone’s list is different, however new research shows that many of us are moving more towards adventurous travel destinations. I currently have an ever expanding note on my iPhone that … Continue reading Michaela Strachan’s places to go bucket list

Taking time out with the family in Turkey

What could be more ideal than a family holiday that includes a group-pleasing mix of history, relaxing beach time and new exciting cultures? If that’s your idea of holiday heaven, then consider a break in Turkey. This diverse country combines all of these great factors and more and, as it’s outside of the Euro, it provides a more reasonable financial option than many European destinations. … Continue reading Taking time out with the family in Turkey

How to Sparkle on Holiday

Your clothes are folded neatly into your suitcase, you know where your passport and tickets are but you don’t have a clue how to accessorise on holiday. Sound familiar? Don’t despair. To effortlessly bring together your holiday wardrobe, you need three key pieces; the necklace, the bracelet and earrings. Packing the right accessory can bring variation to your holiday wardrobe as well as stop you … Continue reading How to Sparkle on Holiday

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

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

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