Top Ten Wonders of Hong Kong

By Alex Ure Hong Kong is the place to be. Here are the top ten places Alex Ure, a visitor and short-time resident of Hong Kong, feels fascinated by. 1. Victoria Peak With 360 degree views towering over Hong Kong’s distinguishable skyline and mountainous sea views this is undoubtedly one of the best ways to see Hong Kong in all of its glory. Where else can you see skyscrapers, mountains and ocean views simultaneously? I visited the peak in the...

Cambridge: Naked on the riverbank

Albinia Stanley revisits a Cambridge nudist colony that is still going strong despite the weather. Cambridge comes into its own on clear days, flowering into the ghost of a city that only really exists in Inter-War novels. It’s damp October now; the heavy chestnuts which lined the river in May, and the green-leafed glow of June, are long gone. But the early evenings bring in their own beauty. Virginia Woolf said once said it’s easy to feel as if you...

Top 10 London Tours and Sightseeing

By Steve Taggart You know what it's like when you live and work in the capital, you never do any of those touristy things on offer. But believe it or not, you might actually be missing out on some really fun stuff to do that gives you a very different perspective on what London is all about. For a while now we've been partaking in a bit of what we call 'dirty tourist behaviour' of a weekend and going full-on...

Top Ten Most Enviable Beach Locations

  Everyone loves a relaxing and sunny beach vacation, but where can you find undiscovered and hidden sandy gems? Beach vacations are a source of relaxation and happiness for many. Taking a leisurely break from working life, filling up the Vitamin D supply and getting a tan describes the ideal getaway for most city dwellers. However, these vacations can sometimes be pricey and overcrowded, somewhat reducing the relaxation effect. Global property portal Lamudi has compiled a list of the most...

50% increase in hen and stag do spend

By Steve Taggart The days of a quick pint down the local with close friends and family the night before your biggest day of your life, are long gone. These days a stag or hen do is a huge event and it is getting pricier every year. Expect an empty wallet and sore head by the time it is over. So get ready to splash the cash if you’re off on a hen or stag do soon, as research has revealed...

Austrian Quiz Taxi Takes to the Streets of London

This October Londoners catching a ride across the city could be in with a chance of winning a ski holiday in the Austrian Alps thanks to the Austrian Quiz Taxi. On 13th, 20th and 27th October 2014, between 8am and 1pm, anyone who makes a journey in the Austrian Taxi Quiz will be in for a treat. Not only will your fare be paid for by the Austrian National Tourist Office, you are also in with a chance of winning a...

7 Statues in London That You Probably Walk Past Every Day

By Seb Dean from Apartment-hotels.com This is a simple guide to some statues that you probably walk past every single day on your way to and from work, but don’t even notice! Sometimes we get so caught up in life that we stop noticing the details and we forget about the history behind beautiful things such as these statues. Enjoy! #1- Fleet Air Arm Victoria Embankment, SW1 The figure featured in this imposing statue depicts Daedalus – a Greek mythical...

Molise: Italy’s Hidden Gem

Located in the heart of Italy, Molise is a small region with a lot to offer the experiential tourist. Boasting towns steeped in history and culture, with many splendid examples of ancient architecture and surrounded by breath-taking mountainous landscape – Molise has it all. The region is renowned for the survival of many traditional customs, of handicrafts and old family-run professions often lost elsewhere, making Molise the natural destination for holidaymakers looking to take a step back in time and...

Hot weather delays holidays

New research has found Brits are delaying their summer holidays because of the hot weather at home. The Travelex study found one in five have delayed summer holiday due to a scorcher summer in the UK and a fifth are planning a Spanish getaway during colder months. This could be motivated by the fact that 43 per cent said they would holiday between October and December because the prices are cheaper and 31 per cent would go away during these...

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