It’s Twixmas time: family events in the UK between Christmas and New Year

Bored between Christmas and New Year? There’s no need to be with this selection of family-focused events, performances, tours and walks

Putting Airbnb’s new hosted ‘experience’ to the test

The global rental giant is rolling out tours and learning experiences run by ‘micro entrepreneurs’ in 12 cities worldwide. How will our writer fare on a hippy pottery course in Los Angeles?

The Lady of the Lake Contest – Crummock Water

It’s hard to say how this contest began or when – some people say it’s proof that King Arthur was from the Scottish Borders region; others believe that the contest only dates from the 1600s when women were thrown into lakes to determine whether they were witches.              The LadyContinue reading “The Lady of the Lake Contest – Crummock Water”

UK – Best airports and bank holiday surprises

Some of the UK’s smaller airports were voted best in the Which? annual passenger survey, while larger airports continue to let down consumers. Click here for the winners. Bank holidays are the UK equivalent of statutory holidays in the Americas – for some good ideas about bank holiday days out click here.

The Edinburgh Fringe Guide

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival kicks off this week. In between all the comedy, cabaret and theatre, there’s plenty to keep you entertained: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jul/31/fringe-benefits-edinburgh-festival-season-city-guide

New York with kids

A guide to 10 summer activities that are perfect for families in New York City http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jun/21/top-10-family-friendly-new-york-activities

How to become a world champion

In a similar spirit to my books, 40 Humourous British Traditions, and, Sports the Olympics Forgot, here are ten silly ways to become a world champion http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/apr/15/top-10-daftest-ways-to-become-a-world-champion

Winter Olympics, 2014 – Sochi, Russia

An interactive guide to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia between 7-23 February, 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/sport/interactive/2014/jan/27/winter-olympics-sochi-venues-guide-interactive