Jungle tales: village-based tourism in Thailand

Away from Thailand’s popular island destinations, inland, amid exotic fauna and flora, there are unspoiled villages where visitors can stay with local people. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia Travels through History – Northern IrelandContinue reading “Jungle tales: village-based tourism in Thailand”

Highlights of Yucatán

Uncrowded ruins, an underwater sculpture park, hidden cenotes and authentic places to eat in popular spots are among the Mexican secrets shared by people.

Highlights of Chile: travel tips

Explore the Andes on foot, take a campervan road trip, get close to volcanoes – some made of chocolate – or sample pisco sour in Santiago, and beyond.

Racing through water and on ice – in pictures

Recently there were two events which involved racing in and on two of water’s three states. In Windsor, Canada 1,000 of the world’s best swimmers competed at the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) whilst Heerenveen in the Netherlands played host to the fourth event in the ISU Speed Skating World Cup. We bring youContinue reading “Racing through water and on ice – in pictures”

Beyond the blarney: the best hidden gems in Ireland

Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher and the Guinness brewery are on just about everyone’s list … so to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, here are some of the less-obvious outdoor attractions across Ireland

Off the beaten path in Zaragoza, Burgos, and Murcia

Zaragoza lies in a desert valley beneath the foothills of the Pyrenees, 90 minutes north-east of Madrid and three hours west of Barcelona. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/may/24/holiday-guide-to-zaragoza-spain There are new boutique hotels and a stunning museum in the ancient city of Burgos http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/may/24/holiday-guide-to-burgos-spain There’s a buzzing contemporary art scene and probably Spain’s best tapas in the sunny cityContinue reading “Off the beaten path in Zaragoza, Burgos, and Murcia”