Give Thanks to the USA and Canada

26 November 2015 9.10am.

Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated across the United States today – as usual on the fourth Thursday of November.

Celebrating Hogmanay in style

19 November 2015 5.30pm.

Keen to avoid spending Hogmanay watching Jools Holland’s ‘Hootenanny’ this year?

Cruise the heart of Europe

17 November 2015 7.00pm.

Stunning scenery, waterfront life, enchanting riverside ports, elegant towns and grand cities – there’s so much to enjoy on a river cruising holiday.

  • Culture on The Costas

    9 November 2015 3.51pm.

    Sun, sea, sangria… it’s what thousands of tourists flock to the Spanish Costas for, year in, year out. No more so than on the famous Costa del Sol whose golden sands run along the beautiful coastline of southern Spain. I love a week or two simply lazing around under the hot Mediterranean sunshine with a few cold cervezas to punctuate my day.

  • Sun, sea, sand and springtime

    4 November 2015 3.53pm.

    Winter is almost upon us with the shops already tempting us with sparkly Christmas goodies and it’ll soon be too cold to leave the cosy warmth of the fireside.

  • Pumpkins, cauldrons and broomsticks – Halloween is upon us!

    26 October 2015 3.22pm.

    Halloween is fast approaching. Handily, this year 'All Hallow's Eve' lands on a Saturday, allowing revellers to fully let their hair down and apply the appropriately ghoulish make-up.

  • Travel: Making tracks on a great railway journey to Plockton

    23 October 2015 4.15pm.

    What better way to soak up stunning vistas of Scotland than from the comfort of the train? Gayle Ritchie experiences one of the Great Scenic Rail Journeys of Scotland with her four-legged friend, stopping off to explore Inverness and Plockton

  • Most popular getaways this autumn

    22 October 2015 7.00pm.

    Ever wondered where everyone else is jetting off to these days?

  • Celebrate the return of Flying Scotsman

    19 October 2015 3.19pm.

    Following a major restoration project, the now publicly-owned Flying Scotsman locomotive is almost ready for its grand unveiling in early 2016. The Courier Travel takes a look as Flying Scotsman steams its way into the 21st century.

  • Airline announces new Glasgow-Bucharest route

    10 September 2015 3.02pm.

    The first direct air route between Scotland and Bucharest will take off next year.

  • Raising a toast to Lake District delights at Waterhead, by Ambleside

    4 July 2015 11.00am.

    With over 16 million visitors every year, most of us will find our way to the Lake District at some time in our lives.

  • The Courier launches new travel offers website

    7 January 2015 11.20am.

    The Courier is delighted to announce a re-launch of a new, fresh website for its popular Reader Travel holiday offers, giving readers the best possible browsing experience for those planning holidays this year and next.

  • Selling up, heading out

    8 May 2014 9.00am.

    A random comment last September was what started the ball rolling for Sue Petrie and her husband Gus.

  • Education v Vacation: taking off in term time

    25 February 2014 10.45am.

    With many parents choosing to take family holidays during the school year to avoid increased costs, Jack McKeown asks if it is acceptable to break the rules to take a break.

  • E-petition forces Westminster debate on cost of family holidays

    24 February 2014 1.48pm.

    The controversy over companies charging extra during school holidays will be debated today after an e-petition received almost 170,000 signatures.

  • Kinloch Lodge Hotel a perfect base for exploring the wonders of Skye

    6 December 2013 1.30pm.

    Steve Bargeton weathers the rugged romance of the Isle of Skye — and samples a Highland welcome and some fine dining in one of the world’s top small hotels.

  • Everyone’s going on a summer holiday

    26 July 2013 4.49pm.

    Thousands of Scots will be switching on their out-of-office messages and packing their bags. Today is predicted to be the busiest travel day of the year in the UK as hordes of us head off on our summer holidays. More than 300,000 people are expected to go through London’s airports and Eurostar destinations.

  • A North Sea hop, skip and a jump to the Netherlands

    30 June 2012 7.58am.

    Until recently, whenever I thought of the Netherlands I thought of tulips, flat countryside and Amsterdam, writes William Lockwood. Occasionally I thought about the Cruyff turn. However I was vaguely aware of a nation that extended beyond that, so when the chance came up to see some more of it I grabbed it.

  • Everest adventurer Doug Scott to give lecture

    10 October 2011 5.50pm.

    Climber and explorer Doug Scott will take part in a fund-raising lecture at Kirkcaldy's Adam Smith Theatre on Sunday, October 30.

  • Lisbon: White city charms

    6 August 2011 2.48pm.

    Lisbon is an established favourite with holidaymakers, and Stewart Lloyd-Jones took a trip there to check out the Portuguese capital's delights.

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