As Courier publisher DC Thomson reignites its proud maritime history by offering a unique cruise for 2020 on the CMV Magellan from Dundee, Caroline Lindsay recalls her own trip on the ship.
Caroline Lindsay heads to the Edinburgh Dungeon to sample the famous underground tour, including a special Mary Queen of Scots experience.
With Black Friday approaching and lots of families looking to book in last minute travel deals, MyVoucherCodes has put together some top tips for families planning a get-away to make sure they pack efficiently and don’t end up paying excess baggage charges or taking excess goods when they go away. This comes as their recent research finds that 8 out of 10 Brits over pack their luggage when they go away.
Hi everyone! If you enjoy nothing more than heading off on holiday, or just enjoy an occasional night or two away, we are going to get on well, writes Robin McKelvie.
Early on my first morning at Chaserstatt hotel I’m woken by the gentle sound of cow bells. Set 5000ft up in the Binntal, an Alpine valley in the Swiss canton of Valais, the hotel enjoys sweeping views down to the town of Ernen far below, while the owners of the bells – beautiful brown cattle – graze close by on their summer pastures.
On November 30, British Columbia will introduce a ban on the trophy hunting of grizzlies. Sarah Marshall ventures into the Cariboo Mountains to meet Gary Zorn, an ex-hunting guide who pioneered bear tourism in the province.
Be flexible on dates Flights are often cheaper on the day’s people prefer NOT to fly, like weekdays. Always be sure to tick the 'flexible on dates' box when booking - as it'll allow you to see which dates around your chosen time are cheapest.
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I’m with Samuel Johnson on London. He famously quipped “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. I’d be more inclusive and extend this to woman and children too. I did just that recently when I headed back with my family to the capital to savour the blend of old favourites and new attractions that make London such a compelling destination.
To many people Dumfries and Galloway is just that region that you bullet past on the motorway on a dash between Scotland and England. I’ve been guilty of that too. If you stop off, though, and make some time Scotland’s southernmost region is a real charmer alive with epic ruined abbeys, superb local produce, sweeping sandy beaches, gorgeous scenery and some great places to stay.