A first-time visitor to Germany, Richard Rooney finds an enchanting land of forests, rivers and ancient history in the Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland regions.
As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, Abi Jackson delves even deeper into its history, exploring Ontario via canoe
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.
Ian Roache enjoys a weekend break at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel in the Trossachs.
Chris Hutchinson enjoys a luxury cruise taking in Scandinavia and the Baltic states
Whether you’re holed up in an historic castle feeling suitably smug or enjoying lunch in a hotel overlooking lush green fields, there’s something magical about a country retreat.
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.
I was thinking on returning from abroad recently that despite being lucky enough to have a day job globe-trotting to far-flung corners of the world, I’m also fortunate enough to spend so much down time in one of the most scenic destinations on earth – the Yorkshire Dales.
When I arrived in Hamburg, Germany, the other week, there was a strong police presence. Our guide quickly explained that this was in light of the G20 Summit – happening as we speak.
Jonathan Watson enjoys a tranquil weekend break on the banks on Loch Awe.