The Lonely Planet looks rather empt

By :- Louise Jackson, On January 25, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
Long hair, dusty backpacks, dirt roads and a blue-spined travel bible: for more than 40 years thousands of young adventurers have relied on Lonely Planet guidebooks to navigate themselves through unfamiliar countries. News that the Australian publisher is to make about 80 of its 450-odd staff redundant prompted a tsunami of blubbing from travellers who were worried that it might go out of busin.... {{ Continue Reading }}

50 top websites for travel

By :- Louise Jackson, On January 6, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
Where to go to find inspiration for your travels, pick up great deals and get the best advice before you leave See the first two instalments of our list: 50 top websites you can’t live without 50 top websites for fashion and beauty Five of the best for travel deals 1.  Flight price comparison  This is a brilliant flight price comparison site that offers a wider.... {{ Continue Reading }}

Cheaper holidays to the Caribbean

By :- Louise Jackson, On December 27, 2013 in ::-Uncategorized
Passengers flying to the Caribbean and Asia will pay lower aviation taxes from next year, the Chancellor announced, but airlines urged him to scrap a tax which they claim is damaging the tourist industry and wider economy. Mr Osborne announced a streamlining of Air Passenger Duty rates, criticising a “crazy system where you pay less tax travelling to Hawaii than you do travelling to China or .... {{ Continue Reading }}

50 things you should do before you

By :- Louise Jackson, On December 8, 2013 in ::-Uncategorized
Never mind the Taj Mahal or Grand Canyon – try diving with whale sharks or stargazing in Utah instead. Travel experts tell Lisa Grainger what’s on their bucket lists 1 Sail round Ha Long Bay, Vietnam This is one of the most affordable ways to see a natural wonder of the world – an all-in day trip from Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, is about £40. This includes the bus journey (about three a.... {{ Continue Reading }}

Travel tips: Join an adventure tour

By :- Louise Jackson, On December 2, 2013 in ::-Uncategorized
Real adventure travel For great bragging rights around the dinner table, join one of the tours to Bangladesh or Angola being launched by the adventure company Exodus (0845 8639601, for next year. Bangladesh takes travellers to the citadels of Bagerhat, tea plantations, mangrove cruising in the Sundarbans National Park and the possibility of tiger spotting. The 15-day tour costs fro.... {{ Continue Reading }}