Porto, around three hours from Lisbon by both rail and road, has emerged as one of Portugal’s urban tourism hotspots in 2016.
A 400kg polar bear lumbers towards us on the semi-frozen shoreline of the Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada. Just ten metres of open ground stands between one of the planet’s largest land-dwelling carnivores and the group of a dozen people that I’m standing in.
Rail journeys have long been loved by unhurried travellers who appreciate opportunities to view the landscapes through which they traverse. The Canadian, which runs for 4,466 kilometres between Toronto and Vancouver, is a long-established passenger service and widely regarded by rail aficionados as one of the world’s great train journeys. Running between Union Station in...
Renowned for outstanding coffee and as home of Sachertorte, Vienna, the capital of Austria, has lots for lovers of history. Duncan JD Smith, a British travel writer, is based in the Austrian capital. He’s the sole author and publisher of the ‘Only In’ Guides series of guidebooks.
Perhaps George Stephenson, the engineer who’s best remembered for his pioneering work on steam locomotives and for overseeing the construction of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, would deem it a tad foolhardy that I’ve walked 10 miles from Gateshead to take a look inside the cottage where he was born?
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has members in 15 countries and throughout October 2016 is promoting a worldwide campaign, Plan a Cruise Month.
Bumbling about in Brighton is always fun. To find out where to go and what to do there I turned to Jools Stone, a freelance travel, music and arts writer, for the lowdown about his home town.
Cindy Crawford stands radiating glamour a couple of metres in front of me. Fellow supermodel Eva Herzigova struts assuredly by amidst a posse of people pointing cameras. Meanwhile, smiling and looking relaxed, Milla Jovovich jokes with a woman who wants to join her for a selfie. Like me, they are in Rotterdam for the opening of the exhibition Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision of Fashion Photography.
Malton is a small market town 17 miles north-east of York. It is building a reputation as a destination for foodies. Tom Naylor-Leyland is the founder and director of the Malton Food Lovers Festival. Tom’s family has owned land in and around the town for more than 300 years.
From 26 to 29 August 2016 30 rigged sailing ships will moor in Blyth, Northumberland. Participating in the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta, the vessels will then depart in a race to Gothenburg, Sweden.