Travelling to Germany during Advent means being able to visit Christmas markets. Stuttgart, in Baden-Württemberg, has stalls at its centre and is a convenient base for exploring those in nearby cities, including Esslingen.
Costa Rica is a relatively small country, covering just 0.25 per cent of the world’s landmass, yet it’s the home of five per cent of the planet’s biodiversity. If you enjoy photographing birds and butterflies then you’re going to be busy.
Atmospheric Advent markets, held on squares in towns and cities across Europe, attract millions of people in the run up to Christmas. To experience the markets I headed to Stuttgart, in south-west Germany.
The medieval theme of Esslingen am Neckar’s Christmas market, near Stuttgart, ensures it stands out from the many Advent markets held across Germany each winter.
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.