In an age when interactive exhibitions are par for the course in museums, with many focusing on engaging youngsters and infotainment, heading somewhere like the Grant Museum, in London, makes a refreshing change.
The centre of Luxembourg City, the capital of the world’s only Grand Duchy, becomes a vast party zone each year on 22 June, the eve of the head of state’s official birthday. After residents and visitors celebrate through the night, it may come as no surprise that the national holiday, 23 June, tends to be a fairly quiet day.
People have been building models of boats and ships for millennia. These days, thanks to the internet, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home to dip your toe in the water, so to speak, and start putting together a kit or begin building a collection.
Looking around Muscat it’s difficult to believe that just over a generation ago Oman was a country without a single luxury hotel and barely 10km of tarmac road. Times have changed markedly since July 1970, when Qaboos bin Said became the Sultan of Oman.
The Berardo Collection Museum, within Lisbon’s Centro Cultural de Belém (Cultural Centre of Belem), houses one of Europe’s largest privately owned collections of modern and contemporary art.
Christian Jacques is an École du Ski Français (ESF) ski instructor working in the Alpe d’Huez grande domain Ski. Last week I spent time with the 57 year old, who’s in his 38th season as an instructor, exploring the 250km network of pistes in the French resort.
Don’t believe everything you hear about deserts being wastelands devoid of beauty. Take a trip into Egypt’s Sinai Desert, for a walk along the Coloured Canyon, and you’ll see they can be sublime places.
Looking for a memorable place to spend a few days with your friends or family? Last week I met with Ed Percival, the Landmark Trust’s Head of Marketing and Communications, to learn what his organisation has to offer travellers.
People from the Portuguese city of Porto are proud of their city’s industrial heritage and reputation for labouring long hours. After a hard week’s work you’ll see many strolling or sitting in the park of the Serralves Foundation.
Lisbon’s Oceanarium, the Oceanário de Lisboa as it’s known locally, is an example of a tourist attraction that successfully grabs and holds the attention of adults as well as kids.