Ultimate guide to a Frankfurt city break

Approximately 70.5 million passengers passed through Frankfurt Airport in 2019. Yet compared to German cities such as Munich and Berlin, Frankfurt am Main remains largely undiscovered by international travellers. As I found out, there’s plenty to do to make a weekend city break in Frankfurt worthwhile.

Enjoying art in Newcastle and Gateshead

Thanks to the city's many pubs and celebrated nightlife, Newcastle has long been regarded as one of Europe's party capitals. Many a hen and stag party veteran will recall — perhaps in some cases hazily — moments in the pubs and bars of the Quayside, Diamond Strip and Bigg Market. The city's Ouseburn and Jesmond districts also offer their share of cracking destinations for a few drinks. Yet it’s not just the artists with glasses in their hands that people now associate with Newcastle and Gateshead.

Sunderland International Airshow

The Royal Air Force Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight frequently perform at Sunderland International Airshow. Aircraft such as the P51 Mustang, Eurofighter Typhoon and Chinook helicopters count among the aircraft that have flown above the coast of north-east England.

Walking in Newcastle travel tips

There's lots to see and do in Newcastle. The ‘new castle’ which lends its name to the city is centuries old: it dates from the reign of King Henry II, 840 years ago. You can climb its steep, honey-coloured stone steps to visit the great hall before watching a video that explains the role of the fortress through the ages: for centuries it stood as a bulwark of royal authority against Scottish invasion into England.

15 things to do in Winnipeg in winter

During February, the francophone St Boniface district of the Winnipeg hosts the Festival du Voyager, western Canada’s biggest winter festival.Thanks to the seasonal weather, finding a place to chill in Winnipeg in winter isn’t difficult. However, chilling at Thermea by Nordik Spa-Nature has a whole different meaning — it’s a chic spa with saunas and steam rooms ranged around a four outdoor pools of varying temperatures.