Take a Drive Through France’s Walnut Country

Southern France’s Dordogne valley is the heart of walnut country, where the humble noix (nut) has been part of the landscape since the 10th century, when peasants would pay their debts with bushels of nuts. A weekend break in this picturesque valley will worth it, and good time to go is in early autumn when the temperature is moderate twenties and best of all, there are less tourist, so you are free to wonder unhindered.  Just next door to the Dorgogne, is the Lot department which boast the same golden stone villages and breathtaking views. Read more about Take a Drive Through France’s Walnut Country

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Take a City Break in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is seen as top emerging tourist destination and with thousands of years of history this country is waiting to be discovered.  Tashkent is overlooked all too frequently.  In the clamour to reach the UNESCO treasures of Samarkand and Bukhara, most visitors skip the electric sights of Central Asia’s largest city. Tashkent boast more than 2,500 years of history.  On this Silk Road crossroads, you’ll not only find superb museums and striking architecture, but also vast markets and green parks. Read more about Take a City Break in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

3 of Jordan’s Best Tourist Destinations

A holiday to Jardon isn’t complete until you complete the Golden Triangle – Aqaba, Wadi Rum and Petra.  With all offering their distinct features: The seaside city of Aqaba is Jordan’s coastal gateway with historic sites on our doorstep, Wadi Rum – the valley of the moon offers glittering skies, undulating dunes and peace of mind, and Petra’s rich ancient past is an archaeological adventure.  Using the seaside city of Aqaba as your base, Petra is just a short drive away. And situated near the desert highway, only a minor detour between both Amman and Aqaba, lies Wadi Rum. Read more about 3 of Jordan’s Best Tourist Destinations

9 Things to do in Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg and its surrounding are an area of immense natural beauty, versatility and steep in history.  Bordering with Germany and sharing the mountains of the Alpine region, its located in a region that caters for a variety of activities: summer, spring or winter. The Edelweiss meadows and high mountain lakes, hilltop castles and turf-roofed timber cabins – life is beautiful here, it’s the home of Mozart, Maria von Trapp and its Baroque architecture. Read more about 9 Things to do in Salzburg, Austria

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Take a Spring Break in Portland, Oregon

As winter makes way for the invigorating showers and sunnier spells of spring, the Portland region celebrates with food, fiestas and flowers.  This is thanks to the region’s temperate climate; many flowers begin to bud from early March and bloom through to June.  If you are planning on visiting Portland during this time of the year you will be rewarded with vistas of blossoming cherry trees, botanical adventures and the city’s signature event, the Portland’s Rose Festival, which runs from late May through to early June. Read more about Take a Spring Break in Portland, Oregon

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9 Tanzania Short Break Ideas

Tanzania has had its trouble internally and sometimes trouble from its neighbour Kenya spill over scaring visitors. But putting that aside Tanzania is one of Africa’s best kept secrets, with its searing temperature, Tanzania has emerged as the African destination of choice for those seeking a host of natural wonders, exquisite safari opportunities and a wealth of secret spots.  Here, we pick our favourites and throw in a few hidden gems. Read more about 9 Tanzania Short Break Ideas

Tallinn City Break - Explore its Cultural Kilometre

As a destination for a city break, Tallinn has become very popular for many wanting a weekend break.  The Estonian capital’s old fishing district, Kalamaja, is has become one of the city’s coolest haunt. Come and explore the medieval Old Town’s cobbled streets, easy-on-the-eye architecture and colourful squares, the galleries (such as Kadriorg Art museum) and the churches (St Olav’s Gothic church and tower) – St Alexander Nevsky Cathedaral, built during the reign of the Russian tsars in 1900, it’s the most opulent Orthodox church in the city and its pop-up bars and warehouse parties. Read more about Tallinn City Break - Explore its Cultural Kilometre

The Adventurer's Short Break Bucket List

Forget climbing to Everest Base Camp or mountain biking down Bolivia’s Death Road.  Go adventuring off the beaten track with our list of This year’s adventure travel destinations, and you’ll easily be the backpackers with the best story at the bar.  From sandboarding the world’s biggest dunes to climbing inside a volcano, here are the top ten adventurer’s travel destinations. Read more about The Adventurer's Short Break Bucket List

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Explore the Rock and Ruins of Inca Town, Ollantaytambo

"Can you see the man's face?" asks the waiter in the plaza cafe, as he sets down my cafe con leche. I instinctively turn my head towards Ollantaytambo's central fountain, where taxi drivers sit awaiting their next customer and women in full-flowing indigenous dress are carrying babies on their backs.

"No, no," he says. "Look up!" In truth, until he came bearing coffee, I hadn't stopped looking up. Above us, sitting high in the Andean mountains that surround the town, are some of Peru's most impressive Inca ruins, dating back to the 15th century. Read more about Explore the Rock and Ruins of Inca Town, Ollantaytambo

A Weekend in Exmoor, England

Sitting between Somerset and Devon, is Exmoor national park.  With steep-sided valleys and russet-hued moorland dotted by solitary trees that have been twisted and contorted by the wind.  A red deer, sporting a crown of antlers, may emerge from the mist; a brooding Raven May flap moodily by.  Above all Exmoor feels like a real country escape.  The landscape is shaped by thousands of years of farming and inhabited by people who have lived and worked here all their lives. Read more about A Weekend in Exmoor, England

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