Spend the Weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden

Sweden’s second city is nowhere near as big and famous as Stockholm, but it’s perfect for a short break.  It’s small enough to explore with ease yet big enough to have plenty to do, plus it’s cheaper than the capital too.  The Liseberg Amusement Park is smack bang in the middle of the city, and is Sweden’s most popular tourist attraction.  It has plenty of hair-raising rides and rollercoasters. Read more about Spend the Weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden

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24 Hours in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, an Islamic city without the radical factor is an attractive option in this day and age.  The peaceful Topkapi Palace is first cab off the rank.  In its outdoors, all four courtyards of it, the silence is only broken by the soft tweets of the avian residents.  This air of serenity is accompanied by a rich royal history: Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1494 – 1566) insisted everyone walked around in silence to avoid compromising his tranquillity. Read more about 24 Hours in Istanbul, Turkey

Burma: The Secretive Southeast Asian Gem

Now is a good time to visit Burma. The country has been boycotted by travellers for some time, but now that it is opening up travellers are flocking to this secretive Southeast Asian destination. Aung San Kyi who had originally ask for the boycott is asking visitor to come, but as responsible tourist.  This means visiting in a monner that contributes to local communities and small business as opposed to government-owned enterprises, and taking steps to maximise a positive impact on the people of Burma through your visit. Read more about Burma: The Secretive Southeast Asian Gem

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Zell am See-Kaprun Ski Resort – The Alps at its Best

Do you ever just close your eyes and imagine escaping your day-to-day surroundings? Wishing you could travel to some far-flung destination? All of us do this at some point and especially of you are a lover of the white stuff when winter comes around. Well, we have a destination for you. With its awe-inspiring mountains, expansive lakes, powdery snow and perfect vistas, the Austrian ski resort of Zell am See-Kaprun can certainly the answer to that dream. Read more about Zell am See-Kaprun Ski Resort – The Alps at its Best

Slovenia's Outdoor Thrills and Spills

You might have a to squint at a map to spot Slovenia, but for a little country in central Europe it packs an adrenaline-fuelled wallop.  There are the Alps running along the north; pristine lakes, karst caves and forests abound in the middle; plus a snipped of Adriatic coastline to the west.  Combined, they make the perfect playground for adventure-seekers. Here’s our guide to the biggest thrills. Read more about Slovenia's Outdoor Thrills and Spills

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7 Things to do in Scotland’s Highlands

Scotland is known for many things, Irn Bru, rain; it is also a fantastic place for a wide variety of outdoor pursuits.  With a countryside rich in everything from towering mountains to crystal-clear lochs, Scotland’s Highlands boast some of the most impressive scenery in Europe.  With a varied national geography running from the lowlands on the English border to the stunning Highlands.  Up north you’ll find everything from mountain ranges for snow sports, sweeping lochs from watersports, and no shortage of stunning scenery for trekking through, mountain biking across and generally marvellin Read more about 7 Things to do in Scotland’s Highlands

Explore the Emerald Isle

Beyond the stereotypes, Ireland and Northern Ireland are as characterful and fascinating as is any of their most colourful depictions. Take the time to explore; away from the city centres lie dramatic scenery perfectly suited to outdoor action and water sports, plus isolated secret spots to rival anywhere in the world.  Whether it's escaping to Kerry's coast or marvelling at the Giant's Causeway, there's a host of unforgettable experiences in store Here's our pick of the highlights. Read more about Explore the Emerald Isle

Experience Jura’s Whisky and Whirlpool

"The bigger the wave, the bigger the dram," says our skipper, Nicol, dispensing socking great measures of whisky to those of us huddled on the rear deck of his tiny boat. Adrenaline is coursing through my body, but so far my newly acquired sea legs are holding out, no small thanks to the warm smack of the liquor. I'm on a terrifyingly choppy ride through the waters off the Hebridean Isle of Jura, heading straight for Corryvreckan, the third biggest natural whirlpool in the world; this 50-minute journey is a race against time to see the swirl at its most dramatic. Read more about Experience Jura’s Whisky and Whirlpool

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7 Things to do in Sri Lanka

There is only one Sri Lanka. This teardrop island  off the south of the mighty subcontinent really packs a punch. But which of its many marvels should make it on to your must-see list? 

TRAINlOURNEY THROUGH TEA COUNTRY

The train journey between Kandy and Ella is arguably one of the world's most scenic offering spectacular views from grand 19th Century bridges that stitch together verdan hill country and rolling, mist-shrouded tea plantations. Aside from the views it also  offers a great window into Sri Lankan life. Read more about 7 Things to do in Sri Lanka

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