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  • Israel beer culture

    Israel beer culture

    Drinking in Israel involves saying ‘I’Chaim’ or ‘To life!’ many times. Occasionally, it also involves raising your glass and saying, ‘Phachem’. This is the name of an excellent hand-crafted stout ale or imperial porter made in a tiny garage in the...

  • Chasing Nessie – cruising Loch Ness

    Chasing Nessie – cruising Loch Ness

    No holiday to Scotland is complete without a visit to Loch Ness. Booking a half-day boat trip on the Loch was, in fact, the first thing we did right after purchasing our plane tickets, says Melisande Aquilina. Being a lake and not a sea, Loch Ness...

  • Travel to Cyprus for less with Emirates super offer

    Travel to Cyprus for less with Emirates super offer

    With the re-launch of the daily service between Malta and Dubai via Larnaca in Cyprus from February 1, Emirates is offering customers a super early bird offer to Cyprus. Whether you are seeking to surprise your spouse or partner for Valentine’s...

  • Last chance to see Picasso in London

    Last chance to see Picasso in London

    Picasso Portraits, sponsored by Goldman Sachs, and in association with the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, includes over 75 portraits by the artist in all media, ranging from well-known masterpieces to works that have never been shown in Britain...

  • Going back in time on three Greek islands

    Going back in time on three Greek islands

    In our collective imagery, Greece remains a land of mythology, architecture and splendid white marbles. However, Greece and its Saronic islands are far more than the average ancient history lesson. While staying in Athens I accidentally stumbled...

  • Fire, man!

    Fire, man!

    While playing damsel in distress has never been Veronica Stivala’s life goal, she found her experience as a ‘fake’ fire victim exciting and enlightening. Eat your heart out Bridget Jones. I’ve conquered the fire station assignment, dignity intact,...

  • A sea adventure

    A sea adventure

    As the ferry broke away from the mainland and onto the cold Atlantic, I reflected about how different this trip was from the customary one I normally boarded from Malta to the sister island of Gozo. Both trips were 45 minutes long and both took...

  • Best destinations for 2017

    Best destinations for 2017

    Good intentions. They come around every year and are practically synonymous with champagne toasts on December 31. Wavering already? Not to worry, online travel adviser Cheapflights (www.cheapflights.com) has come up with a top 10 list of...

  • Lotar - iconic figure of the visual surrealist movement 

    Lotar - iconic figure of the visual surrealist movement 

    A retrospective by French-Romanian photographer and filmmaker Eli Lotar focuses on the daring, innovation and engagement of the interwar period. It demonstrates the importance of this unique artist’s contribution to modernism as well as social and...

  • Robot reveals Antarctica's colourful underwater world

    Robot reveals Antarctica's colourful underwater world

    A video released today shows a colourful world featuring sea spiders, sponges and sea cucumbers. According to Australian Antarctic Division biologist Dr Glenn Johnstone, the water is minus 1.5 Celsius and is "covered in 1.5 meter thick sea ice for...

  • The search for the Lost Ark

    The search for the Lost Ark

    You don’t need a bullwhip or a washable but unwashed, uncrushable but rumpled felt fedora to find the Lost Ark.  All you need is an Ethiopian tour operator and a free week next month to get up into the highlands to attend the annual Timket...

  • Christmas comes early for animals at Sydney zoo

    Christmas comes early for animals at Sydney zoo

    A group of animals at Sydney's Taronga Zoo received Christmas-inspired enrichment treats on Wednesday to celebrate the season. Keepers at the Australian Sea Lion enclosure prepared frozen treats in the shape of baubles and Christmas trees each...

  • Emirates announces sale

    Emirates announces sale

    Emirates has announced a sale to encourage travellers to explore Dubai and new destinations across the Far East, Africa, and Australasia. It said it is offering limited-time special offers in Economy Class. Bookings have to be made by December 31...

  • A corking good time

    A corking good time

    A unique hotel in Portugal offers an all-male, daily morning and afternoon strip show.  Men, ranging in ages from 18 to 60 and representing various degrees of sagging musculature, strip away in front of your bedroom window.  They peel everything...

  • Evoking beauty

    Evoking beauty

    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is showing a major retrospective of the work of American painter Agnes Martin (1912–2004), the first since her death. One of the preeminent painters of the 20th century, Martin created subtle and evocative...

  • The quest for innovation

    The quest for innovation

    For over six decades, artist Robert Rauschenberg pushed the established boundaries of the arts world and created avant-garde works. Now, visitors to London can enjoy the first posthumous retrospective dedicated to the artist. Tate Modern is...

  • It’s a Grimm world

    It’s a Grimm world

    Imagine members of the MADC or Masquerade Theatre writhing around on stage, screaming in agony. Imagine afternoon matinées of horrific sadism, torture and self-mutilation at the MFCC, or the Manoel Theatre. Imagine – if you don’t already –...

  • Special Emirates fares to Dubai and Cyprus

    Special Emirates fares to Dubai and Cyprus

    Ringing in the festive season, Emirates is launching special companion fares to inspire and encourage travellers to experience Dubai and Cyprus or re-visit these favourite destinations.  Emirates is also extending its great value fares in Economy...

  • Good tastes, nature and relaxation over the New Year in Sicily

    Good tastes, nature and relaxation over the New Year in Sicily

    A three-night programme to spend the New Year in Sicily (December 30 to January 2) has been set up by Touring Mediterraneo in cooperation with some of the best restaurants and trattorias, with accommodation at I Monasteri Golf Resort, a...

  • Wonder ship to sail into Grand Harbour next year

    Wonder ship to sail into Grand Harbour next year

    Simonne Pace, a guest on the MSC Preziosa on its last trip of the season, learns about the Meraviglia, the newest ship in the company’s fleet. As the name implies, this floating ‘wonder’ will be docking at the Grand Harbour every week next summer...

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