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  • Welcome to the Witchery

    Welcome to the Witchery

    Its rooms have been described as a cross between a bordello and an explosion in a tartan factory. The Witchery is also said to be haunted by a woman who was burned at the stake for witchcraft years ago. I didn’t see or smell her and the fire alarm...

  • Top of the morning

    Top of the morning

    They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only because it’s healthy, but because it needs to be tempting enough to get you out of a warm bed and joyful enough to shoo away any morning blues. And yet, we frequently remove...

  • Travel breaks and package holidays

    Flyaway has recently rebranded, unveiling a completely refreshed image. Flyaway are experts in the organisation of exhilarating mini travel breaks and package holidays. For over 30 years, they have offered their customers a high-quality service...

  • Journey of inspiration

    Journey of inspiration

    Las Vegas lights up for Frank Sinatra, Europe celebrates Van Gogh and Ireland finds inspiration in the poetry of WB Yeats. Join in the celebrations. Art is the great mover and shaker: through an artist’s inspiration and your interpretation, you...

  • You mean business

    You mean business

    Flying economy isn’t all that bad, especially if you’re not paying much to travel to Paris, London or Rome. The seat is reasonably comfortable, your hand luggage is safely stowed away and the meal… actually, there’s no meal. But then, you...

  • The garden city

    The garden city

    I’m sitting precariously on a wobbly-legged plastic stool, a little too close to the edge of a main road than I would like. A murky bowl of porridge – a sort of rice soup rather than the wintry breakfast I was expecting – is placed on the table,...

  • Break an egg

    Break an egg

    The kids are on holiday, spring is in the air, and the last minute offers are very tempting. So be an Easter bunny and go hopping around Europe. It hasn’t been scientifically proven yet. However, we don’t need any proof to confirm that no one can...

  • The road to somewhere

    The road to somewhere

    Deep in the trappings of the happy myth of potential perfection was where I sat writing from the day I planned my road trip from Los Angeles to Portland until two weeks later when I was boarding the plane. In my mind the clarity was glowing: I...

  • Driving abroad

    When driving abroad, you may be asked to produce your documents at any time. Make sure that they are in order and available to avoid the risk of a police fine or even having your car taken away. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have...

  • Away on an adventure

    Away on an adventure

    Board games Travellers: Deborah and Alan AgiusActivity: Snowboarding It all started with Alan, who has been going snowboarding every year for the past 10 years. Since it was such an important trip for him, he convinced Deborah to try it out four...

  • Put a spring in your step

    Put a spring in your step

    Walking can be a long and hard slog. However, it all depends on the context. Schlepping to the nearest bus stop because your car has just given up its ghost and you need to go to work is one thing. But filling in your lungs with the Lake District...

  • Britannia ruling waves again

    Britannia ruling waves again

    The Queen will today officially name P&O Cruises’ new liner, the 141,000-ton Britannia. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen will be at the centre of a glittering ceremony at the vessel’s home port of Southampton. Adorned with a...

  • Kick back in the Cotswolds

    Kick back in the Cotswolds

    Laurel and Hardy looked on. No one was playing the organ, but someone was playing the xylophone and someone else was on vibes. And a lot of people were taking in the “retro” air. While diners ate in the orchestra pit, up in the circle, barman...

  • Ryanair launches customer charter

    Ryanair launches customer charter

    Budget airline Ryanair launched a customer charter to mark its 30th birthday last week. The charter comprises an eight-promise plan, which includes pledging to provide the lowest fares, best destination choice and to make safety top priority. It...

  • ROCS goodies and offers at holiday show

    ROCS goodies and offers at holiday show

    ROCS Travel will showcase offers and launch its brochure during the annual Amitex Holiday Show this week. Holidaymakers who book and pay their deposit to ROCS at Amitex 2015 will benefit from a free weekend break in Gozo. Those who pay a deposit...

  • Daily flights to Bali from Dubai

    Daily flights to Bali from Dubai

    Emirates will launch a daily service to the island of Bali in Indonesia from its global hub in Dubai from June 3, 2015. One of the most popular islands in Indonesia with spectacular mountains and picturesque beaches, Bali welcomed more than 3.7...

  • Top resorts to ski all day and party through night

    Top resorts to ski all day and party through night

    Gaining speed What: Momentum Ski FestivalWhere: Crans-Montana, Valais, SwitzerlandWhen: March 13-16 Crans boasts some of the most breathtaking views in the Alps, from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc, as well as dozens of amazing hotels and great...

  • It’s raining cats and tourists

    It’s raining cats and tourists

    An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Originally introduced to the mile-long island of...

  • Going green with envy

    Going green with envy

    Golfer Kevin Pilley enjoys a break in Sicily to practise his swing and doesn’t get much further than the resort. At least he could see Malta from the course. It wasn’t the first time I had landed up in a cemetery off the tee. I did it on the first...

  • Safety measures on Mount Everest

    Nepal will arrange regular weather forecasts and tighten safety measures on Mount Everest to reassure climbers, an official has said, after an avalanche killed 16 sherpas last year in the worst disaster on the world’s highest mountain. The...

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