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  • Wish you were here

      We all know that packing is a bore. Even if we’re already in holiday mode, we find that making a list of what to pack and trying to fit it all in our luggage is just a waste of time. The dreaded hours of packing are also spiked with anxiety...

  • California for families that don’t ‘do Disney’

    The West Coast of the US does not have to mean Mickey Mouse ears and giant queues for monster rides; there are plenty of other fun activities for families to enjoy. It’s just a case of escaping the juggernaut cities and finding the secret spots.

  • Travel briefs

    Singapore’s Changi airport has topped a list of the world’s best compiled from views of nearly 13 million passengers. “With features like a swimming pool, jacuzzi and butterfly garden, it’s no wonder it came out on top,” said UK-based airline and...

  • Eating from the same plate

    Spread out across the table before me is an enviable feast in a display of colour any artist would be proud of. The aromas of freshly baked bread, heavily spiced couscous and a steaming hot tagine as its lid is taken off fight for my...

  • Europe from its most beautiful side

    Cruising on a river is certainly not the fastest mode of transportation. And the countless meanders of the Rhine, Danube and Rhone are not the fastest way to get from point A to B either. But that’s precisely what you need: a little time for you...

  • Do let the sun go down on me

    I was going through my holiday snaps today. More than two decades of here’s looking at me eat, drink and make merry with my savings. Walking down memory lane is a reminder that I have grown old. My skin is a little rougher around the edges, and...

  • A train in time

    The Eurostar high-speed train will take you from London to Paris in just two hours and 15 minutes and will travel at speeds of up to 300km/h. The Rovos Rails train from South Africa to Tanzania will take you an epic 14 days and the vintage train...

  • September 11 Memorial Museum to open soon

    The long-awaited 9/11 Memorial Museum dedicated to the victims of the New York terrorist attacks will open soon at the World Trade Centre site in New York. After delays caused by funding disputes, construction problems and damage caused by...

  • Adding value to currency exchange

    Outside the comfort of the eurozone are hundreds of currencies – how daunting can this be to travellers? In all there are 180 official currencies in use around the world. Many Maltese travellers, especially the older ones, might get confused when...

  • Unique flexibility

    This week sees the release of the Flyaway Tours Summer Brochure. With a range of unlimited destinations to choose from, the brochure has the answer to all travel queries: which destination to fly to, what time of year to do it, and even where to...

  • Tailing along

    Many dog lovers know that there is plenty of truth in the saying that a dog is man’s best friend. If you and your dog are inseparable, then it’s only fair that you share your holidays together. Nowadays, travelling with pets has become easier.

  • The place where imagination comes to life

    At Disneyland Paris endless family fun awaits you at the place where imagination is unlimited and memories are made together. At each of the five Disney parklands, you can discover a special touch of magic. The Disney tales shine in a brilliant...

  • Humble in the jungle

    Living in a village that is only accessible by boat, the people of the Orang Asli tribe are strangers to electricity and technology. Meeting them is a humbling experience for Vanessa Azzopardi. With over 24 million tourists visiting Malaysia each...

  • Lights, camera, action

    Some films are so good that you want to be one of the cast. You want to live the drama or at least walk around and enjoy the neon-lit, almost surreal backdrop of Lost in Translation, the sweeping panoramas of Lord of the Rings, or the...

  • Tumbling through a kaleidoscope of colour

    Bursts of vibrant powder explode in the air as Melanie Vella experiences one of India’s most inclusive, carefree festivals for herself – Happy Holi! Marking the beginning of spring, the ancient Hindu tradition of Holi celebrates love, life and...

  • Spend Easter in Sicily

    Pagan traditions, Greek mythology and Christian activities come together in Sicily over Easter and an array of traditional foods has something for everyone’s taste – from baked artichokes to pasta reale, the small, multicoloured fruits and...

  • No room at top of world

    Nepal plans to minimise the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-metre summit of Mount Everest, which is clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather. Tourism Ministry official Mohan Krishna Sapkota said this week that...

  • Choose your own cruise

    Forward-thinking cruise ship passengers are being offered the chance to pick their own itinerary with an unusual Fred Olsen package due to set sail in October next year. Braemar’s 15-night ‘You Choose Your Cruise’ sailing, which departs from...

  • Railing against the train?

    Backpacker Mark Strijbosch leaves over-commercialised Goa behind in the next stage of his adventure across India and gets too close for comfort with his fellow passengers during a 17-hour train ride. Riding India’s famous railway systems was...

  • Palace for a princely price

    Vienna’s opulent Schönbrunn Pal­ace, the former summer residence of the imperial Habsburg family, will open its doors to tourists looking to spend the night like Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Sisi. An apartment – once reserved for close...

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