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  • 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...

  • Discovering the Sami life of the frozen north

    Eager for culture shock, Fiona Vella visits the indigenous people of Finnish Lapland, where spring days last 16 hours and reindeer is always on the menu Spring tends to bring with it an inherent wish for renewal, a longing to experience something...

  • Mellieħa hotel’s got a winning approach

    HolidayCheck.com has ranked the Seabank Resort and Spa in Mellieħa as the best in the Beach Holiday category in its 2014 Awards. It has also ranked it as one of the most popular hotels in the world. The HolidayCheck.com Awards are based on the...

  • Bavaria’s ethereal lake with a magical museum

    What I love about Munich is that it is so easy to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city centre. The parks are extensive and numerous and hopping on to a train can get to you a wealth of natural gems in a short time. Lake...

  • Travel briefs

    Los Angeles Airport’s police chief has backed recommendations to beef up security after a deadly shooting rampage. Patrick Gannon said he read the Transportation Security Administration report and airport law enforcement officials agreed with the...

  • New website focuses on living in Malta

    A newly launched website, www.firstmalta.com focuses on real life experiences of living in Malta and guides to popular tourist hotspots. “We want to build a sense of community and that is why we allow our users to talk about their experiences of...

  • Exploring the heart of the Alps

    Hanging at the Prado Museum in Madrid is a self-portrait that Albrecht Dürer painted in 1498, when he was 26. In this second of his three self-portraits, the German painter/engraver is seen in front of an open window and, in the background, is a...

  • Moving to the music

    Going on a road trip, or just setting off for your daily commute to work? Veronica Stivala shares notes on the best music to listen to when travelling. Hit the road, Jack... walking I sometimes like to pretend I’m the protagonist in a film and...

  • Long-haul flight tax cut announced in UK Budget

    UK passengers on long-haul flights will benefit from an overhaul of the much-hated Air Passenger Duty (APD) airport departure tax. Announcing changes in the Budget last Wednesday, Chancellor George Osborne admitted the current system was “crazy...

  • Ancient tranquillity in Sicily countryside

    Spending a long weekend in Sicily is an easy way to get away with the family with minimal fuss, and now is the best time to enjoy the Sicilian countryside. Take advantage of off-season prices with Virtù Ferries to relax or explore the beautiful...

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