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  • ‘The rest of the world is on my bucket list’

    ‘The rest of the world is on my bucket list’

    Jacob Sammut never travels anywhere without his favourite companions – a camera and rolls of film. He shares some of his experiences. Tell us something about yourself. I’m a 30-year-old freelance photographer currently reading for a BA in...

  • Dancing with disaster

    Dancing with disaster

    Veronica Stivala has had her fair share of travel disasters. She shares them for your amusement, and that you may at least avoid her pitfalls. I’m writing this as I sit on a plane. The passengers sitting next to me have kept to themselves, but I...

  • Enhanced luxury services on the Queen Mary 2

    Enhanced luxury services on the Queen Mary 2

    Queen Mary 2’s Queens and Princess Grill suites and restaurants will undergo lavish enhancements in May and June 2016, ascending to a new level of luxury, sharing company with the world’s finest five-star hotels. The Cunard Grills experience...

  • Night at the museums

    Night at the museums

    This year, museums, galleries, historical houses and spaces and other places of interest across the UK take part in the first ever Museums at Night October festival over Halloween weekend, with a dazzling array of special, night-time events. If...

  • Readers’ Reviews

    Readers’ Reviews

    My boyfriend and I recently spent four days in the picturesque village of Bellagio, which lies on the banks of Lake Como. The whole area is spectacular – there are mountains in the distance, beautiful villas, exquisite restaurants right by the...

  • ‘Don’t plan every second of your holiday’

    ‘Don’t plan every second of your holiday’

    Fashion designer and illustrator Sef Farrugia loves random encounters and unplanned exploration. She shares some of her best travel recollections with us. Tell us something about yourself. I returned to the rock three years ago and I’m loving it.

  • Around the world in 90 days

    Around the world in 90 days

    In this first of a short series exploring a couple’s adventures travelling the world on their honeymoon, Fiona Vella introduces us to Jennifer Cusba and Alan Borg, who talk about starting married life with a definite case of wanderlust. “They say...

  • Not a cliché

    Not a cliché

    Visiting Liverpool and a Jackson Pollock admirer? Blind Spots, an exhibition showing at the Tate Liverpool, showcases works from his black pourings period together for the first time in over 30 years. Such is the fame of abstract expressionist...

  • The importance of travelling in education

    The importance of travelling in education

    Academic, researcher and Heritage Malta’s senior curator at the National Museum of Fine Arts Alexander Debono – who is currently leading MUŻA, the new national museum of art for Valletta’s European Capital of Culture 2018 – shares insights on his...

  • Camden Town – The Alternative Shopping Venue in London

    Camden Town – The Alternative Shopping Venue in London

    It is an undeniable fact that most people annually visit London for no other reason than to re-stock their wardrobes. Although personally my priorities are somewhat different, I must say that in my case, too, a trip to London generally always...

  • The Catholic voice in Zambia

    The Catholic voice in Zambia

    The parish church of St Ignatius in Rhodes Park, Lusaka, Zambia, in southern Africa, is home to a fine musical tradition, but many of its parishioners say it is at the 10am Sunday Mass that you hear truly celestial music. Both the Folk Choir and...

  • ‘Travel heightens the senses’

    ‘Travel heightens the senses’

    Tell us something about yourself. I’m a fine artist, specialising in photo-graphy and residing in Xagħra. And I run a kiosk at St Marija Bay, in Comino. How often do you travel? Few trips are planned from a very long time ahead. Usually my travels...

  • De-stressing in Sicily

    De-stressing in Sicily

    Five girls, a bride-to-be and one magical Sicilian holiday. Miriam Calleja discovers that short breaks are the way forward when it comes to unforgettable hen parties. Every now and then, life affords us the luxury of moments when everything seems...

  • The best-laid plans

    The best-laid plans

    The English capital celebrates sustainable architecture as London’s iconic buildings and private houses today open their doors in celebration of sustainable and innovative design. Open House London is celebrating sustainable architecture and...

  • Readers’ Reviews

    Readers’ Reviews

    Whenever we are abroad we love to try new restaurants, spending a bit more to go to places that are not like the usual franchises where everyone eats the same thing over and over again. So when we visited Edinburgh recently we immediately started...

  • ‘There are a million ways to live your life’

    ‘There are a million ways to live your life’

    From luchador wrestling in Mexico to volunteering at an iguana station and partying in Miami, writer and musician Johnathan Cilia has seen it all. He shares parts of his travel journal. Tell us something about yourself. I was born in Sydney,...

  • A spectacular wonderland

    A spectacular wonderland

    In Shanghai, the past merges with the ultra-modern when it comes to architecture and urban planning. Fiona Vella revels in the sensory contrasts. Travelling at an impressive 300km/hr, a high-speed railway train took five hours and a half to reach...

  • No greater beauty

    Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza, the Oscar-winning film that showcases the beauties of Rome more poetically than any postcard, has had many a tourist exploring hidden corners and doorways and gates that never seem to open. The good news?...

  • Readers’ Reviews

    Readers’ Reviews

    “This summer, during our holiday in Tuscany, Italy, I visited the Gothic Line in Borgo a Mozzano near Lucca. The Gothic Line was built by the Germans in 1944 and was the last major defensive line before the Alps. In 1944, using more than a...

  • Welcome to the treasure dome

    Welcome to the treasure dome

    When travelling, I only pack the when and the where. My travelling companion – the who – then completes the itinerary with the what and the why. Sometimes she forgets. Which explains why at the end of some five-hour flight, I sometimes turn to her...

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