Most Instagrammed Tourist Attractions

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

  Have you ever wondered which tourist attractions are the most Instagrammed? No well neither have I but a study that reveals the most Instagrammed locations in the UK and around the world does make some interesting reading Online travel specialists, TravelBird, have released the Most Instagrammed Tourist Attractions, a study ranking 470 attractions in […]

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Charter Askari, to tour French Polynesia

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Those seeking to travel to French Polynesia and cruise Asia Pacific in a Superyacht should ask David Jamieson in Fiji, and long-resident Etienne Boutin of Tahiti Ocean for some advice. They are both part of the Asia-Pacific Superyachts network, and as such know the area well Etienne, recently also opened Noumea Ocean in French-speaking New […]

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Le Boat to Launch Operations in North America

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

  Le Boat, Europe’s largest self-drive boating company, is poised to become a global brand with the launch of the company’s first North American base of operations in 2018 on Ontario’s historic Rideau Canal. The Rideau Canal, which opened in 1832, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Canadian National Historic Site as well as […]

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European Waterways Offers 20% Selected Sailings

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

European Waterways has launched a series of special offers on many of its popular hotel barges of 20% off on charters for cruises on the canals and rivers of Europe. The offers apply to a wide range of spring and summer departure dates and must be booked by February 28 to be eligible. Other conditions […]

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Award Winning Quark Expeditions Nominated Again

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

First they were named one of the World’s Best Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines then Quark Expeditions landed gold in the ‘Small Cruise Ship’ Magellan Award. Now as if that were not enough, they have been nominated for three more prestigious honours in the 23rd annual World Travel Awards. The adventure travel company is in the […]

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Explore Antarctica Using VR from Quark Expeditions

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Now that delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world’s largest marine protected area all eyes are focusd again on how to get out there and enjoy the adventure of being there. Some 1.57m sq km (600,000 sq miles) of the Southern Ocean […]

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Jade Mountain Resort Wins Gold For Being Green

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

The award-winning Jade Mountain Resort in which we stayed and reported on here has added yet another award to its growing collection. This time it has won Gold for being Green The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain resort has become the first hotel in the Caribbean to receive […]

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13 Banned Foods that Could Get You in Big Trouble Around the World

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Feeling hungry for haggis? Fancy some foie gras? Peckish for poppy seeds? Depending on where you are in the world, your foodie hankering could in fact be illegal. From poppy seeds in Saudi Arabia, to samosas in Al Shabaab-controlled Somalia, a new infographic explores the world’s weirdest banned foods. From kangaroo meat and haggis, to […]

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The Quest for the Northwest Passage

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

The quest for the Northwest Passage was one of the greatest navigational challenges and an international obsession for early mariners. For 500 years explorers, spurred by the promise of wealth or prestige, risked their lives to find a commercial route to the markets of the Orient. Early notions of geography were primitive and sometimes flawed. […]

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