August 30, 2019Like all methods of travel, coach buses have their downsides: Chaotic boarding process, luggage everywhere, loud passengers, cramped seats, no air conditioning. But that’s a worst-case scenario. Here are four advantages to taking a bus on your next vacation.
August 27, 2019Equipped with fishing rods and thick gloves, a group of people peers into the water from one of the many boats that line Amsterdam’s famous canals. But it’s not fish they’re hunting on their cruise along one of the Dutch capital’s most famous tourist attractions – it’s plastic.
August 21, 2019It's not the sheer number of tourists descending so much as the type of visitors. Today they pile off cruise ships and coaches, go on whirlwind tours run by non-locals, and buy little more than cheap trinkets made in China.
August 16, 2019After making his name designing and printing posters for Nirvana and other bands at the height Seattle's grunge scene, American artist Jeff Ross has since been wandering the globe in search of inspiration.
August 15, 2019What do Christopher Columbus, James Cook and Vasco da Gama have in common? They are all great maritime explorers. And now, you can join this league of extraordinary men – but with a touch of luxury, that is.
French luxury cruise line Ponant has partnered with National Geographic Expeditions to create an extensive range of expedition...
August 4, 2019Two or three times a week the postman shows up at a cemetery in the eastern French town of Charleville-Mezieres with a letter for French poet Arthur Rimbaud who continues to stir passions 127 years after his death
July 29, 2019If your idea of the perfect place to stay is on the moon or you've always wanted to be an astronaut and explore the unknown in outer space, you might be keen to take a look at these unique accommodations.
July 24, 2019New sites have been added to Unesco's World Heritage List, including Jaipur City in India; Writing-on-Stone, an ancient and sacred landscape for Indigenous peoples in Canada; and the Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan.
July 16, 2019If you are planning a European getaway this summer, make time to visit some of the continent's various art institutes, including the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and Prado Museum in Madrid.
July 9, 2019The Trans World Flight Center has been given a new lease of life as a luxury hotel. Hotel group MCR acquired a 75-year lease on the building in 2015 and has turned it into the centrepiece of a new hotel complex, the TWA Hotel.
July 7, 2019A team of volunteers at Belfast's Ulster Museum is putting the final touches to a 90m tapestry depicting all eight seasons of the fantasy saga 'Game Of Thrones', which reached its dramatic conclusion in May.
June 28, 2019“Big wave incoming, use your legs!” shouts Gabriella Lazzari, as her laughing students try out their new gondoleering skills in the sunshine of Venice’s lagoon in Italy.
Lazzari is one of some 20 women who teach tourists from around the world how to row standing up, Venetian style, in “Batela coda di gambero”, shrimp-tailed...