Cabin / fever

Cabin fever: tickets for meal onboard Singapore parked plane sell out.  Diners paid up to £360 to eat onboard in latest sign of public appetite for aircraft experience. Diners have rushed to pay up to £360 per head to eat a meal on a stationary plane, in the latest sign of public appetite to recreate the onboard experience without travelling.…

The Green Fairy

Absinthe is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic beverage. It is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium, together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. In Paris, during the 1920’s, it became the favourite beverage of choice for artists, musicians, debutantes and gadabouts. Famously strong, it was…

Annie, Get Your Guide

Matouring is pleased to join up with travel experts GetYourGuide.  As the name implies, they specialise in finding ideal activities for you when travelling. Look for their offers and advertisements throughout the site. “We’re on a journey to transform ordinary trips into extraordinary ones. We are your guide, bringing you personal experiences. Wherever your travels take you, we’ll show you…

Flying trains!

The Wuppertaler Schwebebahn (Wuppertal Suspension Railway) is a suspension railway in Wuppertal, Germany. Its original name is Einschienige Hängebahn System Eugen Langen. It is the oldest electric elevated railway with hanging cars in the world and is a unique system in Germany. Designed by Eugen Langen and offered first to the cities of Berlin, Breslau and Munich who all turned it down,[2] the installation with elevated stations was built in Barmen, Elberfeld and Vohwinkel between 1897 and 1903; the…

Space is the place

By this point in 2020, I’m sure we’re all ready to just blast off this planet — or at least I am. Not to mention, after recent news broke that potential life has been detected on Venus, I wouldn’t mind poking around up there. I guess the main dilemma is that I wouldn’t really have anywhere to stay. Fortunately, travel booking…

Travel to Portugal in 15 seconds

Known as the “El Marco” bridge, it links the Spanish municipality of La Codosera with the Portuguese Arronches.  With beautiful, natural scenery, you might want to further explore La Codosera and its surroundings.   Funded by the European Union, the tiny wooden piece of infrastructure was built in the first decade of the 21st century by labourers from both the Spain…

Get baked!

Are you already baked by just sitting inside?  Well, now is the time to start planning! Every week, we update our Deals pages.  From flights, to experiences, to fine dining, you can find rather attractive specials that may compel you to get off of the couch again.  

And, like magic . . .

How do you explain a food allergy in a language you can’t speak, read, or write? Google’s big news this week is the rollout of Interpreter Mode, a feature that lets you use the Google Assistant to translate everything you say in real time. It’s activated with the phrase “Hey Google, be my French translator,” or whatever language you need.…

Overhead juggling

You think you’re busy? Spaniard Michael Ferreri gained the record for the most consecutive overhead juggling catches with seven objects. He managed 71 juggling catches after spending four months perfecting the speed. With that dizzying task in mind, here are the 2021 Guinness Book of World Records winners. Read more courtesy of inews.co.uk

Swim long and prosper

Our partner, Sandals Resorts International, the world’s leading all-inclusive company, is proud to unveil the design plans of a multi-million-dollar renovation at their picturesque Jamaican oasis, Sandals South Coast. Set to debut this December 2020, guests can expect a new era for the resort company with the addition of the world’s first-ever Swim-up Rondoval™ Suites, positioned on a 17,040 sq.…

The train to King’s Landing

Game of Thrones took the world by storm. If you’re a fan of the show and planning a trip to Europe, you’ll already know that the many of the Seven Kingdoms are actually influenced by real destinations over there. Here’s how to get to some of the most famous Game of Thrones filming locations in Croatia, Spain and Ireland –…

Play rough

Finding time to play, even as an adult, was never an extra. Science shows being more playful throughout your life makes you not only happier but, surprisingly, also better at your work. “Research has found evidence that play at work is linked with less fatigue, boredom, stress, and burnout in individual workers. Play is also positively associated with job satisfaction, sense…

Ghost ships …. with full buffet

Gaze out to the English Channel from the southwest coast of the UK right now and you might see something unexpected — a series of gigantic cruise ships haunting the horizon. Their passengers have vanished and they’re going nowhere.While these ships, taken out of the service because of the coronavirus pandemic, are no longer carrying tourists, the eerie spectacle they’ve created…

Cruise ship roller coaster

A new cruise ship set to launch in February 2021 will feature the world’s first ever roller coaster at sea. The Mardi Gras ship from Carnival Cruise Line comes equipped with an area called the Ultimate Playground – which features the unique roller coaster BOLT. What makes the roller coaster even more unusual, other than it being sat on the…

Plaza pleasures

Barcelona’s squares (plaças in Catalan, plazas in Spanish) are the beating heart of the Catalonian capital – beloved to residents and tourists alike. Breaking the monotony of the city’s gridded streets, these open outdoor areas percolate with the comings and goings of al fresco diners, makeshift football matches and all iterations of art and commerce. Formed from sketches made while the London-based filmmaker…

Zooming to Barbados

One of the benefits of the pandemic has been the realization that so many jobs can be done remotely and you don’t need to be chained to a desk 9-5 anymore. Although there is a belief that business travel may never fully recover, it is likely that travel for remote working may nearly balance this out. With people becoming used…

How about a Canada stay, eh?

Canada is renowned for its scenery — towering mountain peaks, emerald forests, and stunning stretches of coastline. It’s no surprise, then, that Canada’s best resort hotels capitalize on these natural wonders, immersing guests in the wilderness while offering elevated design, anticipatory service, inspired dining, and other luxe touches. Every year for its World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to…

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