Archive for August, 2017


Staying at the Sofitel Le Grand Ducal, Luxembourg

August 17th, 2017 by

Leighton Luke stays in a Luxury Valley View king room overlooking the Old Town How big? Not very big at all. The Sofitel has 128 rooms and suites in a modern five-storey building. Happily, all but 20 are non-smoking. Room: …

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Travellers being warned they could face prison time for using e-cigarettes in Thailand

August 17th, 2017 by

By Julia Corderoy Electronic cigarettes may be widely used by smokers as a quitting aid but travellers are being warned they could face a lengthy prison sentence if they are caught with one in Thailand.In October 2014, Thailand…

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These tourist attractions are fooling everyone

August 17th, 2017 by

Have you ever visited the spot marking the dead centre of Europe? Or the Greenwich Meridian Line? Or, perhaps, the official middle of the world?We’ve got some bad news for you — you may not have been there at all.The world…

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A social and literary tour of Cornwall

August 17th, 2017 by

Xenia Taliotis meets the pretty Cornwall villages that have inspired artists for centuries It’s windy at the top of Pendennis Castle . Were I not weighted down by that morning’s cornish pasty, a bulky thing filled with what might…

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Pamela Wade: Keeping local flavour

August 16th, 2017 by

Passion, knowledge, that’s what we want in our tourism service, writes Pamela Wade. The stories you’ve been reading in this Travel magazine, and the photographs you’ve looked at, have one main purpose: to inspire you to go to…

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Three great Kiwi road trips

August 16th, 2017 by

Leila George takes to the road to help you plan your next great Kiwi road trip. 1 Auckland to Cape Reinga Heading north from Auckland, you’ll be treated to some of the most spectacularlandscapes New Zealand has to offer. With…

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Staying at the Millennium Hotel, Rotorua

August 16th, 2017 by

Sarah Atkinson checks into the Millennium Hotel, Rotorua. Getting there: I flew in from Auckland and prebooked the 25-minute trip into town via Super Shuttle. Check-in experience: Easy andwith a smile. Room: The Superior…

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Flying from Ardmore to Waiheke with Flight Hauraki

August 16th, 2017 by

Eveline Harvey takes a short hop over the Hauraki Gulf The plane: A Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Airport experience: Our main issue was directing our Uber driver to the right building — our booking form said only Ardmore Airport….

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Research the best rate before going to Cuba

August 15th, 2017 by

I’m about to go to Cuba (get there before America stuffs it up) and I’m a bit confused about how to get the currency. I have asked around but tend to get conflicting views.The problem is you have to take a currency into the country…

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Southwest Airlines flight crew ran a ‘toilet paper’ race to help pass time on a flight

August 15th, 2017 by

Time can really drag on when you’re stuck 30,000 feet in the air with hundreds of strangers. Which is why these quick-thinking fight attendants have gone viral.To pass the time on a four-hour flight from North Carolina to Colorado,…

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