Road tripping in the Rockies

April 23, 2014 at 5:31 AM
Banff, Canada, Valley of the Ten Peaks and Lake Moraine

Banff, Canada, Valley of the Ten Peaks and Lake Moraine

Canada is as beautiful as it is vast. Every province is wonderfully unique, but if time is limited and you need to prioritize your list of places to visit, I’d recommend putting a road tripping in the Canadian Rockies at the top of your list. The Rocky Mountain range of Canada straddles the border of Alberta and British Columbia, and has all the ingredients for a perfect Canadian adventure: glaciers, canyons, alpine lakes, waterfalls and moose. One of my own most memorable holiday experiences was road tripping through the Rockies.

Through the lens: 20 destinations for the incurable romantic

February 14, 2014 at 12:47 AM

A gondola ride on the canals of Venice; a picnic in California’s Napa Valley; a stroll on the white sand beaches of the Seychelles – these are the romantic moments that make special memories for couples in love. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner here is a look through the lens at 20 romantic destinations for those incorrigible dreamers and incurable romantics.

La Digue

Seychelles

Postcard perfect La Digue (Photo: Didier Baertschiger)

Postcard perfect La Digue (Photo: Didier Baertschiger)

Through the lens: 20 waterfalls worth visiting

January 22, 2014 at 3:10 AM

There is something awe-inspiring about waterfalls, from the raw power of water tumbling down a cliff to the gentle cascades that are surrounded by breath-taking scenery. If you’re a keen photographer here is a look through the lens at 20 waterfalls worth visiting.

1. Iguazu Falls

Argentina / Brazil

Sunset over Iguazu Falls

Sunset over Iguazu Falls (Photo: SF Brit)

The majestic Iguazu Falls are located along the Iguazu River, which forms the boundary between Brazil and Argentina. The 2.7km long waterfall edge is divided by several islands and outcrops, creating separate waterfalls which are between 60 and 82 metres (197 to 269ft) high. Although most of the falls are located on the Argentinian side, there are fantastic views from the Brazilian side. Both sides have walkways that allow visitors to enjoy spectacular views.

Through the lens: 20 of the world’s architectural masterpieces

December 30, 2013 at 1:18 AM

The world is full of amazing architecture – from ancient monuments and historic buildings that tell a story about the era and culture in which they were built, to modern feats of architectural ingenuity that push the boundaries of design principals. You don’t have to be an architectural expert to be inspired by these masterpieces; they amaze even those who don’t know Gothic from Baroque. Take a look through the lens with us at 20 of these magnificent structures:

1. The Colosseum

Rome, Italy

Rome's Colosseum (Photo: Tim Sackton)

Rome’s Colosseum (Photo: Tim Sackton)

The amphitheatre is located in the centre of Rome is a fabulous example of the architectural feats of the Ancient Romans. The Colosseum (Coliseum) was built in 72AD, and when it was completed in 80AD, it was used primarily for gladiatorial battles. It’s not hard to see why it’s one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions.

Through the lens: 20 winter attractions and activities to add to your bucket list

November 20, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Put on your warm winter woollies and discover a playground of attractions and activities for some serious winter fun. From visiting ice hotels and Christmas markets, to bobsledding and husky trekking, here is a look through the lens at 20 amazing winter attractions and activities to add to your bucket list.

1. Sweden’s famous Icehotel

ICEHOTEL, SWEDEN (Photo: imagea)

Icehotel, Sweden (Photo: imagea)

Sweden’s famous Icehotel is located in the small village of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle. First built in 1990, the hotel is reconstructed each year. The winter season runs from December to April, and if you don’t fancy spending the night surrounded by ice, you can visit for the day and take a guided tour before enjoying lunch at the Icehotel restaurant.