Travel Reviews

The Vendee: Beaches, bikes and blue skies in west France

Pedal power is big business in the Vendee. The region in mid-west France will become the focus of the cycling world in July when it hosts Le Grand Depart – the start of the Tour de France. For the amateur enthusiast or total novice, the family-friendly flat landscape has been […]

Two lions in Zambia

Amazing sights on bushwalking tour on Zambian safari

It’s an hour past sunset and we’re motoring slowly from the Mfuwe Lodge with sleep in our eyes. We’ve been in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia for exactly six minutes after travelling from London Heathrow for 30 hours when we hear fast movement to the left of our […]

The St Wolfgang cable car

St Wolfgang/Lake Wolfgangsee: Where The Sound of Music was born

We were greeted warmly by Weisses Rössl Hotel owner Gudrun Peter in traditional Austrian dress in St Wolfgang on Lake Wolfgangsee in Austria. She was keen to tell us about the market square hotel, the town and Lake Wolfgangsee situated on the other side of the hotel. There is no […]


Sestriere: Fill up on food and skiing in Italy

The Olympic rings stand proudly in the centre of Sestriere. The resort, just an hour’s drive from Turin, hosted the downhill events during the 2006 Games and was home to one of the three athletes’ villages. That accommodation has since been turned into a hotel, while the resort’s ski lift […]