Monthly Archives: December 2016

Exploring Leeuwarden

23/12/2016 by .

Leeuwarden, the capital of the province of Friesland in the Netherlands, will become a European Capital of Culture in 2018. Preparations for taking on that prestigious mantle are already well underway. Stuart Forster goes exploring Leeuwarden to find out more.

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Best USA Music Festivals 2017

23/12/2016 by .

Frustrated when you can’t get tickets for your favourite US artist’s UK tour? Why not hop on a plane and catch them – along with many more – at one of the USA’s best music festivals. Nowhere does music festivals like the States and they’re a great way to combine music with a city break or road trip holiday. Mike Gerrard lists his best USA music festivals 2017.

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HeliYoga from Las Vegas

20/12/2016 by .

For over 20 years, Maverick helicopters has been flying passengers  from Las Vegas on thrilling flights across the Grand Canyon and beyond. But now the company is embarking on a new type of air adventure exclusively for yoga enthusiasts. HeliYoga from Las Vegas.

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Exploring Honshu beyond Tokyo

20/12/2016 by .

The colourful chaos that is Tokyo with its high rises, nightlife and neon is stuff of legend, but no more than an hour outside of the city, Japan’s countryside is another world entirely. Andy Mossack goes exploring Honshu beyond Tokyo.

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Gran Velas Riviera Maya

19/12/2016 by .

The Gran Velas Riviera Maya takes the concept of all-inclusive to the highest level indeed, and you get your own private butler in its top suites. It’s just five minutes’ drive from Playa del Carmen and the first thing you notice when you arrive here is the huge amount of space with 70% still pristine jungle. Everything is so spread out that it’s a 2km drive from the entrance to the main buildings by the Caribbean. Fortunately there are always shuttles ready to whisk you around.

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Lotus Indian restaurant – Now Closed

16/12/2016 by .

Lotus Indian restaurant , two minutes from Charing Cross, breaks the rule which says an ethnic restaurant close to a mainline station is likely be inauthentic at best, a tourist trap at worst.   In fact this multi-award-winning eatery is up there with the best Indian restaurants in London, as good as the several with a Michelin star this reviewer has dined at.

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