Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews of the best holiday destinations by independent travel writers

Exploring Hunan, China

25/11/2019 by .

Before I visited, the only thing I knew about Hunan was that the food was spicy.  Further research revealed that it’s a landlocked province in the south-central part of the country, surrounded by mountains, with the fertile Yangtze River to the north.

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See Quito like a local

Early morning atop the Cruz de Loma lookout. At almost 4,000 metres it’s close to the summit of Quito’s still-grumbling Pichincha volcano, and I’m sitting on a swing.

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Australia’s unexpected hip, chic city of Brisbane

Brisbane is more than matching its southern neighbours, with indications it is leading the hospitality and tourism industry Down Under into a new age of hip, edgy and upbeat.

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The Fez Cooking School

It is a slightly nervy experience, having your own meal served to you by a waiter. But we need not have worried. Fatima and Zakia had taught us well.

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Rijeka and the Gulf of Kvarner, Croatia

The cobalt waters are deep enough to accommodate large ships and Rijeka is the country’s main port.

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Brooklyn Americana Festival Preview

One of the city’s best-kept secrets (at least until now), the four-day free festival from September 19-22 is just a short – and spectacularly picturesque – walk away from the tourist hot spots of Manhattan

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Summer Activities in Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier, along with other ski resorts, is keen to attract visitors in the summer as well as the winter, and they’ve devised a special offer for every guest staying overnight in one of their hotels. They call it the Verbier Infinite Playground (VIP) Pass and you can travel for free on cable cars and postal […]

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