Archive for January, 2012

Cold weather sets in

Temperatures to drop below -10C, army are on standby

Arctic conditions could bring temperatures as low as -11C as the big breeze hits the UK. This week temperatures are likely to plummet well below freezing, with many parts of the country seeing weather colder than Iceland. Four inches of […]

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Could you complete the ‘Tough Guy’ challenge?

This annual event is not for the faint-hearted. But if you want to prove your self as a ‘tough guy’ this is the event for you. 


Zorb thrill ride lands on Guam

Described as a cross between a roller-coaster and a water slide, Zorb rides are intended to quicken the pulse and elicit thrills. The New Zealand company set up


It’s Spring Break: take the kids to Italy

Make ancient Rome and Renaissance art come alive for your children with TourCrafters’ Spring Break package to Rome and Florence. It’s a better investment than a trip to

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Visit Canada for the beautiful Northern Lights

In September of 2012 we will be making the most of what NASA has assured us will be the ‘zenith’ of the Northern Lights and travelling to Canada’s Northern extremities.

Most Shocking Items Confiscated By Customs [INFOGRAPHIC]

Airport customs officials spend the majority of their time confiscating bottles of water, hair gel and other trivial items. But thanks to we can

Photo: Johanna Granström Sundgren

Ice Lantern Festival in Swedish Lapland

Want to try something a bit different, head to Swedish Lapland for the Ice Lantern Festival. The lights of thousands ice lanterns will soon shine through the Vuollerim area


Ocean Cruises After The Costa Concordia Disaster

The recent Costa Concordia disaster has raised questions about the safety of cruising and the soundness of the industry as a whole. Have cruise ships become too big?

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European Festivals are the way to go for Summer 2012

Along with Glastonbury and Oxygen, The Big Chill Festival today announced that it will not be running this summer and has now been added to the list of

Canopy Walkway

Six-mile walkway will give tourists bird’s eye view of Amazon rainforest

A British charity is building a pioneering science centre that will feature six miles of walkways – hoping to attract eco-tourists to the rainforest. Tourists will be able to