Category Archives: Travel Gems

Annual Redhead Festival (it’s true!) in Breda, Netherlands

You may not know this, but every year, the historic city of Breda in the south of the Netherlands holds a festival for redheads! The Redhead Festival ( celebrates the joys of being a redhead and the colour red.

Breda has just hosted the festival again this year and some 5000 Redheads from … Read More

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REVIEW: Walking with Saint Bernards in the Swiss Mountains

A unique experience walking with St Bernards on the Great St Bernard Pass

By Ingrid Hoffman


You don’t have to be a serious hiker to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Swiss mountains. This summer, I found the perfect solution for families and people looking for a novel and easy way to go walking Read More

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Things to do in London: Anyone for ping pong?

Looking for things to do in London this summer in London?

Last weekend (23 July), 100 ping-pong tables popped up across London’s landmarks – from Soho Square to Westfield Shopping Centre, Tate Britain to the British Library, St Pancras International to Heathrow’s Terminal 3.

Marked ‘Stop and Play’, the tables are up for four weeks … Read More

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Become a VisitDenmark Guinea Pig and get a FREE holiday to Denmark

Last month, VisitDenmark launched their 2010 ‘Be our Guinea Pig‘ holiday testing programme, giving 2 families and 4 couples the chance to go on a FREE holiday to Denmark. The closing date for applications is noon Friday 26 March, so there’s still time to apply.

Successful applicants will be asked to test different types … Read More

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Chinese New Year 2010, UK: Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

Sunday, 14 February 2010 must be an auspicious day. Not only is it Valentine’s Day, but it’s also the start of the Chinese New Year.

For Chinese communities, Chinese New Year is the biggest festival of the year and cities and towns all over the UK are welcoming the Year of the Tiger. Celebrations take … Read More

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