CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Barbados and British Airways are in the headlines for all the right reasons but it’s bad news for residents of Stoke on Trent and Red Sea hoteliers
When it comes to hip and happening London destinations, Dalston isn’t the most obvious choice. But a trip to the East London suburb proves otherwise; in the build up to the London 2012 Olympic Games and with the extension of the London Overground to Dalston due to open later this month, it’s all happening in E8
Last week, the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence were given out. From more than 100 regional winners across the 9 regions of England, judges sat down and decided who the 46 awards should go to. There were 15 different categories and you can see a list of all the winners, national and regional at http://www.enjoyengland.com/corporate/corporate-information/excellence-awards/2010-awards.aspx.
There was also another appealing award called the “Where Else But England ” and this proclaims the quirky, the different and the odd. These were voted for by the readers of “The Sun” and people who voted on the Enjoy England website. The winner was the World Egg Throwing Championships. How voters decided this over the annual nettle eating contest, the Dwyle Flonking dance or the Bird man Festival held in Worthing is beyond me but you might be able to find out by going to Swaton Vintage Day (near Sleaford in Lincs.) on June 27th when this years championships will be held.
Starting the 30 March, one rail company is introducing standard fares. The price charged for peak fares which is often significantly above those available later in the day has gone. Regardless of what time of the day you travel the fares will be the same price.Such is the claim from the newish company, Wrexham & [...]
Turned off by chain hotels? Bored with ‘boutique’? Bettina Kowalewski, author of Bed in a tree – a gorgeous coffee table book published by DK Eyewitness Travel about the world’s craziest, quirkiest places to stay– suggests provides some inspiring alternatives from an actual bed in a tree in South Africa to a hanging eco-sphere in Canada, a giant suitcase in Germany and glass igloo in Finland!
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