Buenos Aires Travel Trends 2020

With the dawn of the new decade comes a fresh perspective on the travel trends that will shape our holidays throughout 2020. The changing climate, Brexit fallout and the impact…

Woman Set to Be First Space Tourist

$250,000 is the price paid by Ketty Maisonrouge in 2005, when she purchased her ticket to become the first space tourist. The 61-year-old business school professor…

The World’s First Plastic-Free Ski Resort

Trentino, the region of Northern Italy that stretches from the northern shores of Lake Garda up into the Dolomites mountains, has become home to the world’s first ever…

Swedish Airports See Decline in Flights

The number of people flying via Swedish airports has seen a 4% fall. This atypical decline for a European country could be linked to the “flight-shaming” movement. A survey by…

Feria de Boquete

Feria de Boquete, Panama, 2020

January 9 - January 19
Looking for a photogenic fair full of colour? Then consider the Feria de Boquete (Boquete Flowers and Coffee Festival). Everyone has heard of Panama City and its canal, but far...
Broadway Week

Broadway Week 2020, New York, USA

January 21 - February 9
One of the Big Apple’s most popular events, Broadway Week, takes place in late January to early February coinciding with a plethora of other offers, making New York much more...
Slapstick Festival

Slapstick Festival Bristol, 2020

January 23 - January 26
Fans of the silent screen should head to Bristol this January for Slapstick Festival 2020, a celebration of silent and vintage screen comedy, and much more. Now in its 16th...

In The Round 2020, Roundhouse London

January 23 - February 1
In recent years, the Roundhouse has done a little mid-winter shapeshifting. The great Victorian hemisphere in Camden Town, now one of London’s most cherished rock venues...
Sundance Film Festival film festivals

Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2020

January 23 - February 2
Held in late January / early February each year the Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the US. Along with the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), Cannes,...
Tsagaan Sar, Mongolia

Tsagaan Sar 2020 in Mongolia

January 25 - January 27
Tsagaan Sar or Mongolia’s lunar new year is the most important festival for ethnic Mongols and the people of the Arctic where age-old rituals combine with eating local delicacies such...
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 2020, Global

January 25 - January 30
Chinese New Year is undoubtedly China’s pre-eminent and most intense festive period characterised by sumptuous family meals, the colour red, paper lanterns and lots...
Burns Night Burns Supper

Burns Night, Scotland, UK, 2020

January 25
Held in January, long with Hogmanay and St Andrew’s Day, Burns Night is the leading festival in Scotland. However, Burns Night is more widely celebrated across the country than the...

Nam Nern Night Safari in Laos

As a seasoned traveller throughout Asia, Bamboo Director Robin Ball was delighted to discover a new, original activity in Laos on a recent trip: the Nam Nern Night Safari, which…

Murderous Discounts on the Orient Express

Tailor Made Rail specialists in independent rail holidays, have just launched a flash sale in partnership with luxury leisure company Belmond, with discounts of up to £600…

Hike Terrific Tok Tokkie Namibia in March

From jagged mountains to desert dunes, anyone lucky enough to visit Namibia is instantly seduced by its extraordinary natural wonders. Hike along the Tok Tokkie trail…

Rediscover the Romans on Location

For those whose knowledge of the ancient Romans relies on what they picked up in school, this exploration of the Italian capital promises to reignite a passion for history, with…


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