Art goes to the wall in Berlin

By Shelly Lachish, April 19, 2013

Standing in front of the squalid exterior of the Tacheles building in the heart of Berlin's Mitte district, I pause to ponder the existential question posed on the building's side. "How long is now" the giant mural asks passers-by, while the severe, stylised face spray-painted below suggests the answer is anything but frivolous.


Fancy an omelette? Then whisk yourself away

By Sharron Livingston, April 12, 2013

It is possible to combine your love for food with celebration and sunshine.

Let's face it, it's great to enjoy the cultures of different countries, but even better to enjoy them on a full stomach.

Here are a few of the best for you to sample.

Giant Omelette Festival, Louisiana, USA


Monaco: How to take a view like this in your stride

By Sharron Livingston, April 5, 2013

With so many millionaires crammed into its 0.78 square miles, its awesome architecture, improbable number of spotlessly-lush parks and one of the smallest royals-to-commoners ratios in the world, you'd be forgiven for thinking Monaco is something dreamt up as a vehicle for a Grace Kelly film.


Africa: Safari hunt

By Sharron Livingston, March 29, 2013

There is no more spectacular image than a parade of elephants on a mission to find a watering hole within a seemingly infinite landscape. Almost as impressive is the sight of giraffes around acacia trees reaching for the highest, freshest twigs and leaves to snack on.


Become a wild fan of Borneo

By Helen Oon, March 13, 2013

As the speed boat skims over the choppy sea, galloping over the water from Kota Kinabalu to Gaya Island, a mere 15-minute boat ride, a Borneo adventure awaits.


24 Hours in Frankfurt

By Karen Glaser, March 8, 2013

Two hundred and twenty seven banks, countless skyscrapers and Europe’s third biggest airport. And it is the birthplace of Goethe, Anne Frank and Yiddishe sex therapist Ruth Westheimer. It is also the first German city to have a Jewish mayor.


More five-star hotels for Israel

By Jenni Frazer, March 8, 2013

Last year we reported that Israel’s Tourism Minister, Stas Misezhnikov, was keen to improve travel to Israel. He told us at November’s World Travel Market: “We need an extra 19,000 hotel rooms to increase competition and reduce room rates.” Mr Misezhnikov insisted: “There will be no more paying five-star prices for three-star hotels.”


Val d'Isere: Skiing and partying at their peak

By Sharron Livingston, January 21, 2013

On the way up, all I could see were the clouds.They were blurring the view of the peak, but as we edged closer the scene began to look a little spooky as the silhouette of the mountain-top restaurant, Tête de Solaise, began to emerge through the misty white.


Bovey Castle in Devon - a mini legoland

By Lianne Kolirin, December 17, 2012

THE road to Bovey Castle is narrow and winding, the approach marked by unimposing iron gates. It is far from an ostentatious entrance and one you could easily miss. This place is a closely guarded secret and they’d clearly like to keep it that way.


Chicago, my kind of town

By Andy Mossack, December 13, 2012

Not many people would think of Chicago as a holiday destination. Many see it as a stop-off to somewhere else, since it is one end of Route 66 and a major hub for United Airlines.