Category: Travel

6 exotic winter sun breaks from the UK

1-South Africa: Johannesburg and Cape Town Stellenbosch Vineyard, near Cape Town (c) wikimedia/Dfmalan The passing of the late Nelson Mandela has put the world’s focus on one of South Africa’s major cities – Johannesburg. Also known as Jo’burg or Jozi, the big city vibe is discernible. Life is fast-paced and buzzes with cafes, theatres and […]

Family friendly skiing at La Plagne, France

La Plagne, in the Tarentaise Valley of the French Alps, is probably the world’s most popular family friendly ski resort. Many are attracted by its vast ski area and its myriad of beginner and intermediate runs and the choice of affordable apartments and villas. The resort was born in the 1960s, with a bold new post war vision of giant […]

Italy: Matera – from shame to chic in 50 years

Sassi di Matera (c) Fototeca ENIT/Sandro Bedessi There’s a tiny corner in Southern Italy that has only recently come out of the shadows. Much maligned as recently as 50 years ago as “The shame of Italy”, Matera, the ancient revamped capital of Basilicata, with its magnificent rocky cavernous landscape and its troglodyte dwellings, has been […]