A growing number of people are upping sticks without giving up their career. Amy Molloy, who has roamed across South America, explains how it is done
Hyeonseo Lee defected from North Korea in 1997 and is now determined to tell the world about the brutality of the regime
The astonishing, not to say extremely disturbing, facts of Hyeonseo Lee’s past have somehow failed to leave their mark on her tiny, physical presence. Here she is now — with a polite, opaque smile on her face — standing sturdily in chunky shoes on the 17th floor of The Times building, staring down over London.
I may have a friend who works for one specific airline, but I’m all too grateful that there are many other airlines competing for the same air routes and for the same customers. Competition is good in any industry, but particularly more so in the air travel industry with consumers ultimately being the main beneficiaries. [Read more…]
Well, it looks like we all made it through another UK winter. We had the usual heavy rain, floods, snow, ice and winds that nature likes to throw at us, but like good English people, we survived! Now, with the weather on the improve, my thoughts are wandering to distant horizons again. There’s nothing like a beautiful sunny day to make you think about travel. There is no end of places a person can go to and to where that person has never been before, so we might as well pull out a map of the world, stand back 10 paces, and throw a couple of darts. [Read more…]
The Central American country of Costa Rica is famous among travellers for its magnificent volcanos, incredible beaches and the numerous adventures which await in the country. Just book yourself a luxurious rental property in Costa Rica and dive into the various adventures and cultural experiences Costa Rica has in store for you. However, a big part of experiencing the local culture of someplace new is through food, and Costa Rica doesn’t disappoint its visitors in that segment too. The Costa Rican cuisine is truly excellent, and you really can’t go wrong with any of their dishes. That said, there are a few dishes which you truly need to try while you are there. Here are some of those must have Costa Rican delicacies, which you need to keep an eye out for. [Read more…]
Holidaying, whether with family or alone, presents you with the daunting task of figuring out what you’re going to do whilst away – are you going to sightsee, partake in local activities, enjoy a show? The questions are endless, and the bigger the destination the more difficult your decisions can become, with undue pressure placed on what you should and shouldn’t do. Gibraltar is one such popular location that demands a lot of your attention, from its rocky sunkissed terrain to the coastal delights of the seaside. In an attempt to help get the most out of your time touring this gateway to the Mediterranean, we’ve put together a list of activities you can enjoy in spring and early summer.
Are you thinking about taking a holiday anytime soon? Is there a special vacation spot that you have been dying to visit? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions then it is time for you to book a holiday. But before you take off on your journey, you will need to remember to do a few things. Use this simple checklist to help you remember the important things. [Read more…]
Sarah Outen, 30, an athlete and adventurer, and Lucy Allen, 29, a farmer, will marry in June 2016 in Oxfordshire
Sarah was in a boat by herself in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, rowing from Japan to Alaska, when she contacted Lucy via satellite phone to ask for her hand in marriage. Lucy was 11 time zones away, driving her Land Rover on her family farm in Oxfordshire. She had to pull over to say “yes”.