[25 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
A scenic driving holiday in Germany

By Stuart Forster
Would you consider a driving holiday with your partner? If so, how about taking to the roads of Germany, which has more than 150 themed scenic routes?
You can follow routes swinging past the castles of the Rhineland, places associated with the fairytales recorded by the Brothers Grimm or through picturesque towns known for their half-timbered housing. Alternatively, you can choose food and drink themed routes, providing opportunities to taste regional produce such as wine to cheese. The Limes Road’s name might suggest a route with a fruit-related focus …

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[25 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
A scenic driving holiday in Germany

By Stuart Forster
Would you consider a driving holiday with your partner? If so, how about taking to the roads of Germany, which has more than 150 themed scenic routes?
You can follow routes swinging past the castles of the Rhineland, places associated with the fairytales recorded by the Brothers Grimm or through picturesque towns known for their half-timbered housing. Alternatively, you can choose food and drink themed routes, providing opportunities to taste regional produce such as wine to cheese. The Limes Road’s name might suggest a route with a fruit-related focus …

Dinky Destinations, Europe, Featured, Italy »

[2 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Walking in the Wilds of Abruzzo, Italy, with Hedonistic Hiking

By Rupert Parker
Walking, eating and drinking are the holy trinity for disciples of Hedonistic Hiking and the mountains of Abruzzo are the perfect place to worship. DinkyGuide’s Rupert Parker finds out more…
Hiking, trekking, walking, whatever you call it, is never usually associated with words like luxury or gourmet, but a company called Hedonistic Hiking has come up with a winning formula.  You still have do the legwork but you get to stay in comfortable hotels, eat in the best restaurants and quaff decent wine. At the moment the choice is …

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[2 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
New Zealand’s sub-antarctic island cruising aboard Silversea’s luxurious Silver Discoverer

By Karen Bowerman
Sea lions and albatross, butlers and champagne: Expedition cruising Silversea-style! DinkyGuide’s Karen Bowerman combines expedition cruising with a taste of luxury as she explores New Zealand’s Sub-antarctic islands on Silversea’s Silver Discoverer
According to our ship’s guide, (the totally unflappable) Keith Springer, it was just “a typical sea lion standoff”. But it certainly didn’t feel that way. We were on a cruise of New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic islands and had dropped anchor at Enderby Island for a short walk, when a territorial bull gambolled off the beach at an alarming speed and …

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[6 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
The APPOINTMENT GROUP (TAG) launches TAG GLOBAL SPORTS

By Alice Kiewiet
The Appointment Group (TAG) has today announced the creation of its latest division, The Appointment Group Global Sports (TAG Global Sports), which will offer a dedicated travel service to professional sports clubs and Governing Bodies providing team, tournament planning and corporate travel services.
TAG is established as a market leader in travel and events for the entertainment, film and media and corporate sectors. The growing International Sports markets for both participation and spectators has been identified as a significant opportunity for TAG to demonstrate their enviable reputation for travel logistic …

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[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Wild West at La Reata Ranch, Saskatchewan, Canada

By Stuart Forster
When it comes to cowboys and ranching I usually think of the USA rather than Canada. However, a little more than 100 miles north of the 49th Parallel, the border between the two, I meet a man in a white Stetson who changes that.
George Gaber looks like one of the goodies from an old Western. He’s tanned, has a firm jaw, is rugged yet he’s impeccably polite. The fellas I’m with like him because he’s living the dream and the women I’m with are swooning, saying he is …