[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
The delights of medieval Dubrovnik, Croatia

By Karen Bowerman
You’ve probably seen the typical shot of Dubrovnik, Croatia’s most popular tourist destination. Taken from a hill overlooking the city, it shows a mass of red-tiled roofs surrounded by a medieval wall encrusted with fortresses and towers. As I took in the scene for real, in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, it was hard to imagine that this was a city that was once at war. But my taxi driver, who’d stopped to show me the view, remembered it well. “It was 1991 and there were soldiers …

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Croatia, Dinky Destinations, Europe, Headline »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
The delights of medieval Dubrovnik, Croatia

By Karen Bowerman
You’ve probably seen the typical shot of Dubrovnik, Croatia’s most popular tourist destination. Taken from a hill overlooking the city, it shows a mass of red-tiled roofs surrounded by a medieval wall encrusted with fortresses and towers. As I took in the scene for real, in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, it was hard to imagine that this was a city that was once at war. But my taxi driver, who’d stopped to show me the view, remembered it well. “It was 1991 and there were soldiers …

Asia, Bangladesh, Dinky Destinations, Featured »

[20 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Visiting Bangladesh as a couple? Now a real destination possibility

By Stuart Forster
Bangladesh is not a nation that normally stands high on the bucket wish list of couples looking to travel the globe. On a recent trip there I visited a cross-section of destinations across the country and experienced an array of refreshingly hearty welcomes. If you’re looking for a memorable trip away together then Bangladesh could well be worth considering.
The Bangladesh Tourism Board markets the country as ‘Beautiful Bangladesh’ and, if you get out of urban areas, you’ll find memorable landscapes and a wealth of historic and cultural sites. Many …

Dinky Destinations, Dinky Do, Dinky Gossip, England, Europe, Featured, United Kingdom, Wacky Dinky »

[17 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
The FA WSL 2014 Season Kicks Off with WebTicketManager

By Peter Rosenfeld
When the FA were scouting for a digital partner that could guarantee an easy and efficient self-service online ticketing platform for the Woman’s Super League (WSL) they looked no further than WebTicketManager.
Based in Cheshire, WebTicketManager, with its slick, simple-to-use online ticketing platform, leaped head and shoulders above the other players in arming all 18 Woman’s Super League websites with a common booking system, ready to rise to the challenge of the anticipated rapid growth of this football phenomenon.
WebTicketManager is committed to creating partnerships at every level with its …

Austria, Dinky Destinations, Europe »

[15 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Skiing in Hochkonig, Austria

By Karen Bowerman
Hochkonig in Austria is famous for its Konigstour, or King’s Tour ski route, but as Karen Bowerman discovered, the region is full royal treats for snow lovers.
I stood at the top of the ski lift in brilliant sunshine. The run – a crisp, snowy corduroy – meandered down the mountain. Opposite, the crags of the Hochkonig – a row of rugged triangles dusted with snow – rose sharply into an intensely blue sky. The place was empty; we knew the pistes wern’t challenging, but the view and the sense …

Canary Islands, Dinky Destinations, Featured, Lanzarote »

[25 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Wine, Cheese and César Manrique in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

By Rupert Parker
Lanzarote is a haunting island of dormant volcanoes, its surface covered in ash from centuries of eruptions with the last one in 1824. As the Canary island nearest to Africa, there’s little rainfall and strong north easterly trade winds. You’d think that nothing could grow here but the volcanic ash absorbs moisture from morning mists and it trickles down to the soil below. Vines are planted in pits as deep as 3 metres so the roots can take advantage of this water and they’re surrounded by semi-circular stone …