[25 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Savouring time in Slovakia’s second city and its region

By Ashley Gibbins
Košice is situated on the river Hornád at the eastern reaches of the Slovak Ore Mountains, near the border with Hungary. Ashley Gibbins, Chief Executive of the International Travel Writers Alliance (ITWA) finds out more:
The city, which is Slovakia’s second city after its capital Bratislava, has a well-preserved historical centre with buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles. After centuries of prosperous importance as a major trading post, Košice suffered a steep decline during the two World Wars followed by 50 years of communist austerity and an uncertain …

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Austria, Dinky Destinations, Europe, France, Italy, Switzerland »

[20 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
How to slalom to the ski slopes in 2 hours for just £201 all-in!

By Eleanor Pickering

A weekend ski break with flight and transfer times of under four hours will cost on average £344
The cheapest destination for a long weekend skiing is Sauze d’Oulx in Italy where flights cost £53 and three days of skiing is £201
With the Swiss franc at sky-high levels, a long weekend skiing in Switzerland costs an average of £392, with the Villars the most expensive destination on the list, at £428

Hitting the slopes this winter needn’t involve using up all your annual leave before the year has really begun. A …

Dinky Destinations, Europe, Headline, Slovakia »

[25 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Savouring time in Slovakia’s second city and its region

By Ashley Gibbins
Košice is situated on the river Hornád at the eastern reaches of the Slovak Ore Mountains, near the border with Hungary. Ashley Gibbins, Chief Executive of the International Travel Writers Alliance (ITWA) finds out more:
The city, which is Slovakia’s second city after its capital Bratislava, has a well-preserved historical centre with buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles. After centuries of prosperous importance as a major trading post, Košice suffered a steep decline during the two World Wars followed by 50 years of communist austerity and an uncertain …

Dinky Destinations, Europe, Featured, Italy »

[26 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Visiting and exploring the Isle of Elba, Italy

By Karen Bowerman
The Isle of Elba, the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago off Italy, is known for its temperate climate and picturesque hiking trails. Karen Bowerman explored its mountains and its shores.
Bumpity, bump, bump, bump: the car seemed to be handling the terrain well; being squashed in the back suddenly had its advantages – I was pinned between shoulders and hips with a row of fleshy female thighs (mine included) cushioning the impact. My friends and I were jolting down a cascade of enormously wide 16th century stone steps …

Croatia, Dinky Destinations, Europe »

[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 …

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