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CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER

CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER

Today  ocean going cruise ships have lost much of their glamour, sophistication and prestige that they had in the past and now resemble small towns catering for over 5,000 passengers. So it was no surprise to me, after experiencing  a seven day Viking River Cruise down the Rhine,  to discover that  river cruising  is now […]

NEW INDEPENDENT TRAVEL BOUTIQUE FOR LEEDS

NEW INDEPENDENT TRAVEL BOUTIQUE FOR LEEDS

A brand new independent travel boutique is to be unveiled in Horsforth later this month. The Luxury Travel Lounge will open its doors on 11th February 2016, just in time for marriage proposal season. The store opening marks the beginning of a new chapter for seasoned travel advisor and traveller, Tanya Haigh who in 2015 […]

HAVE AN ANGELIC GETAWAY

HAVE AN ANGELIC GETAWAY

The Radisson Blu Hotel at Stansted Airport is like no other. In fact its unique. As a seasoned travel writer airport hotels usually leave me cold! Even the luxury ones I find are a dreadful cacophony of activity and noise. They are impersonal places with no atmosphere ,whose aim seems to process their guests as […]

Liz Coggins travels to the cultural heart of Germany

Liz Coggins travels to the cultural heart of Germany

Firmly established on the central German cultural map for hundreds of years, Weimar in the state of Thüringen is home to 16 UNESCO world heritage sites and is easily accessible from the UK with twice weekly flights by Germania airlines to nearby Erfurt. I took the flight from Gatwick travelling down to London on East […]

A TASTE OF THE CARRIBEAN

A TASTE OF THE CARRIBEAN

I love the island of St Lucia! It’s one of my favourite islands as its so green and has a certain romance and charm about it that’s all its very own. So it was hardly surprising that I was extremely excited by the prospect of visiting Roast +Conch – and I wasn’t disappointed. Roast + […]

Liz Coggins discovers Poland’s winter wonderland – Zakopane

Liz Coggins discovers Poland’s winter wonderland – Zakopane

Imagine an uninterrupted landscape of frosted pine forests , chocolate box timbered houses, horse drawn sleighs and majestic snow covered mountains – imagine Zakopane Poland’s fairytale winter wonderland Known as the ‘winter capital of Poland’ and set amidst the grandeur of the Tetra Mountains, Zakopane has been an attraction for poles since the 1870’s when […]

Opulent Indulgence

Opulent Indulgence

My mode of transport seemed totally inappropriate as I drove through the golden gates of Wynyard Hall. I really felt I should have been in an open top vintage Sunbeam sports car or a chauffeur driven Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. There was something ethereal as I journeyed down the long, winding lanes of the 150 acres […]

HS2 link to Leeds warmly welcomed

HS2 link to Leeds warmly welcomed

Leeds City Council has warmly welcomed Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin’s announcement of a high-speed rail link to Leeds as part of the HS2 project. Leeds City Council Leader Councillor Keith Wakefield said: “We have lobbied long and hard for a high-speed rail link to Leeds and this is excellent news. It will strengthen Leeds’ position […]

Council services affected by snow!

Council services affected by snow!

Despite the snow, council staff have been working in difficult conditions around the clock to keep the roads moving and people safe. Snow falls throughout the week had initially been lighter than expected but double the amounts of forecasted snow fell on Sunday night. Gritting crews battled conditions throughout the night to treat primary routes […]

Splendid Isolation

Splendid Isolation

Island life is a dream existence that many would like to try. Spend a holiday in The Bahamas and the dream can become reality. Columbus famously avoided the seas around the islands of The Bahamas due to their shallow, clear water which sank his ships, but today thousands of tourists head there just for a […]