Holidays & Travel

Wild Swimming Walks: Dartmoor and South Devon

Authored by News Desk

Here in Devon we are proud of our beautiful landscapes that offer all of us the opportunity to get outdoors and soak up the delicious views.

Just in time for the summer season a new book is coming out which will provide everyone with the chance to get out and explore the wonderful area.

Entitled "Wild Swimming Walks - Dartmoor and South Devon, 28 Lake, River and Beach Days Out...

Zoo staff get on their bikes

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Torbay Council’s sustainable travel team, Travel Torbay, are launching a new initiative with local businesses to encourage their staff to leave the car at home and cycle to work instead.

This new initiative, which is called Bikes for Business, is offering local companies the opportunity to obtain free reconditioned bikes that can be passed onto staff to increase sustainable travel to...

Learn about lobster pots at Living Coasts

Authored by Paigntonzoo

There’s a special chance to learn about traditional lobster pot-making at Living Coasts on Friday April 1st. Dave French is the fifth generation of his family to make crab and lobster pots from willow. He is one of only 10 people in the world who can make pots in this way.

Clare Rugg, Operations Manager at Living Coasts, said: “It is wonderful to watch him at work – and it’s an...

Unusual English destinations see the biggest Easter weekend booking boom

Authored by News Desk

Who needs the Bahamas at Easter?

That’s according to rental giant www.Holidaylettings.co.uk , after new data revealed that 13 English towns have seen a significant year-on-year increase in bookings for Easter Weekend.

Jack Johnson, spokesperson of the UK’s leading holiday rentals website, said that he wouldn’t be surprised if the figures caused a stir in the places mentioned in...

RAC warns of a long ‘Bad’ Friday on the roads this Easter

Authored by Mary

The RAC Breakdown Cover team is warning anyone planning to getaway this Easter to expect a long ‘Bad’ Friday on the roads as over five million motorists take to their cars for some well-earned time away.

RAC Traffic Watch data shows a total of 16.8m car journeys will be made over the Easter weekend as people make the most of the long weekend visiting family and friends or enjoying a...

Rail passengers urged to check journey times

Authored by Mary

GWR is urging passengers to check journey times before they travel over the Christmas period as Network Rail carry out vital works to modernise the rail infrastructure.

Services will be altered between Thursday 24 December and Sunday 3 January as part of a programme of engineering in the Thames Valley needed for the launch of Crossrail in 2019, and continued works to electrify the...

Multi-taskers making the most of train journeys

Authored by Mary

Plymouth residents are most likely to spend their journeys making new friends.

Four in five (80%) people surveyed in Plymouth consider themselves multi-taskers with some spending a third of the day attempting to juggle at least two things at once.

Research released today from CrossCountry finds that more than a quarter (29%) spend over four hours multi-tasking a day, and...

Cruising the Norwegian Fjords

Authored by traveleditor

Travel Editor David Powell, takes a Norwegian Fjord cruise on Fred. Olsen’s cruise ship Balmoral ...

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines pride themselves on offering a special cruising experience to their guests. With a fleet of four ships, Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines cover a wide range of destinations worldwide. One of the most popular from the U.K., and...

Britannia Wows!

Authored by traveleditor

Travel Editor, David Powell, takes a mini cruise on the fabulous new P&O cruise ship Britannia

It was shortly after 6am when I looked out of my hotel bedroom window. The sun was up early as well, slowly rising over the Ocean Cruise Terminal at Southampton. Then I spotted her for the first time! P&O’s newest cruise ship, proudly showing off a unique version of the Union Jack on...

New venture for luxury holiday specialists

Authored by Mary

2015 is a landmark year for Cornish Gems, as the luxury holiday letting specialists celebrate their eighth year of trading with a move into larger premises and announce the launch of their latest venture, Devon Gems - luxury holidays by the sea.

Launched in 2007, Cornish Gems set out to fulfil a niche in the holiday letting market, bringing Cornwall's luxurious holiday homes, cottages...