The Northern Lights is the most desired travel experience

Seeing the Northern Lights is the most desired travel experience

Seeing the Northern Lights is the travel experience most people would like to have, finds Lonely Planet Traveller magazine. Witnessing the magical aurora borealis topped a poll of travel experiences, according to 1,563 respondents to a survey for the magazine to celebrate Lonely Planet’s 40th anniversary.

World Elephant Day

Best places to see elephants

Today is World Elephant Day, and to celebrate these graceful giants we’ve put together a list of the best places in the world to get up close and personal with them. There’s no image that conjures up the word safari more than a herd of elephants plodding across the savannah, trunks swinging and ears flapping in unison.

Chapultepec Park

Enjoying the sunshine in Mexico City

A guide to the top locations to dine al fresco, work on your tan and do some exercise while on a visit to Mexico City, one of the most heavily populated urban areas on the planet.

Azores Islands to host 2013 European Surfing Championships

Azores Islands to host 2013 European Surfing Championships

The archipelago of the Azores, lying off the coast of Portugal will attract many surfers and water sport lovers this September as the largest island São Miguel is to host the European Surfing Championships 2013 for the first time from September 13 - 21.

Montevideo, Uruguay

Top things to do in Uruguay

With news last month that Air Europa has just launched flights from London Gatwick via Madrid to Montevideo in Uruguay, we’ve come up with a list of our top things to do in the little-known South American country.

Florianoplis, Brazil has been voted world's friendliest city

Florianopolis, Brazil voted world’s friendliest city

Florianopolis in Brazil has been awarded top place in Condé Nast Traveler’s list of 20 of the world’s friendliest cities.

Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua

Top five activities for sun-seekers in Antigua

Although the Caribbean island of Antigua is only 281 kilometres squared there are plenty of activities to try here. For sun seekers, it doesn’t have to be all about lying on the beach and sunning yourself by the pool, there are many sun-based activities to choose from, including sailing snorkelling, golf, deep sea fishing and swimming with stingrays.

Where to go in August

Haven’t booked your summer holiday yet and looking for last minute inspiration? Take a look at our picks for the best destinations to head to this August, from spectacular meteor showers, to world famous festivals and wildlife spotting.

New museums open in Jordan

The new Museum of Jordan has opened in the country’s capital, Amman, housing over 2,000 artefacts from Jordanian history, including the Dead Sea Scrolls. The museum features nine major exhibition themes, showcasing Jordan’s environment, food, architecture, trade, politics, communication, industry, religion and daily domestic life through a range of interactive displays.

Nicaragua launches new coffee trail

The Nicaragua Tourist Board has launched the Coffee Trail, a new tourist route that will give visitors a unique experience of the northern region of the country.

Gibraltar’s Cardboard Boat Race is back

Gibraltar is to the fifth annual Charity Cardboard Boat Race on August 24. Once a secret belonging only to the Rock, the Race is now known to millions thanks to its appearance on Channel 5’s recent documentary ‘Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun’.

New flights announced to São Paulo, Brazil

Air Europa, the award-winning Latin American specialist airline, has announced the launch of a new route to São Paulo, Brazil’s economic capital and the largest city in South America. As of December 16 this year, the airline will fly five times a week from London Gatwick via Madrid Barajas.

Top tips for environmentally friendly travel

In this day and age, it is becoming more and more important to think about your individual impact on the environment, so here our some top tips for environmentally friendly travel.

Tenerife to host the Professional Windsurfers Association World Championships

Tenerife, the biggest of the Canary Islands is hosting the Professional Windsurfers Association World Championships. For its third consecutive year, El Médano beach, in south Tenerife will host the event from August 3 to 9 2013.

Sex and the City, The Hobbit and The Hangover inspire most trips

New research by the Post Office looking into the holiday habits of people across the UK, has revealed that modern culture has given way to a new type of traveller - the TV tourist.

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Best places to see elephants

World Elephant Day

Today is World Elephant Day, and to celebrate these graceful giants we’ve put together a list of the best places in the world to get up close and personal with them. There’s no image that conjures up the word safari more than a herd of elephants plodding across the savannah, trunks swinging and ears flapping in unison.