There’s more to Scotland than the Harry Potter bridge, say Scottish tourism chiefs

Beautiful sandy beaches Who needs international travel when you can take a beautiful walk on one of the many incredible beaches, such as Camusdarach Beach, Rhu Point or the Silver Sands of Morar with their azure and aquamarine seas and immaculate white dunes that have seduced filmmakers for years, argues the #MyRoadtotheIsles campaign.  It adds: … Read more

Quarter of Britons have a holiday booked to an amber-list country – and up to 75% will go regardless

A QUARTER of Britons currently have a holiday booked to an amber-list country – and as many as 75% insist they’ll go even if it isn’t green-listed Of those planning to go abroad, 39% said it was for their mental health Over a quarter said they were fully vaccinated and saw no reason not to goThose … Read more

Photo book Fauxliage reveals how U.S cell phone masts are being disguised as fake trees and cacti

Fascinating new photo book reveals how America’s cell phone masts are being cleverly disguised as fake palm trees, phoney cacti and even bogus church crosses The mesmerising images can be found in book Fauxliage, by photographer Annette LeMay Burke She writes that some of the disguises are so obviously fake that they actually draw attention to … Read more

Renderings reveal the inside of the world’s largest aircraft, an airship with a ‘wall’ of windows

The future of short-haul flying? Amazing renderings show the inside of the vast airship with a ‘wall’ of windows it’s hoped will ferry passengers from city to city from 2025 The spacious Airlander 10 measures almost double the length of an average commercial aircraft Striking concept photos show comfortable-looking armchair-style seats, complete with plump cushions The aim … Read more

Floating island resort that will be made from recycled Indian Ocean GARBAGE is unveiled

Trash talk: Floating island resort that will be made from Indian Ocean GARBAGE is unveiled The artificial island will be located off the coast of remote Australian territory Cocos (Keeling) Islands It’s called the Recycled Ocean Plastic Resort and could be accepting visitors by 2025Passing rubbish will be scooped into bags and covered with sand and silt to … Read more

Book Archiphantasy presents architect Alexander Wong’s out-of-this-world fantasy designs

The world’s first ‘alien’ cinema, a ‘super-luxury’ home that mimics royal living and the breathtaking monochrome apartment of a film director.  Welcome to the world of ultra-glamorous architecture as featured in new coffee table book Archiphantasy (The Images Publishing Group), penned by prolific architect Alexander Wong. The weighty, lavish tome showcases more than 30 cinemas, private … Read more

Eight brilliant Christmas cruises to the world’s best festive markets, from Munich to Memphis

Want to combine cruising with a visit to a world-class Christmas market? Here we reveal eight of the best voyages that allow you to do just that.  ADVENTURES IN ALSACE CroisiEurope offers a cruise that includes a visit to the Christmas markets in and around Strasbourg, pictured Swap the bratwurst for bredeles (Christmas cookies) on … Read more

Why you should head to Taiwan if you’re a fan of scenic railway journeys

Why you should head to Taiwan if you’re a fan of scenic railway journeys: Channel 5 documentary reveals the island’s stunning train trips The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys takes viewers on a trip of a lifetime around Taiwan’s rail networkThis week’s episode, narrated by Bill Nighy, takes in the Alishan Forest Railway and the … Read more

Newly colourised images show Britain’s railway gearing up for nationalisation nearly 75 years ago

Fascinating newly colourised images capture scenes in and around Britain’s railways as the system was nationalised almost 75 years ago – and the architect of subsequent track closures, Richard Beeching, making various public appearances on the network. In one image, 67-year-old rail worker Philip Martyr pauses to read a poster announcing the nationalisation of the … Read more