A Bee’s Guide to New York

Our intrepid explorer Sabine Koch heads to New York and tells us a few of her favourite haunts. Rest and Relaxation Check this place out. Who dares to enter? Well I do, since this particular parlour was a tip from a friend. Well, I’m among good company – Brooke Shields, Elijah Woods, heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, and […]

#Titanic30 – Marking the 30th Anniversary of Discovering The Titanic

To mark the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the Titanic wreck by Dr Robert Ballard, Titanic Belfast will be holding a live Q&A with him from 5pm – 6pm on 1st September 2015. Titanic Belfast is an iconic six-floor building in the spot where the ship was designed and launched. Its nine galleries help you explore the […]

HOTELS: The Rugby World Cup

Finally the Rugby World Cup is coming. The tournament will be hosted by England from 18 September to 31 October 2015 with Twickenham Stadium hosting the final. There’s no need to get into a scrum when it comes to finding somewhere to stay, as LateRooms.com has come up with the grand-slam hotels guaranteed to score top points. Whether you’ve been lucky […]

TRAVEL: Elizabeth Taylor’s Palm Springs Home

Visitors to Palm Springs have an incredible opportunity to rent the former home of one of Hollywood’s all-time greats, with Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s private estate. Nestled within the upmarket Las Palmas neighbourhood, the expansive and gated “Casa Elizabeth” reflects the style and glamour for which the star was famed. It features four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a […]

Marriott Hotel’s Virtual 4-D Travel Experience – Teleport Yourself to Maui

If your holidays are all about the sun on your face and the wind in your hair then you are in a for a treat – without having to board a plane, queue at passport control or lose your luggage at the carousel. Marriott Hotels is pioneering the future of travel by inviting people  to ‘get teleported’ with […]

FESTIVAL: ​​Starmus III with Stephen Hawking in Tenerife

Starmus,  a highlight on the calendar of the brightest minds in science and space, will take place from June 27th – 2nd July 2016 in Tenerife under the theme Beyond the Horizon – Tribute to Stephen Hawking. At a launch event in the  Royal Astronomical Society in Piccadilly there was an expectant hush as Prof. Stephen Hawking came into the […]

TRAVEL REVIEW: Onboard P&O Britannia – First Look Inside

We were lucky enough to be one of the first onboard new P&O vessel Britannia, the largest ever British cruise ship.  The stats are awesome – it weighs in at 141,000 tons with capacity for over 3600 passengers, 1398 officers and crew and, at  1,082 ft, it’s longer than The Shard. It’s immense and beautiful. It’s modern luxury cruising with the emphasis […]

TRAVEL REVIEW: Insider’s Take on P&O Britannia

Seriously, I go to a lot of launches. But, wow, this one was the biggie. Alan Greenhalgh reports from the inaugural celebrations of P&O’s largest and newest cruise liner extraordinaire, Britannia. You’ll have seen the coverage over the news, read these pieces here  Inside Look and here’s a review of the actual event. We got sneak peek […]

TRAVEL: Hidden Paris – Two Day City Break

It’s great to find somewhere different in one of the most visited cities in the world, Paris. Tucked away behind the Panthéon on the  hill Montagne Sainte-Geneviève to the south of the Seine is Rue Mouffetard – a remnant of a 2000-year-old  Roman road and still a bustling market from Tuesday to Sunday morning.   Starting from Censier-Daubenton metro station there […]

Nicaragua – Top Places To Visit in 2015

Nicaragua – featuring on a lot of ’emerging hot new’ lists for 2015 – shinesquad’s Alan Greenhalgh and Matthew Devlen take a trip to this colourful, tropical paradise in Central America. Forget Costa Rica — old news. Industry experts are calling Nicaragua the hottest destination in Central America, and one of its best bargains. The WTTC […]