#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cured Salmon & Crab – A Beautiful Christmas Day Starter or January Healthy Detox Recipe

Cured Salmon & Crab Recipe 500g fresh salmon fillet (skin and fat removed, you can ask your fish monger to do this for you) 250g hand-picked white crab meat 2 spring onions 2 red chili 50g chives 25ml olive oil Curing mix for salmon 250g table salt 250g caster sugar 1 star anise Zest 1 […]

The Re-Launched Generator London – “boutique hostel”

The first Generator is located in Russell Square at walking distance from Covent Garden, Regent’s Park and the British Museum, just some of the places you can explore if you don’t have enough to do with the endless list of events, art collaborations and gigs on offer in-house.   Originally a police section house, Generator […]

World Travel Market offers cash prize for inspirational start-ups

Technology-driven trip planning and travel inspiration start-ups can win £5,000 in a new WTM initiative, Fresh, sponsored by Sabre Travel Network as part of the dedicated Travel Tech Show at WTM. WTM Fresh will focus on companies less than a year old which have innovative and viable ideas for using technology – such as web, […]

P&O Cruises Announces Star Studded Cruises with Michael Ball, David Essex, The West End Men and Here And Now – The Very Best Of The 80s

P&O Cruises is launching its biggest ever line-up of star-studded cruises this autumn with famous faces from the stage and screen. Michael Ball, David Essex, The West End Men featuring Lee Mead and Here And Now – with live performances from six 80’s legends including Paul Young, Toyah and many more, will be joining selected […]