0 Have your say Leeds Bradford Airport is gateway to more Arctic experiences. Super Break, only operator offering UK direct trips to Akureyri, are behind brand new breaks including New Year’s Eve festive flight.Following success of ‘Incredible Iceland’ breaks last winter, the short-break specialist has announced expanded programme of getaways to land of lava fields and landscapes from TV hit Game of Thrones.Journeys offer Yorkshire holidaymakers opportunity to discover hot springs and geysers amid dramatic volcanoes, going genuinely off-track with exclusive three or four-night breaks.The trio of regional trips sit alongside the travel brand’s ever-popular Icelandic package, providing customers with diverse choice of accommodation and activities to suit all tastes.The new breaks offer a luxurious option allowing holidaymakers to combine five-star accommodation with mouth-watering cuisine that includes brewery tours, tastings and visit to … [Read more...] about Nordic but nice Icelandic adventures await
CHILDREN and young people are being encouraged to share their adventurous travel tales for the chance to win exciting prizes and the title of Young Travel Writer 2018. Those between the ages of six and 16 are invited to draw on their creative skills to share their adventures of 'How I explored Northern Ireland This Year'. Whether it's summer rock-pooling memories, scaling the Mournes, uncovering the history of an ancient castle or a yet undiscovered adventure that will be undertaken this half-term. The Tourism NI competition will be split into five categories (P3-P4, P5-P7, Year 8 - 10 and GCSE) with prizes including a GoPro Hero 5 action camera and the overall young travel writer will win a weekend family break at Blackhead Lightkeeper's House, Whitehead.The judging panel featuring a host of literary and travelling talent including Lonely Planet author Fionn Davenport, and writers Sheena Wilkinson and Glenn Patterson, who says "one of the keys to original writing is learning to look … [Read more...] about Calling all young travel writers: Get writing for chance to win a lighthouse adventure
The snow wasn’t deep enough to satisfy hard-core powder hounds last season. But for 2018-19, pockets evidently have been deep enough for resorts to make big investments aimed at pleasing them, along with skiers and riders of all levels.Is it by sheer coincidence that five mountains will unveil six chairlifts all in one winter? Probably, says Chris Linsmayer, spokesman for Colorado Ski Country. Planning and timing just happened to align, he says.But he says it’s also a sign of the industry still thriving, despite the trade group reporting a slight dip in skier visits last season compared with 2016-17.Freezing weather is forecast this week for Summit County. The snow guns are out at Arapahoe Basin and Loveland ski areas, the two vying again to open first this month — and two of the five destinations banking on their money to pay off sooner rather than later, regardless of Mother Nature’s fickle ways.“If there was nervousness, you wouldn’t be seeing … [Read more...] about 6 new lifts and bigger adventure coming to Colorado ski country
"Be prepared to have your limits tested", Bear warns from a TV screen in a darkened room. “This is all about taking you out of your comfort zone”. I don’t need telling. Finding myself in a synthetic place of ‘organised fun’, I already feel reasonably far from my comfort zone – the smell of plastic, newness and already the faint aroma of feet oozing from the rather grandiose adventure playground surrounding me. Merlin Entertainments Group own and operate the newly opened Bear Grylls Adventure at the NEC Birmingham – just one of their many entertainment ventures which include the likes of Alton Towers, Legoland and Madame Tussauds – so it comes as no surprise that there’s a decided theme-park vibe to the place. Even the entrance feels like you’re queueing up for Nemesis. Big fake rocks (being given a final coat of paint as I arrive) sit either side of the archway entrance, dramatic music blares with a slightly tinny quality from … [Read more...] about Escape rooms and real sharks: is Bear Grylls’ new adventure park thrilling or ridiculous?
Mandy Ferreira, Sunset Magazine Published 11:28 am PDT, Saturday, September 29, 2018 Quiet Camping at Yosemite National Park, CA Finally, you can make it into Yosemite Valley without sitting in an hour of traffic. Each year more than 4 million visitors come to explore the popular park, and it often feels like they are all in the valley at once. Nearly 70 percent of visitors come May through September. Once school is back in session, the roads clear up again, as do the campgrounds. While you can certainly book ahead for a quiet retreat at your favorite spot, fall is the ideal time to snag a last-minute site spot at Upper Pines or secluded Yosemite Creek. Worried about unpredictable weather? Splurge for a heated canvas tent cabin in Half Dome Village. Campsite from $26/night; heated tent cabin from $158/night; nps.gov/yose. less Quiet Camping at Yosemite National Park, CA Finally, you can make it into Yosemite Valley without sitting in an hour of traffic. Each … [Read more...] about The 10 best National Park adventures in the fall