Home Loyalty Programs Best Ways to Redeem Your Virgin Atlantic Flying MilesBest Ways to Redeem Your Virgin Atlantic Flying Miles June 12, 2019 by God Save the Points If you follow these tips for redeeming Virgin Flying Club Miles, you’ll be feeling brilliant. As is often the case with airlines that aren’t a member of one of the three major airline alliances — Oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is often overlooked by travellers. As any Virgin program user can tell you, that’s a true shame. There are some fantastic redemption options for your miles sitting there, just waiting to be booked. The first thing to know? Virgin Atlantic partners with several very useful airlines including Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways (ANA), South African Airways, Virgin Australia and, yes, even Delta. That means when it’s time to cash in your miles, you can use them on Virgin, or any of these other fun options. Oh, and in case … [Read more...] about Best Ways to Redeem Your Virgin Atlantic Flying Miles
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0 Have your say AN American historian has uncovered the roots of how the Unicorn became Scotland’s national animal in the late 1300s. Elyse Waters, who is hosting Unicorns: A Zoological Analysis as part of Scotland’s history festival, first became interested in the subject when she discovered a medieval cookbook that included a recipe for how best to cook the mythical beast. During her research, the historian found that the Unicorn was believed to be the natural enemy of the lion - a symbol that the English royals adopted around a hundred years before. According to folklore, the lion and the unicorn hate each other - a tradition going back to the ancient Babylonians in 3,500 B.C. The second natural enemy? The elephant.“It was always said that the unicorn would always defeat the elephant, that it had this immense strength to it, even despite its diminished size, it couldn’t be beaten by something as large and powerful as an elephant. … [Read more...] about Why is the Unicorn Scotland’s national animal?
Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press Updated 4:51 am CDT, Friday, April 5, 2019 Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic speaks and gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in Montenegro's capital Podgorica, Thursday, April 4, 2019. The pro-Western president of Montenegro, who has defied Russia to steer his small country into NATO, has warned that the integration of Western Balkans into the EU is crucial for the bloc to protect itself from growing Russian and Chinese political and economic influence in the region. less Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic speaks and gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in Montenegro's capital Podgorica, Thursday, April 4, 2019. The pro-Western president of Montenegro, who ... more Photo: Risto Bozovic, AP Photo: Risto Bozovic, AP … [Read more...] about Montenegro’s president to EU: don’t hand us over to Russia
Our experts offer a guide to the top 25 destinations for a city break in 2019, including what to do and where to stay in Venice, Amsterdam, Florence, Lisbon, London, Barcelona and Reykjavik. Italy Rome Rome's mild Mediterranean climate is a persuasive draw for visitors from the cool north, but the main draw will always be the pulsating energy of a place which lives life as a form of theatre. There are great neighbourhood trattorias, quirky shops and a buzzing aperitivo scene. The challenge is deciding what not to do: there are so many churches, archaeological sites, piazzas and paintings to see that a lifetime is hardly enough. Where to stay J.K. Place Roma Rome, Italy 9 Telegraph expert rating One of Italy’s classiest townhouse hotels, J.K. Place has been much imitated, but few of the copies match the warm, suave, elegant original. The rooms derive much of their charm from the no-expenses-spared quality of the materials used, including antique fireplaces and … [Read more...] about The 25 best European city breaks for 2019 and where to stay
There are so many beautiful places to visit in England. Are you planning a trip across the pond? It’s difficult to narrow it down to only a short list of the best places to visit in England. While there are so many quaint villages, charming towns, and vibrant cities to add to the list, I’ll start with 25 of them. It could take years and years to explore all of the prettiest England destinations. If you’re getting on a plane and jetting off to the land of high tea, double-decker buses, and the Royal Family, here’s a great list of towns, landmarks, and cities to visit in England. Table of Contents Best Places to Visit in England: London Cornwall Brighton Birmingham Manchester Liverpool Bristol Windsor Canterbury Jurassic Coast Oxford Peak District Nottingham Chester Stonehenge Lake District Isle of Wight Bath Northumberland Salisbury Cambridge York Dover Norfolk Stratford-upon-Avon Packing List It … [Read more...] about 25 Best Places to Visit in England: The Most Beautiful Places in England