Fiona McNicol

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Points of Interest: What to See and Places to Visit in Vietnam

Vietnam, <b>officially known as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam</b>, is a small communist country in Southeast Asia that is quickly rising up in rank as …

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Postcards from a Scottish Road Trip: Stirling to Skye

Scotland is special. It’s a country that I’m incredibly proud to call home, and a place I’m always happy to come back to at the end of my travels. …

Designer Ghost Town: 48-Hours in Porto Cervo, Sardinia

I had read a lot about the town of Porto Cervo, Sardinia and the famous (or infamous, depending on whether or not you know your Italian tabloid …

Why You Need to Visit the Caribbean at Least Once in Your Life ~ Maps & Merlot

If you’re looking for anything from laid back beach-side chilling to awesome nightlife to the perfect spot for a family vacay, <b>look no further than</b> …

Five of the Best Coffee Shops in Stirling with Free WiFi

Stirling is very much a University City, which means students…and lots of them. They’ve brought with them the need for copious amounts of coffee and …

The Best Islands in the World

Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked the 30 best islands in the world outside the U.S. in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey, from far-flung gems in Southeast Asia to volcanic outcrops in the Mediterranean.<p>1<p>Boracay, Philippines<p>2<p>Cebu and Visayan Islands, Philippines<p>3<p>Palawan, Philippines<p>4<p>Mallorca, …

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Fraser Island, Queensland

Planning your trip around Australia’s East Coast? Here are 20 photos to inspire you to visit the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island.<p><b>coastal views</b> …

How to Get to Cala Goloritze, Sardinia: Sardinia's Secret Beach

Leading up to me leaving for Sardinia, I had one image firmly stuck in my mind (and on my work’s computer screen) that kept me going through those …

Five things to do in Naples (as well as trying the world's best pizza!)

Everyone warned me about going to Naples. “It’s dirty” they said, “You’ll get mugged!” one horrified Sardinian exclaimed before I left for the …

Exploring Scotland: Hiking Ben A'an, The Trossachs

Scotland might be my home country but I’m ashamed to admit that, at 27, there is still so much I haven’t seen. When I started travelling last year, I …

In honor of Arbor Day, here are 17 photos of amazing trees from around the world

SATURDAY THE 29th is Arbor Day, the day that the world celebrates (and plants) trees. Trees are our planet’s lungs — they absorb much of the carbon …

5 Landmark Hotels That Look Better Than Ever: Hot List 2017

When we hear that a beloved hotel is getting major work done, we hold our breath. What happens if they ditch those period brass doorknobs in favor of brushed-steel ones, or swap vintage sconces for “contemporary” halogens that will kill the lobby’s vibe? Lucky for us, these properties got it right. …

Venice Looks to Limit Tourist Numbers With New Measures

Among the regulations? People-counters, new maps, and accommodation limits.<p>Venice, long struggling under the strain of massive tourist numbers, is finally doing something about it. Just 55,000 residents live in Venice's historic center, a number that is rapidly dwindling, as the 60,000 tourists a …

Nine Lessons from a Year Living on the Road

On our first anniversary in Artemis, our Airstream, we ended up exactly where we started—dry camped outside of Gold Canyon, Arizona. It was never a plan to be there. But we’d just flown in from an assignment in Siberia, with minus-20-degree temps for several weeks, and though we were due back in …

Is this the world's most luxurious new train? Our exclusive first look aboard Japan's spectacular Shiki-shima

Sitting beneath a contemporary chandelier, I sipped a glass of chilled white Japanese wine as a bowing waitress placed a dish before me – an artful composition of delicate sea eel with strips of cucumber and a scattering of rainbow-bright flowers. No, I was not sitting in one of Tokyo’s countless …

We’re for Sydney | Daily Telegraph

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Comment on My Big Solo Travel Safety Mistake by Sue Andrews

Years ago whilst travelling with a friend she suggested we stay at this guy’s house who she knew. I didn’t really want to &we stayed at the only …

Adventures around the Whitsundays: Australia's most beautiful islands

74 tropical islands, covered in lush green rainforests and epic white sand beaches, with a whole world of colour just waiting to be discovered …

Surf School: Learning to surf in Agnes Water, Queensland

Learning to surf was pretty high on my list of things to do in Australia, but I somehow managed to spend three months travelling around Queensland …

Lights, Camera, Scotland! Five top TV and movie locations for your travels

Holidays in Scotland<p>The Hogwarts Express<p>There's no Platform 9¾ at Fort William station, but you can still travel on the Jacobite Steam Train, which …

10 of the world's epic train journeys

Whether gliding through the Rockies or labouring up the Andes, our pick of spectacular railway trips gets a green light for all budgets<p>Somewhat greedily, the Swiss boast three world-class rail journeys: the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express and, most spectacular of all, the Jungfraubahn. …

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These transparent kayaks turn ocean exploration into a magical experience

A company has created a beautiful transparent kayak that allows users to view the underwater world below.<p>The Crystal Explorer from the Crystal Kayak Company is a canoe-kayak hybrid made out of totally-clear Lexan. The polymer hull is designed to act like a large snorkel mask that pierces the …

The fabulous 5 in the Dolomites - A Luxury Travel Blog

The popular Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera are a cluster of five fishing villages perched on the cliffs that overlook the Mediterranean Sea. …

Most Amazing Asian Landscapes

National Geographic recently highlighted some of the most amazing (and not so well known) landscapes of Asie.<br>In this series, some incredibly talented …

Top 21 Beaches in the World

Travel<p>Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents …

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Raja Empat, Papua, Indonesia.

Review: Breakfast at The Fat Cyclist Cafe Stirling, Scotland

Stirling isn’t short on great places to get coffee or breakfast, but it is short on places that serve them all day. After trying to make it in time …

A Historical Foodie Trail of Florence, Italy - A Travellin' Tale

Florence was one of the highlights of my trip to Italy last year, and along with some of the world’s most famous masterpieces, incredible …

24-Hours in Genoa, Liguria, Italy: What to See and Do in the City

Ending up in Genoa had never been part of my original plan when I was travelling through Italy last November. It came about more through necessity – …