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Bormida Mayor retracts offer to people to move here

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In an attempt to save a village in Italy from becoming a ghost town, the mayor was reportedly offering €2,000 (SGD$3,066) to anyone who wishes to move to this remote mountain village.

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Denmark Wants Your Help to Eat Their Oysters

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Recently, the Danish Embassy in China attracted a ton of attention on Weibo when it asked netizens for suggestions on how to solve their oyster overpopulation problem. One answer seemed to be popular: send tourists to Denmark to eat them.

The Danish government wasn’t kidding about an overpopulation problem: the invasive Pacific oysters are killing off native European oysters at an alarming rate. While getting tourists to gorge on oysters may not be a permanent solution, at least you now know what to do when you’re in Denmark.

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Affordable Ways To Travel To The World’s Most Expensive Places

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Is your travel bucket list filled with spots like Iceland, France, and Hawaii? While the costs fluctuate due to exchange rates, here are some tips to get the most bang out of your buck in these destinations.

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Need ideas for next year’s Valentine’s Day?

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While romance can often bloom in the most unlikely of places, here are some locations that may be ideal to spend that quality time together.

 

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Douro Valley Half Marathon

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The Douro Valley Half Marathon, located in the centre of Douro Vinhateiro, has been said to be one of the worlds most beautiful races. This 21 kilometre marathon flows through the rolling hills of the country side along the Douro river bank. This marathon not only provides picturesque views, but is one of a kind because the participants receive a sample of Port Wine during their experience. In 2017 the region is now preparing to hold its best ever edition with 16,000 participants from 35 countries in this twelfth edition of this race. There will also be special wine tastings, exhibitions and concerts.

  • Event date: 28th May 2017
  • Registration closes 31 March 2017
  • Tickets $25
  • Read more by clicking here.
  • To read about our coverage on Portugal click here.

 

Seeking hermit for Austrian mountain hermitage

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Would you be willing to live a hermit life in one of Austria’s last remote mountain hermitages (at 1,600m above sea level) with stunning views and no neighbours? The 350-year-old hermitage of Saalfelden near Salzburg, built on a cliff overlooking the town, is currently looking for a candidate to replace its current hermit.

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Jan/Feb 2017 Issue Out Now!

cover65Our Journeys Issue is out!

It’s the beginning of the year, and a great time to start planning those trips before dates get filled up.

This issue, we feature all sorts of journeys – from exploring wine trails in Portugal, to rail sojourns in Alaska, and driving trips in Queensland/NSW to take in its landscape. No matter where you head, there’s always a good reason to slow down and take it all in.

Pick up our free mag now or read online!

Cycling in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the world’s most beautiful and culture rich cities, with its picturesque peaks, gorgeous architecture and pristine beaches. The best part is that it is all within riding distance, making cycling around the city an ideal way to take in the sights.

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Brussels Terrorist Attacks – What Travellers Need To Know

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The world has been rocked by yet another tragedy as terrorists struck a European capital for the second time in just four months. On Tuesday 22 March 2016, bombs went off in Brussels airport lounge and Maelbeek Metro station, killing over 30 and injuring hundreds more. Authorities are currently searching for the suspects in the attacks. Terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility.

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Bavaria on Tap

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Missen isn’t exactly on most tourist maps – unless you’re driving from Lake Constance to Neuschwanstein Castle and accidentally spot it on your GPS. If you happen to be in Missen, however, Brauerei Schaffler is the place to be. It’s not hard to find – it’s the only brewery in the tiny village and, as luck would have it, it also offers great accommodation and food.

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