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Best weekend break destinations for Americans

Best weekend break destinations for Americans

David Whitley May 9, 2015 Comments Off on Best weekend break destinations for Americans

Six brilliant long weekend options for American travellers, whether it’s education in Washington DC, music in Austin or beaches in Puerto Rico.   Destination: Austin, Texas Go for: Live music, bar-hopping and barbecues with

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Assassination sites turned tourist attractions

Assassination sites turned tourist attractions

David Whitley February 28, 2015 Comments Off on Assassination sites turned tourist attractions

The site of the JFK shooting in Dallas isn’t the only place where an assassination has turned into a somewhat macabre tourist attraction – and here are ten of the most interesting from around

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Three things that surprised me about Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Three things that surprised me about Mexico’s Riviera Maya

David Whitley August 20, 2013 Comments Off on Three things that surprised me about Mexico’s Riviera Maya

David Whitley heads to Mexico’s premier package holiday destination and finds a few things he wasn’t expecting. The two Cancuns Cancun is the Riviera Maya’s headliner, firmly implanted in the public imagination as a

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When travellers resort to McDonalds, and why it’s OK

When travellers resort to McDonalds, and why it’s OK

David Whitley July 15, 2013 5

When you hit the wall with a region’s traditional cuisine, a quick junk food fix doesn’t half sound tempting, David Whitley confesses. I have a friend who is seemingly obsessed with eating at McDonalds.

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Tickbox tourism: Mexico, Uruguay, Swaziland, Cambodia & Canada

Tickbox tourism: Mexico, Uruguay, Swaziland, Cambodia & Canada

David Whitley March 18, 2013 Comments Off on Tickbox tourism: Mexico, Uruguay, Swaziland, Cambodia & Canada

Easy additions to a traveller’s country count – whether it’s border runs from Dubai to Oman, ferries from Hong Kong to Macau or a bus from Singapore to Malaysia – from major international hub

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Turtle Power: The caring side of Cancun

Turtle Power: The caring side of Cancun

David Whitley July 23, 2012 Comments Off on Turtle Power: The caring side of Cancun

David Whitley escapes to an island sanctuary off the coast of Mexico’s mass tourism capital. It’s something of a miracle that more cartoons haven’t adopted baby turtles as their central characters. They are so

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