Winter is that time of year when we want to treat ourselves before we spend on others in the run up to the festive period, and a pre-Christmas getaway is never far from our thoughts. Before the shopping begins and the stress levels rise, take a little time out to relax and unwind. Here we bring you some inspiration for the perfect winter getaways…
Ryanair services from Aberdeen to Malaga will be grounded later this year.
Nagasaki has a surprising variety of things to do and see, and very close connections with Aberdeen. It is unusual in that when you go there you keep discovering more and more things to experience and explore.
Returning to work after the Christmas break isn’t easy for anyone.
A north-east mum claims she was forced to change her twins’ nappies on her plane seat after she was stuck on an aircraft on the runway for almost five hours.
A Mearns girl will wake up on her fifth birthday with her family in a house made entirely of Lego.
Riga has become a popular city to visit, with temperatures in summer an average of 17 °C. Travelling to Riga is also very easy, with Air Baltic offering 3 direct flights a week from Aberdeen with a flight time of just 2 hours 40 minutes. There are many high quality hotels to stay at, in particular the Hotel Radisson Blu Daugava, Riga – offering stunning views across the River to the city. Iona MacGowan travels to Riga to find out what the city has to offer.
It’s often the unexpected, smaller things that happen during a mini-break that make you remember it long after your overnight bag has been packed away.
Standing on deck, dressed in finery and sipping a cocktail, I gazed open-mouthed at the spectacular scenery surrounding me.
You've decided that your next holiday will take you around the North Coast 500 route.
With the summer holidays approaching, it is easy to get carried away preparing your summer wardrobe especially if you have booked that sought-after holiday in the sun.
If you love exploring Scotland’s great outdoors then you’ll fall heavily for the Faroes.
Travelling around the NC500 is a truly magical experience.
There are many ways you can enjoy the 500-mile route that is the NC500.
Whether it’s a short hop, sabbatical or annual sojourn, the following kit can help keep you in good holiday mood
Driving along the NC500 you will be able to see the most magnificent views and maybe even lucky to spot wildlife in their natural habitat.
Aberdeen Airport has announced new flights to a popular summer sunshine destination.
When it comes to packing, many of us face the inevitable question ‘Do I really need this?’
The doors to a Cadbury Creme Egg cafe have opened in Dublin but you have all but a few precious days to visit.
Nostalgia, glamour, and perfectly poached eggs consumed in bed as Edinburgh starts to wake up - welcome to The Principal.
Is it your dream to travel the world? What about if you got paid to do it?
Located slightly off the beaten track, nestled in the Serra de Monchique mountain range above the Algarve coast, lies a hidden gem - the five-star Macdonald Monchique Resort and Spa, which has something to offer everyone.
If you are a gin lover, then this holiday will be right up your street.
Despite torrential rain trying hard to dampen the spirits of those waiting to board the comfortable launch taking us out to join the Viking Sea, moored just off Newhaven, Edinburgh, my mood was buoyant because it’s not every day I have an opportunity to enjoy a taste of the high life, on the high seas.
If a lifelong love affair with snow sports compels you to seek out different ski resorts, then it pays to unpack your preconceptions as you pack your suitcase.
As I sailed out of Stavanger with the wind blowing in my hair and a strapping bearded Norseman at the helm, it would have been easy for me to close my eyes and picture myself on board a Viking ship steering to war.
Ernest Hemingway once described Paris as a “moveable feast” – an enchanted place that once lived in, would forever stay with you.
The city’s lights are sparkling, the shops are packed with seasonal delights and there’s a host of fun packages just waiting to be unwrapped in Glasgow.
Be prepared to be shaken, stirred and inspired with a visit to Grangemouth.
Is it possible for one resort to be all things to all people?
When I lived in Lisbon 14 years ago, I stayed, rent-free, in a dilapidated 12-bedroom palacio owned by a bon vivant called Jorge who wafted through its crumbling corridors with an air of faded grandeur.