Who needs to hang out with the living, when you can go and visit the dead? With Halloween just around the corner, there is a fabulous and fascinating itinerary of ghosts and gravestones, haunted histories and underground vaults to be explored – from Memphis to the Orbs of Oahu, via Vegas, Rome, Venice, Stockholm and Boston.
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Join Jodi on her semi-self-guided tour of Vilnius, Lithuania to get an idea about the history, art, food and overall culture of this country and its people.
I’m delighted to be back in Ljubljana for the EarZoom Festival! Arriving a few days early to acclimatise and orient myself into the local cultural scene, I stay at Hostel Print, a fifteen minute walk from the centre of town through the lovely Tivoli Park. The hostel is spacious, clean and quiet, offering a well set-up kitchen for self-catering, a selection of cooked breakfast and helpful friendly staff. A nice choice if you prefer not to be in the middle of partying backpackers!
One of the last areas of uncharted terrain in this hyper-connected world is time travel. As this is something I have always wanted to try, it was with high hopes and a suspension of disbelief that I attended “Futurity Now” in Berlin presented by Transmediale, one of the longest running media arts festivals.
Manchester was somewhere I never planned to visit, I was pleased to find myself in the Northern Soul town while in transit from Glasgow to Helsinki, and took a couple of days to explore the city. There’s more to Manchester than music and football, as you’ll discover.
Every time I visit Glasgow there is something new to discover, from the absurdist cafe to the best South Indian curry, along with revisiting old friends, familiar places and the apparently de rigueur costume party. I’ve been invited on this trip by the very happening and highly regarded Lowsalt gallery to take part in Glasgow International Visual Arts Festival (Gi). I have a month to explore the town while sourcing materials, going to gigs and hanging out.
Maybe you like to fit as much variety into your travels as possible, taking in as many places are you can get to in the time you have available… and then find yourself worn out and everything’s a blur afterward. Or perhaps you’re more of a meandering wanderer; either way, Micro Travel could be an [...]
Located in the southern-most tip of the Netherlands along the River Maas, Maastricht is quite literally in the heart of Europe – surrounded by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany and only an hour from Brussels and KÃ¶ln. Sure you know Maastricht as the ‘birthplace’ of the European Union and the birthplace of the European currency. But I bet you don’t know much more about this historically rich and culturally vibrant city (and one well-positioned to become European Capital of Culture in 2018).
“That bridge goes to the dark side of Besançon,” says my local informant, as he tells me about the punk concert he saw under the bridge 20 years ago… about how the famed German post-industrialist noise band EinstÃ¼rzende Neubauten also played there, grinding metal under the bridge. That was enough incentive for me, I had [...]
They say half the fun of a holiday is in the planning, so in case you’re stuck for ideas and looking for your next grand adventure, consider these six destinations with an off-beat twist: a Mediterranean resort in Wales, a tropical beach in Germany, a nostalgic Baltic sea resort, a yurt in Sussex, the Von [...]