Spotting the Train Spotters on the Southern Spirit

Spotting the Train Spotters on the Southern Spirit

Otherwise known as trainspotters, trainiacs, anoraks even, gunzels, I soon learn have a knack of popping up in the oddest places as we travel the Australian countryside. As I settle in for a chilled glass of sparkling wine in the Outback Explorer Lounge upon boarding The Southern Spirit, I discover that many of my fellow passengers are, indeed, gunzels. The Southern Spirit, which runs just a handf...
by Fiona Harper on 13 February 2012, 14:02PM



Girlie getaway in Phuket, Thailand

Girlie getaway in Phuket, Thailand

Following an extremely busy few days in Bangkok for the start of our girlie break, we headed off for some pampering and relaxation in Phuket. Thailand’s most popular island, Phuket is located in the Andaman Sea and is famed for its pristine waters and white sandy beaches. It’s just an hour’s flight away from Bangkok so it’s really easy to have both a city and beach experie...
by Anna Streatfeild on 13 February 2012, 12:02PM



Dubai- Atlantis The Palm

Dubai- Atlantis The Palm

Travelbag recently ran a competition to win a luxury holiday to Dubai, staying at the 5* Atlantis The Palm. Here, our winner, Mark Klein, reports on his trip Although I’ve never been myself, I have friends that have holidayed there  and have raved about it so I thought I’d chance my luck and give the competition a go. I entered via the Travelbag e-newsletter and forgot about it, ...
by Mark Klein on 07 February 2012, 10:02AM



New York in Three Days

New York in Three Days

It's your first trip to New York City, and you're only staying for a three-day weekend. While it's impossible to take in all the excitement of the five boroughs in such a short time (lifelong NYC residents discover something new every day), you can still enjoy many of the City's essential attractions. Read on for a plan to help you make the most of your time—these are the NYC sights, sounds ...
by Travelbag on 27 January 2012, 15:01PM



Culinary Tourism

Culinary Tourism

If you're a 'foodie', the culinary options in destinations you visit are important- whether you want to try the local delicacies or feast in five star establishments. Here's our pick of the top culinary hot spots.    TokyoVoted as THE culinary capital of the world by the Michelin Guides, Tokyo certainly has its fair share of foodie options, from the sublime to the extraordinary there i...
by Anna Streatfeild on 17 January 2012, 16:01PM



Girlie Getaways- Bangkok, Thailand

Girlie Getaways- Bangkok, Thailand

So, the friends were recruited, time was booked off work, it was just left to where we were going to go. We had two birthdays and a job promotion to celebrate so wanted somewhere extra special and different, having been to Spain, Portugal, Prague and Las Vegas on previous trips together. It was eventually decided that Thailand was the destination of choice, offering  everything we wanted out ...
by Anna Streatfeild on 17 January 2012, 15:01PM



48 Hours in Philadelphia

48 Hours in Philadelphia

There’s much more to Philadelphia than the Liberty Bell and Cheesesteak. Follow our guide on how to spend an activity filled 48 hours in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’.Day One... British Airways have a fantastic flight that departs London in the morning, getting to Philadelphia at the very civilized time of around 2.30pm. After a short transfer to the hotel- Palomar Hotel on 117 S...
by Anna Streatfeild on 17 January 2012, 15:01PM



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