Sunday, June 16, 2019
Google Maps has highlighted a tiny forest-covered island off the coast of French Guiana in South America. Nowadays, when viewed via Google, the lush spot looks perfectly innocuous. However, the island has a very dark past indeed, as its name - Île du Diable or Devil’s Island -...
The pound to euro exchange rate slipped yesterday following a peak on Friday. GBP hit the highest levels against the euro since last March at the end of the week. However, with the news that Donald Trump is threatening a tariff against China, sterling slumped on Monday. Looking...
Holiday travel insurance is often considered by travellers as peace of mind protection for any mishaps overseas. Insurance, of any level and cover, along with a valid European Health Insurance Card is often enough to reassure Britons they will be OK should any injuries happen or medical attention...
Dubai and the wider United Arab Emirates have a host of traditions and laws Britons should clue up on before going on holiday. The UK Foreign Office advises they do so in order to be fully briefed about what are very different regulations to follow, for both residents...
Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage came under huge public scrutiny at home and abroad, during the couple’s royal excursions. The pair, who married in 1981, divorced in 1996, shortly prior to the Princess of Wales’ tragic death in 1997. During their time as husband and wife they...
From seeing what a new area is like before you visit, to exploring faraway destinations from the comfort of your home, Google Maps’ Street View is something which many people use. The images are collected by a series of cameras, which are often attached to cars which traverse...
Flights require passengers to be savvy when it comes to packing hand luggage. This is especially important on budget airlines such as easyJet and Ryanair as the carriers clamp down on how much is allowed in the cabin for free. It’s important to avoid packing certain items -...
Holidays spark so much excitement after the initial booking, travellers may well just want to get stuck into the packing process. Yet while selecting the perfect travel gear for a trip is hugely important, holidaymakers could end up forking out the cost of an entire wardrobe if they...
Dubai holidays are an exciting prospect for a British traveller thanks to their promise of guaranteed sun, impressive architecture and high level of luxury. However, it’s vital to remember that the way of life in Dubai and the rest of the UAE can differ greatly to that of...
Google Maps Street View's team have trekked to a remote location, where the remains of a historic gem have been revealed. Cameras for the website have captured the stony remains of an 11th Century castle, nestled on top of sand dunes. The Norman ruins of Kenfig Castle, in...