Holiday Safety Update: “Too Little Sun Will Kill You”

Written by Kate Goldstone - 18.06.15

Fortuitously, just a couple of weeks after we covered the latest news on sun safety in this blog, New Scientist magazine printed an article about the latest research on the effects of sunshine on our bodies. And it looks like sunshine is even more important than anyone thought. Continue Reading…

Staying Safe in the Sun – Latest Sun Protection Advice

Written by Kate Goldstone - 10.06.15

Getting the sun on your skin is wholly bad, right? Apparently not. After many years of being told that the sun’s rays are dreadfully dangerous, to be avoided at all costs, scientists are changing their minds. It appears we all need sunshine, and smothering yourself from head to toe […] Continue Reading…

Where is it Safe to Drink Tap Water?

Written by Kate Goldstone - 03.06.15

Clean, fresh, safe tap water – something we take for granted in Britain – is a rare thing in the developing and third worlds, and sometimes surprisingly rare in the developed world. If you’ve ever been to the Canary Islands, for instance, you won’t have found the tap water […] Continue Reading…

Heathrow Expansion Threatens Ancient Village

Written by Kate Goldstone - 27.05.15

“We have a historic village with buildings that go back 600 years. You cannot replace that. You cannot buy memories.” So says a resident of the beautiful village of Harmondsworth, which is under threat from Heathrow airport’s expansion plans. Harmondsworth Village Green About Heathrow expansion – The death […] Continue Reading…

What You Need to Know about Ecotourism

Written by Kate Goldstone - 21.05.15

As little as five years ago it was still the province of the eccentric few, something you only did if you were in the habit of wearing sandals with socks and boiling mung beans into mushy submission at mealtimes. Now ecotourism is hot property… and like the planet’s climate […] Continue Reading…

Britain’s Busy Airports Get Busier

Written by Kate Goldstone - 13.05.15

As we move inexorably towards the 2015 summer holiday season, it looks like Britain’s already-busy airports are getting even busier. What’s going on, is it a long term trend and what – if anything – can you do to make the entire experience as painless as possible? Continue Reading…

Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport News Round-Up

Written by Kate Goldstone - 07.05.15

With the Uk General Election less than 24 hours away, expansion plans for Gatwick airport and Heathrow are dependant on the result. At the same time the continuing terrorist threat means security is hotter than ever, with airport alerts on a weekly basis. Here’s the latest airport news. Continue Reading…

In the past couple of weeks two natural disasters have rocked the world, the Chilean volcano and the Nepalese earthquake. The Tsunami in 2004 was a world-class natural tragedy whose repercussions are still being felt. So what about natural disasters and travel plans? And if you’re caught up in […] Continue Reading…

UK Election: What Does it Mean for Airport Expansion?

Written by Kate Goldstone - 22.04.15

The election is almost upon us. If the pundits are right it’s set to be the most unpredictable general election for a generation, and the confusing mix ‘n’ match of speculation, rhetoric and counter claims is about to come to a head. So what effect will the elected party […] Continue Reading…

Airport News: Soaring Passenger Numbers at UK Airports

Written by Kate Goldstone - 15.04.15

With several major UK airports reporting massive hikes in passenger numbers in recent weeks, it’s clear our appetite for air travel hasn’t been affected by recent air crash tragedies. Flying is more popular than ever and it makes more sense than ever, in view of all those madding crowds, […] Continue Reading…