Category: Adventures & activities

Caribbean music… World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) Dominica

Dominica World Creole Music Festival (WCMF)

Start planning a trip to the adventure and nature island of Dominica in the Caribbean. This music festival promising three nights of pulsating rhythms will be rockin’ the rainforest of Dominica this October.

The line-up for Dominica’s 2013 World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) has now been announced – the popular music festival is scheduled to run from Friday 25 October to Sunday 27 October.

WCMF Dominica

World Creole Music Festival from October 25-27 in Dominica

On stage at the Creole music festival in Dominica

On stage at the Creole music festival in Dominica

Caribbean music festivals

Fans from around the world are attracted to this music festival which is one of the nature island’s top events.

Musical groups and soloists from the Creole-speaking world will be taking part… these include Jamaican dance hall artist Busy Signal, the legends of zouk, Kassav, and Trinidadian soca artist Machel Montano.

Read more about the World Creole Music Festival in Dominica >>

For more information visit the official website of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) >>

Ideas for whisky-related holidays in Scotland

Whisky trails in Scotland – whisky tastings in Scottish distilleries – whisky flights – whisky & food pairing menus

With so many whisky distilleries in Scotland it’s only to be expected that ideas for whisky-related holidays simply flow from all corners of the country.

The Royal Scotsman

Hop on board The Royal Scotsman for aspecial Classic
Whisky Journey by rail through Scotland in April 2013

There is a Scottish malt whisky three-day trail in Speyside; special whisky bars; whisky tasting weekends; Scotch whisky one-day excursions from Edinburgh and Glasgow and to the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Enjoy fine whisky on The Royal Scotsman

Visit Scottish distilleries and enjoy fine whisky on The Royal Scotsman

Whisky enthusiasts can join a ‘training school’ and immerse themselves in a world of whisky in Edinburgh; become members of exclusive Scotch whisky clubs; enjoy combined golf-whisky holidays; and have fun at one of Scotland’s popular annual whisky festivals. You’ll discover a whisky-infused spa treatment here; a whisky marinated soufflé there and, elsewhere, creative chefs preparing exquisite whisky and food pairing menus.

There’s obviously something VERY special about Scotch whisky…. so read the full article here >>

Photography holidays in Scotland

Photography holiday in Scotland – follow in the footsteps of Scotland’s best photographers

Superb golf courses, great fishing, quality whisky, vibrant tartans, Aberdeen Angus, shortbread, bagpipes, kilts, haggis and Highland cows… are just a few of Scotland’s world-famous assets. There’s the effervescent Fringe event, the renowned Military Tattoo, lively Hogmanay celebrations, and myriad Scottish castles… the list of attractions luring visitors to Scotland is endless.

Take photography holidays and courses in Scotland

A wonderful image of Edinburgh’s iconic skyline at night
(Image copyright Chris Robson – www.chrisrobsonphotography.co.uk)

Best landscapes in Scotland to photograph

But for many the country offers far more meaningful, more mesmerising, awe-inspiring reasons to return time after time to holiday in Scotland. Captivating reasons you can’t touch, wear, eat, drink, or dance to: namely unbelievably spectacular landscapes, seascapes, vast skies, clarity of light, and sense of space.

Isle of Skye photography - Marcus McAdam

An awe-inspiring photograph of the Quiraing, Isle of Skye
(Image copyright Marcus McAdam – www.portraitsofaland.com)

With so much natural beauty in Scotland it’s no wonder it is home to many professional photographers. It just takes a five-minute chat to a landscape or wildlife photographer in Scotland before inspiration and creativity sets in with a bang: you want to dash off immediately with camera in hand.

Read the full article here >>

Colombia adventure holidays, Central America

Colombia event at National Geographic Store in London

Thank you Colombia for a colourful evening of entertainment held at the National Geographic Store in London.

Adventure holidays in Colombia

Colombia – vibrant & exciting
(Image copyright Active Caribbean)

If this is an example of how vibrant and unusual Colombia can be… I can’t wait to discover more.

For more information on adventure vacations in Colombia click here>>

Golf holidays on the Isle of Man, UK

Isle of Man Golf Tours

What a BIG and pleasant surprise the golf courses on the Isle of Man are.

Special golf courses on the Isle of Man

How selfish of the Isle of Man to keep such golfing gems to themselves for all these years. I, for one, will be returning. With no less than nine golf courses, and being a small island, it’s an ideal destination for a golf break – a lovely cluster of golf courses within very easy reach of each other. See what you can expect…

Isle of Man Golf Tours

Fantastic scenery and golf courses
(Image copyright Linda Jackson)

Never had I ever thought of going to the Isle of Man for a golf holiday but, being a golf travel writer, I was kindly invited by the Isle of Man Tourism Division and Isle of Man Golf Tours to check out the golf courses, and I’ve just returned. Conclusion: GREAT scenery, GREAT golf courses. LOTS to do.

Isle of Man TT tour by trike

Take a Trike tour of the TT circuit – great fun
(Image copyright Linda Jackson)

Great golf courses to play on the Isle of Man, UK

I can highly recommend the Isle of Man Golf Tours who arrange far more than just golf if required. Find out about their golf holidays in the Isle of Man here>>

Trike tours on the TT course on the Isle of Man

Trike Tours are fun – find out about them here>>

For more information about tourism in the Isle of Man click here >>

Ernie Els: Charity golf day at Wentworth

2012 Golf Challenge – support ‘Els for Autism Foundation’

Els, a two-time winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, is holding a golf day to benefit the Els for Autism Foundation at Wentworth on Thursday 6 September 2012.

Popular PGA Tour player Ernie Els’s autism charity which, as you all know, has come about because his son Ben has autism.

Read about Ernie and his son and discover more about the Els for Autism Foundation here >>

Take up the 2012 Golf Challenge and sign up for Ernie Els’ golf charity day at Wentworth on September 6 via this link >> 

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