A mix of features, on-location reports, reviews and expert interviews to inspire curious and interested travellers. This week, Keri Jones visits Molokai, Hawaii. Islanders welcome visitors but they’re proud that their home is off the mass tourism trail. Keri goes to look at the world’s highest seacliffs and he tours an out-of-bounds area of this island paradise with a guide, who explains its sad history.
If you love wild walks in dramatic scenery or visiting unique island communities then the Atlantic-facing Connemara area of Ireland’s west coast might appeal to you. Cathy Wolfe of Connemara Wild Escapes says there’s a number of reasons why this is considered one of Irelands’ most enchanting area. Many visitors go island hopping.
If you enjoy riding your bicycle, a new book might inspire you to see the world from your cycle. Chris Poutney has published his account of the first part of his personal challenge, to visit all 7 continents and 100 countries using only bikes and boats for transport. He’s written about the first leg, from Paris to Sydney in “No Wrong Turns’.
When you see photos of Simon Cowell jumping out of a limo or Tom Cruise turning up for an Oscars party, it’s likely that they’re on Sunset Strip. This is the main street in an area called West Hollywood, a separate city to its more famous neighbours, Hollywood and Los Angeles. Keri spoke to Lee Maen, the Chairman of the Sunset Strip Business District, who told me this is place to go if you want to mingle with the stars.
Karen Edwards is the writer of TravelMadMum.com. Her website shares experiences of exploring the world with both her husband and her 3 year old daughter Esmé, who has been clocking up airmiles since she was 10 weeks old. Karen is a nurse and says it’s important that the family holiday in malaria-free places. One of her family friendly recommendations is Bali.
There are dozens of websites that you can use to book a holiday. But if you’re a Muslim traveller, few of the well-known booking sites will cater for all of your needs. That’s why Halalbooking.com was launched. By 2018, the site hopes to feature 2,000 properties offering halal conscious stays.