Category Archives: Travel

Introducing the Divorce Hotel: A new take on the weekend ‘break’

the Carlton Ambassador Hotel

Married couples looking for a swift and painless divorce (with a bit of sightseeing thrown in), can now do so in a new travel concept called the ‘Divorce Hotel’ based in the Netherlands. The brainchild of businessman Jim Halfens, couples are guided through the process by a mediator and lawyers who help ‘split assets, agree

Das Park Hotel made from recycled pipes

Das Park Hotel made from recycled pipes

While the idea of sleeping in a pipe might not immediately connote luxury in your mind, this hotel design turns concrete pipes into quite the comfortable space for your next overnight stay. Almost like glorified camping, the Das Park Hotel is a series of individual hotel room pipes, set on a beautiful flora-filled backdrop just

First official Angry Birds theme park opens as game’s creators look to become as big as Disney

It started off as a simple game which could be downloaded onto mobile phones for just 59p. But, as these pictures show, Angry Birds has now become something so much bigger. Angry Birds Land recently opened inside Sarkanniemi Amusement Park in Tampere, Finland. The colourful attractions represent the astonishing rise of the game – which

World’s largest swimming pool – off the coast of Chile

It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, has a 115-foot deep end, and holds 66 million gallons of water. The Guinness Book of Records has named the vast pool beside the sea in Chile as the biggest in the world. But if you fancy splashing out on one of your own –

Dubai before the boom


It’s widely known as the Middle East’s capital of excess. An emirate state, once rich with oil, where money and opulence reign supreme. Dubai’s unfathomably high skyscrapers, reaching into the clouds, are matched only in size by its vast, sprawling shopping malls and its residents’ bulging bank balances. It’s renowned as a playground for the