What’s on your bucket list? While everyone’s ultimate destination will be different, last year Russia’s Moscow was the most-Googled travel destination by Brits (probably due to the World Cup 2018), followed by Kiev in the Ukraine (again, probably because of the Champions League final) and Spain’s Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Seville. Your bucket list destination may be somewhere further afield, like visiting the Rainbow Mountains in Peru or swimming with jellyfish in Palau’s Jellyfish Lake – whatever it is, the only hurdle between you and getting there is time and money. For millennials, saving for travel is often seen as a priority over saving to buy a house , for a wedding and saving for retirement – but the latter three are important to save for, which means we need to be smarter with our savings. Jessica Exton, a behavioural scientist at ING, told the Standard: “Everything is always a compromise, it’s very … [Read more...] about An expert’s guide on how to save for a bucket list holiday
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Most people would be terrified at the thought of entering the Dragon’s Den telly lair. But considering that Brian Smillie and Euan McCreath have built a business based on the idea of taking on Apple’s App Store, the BBC2 series was less of a battlefield than what they are used to. The Scots duo took their revolutionary new app firm Beezer.com on to the TV show and sparked one of the toughest negotiations in the programme’s history, with four of the five tycoons bidding for a piece of the Edinburgh-based firm. The result was gripping telly and an overnight surge in business. And having secured the backing of longtime Dragon Peter Jones, the entrepreneurs are now hoping to build a billion-pound company. Brian revealed technology specialist investor Peter was their top target. He said: “We went in for Peter Jones and we came out with Peter Jones, so we were delighted. “At the end of the day, it’s not just about the money, it’s about experience and … [Read more...] about Scots duo wow Dragon’s Den with plan to take on Apple’s App Store landing £125k
A series of mini-breaks to Iceland will take off from Humberside Airport this winter. The holidays combine five-star accommodation with a host of day trips and escapes, all for very reasonable prices. Super Break has announced an expanded programme of exciting getaways between December and February, and they even include the chance to see the stunning Northern Lights. Chris Hagan, from Super Break, said: “We’re thrilled to announce our expanded programme of getaways so that more people than ever before can experience the magical destination that is North Iceland. “Akureyri is an amazing destination and we take pride in offering the very best bucket list activities for holidaymakers across the UK to experience on this trip of a lifetime.” The new breaks offer holidaymakers the opportunity to discover the incredible part of the world with exclusive three-night Arctic experiences. One of the holiday packages includes a three-night stay in a choice of Icelandic … [Read more...] about You can fly to see the Northern Lights from Humberside Airport
I've buzzed past the Colosseum on a Vespa, witnessed the Palio in Siena, swum in crystal-clear water off Sardinia. But it was the passeggiata in Siracusa that really brought it home, that made the word 'Italy' one of the few that can instantly erase lines from my forehead. It ain't perfect, of course. Driving in Italy is hairy; the difference between romance and real life in places like Naples and Sicily can be jarring, and tourist crowds are pushing Venice towards crisis. But who wants perfection? That would be boring - one thing Italy could never be. From David to the Dolomites, the Aeolian Islands to the Amalfi Coast, we've tried to capture its essence in our travel pages. Impossible? Absolutely. But it's the perfect excuse to go back... Buon viaggio! - Pól Ó Conghaile 1. Take a Fiat 500 tour in Rome Want to experience the iconic craziness of Italian driving while feeling like you’re starring a 1950s Cinecittà Studios movie? Make those dreams come true with a … [Read more...] about The Italian Bucket List: 25 things to do in Italy before you die!
Oh, Google. What did we do before we had your bank of a billion websites at our fingertips? You can answer our existential questions (try “What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything?”), tell us why we might soon be dying (try any ailment) and - apparently one of the top searches every month - inform us of the time. But punch in “What are the best holiday destinations in the world” and there are some surprising answers. Yes, there are the classic “bucket list” regulars of Machu Picchu, the Great Barrier Reef and the Taj Mahal in the carousel of 50 sights. But some came as a surprise to Telegraph Travel. After enquiring about how this travel carousel is compiled, we were informed by a spokesperson from Google that their “best holiday destinations in the world” list is not curated by a panel of experts but rather it is a collation of dynamic results, generated automatically to reflect the most popular search topics. Which … [Read more...] about The world’s best holiday destinations? You asked Google – here are its most curious answers