The new ‘optical-illusion’ luxury airport in Saudi Arabia that looks like a mirage in the desert 

Is it a mirage? No, it’s a new international airport. Renderings have been released for a stunning new ‘luxury’ airport in Saudi Arabia that has been designed to look like an optical illusion – a mirage in the desert. The stunning design has been created by UK-based Foster + Partners, which says the building will … Read more

Barcelona’s beauty captured in Serge Ramelli’s TeNeues book

The beauty and romance of Barcelona captured in lavish coffee table book’s breathtaking photographs The pictures are by Serge Ramelli, who has collated them for his book Barcelona, published by teNeues  TeNeues says: ‘This volume is a beautiful, evocative tribute to one of Europe’s most popular cities’   ‘Beloved districts and landmarks’ have been captured ‘in … Read more

Photos of the first adults-only resort and casino in Las Vegas 

The first adults-only resort and casino is due to open in Las Vegas on October 28 – and pictures and renderings show the incredible features visitors over 21 years old can look forward to. Called the Circa Resort and Casino, the 1.25million-square-foot 480ft-high property will boast the world’s biggest sportsbook (betting shop), a gigantic, jaw-dropping … Read more

Lockdown armchair travel highlights, including Bettany Hughes’ National Trust podcast

Armchair travel: Historian Bettany Hughes’ podcast investigates the ‘fairy-tale chateau’ where Queen Victoria was fascinated by ‘new’ electric light switches in 1890 Bettany Hughes showcases Britain’s grandest houses in a National Trust podcast  Experts from Viking River Cruises feature in a series of bite-sized documentaries Bring home the perks of a BA first-class cabin with … Read more

Getting holidays back on track: How trains can beat planes if you’re heading to Europe this summer

Getting holidays back on track: How trains can beat planes if you’re heading to Europe this summer Neil Simpson looks at some of the best ideas for a safety-first rail journey   The Eurostar from London is the perfect way to begin your travels, he says  Forget about sharing a crowded airport terminal – and boarding … Read more

Wild Guide reveals the stunning secret beauty spots in London and the South East

London and the South East are often associated with congestion and urban sprawl – but if you know where to look, wild adventures are available. Wild Guide London & South East (www.wildthingspublishing.com), written by Daniel Start, Lucy Grewcock and Elsa Hammond, is an intriguing and highly useful compendium of thousands of them. It lists secret … Read more