Staycation boom: Brits’ top 10 Airbnb destination searches are in the UK and Saint Clears is No1

With doubts hanging over foreign holidays this year, Britons are currently staycation-obsessed – and it’s Saint Clears in Carmarthenshire, Wales, that’s the hotspot, according to Airbnb. The home rental site has released data on 2021’s trending destinations – those that have seen the biggest year-on-year increase in searches among its users – and the top … Read more

The most-visited U.S National Park Service sites in 2020 revealed – and Blue Ridge Parkway is No1

The U.S National Park Service has revealed its most-visited sites of 2020 – and it’s the Blue Ridge Parkway that comes out on top. The 469-mile ribbon of road that runs through stunning scenery in North Carolina and Virginia, and has magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, welcomed 14.1million visitors last year. It beats … Read more

The world’s most beautiful buildings according to science and it’s St Paul’s Cathedral that’s No1 

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But science has another take on this, that what’s pleasing on the eye follows the ‘golden ratio’ – and researchers say that according to this theory, Sir Christopher Wren’s St Paul’s Cathedral in London is the most beautiful building in the world, because it adheres most closely … Read more

Britons’ most-dreamed-about post-lockdown holiday experiences – staying in the Maldives is No1 

Britons’ most-dreamed-about post-lockdown holiday experiences revealed – and it’s staying in a water bungalow in the Maldives that’s No1 Researchers asked British travel-lovers what they dream about doing and where as soon as it is possible Experiences in the top five include seeing the Northern Lights and admiring the pink rocks of the Seychelles Study … Read more

21 most wish-listed UK Airbnb homes in 2021 – with a luxury pigsty at No1 

Airbnb has announced its top 21 most wish-listed homes by Britons for 2021 – and they’re all in the UK. Yes, Britons have gone staycation-crazy, which isn’t surprising given the circumstances. And it’s rural retreats that dominate. In the ranking, made up of the homes that have been most frequently saved on Airbnb, a luxury … Read more

The most wish-listed Airbnb homes for Britons so far in 2021 – and a luxury pigsty is No1 

Airbnb has announced its top 21 most wish-listed homes by Britons for 2021 – and they’re all in the UK. Yes, Britons have gone staycation-crazy, which isn’t surprising given the circumstances. And it’s rural retreats that dominate. In the ranking, made up of the homes that have been most frequently saved on Airbnb, a luxury … Read more

British Army’s ageing tanks date back to when ‘Elvis was the Christmas No.1 in the early 1960s’

British Army’s ageing tanks date back to when ‘Elvis was the Christmas No.1 in the early 1960s’: MPs warn that ‘obsolescent’ vehicles could cost lives in damning report MPs have demanded action be taken over the army’s ageing armoured tanks  They say some of them date back to when ‘Elvis was the Christmas number one’ … Read more

The holiday destinations Britons most want to visit this summer, and it’s SPAIN that’s No1

Spain may need plenty of cava in stock for June, July and August, because it’s the holiday destination Britons most want to visit for a post-lockdown summer getaway, according to data from a flight search site. Following the Prime Minister revealing his roadmap out of lockdown for England, Skyscanner delved into its databanks and kept … Read more

Tripadvisor’s best beaches for 2021: Australia’s Whitehaven Beach No1 overall, Bournemouth 20th

TOP BEACHES IN THE WORLD 1. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia 2. Santa Maria Beach, Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba 3. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil 4. Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 5. Saint Pete Beach, Florida 6. Turquoise Bay, Exmouth, Western Australia 7. Eagle Beach, Aruba 8. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, … Read more

Britons’ top takeaway choices during lockdown 3.0 revealed – and it’s fish and chips that’s No1

Britons’ top takeaway choices during lockdown 3.0 revealed – and it’s fish and chips that’s No1, followed by egg-fried rice and pizza Chippies are the most popular takeaway outlet, supplying 33% of all orders   Orders for fish and chips have increased by 330% this year compared to 2020  Britons’ favourite main dish from an Indian … Read more