The Port Town That Inspired James Ensor’s Provocative Artwork –

The enormous, royal ambitions which once stood the transformation of Ostend — in which the painter James Ensor was born, worked and lived his whole life — by a small fishing interface surrounded by deserts and marshes around the brief, flat shore of Belgium into one of Europe’s grandest beachfront hotels, become visible on its…

White Cliffs, Chips and Fish, and Bargains –

Much joy in life could be derived from the simple action of discovery: finding a fantastic group, an enjoyable restaurant or even some tropical park. Travelers reside to unearth these gems. At times traveling is as much about adventures that are shared since it’s about striking out on one. To wit: ridding yourself of an…

The woman who has spent 40 years alone on Sable Island

Zoe Lucas, 67, has spent 40 years living on Sable Island off the coast of Canada The citizen scientist first visited the spot as a 21-year-old in 1971 She gets supplies flown in weekly and spends her time studying the ecology   By Sadie Whitelocks for MailOnline Citizen scientist: Zoe Lucas, 67, has spent 40 years living on…

In Gold Butte at Rugged Beauty and Nevada Rock Art –

Last week we see three national monuments (over two dozen are under scrutiny from the Trump government and may be made smaller and started to mining and logging): Gold Butte at Nevada (under), Bears Ears at Utah and also Berryessa Snow Mountain in California. This was 105 degrees, and that I had been at the…

Diabetic thought her symptoms were due to swimming

Carly Pink-O’Sullivan discovered her diabetes after visiting China and Nepal She blamed walking for eight hours a day on needing to drink 12 litres of water  Ms Pink-O’Sullivan experienced shakiness and double vision after working out She dismissed diabetes as the cause due to her being extremely fit and healthy Ms Pink-O’Sullivan recently ran 12km and…

Sandra Howard makes a meal of the mighty Mekong

Author Sandra Howard went to Laos after a trip to neighbouring Burma  She said she was surprised by the delicious cooking and lush landscape  During the trip Howard saw a range of sites but said there was still more to see By Sandra Howard For The Mail On Sunday Author Sandra Howard went in Laos…

Innovations to Help Boost Your Travel Planning –

Traveling is assumed to be on the travel. The objective isn’t to have there . Yet various new providers are planning to speed things together, make sure it accompanying you via safety, assessing you in to your trip, booking resort or a vehicle with voice controls, or devoting you to the countryside about trains. Here…

Gilbert Ott reveals how to hack flight fares

Many airlines allow you to buy frequent flyer points at cut price without even stepping foot on a plane Using certain sites to book the same hotel you would anyway, and getting others to, can earn you air miles  The ‘hidden city ticketing hack’ means you can fly premium for less than an economy ticket…

Thompson refuse to refund holidaymaker over Kos earthquake

British holidaymakers facing travel chaos following earthquake off Turkey Around 8,000 UK tourists are in Kos, which has been worst affected Brits due to go to region say they are being told they cannot have a refund  Gary Taylor, 51, said he was refused £2,800 refund after trying to cancel Kos trip Hotels have been…

How rollercoasters have taken on a scary new twist 

Susan And Simon Veness tested the latest technology at SeaWorld in Florida The roller coaster Kraken Unleashed has been fitted with virtual-reality headsets Riders are surrounded by various prehistoric monsters and the Kraken itself By Susan And Simon Veness For The Mail On Sunday Diving into the depths of the ocean in our high-tech submarine, we…