Monthly Archive:: July 2013

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Exploring Ancient Athens

There are few cities in the world that can rival Athens for its wealth of ancient historical sites. While the Acropolis might be the most instantly recognisable symbol of the city there are several sites well worth exploring and for a short visit to the Greek capital

Bird Watching Infographic of the Faroe Islands

Sitting approximately half way between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands are often forgotten by the travelling public. The archipelago is pretty isolated and at a first glance they might not appear to be teaming with life, but for those who venture to these Nordic islands, many

July’s Sunvil Supper Club: Parmigiana from Sicily

Despite the name of the Parmigiana, which means “from Parma”, the dish comes from Sicily. It is typically a summer dish that can be eaten either cold or warm. The name comes from “parmicciana” which represents a type of aubergine grown in the area. Aubergines we’re introduced

Faroe Islands and the British occupation

When you step from the plane on arrival in the Faroe Islands, you may be hard pressed to imagine the islands as a critical location in the Second World War. Yet look a little closer and you’ll uncover many clues about the important role the Faroe Islands

Spotlight on Wildlife: Sloths

Sloths are really quite unique and live in trees for most of their lives.  Sloths only move when necessary and even then very slowly.  All five species of this medium sized mammal are found only in the neotropics; the two Costa Rican species are the brown-throated three-toed

Make Holidays Greener: 10 more green holiday ideas from Sunvil

The Travel Foundation has designated July 2013 as ‘Make Holidays Greener Month’ and the specific theme is ‘Link to what  is local’.  With this is mind we are creating an Insider Guide to Greener Holidays, where you can view a selection of holiday ideas that are not only

Spotlight on Wildlife: Hummingbirds

All of the world’s 330 species of hummingbirds live exclusively in the Americas, predominantly in the tropics.  They are among the smallest of birds –  indeed the smallest bird species is the 5cm Bee hummingbird.  Over 50 species of hummingbird have been recorded in Costa Rica and

New bedroom designs at The ICEHOTEL for winter 2013-2014

The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden will open on 6 December 2013 for its 24th year, and yet again this formidable feat of engineering and artistry is guaranteed to wow guests and visitors alike. I have been lucky enough to visit the ICEHOTEL on a number of occasions

Make Holidays Greener: 10 green holiday ideas from Sunvil

The Travel Foundation has designated July 2013 as ‘Make Holidays Greener Month’ and the specific theme is ‘Link to what  is local’. With this is mind we are creating an Insider Guide to Greener Holidays, where you can view a selection of holiday ideas that are not

The Azores – Portugal’s hidden Atlantic gems

By the time I was due to fly out to the Azores last week, I had already grown accustomed to the looks of utter bewilderment when I told people about my latest travel destination.  Their glazed eyes and forlorn expressions instantly betrayed an ignorance of the islands