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One For The Road

Travellers to and from Africa have more spending power than ever. Here’s our hotlist of new travel experiences worth trying out. Words Emma Forrest According to McKinsey, Africa’s consumer spending will rise from around $860 billion in 2008 to $1.4 trillion in 2020. Meanwhile, by 2030 the global middle class will have doubled in size, from 2bn in 2012 to 4.9 billion. With more spending comes more discernment, certainly when it comes to travel. When you have the means to see the world ...

Holiday Hijinks

Wings checks out some products, gadgets, places and experiences to make your travels more fun, for a range of budgets

The Language Of Colour

Becoming more aware of and receptive to the colour that surrounds us benefits our happiness, well being and lots more besides
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Plane Truth

12 little lies we tell ourselves before embarking on a trip

New Horizons

A flying car, to a musical map of the Big Apple – 10 gadgets, apps and travel tidbits you need to become a thoroughly modern adventurer

Seat 1A – Gallivanter

Winter Wonderland When Until 5 January Where London There isn’t a single Londoner who doesn’t have a tiny soft spot for Winter Wonderland, secretly or otherwise. People come in droves to enjoy the best of the season at this sprawling celebration of all things wintry in Hyde Park. There are tons of things to do here and it caters for all, from young children enjoying the rides and circus shows to groups of colleagues coming after work to enjoy the mulled wine and seasonal dishes at the ...

Great Escapes

Why an unusual tour or travel experience might just be the perfect gift for the person who already has everything.

The High Life

Money doesn’t buy style, but some investments are worth a splurge. Wings presents a curated list of gadgets, luxury fashion and lifestyle items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences for discerning travellers. Words Owen Bailey Seclusion And Serenity Charter a luxury yacht To some, solitude is the ultimate luxury, and we’re struggling to imagine anywhere more private or luxurious than a voyage aboard the Lady Britt, a recently launched 63m super yacht available to charter through the ...

Hot Holidays

Labadi beach life, bungee jumping, and exploring a sacred forest in Nigeria's Osun State — 8 Steps to an unforgettable Summer break Words NANA OCRAN 1 Lush Luggage How to: Become a Flashpacker Forget about those pesky airport gate queues, discombobulating security frisks and mad dash for the bathroom before takeoff -  you’ll always arrive (or depart) in style with this look-at-me Brics Life four-wheel suitcase. There are a range of colours, but the bright yellow taxi option will ...

Staying Power

From riverside living in The Gambia to a ship-shaped hotel in London, Wings explores creative accommodation at Arik Air destinations Words Emma Woodhouse 1 HOME FROM HOME Rent rooms and homes for short let WHERE Destinations including Lagos, Dakar, Johannesburg, New York, London, and Accra How to raise enough money to visit London for the Olympics? Let someone else pay your rent and use the spare cash to travel. With over 5 million users, Air bnb, has been a runaway success. Hosts ...
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