10 Ideas for Intrepid Travellers
Here’s a selection of the best off-grid destinations, extreme holiday ideas and unusual expeditions Wings has covered so far…
1 Five Alive
Kruger Wild Camping
South Africa, £390
It may be a classic ‘bucketlist’ travel experience, but seeing the Big Five still remains one of the most exhilarating adventures there is, especially when it involves spending nights tucking into Springbok steak by a log fire under the stars, then staying in a tent with howls of the park outside. This ...
10 Best things to do in New York
Wings presents the ultimate Big Apple itinerary: galleries, food, festivals, films and… more food
1 Web Savvy
First up – orientate yourself with one or all of the following selection of New York-focused sites, containing reviews, recommendations, offers and more, from the culinary to the cultural: yelp.com, tripadvisor.com, nycgo.com, www.timeout.com/newyork, gothamist.com
2 Hip Hotels
With 100,000 rooms to choose from for visitors to New York, standing out from the crowd and offering ...
10 Undiscovered Treasures
For a holiday with a difference, try these hidden gems at Arik destinations
1 Hell Bent For Feathers
Birdwatching in Tanji Banjul, The Gambia
A relaxed introduction to birdwatching, hosted by Gambia Experience, takes participants on a breathtaking guided tour of the Tanji Bird Reserve. Stops are made in Banjul, Sarro and Lamin. Among other things, set off to meet the ‘dawn chorus’ at Joyea Lodge on Mandina Bolong and take a traditional African dug-out canoe through the mangrove creeks, ...
When until 1 January
A whole month of events during the Calabar Festival means that you’re spoilt for choice. Throughout December, there are theatre performances, fairs to please the foodies and fashionistas alike, and stellar music performances. Everyone from Alpha Blondy and Akon, to Fat Joe and NeYo have performed here, so it won’t be surprising to hear that almost a million people from around the world showed up last year. In addition to the entertai...
Setting off on holiday with your children can present its own set of challenges to parents, but these innovative designs are here to help
Words Rob Laing
Trunki Bronco and Bluebell ride-on suitcases
The experience of travelling through airports and waiting
in queues can be especially frustrating for your little ones, but Trunki cases can beat the boredom. These rugged Bronco and Bluebell and horse-themed ride-on suitcases will make globetrotting even more fun for children ...
Wings asked acclaimed author and psychologist Dr Alice Boyes for her opinion on some of the positive benefits of travel, and how to minimise anxiety when we arrive at our destinations
1 With leisure time becoming more digitally focused, would you say that travel is now more or less desirable?
“People are increasingly placing value on live experiences (like travel and concerts), and experiences over an excess of material possessions. With so much information available, and easy worldwide ...
When September 10—13
This leading celebration of the best of African creativity comes back to London for the third year this September, with icons from the world of technology, fashion, culture and community coming together to show how African art and ideas can change the world.
With sponsors including Arik Air, this year’s festival features some of Africa’s greatest artists across music, dance, literature and visual arts. Highlights include Gnawa fusion ...
When June 20-21
Anyone curious about (or homesick for) the sights, sounds, and food of Africa and the Caribbean would be well advised to head to Liverpool this summer.
The family-friendly Africa Oye festival has gone from strength to strength, starting as a small gathering more than 20 years ago to a now two-day celebration of all things African in the UK.
Past acts include Tinariwen, Peter Tosh, Femi Kuti, and reggae legend Marcia Griffiths. This year Congolese ...
Words Emma Woodhouse
I still believe in paradise,” said Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Richard in the film The Beach, “It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re part of something, and if you find that moment… it lasts forever.”
The Beach exemplified backpacker travel in its early days, with its portrayal of an almost mythical, pristine island in the Gulf of Thailand. As with Goa or Ibiza in the late 80s and early 90s, to be able to say, “I was there,” ...
Words Emma Woodhouse
1 The Perfect Moment
The moment case turns the iPhone 6 into a traditional camera. The spiffy little case has a real shutter button with a half-press for focus and exposure, plus two telephoto and 18mm wide-angle lenses attached to a built-in metal bracket. It’s time to up your game on Instagram. $99.99.
2 See the Light
Light therapy has long been used to treat seasonal affective disorder, insomnia, and jet lag. Now it’s portable. Luminette ...