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  • 18th October 2008

    Preview: Stephen Fry In America – The Deep South 22

    Stephen Fry watching a turkey being deep fried for Thanksgiving dinner in Quitman, Georgia (Photo: BBC Pictures)

    12:10 PM — "I'd rather be curled up in a snowy cabin with a hot whisky or, quite frankly, a Horlicks than I would spend half an hour in this rotting place." Stephen Fry exclaims after visiting the USA's southern states in his six part BBC series.

  • 12th October 2008

    Travel: America’s strangest landmarks 3

    The Jolly Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, Minnesota

    12:38 PM — If you're looking for a close encounter of the unexpected kind then you might enjoy a trek around some of North America's strangest landmarks. There are some fascinating tourist spots in the area and we're not talking about Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon.

  • Travel: A taste of the Med- a cooking holiday

    Learn how to rustle up a tasty paella like this, on a cooking holiday in Mallorca

    12:26 PM — One of the best things about visiting a different country is the cuisine, which is why so many people head to the Mediterranean each year. Its delectable combination of sun, sea, scenery and food is among some of the best to be found in the world. However while you can't bring the sunny climate home, you could bring back some Mediterranean culinary know-how. If you feel that gastronomic competence is something that's always evaded you, think again, as travel agent Mallorca Farmhouses is offering a cookery course with a difference.

  • Preview: Stephen Fry In America – The New World 2

    Stephen Fry in Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park, Utah (Photo: BBC Pictures)

    12:10 PM — Stephen Fry was very nearly an American. Just before he was born, his father was offered, but turned down, a job at Princeton University.

  • 1st October 2008

    US accused of not overturning ban on HIV+ visitors 1

    The DHS has issued new guidelines

    12:55 PM — A New York-based LGBT immigration pressure group has accused the US government of failing to follow a new policy on HIV+ people visiting the country.

  • 19th September 2008

    Major gay travel company assures customers it is stable 9

    Traditional gay holiday destinations are suffering

    6:53 PM — Mantrav International has issued a statement in the wake of the collapse of two of its rivals, reassuring customers the company is safe.

  • Respect customers will get home says CAA 1

    Respect Holidays has gone out of business

    5:25 PM — The Civil Aviation Authority has assured customers of gay travel company Respect Holidays that those already abroad will be flown home at the end of their holiday.

  • Respect Holidays goes bust 20

    Respect Holidays were one of the biggest in the business

    4:55 PM — A major UK gay holiday firm has ceased trading. Respect Holidays was one of the best known companies in the business. The Civil Aviation Authority has been called in to protect holidaymakers booked with the company.

  • 11th September 2008

    Evangelical preacher will not compromise us says equality commission 2

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission began work last October.

    4:39 PM — The work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission on sexual orientation will not be compromised by the appointment of Joel Edwards, its director of stakeholder relations has said.

  • 6th July 2008

    Police fire water cannons at fascists attacking Budapest Pride 1

    Police did protect gay marchers this year (Photo by Oso: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oso/)

    6:46 PM — While hundreds of thousands peacefully enjoyed London's gay Pride parade Hungarian riot police were forced to use water cannons and tear gas in order to prevent fascists from throwing petrol bombs at Budapest Pride.

  • 19th June 2008

    Travel: New York tops city break chart

    Statue of Liberty, New York (credit: Adam Smith Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/adman_as/)

    11:08 AM — With nearly 40 per cent of us enjoying two short breaks a year instead of one longer holiday, it’s hardly surprising that many of us decide to make it a fun-packed adventure in one of the worlds many glamorous cities.

  • 16th June 2008

    Comment: How the biggest threat to gay communities in Singapore is not just the legal system 1

    Since the 1950s, the island's autocratic government has managed to transform the fishing village to a global, modern city

    4:15 PM — Singapore is a tiny island state which has managed cramped 4.6 million people into her lands. Although it is sandwiched between Muslim countries, the country has a Chinese majority, but also supports a healthy proportion of Malays, Indians and others (which includes the Whites).

  • 14th June 2008

    Travel on the “Orient-Express of the North”

    A romantic break on the railways

    11:09 AM — Britain’s railways have romantic history. It began with steam trains and blossomed into a golden age of opulent rail travel during the 1930s. The heady romance may have gone from everyday rail travel, but it still lives on in the Orient-Express.

  • Travel: A peaceful trip to Bath 1

    The Roman baths are the best preserved in the world

    11:04 AM — The beautiful city of Bath laid its foundations in the Roman era, when the now-famous baths became a healing hangout for dignitaries of the time.

  • We’re a nation of “binge holiday makers”

    We can't stop going away

    10:58 AM — Gone are the days when one holiday was enough to keep us going throughout the year and give us something to look forward to. Now most of us prefer to take multiple short breaks as opposed to one big break and are rapidly become a nation of "binge holiday-makers".

  • 10th June 2008

    Travel: Are you brave enough to be haunted?

    Fancy some haunted house fun?

    8:37 PM — For most people the thought of unwanted ghostly visitors lurking in their hotel would send a shiver down the spine, but for others its half the fun. If cold spots, mysterious noises and ghoulish sights are your idea of the perfect holiday accommodation then a haunted break could make the ideal getaway.

  • Travel: Fancy trying a hostel? 1

    Hostels can be a great fun

    8:31 PM — When thinking of where to stay on your summer holiday, a hostel might not be top of your list. Once thought of as crime-ridden, dirty squalid housing for students and vagabonds, hostels are now considered economical and more sociable alternatives to big chain hotels and resorts.

  • Travel: Turkish delights

    Travel to Turkey?

    8:23 PM — Fancy a break that offers more than a week in an average hotel or a whirlwind city guidebook tour of your destination? If you’re looking for a holiday that’s far from the madding crowd or something with a slightly different twist, then travel company Journey Anatolia might just have the ideal options for you.

  • Travel: Indiana Jones style Latin America

    Indiana Jones style travel

    8:12 PM — As heroic adventurer Indiana Jones gets set to return to the silver screen this year in the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull you might be left wishing you could have an adventure of your own.

  • 7th June 2008

    COMMENT: My holiday in Iran challenged perceptions 23

    The young have no money or a visa to travel abroad to further their studies

    12:14 AM — I spent ages researching into Iran, trying to dispel all these notions that it is a dangerous place to visit. I knew it wasn’t, and I was right.

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