A Brief History of Sri Lanka

Nov 17th, 2016 | Academy Travel

Sri Lanka has been continuously inhabited for more than 2 million years, with the original inhabitants descended from Stone Age hunter gatherers. Immigration arrived from northern India around the 5th century BCE, forming the basis of the modern Sinhalese population. Tamils from the south of India arrived approximately two centuries later, settling in Jaffna. In ...

The Best Places to Stay in Spain

Nov 10th, 2016 | Academy Travel

Spain’s remarkable history makes it a compelling destination for travellers. Its origins go back to at least the 11th century BC, when Greek and Phoenician settlers first encountered indigenous Iberian tribes. As the Roman province of Iberica, Spain was the birthplace of the emperors Trajan and Hadrian, before becoming a substantial Visigoth kingdom. Seven centuries ...

New York and The Performing Arts Scene

Oct 16th, 2016 | Matthew Laing

We asked one of our expert tour leaders Dr Matthew Laing about the performing arts scene in New York. Q: How is the performing arts scene linked to the city’s history? Matthew: New Amsterdam, as a far-flung fur trading outpost of the Dutch Empire in the 17th century, was quickly famous as a city of bawdy ale ...

Discover Spain’s Hidden Gems

Sep 8th, 2016 | Academy Travel

**Please note opening times and prices are as correct as possible but should be checked.** What to do in Granada Sacromonte caves: Up above the Albaicin are the caves of the Sacromonte, where the gypsies based themselves in the 19th century and developed the hub of Flamenco in the city. The Museum of the Caves ...

7 Top Destinations For Off-Season Travel From November-March

Sep 6th, 2016 | Academy Travel

“Our happiest moments as travellers always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block Centuries of tradition dictates that summer is the best time to take holidays.  So Australia’s December-January peak holiday season corresponds to the ‘off-season’ for tourism in much of the northern hemisphere. For ...


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