The Travel & Leisure Magazine May/June 09

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Getting to know Egypt Escape to Reykjavik Caribbean cruising Newfoundland Golf in Scotland The Isle of Wight Plus win a 4000 holiday for two in Newfoundland and 1500 of Pride of Britain hotel vouchers

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  • The Travel & Leisure Magazine MAY/JUNE 2009 2 where sold EGYPT Timeless wonder REYKJAVIK Cool and affordable CALYPSO CRUISING ROCK STAR Caribbean island hopping The Isle of Wight TRAVELLING TEE TIME IN IN STYLE SCOTLAND Magical railway Perfect days in journeys the home of golf NEWFOUNDLAND Natures playground May/June 2009 A weeks holiday for two worth 4,000 to WIN Canadas Newfoundland 1,500 of Pride of Britain hotel vouchers PLUS: Steam Heritage Guide 2009 copies, Royal Albert Hall tours and more
  • 2 where sold MAY/JUNE 2009 r Timeless wonde CALYPSO REYKJAVIK CRUISING rdable Cool and affo ibbean Car island hopping ROCKofSTAR TEE TIME IN Wight The Isle TRAVELLING SCOTLAND Perfect days in IN STYLE the home of golf Magical railway journeys OUND ND NEWFplaygroundLA Natures T R A V E L 0 to for two worth 4,00 WIN #A weeks holiday land das Newfound Cana ers Britain hotel vouch #1,500 of Pride of copies, age Guide 2009 PLUS: Steam Herit tours and more Royal Albert Hall FROM THE EDITOR LOOK ON THE BRIGHTER SIDE W elcome to the new issue of The Travel & Leisure Magazine. Once again, this edition focuses very much on giving you ideas not only for taking holidays overseas but also things to do and places to see in London and beyond. The doom merchants have been having a field day of late, compounding warnings about the countrys economy with grim predictions about swine flu. Thankfully, concerns over the latter have eased and nerves in the travel indus- GETTING TO KNOW Pharaoh tales in Egypt 6 try are less frayed. Yet despite all the dire news, the British always take a very determined view. Holidays TRAVEL UPDATE Travel news 15 and breaks are the one thing that many look for- ward to as a way of escaping the daily grind of IN YOUR FLIGHT BAG 19 work and household worries. They have worked PLUS Under-Eye Revival Patches giveaway hard to save up for a holiday and they are determined to take it, come what may. If you are looking for ideas, read on for some IN YOUR SUITCASE 20 inspiration. We visit Egypt, flavour of the WIN AfterBURN Sunburn Rescue Gel moment thanks to its good value. Theres the natural wonderland of Newfoundland in ESCAPE TO Reykjavik Icelands capital of cool 23 Canada, where you can win a fabulous weeks holiday for two. We also head off to another current hot favourite destination Reykjavik ALL ABOARD Caribbean cruising + Cruise News 28 where lower prices have made it affordable. Then we look at holidays by train, which are OFF THE BEATEN TRACK Newfoundland 34 growing in popularity and scope, and we go cruising in the Caribbean. LETS TRY Great rail holiday experiences 42 On the home front, we focus on the Isle of Wight and look at London festivals. I hope you enjoy the read, and wherever your PACK YOUR CLUBS Teeing up in Scotland 48 travels take you this summer, have a peaceful and relaxing time. ON YOUR DOORSTEP The Isle of Wight 54 Peter Ellegard 4 The Travel & Leisure Magazine May/June 2009
  • L E I S U R E COMPETITION 40 WIN A 4,000 holiday for two to Newfoundland COMING NEXT Whats in store in the next issue 47 OUT & ABOUT Whats on outside London 62 WIN a Steam Heritage Guide 2009 EDITORIAL TEAM Editor Peter Ellegard Writers Peter Ellegard, Keeley Gordon, Sara Macefield, Dave Richardson, Paul Erlam and Laura Dixon Design Nick Blaxill COMPETITION 65 Advertising Team Jeannette Cumbers, Beverley Sennett & Elaine Smith WIN 1,500 of Pride of Britain hotel vouchers Admin/Accounts Wendy Barfoot Production Keeley Gordon, Loretta Prince LONDON REVIEW: Focus on festivals + News 68 Publisher Terry Stafford Digital Publisher Peter Lewsey WIN a pair of Lovebox festival tickets Published bi-monthly by Travel & Leisure Magazines Ltd WIN Royal Albert Hall tour tickets First Floor, 103 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4PU Tel: 020 8477 1529 Fax: 020 8514 4536 Email: info@tlmags.com Printed by Wyndeham Heron FREE BOOKS for new READERS Travel & Leisure Magazines Limited 2009 subscribers see page 77 The publs scannotacceptr pons biiy f i her es i lt orer orr sor Dont forget the next issue of The LETTERS om i s ons W his si . l tever car i aken,al at i ubm it t Tr y e st lm erals ted o avel Travel & Leisure Magazine will be We want to hear from you. & Lei ur M agazi s e rs and neiherTr ik t nesLi ied i m t sdone s atisow ner s avel& Lei ur M agazi s e o t nesLi ied nor m t available from July 2009. Let us have your thoughts on isagent t scan acceptany labiiy f os i lt orl sordam age. Tr avel& Lei ur M agazi s e nesLi ied i com pl el i m t sa et y nde- Subscription price 6 for 6 issues plus The Travel & Leisure Magazines pendentcom pany and can hol no r pons biiy f he d es i lt ort receive a FREE Travel Book. new look, or on any topic.The actonsofout i agent .N o par i s de s r oduced w ihoutprorw rten cons . epr t i it toft sm agazi m ay be hi ent ne best letter will win a A l i e adveri er e t aly r pons bl f hei lprvat ts sar ot l es i e ort row n Take out a subscription STAR PRIZE. w or ng w ihi t radveri em ent di M agazi t n hei m t ts her or ake ,and Travel& Lei ur nesLi ied can t ef e t no r pons biiy as es s e i lt Call 020 847...