flights to the sun
WHAT WILL A BRITISH WINTER BRING: a white Christmas, late warmth or a soggy mess? For those not keen to hang around to find out, British Airways is expanding its network of southbound flights (ba.com). From late October, BA’s services from Heathrow to Palma de Mallorca, Málaga and Palermo go from summer only to yearround. Tenerife-bound travellers can now add Heathrow to their list of starting points, while Paphos in Cyprus sees its flights from Gatwick go beyond peak sunlounger season. Mancunians, meanwhile, can jump on a new service to Agadir on Morocco’s southern coast with Air Arabia Maroc (airarabia.com).
26 IT MAY TAKE SOME LUCK, but if you land a booking at this treehouse in Atlanta, Georgia, you’ll be in good company: it’s been named as the world’s most wished-for Airbnb listing. Two guests can enjoy this magical space, with a bedroom, living room and deck linked by fairy-lit walkways (from £235; airbnb.co.uk/rooms/1415908). If the Deep South is too far to go for a treetop stay, there are plenty of choices closer to home. For starters, try the two cabins at Brook House Woods in Herefordshire (treehouses from £260 for two nights; brookhousewoods.com), or Tree Howf in Perthshire, built around an ancient ash tree (from £175 for two nights; craigheadhowf.co.uk). Lonely Planet Traveller Good news for fans of spreadable yeast extract. Earlier this year, London City Airport revealed that jars of Marmite are the most-confiscated item from hand luggage. For one day over the summer, staff at the security gates swapped any 100ml jar for a planefriendly 70ml. Now, given the success of the project, Marmite is pondering whether to roll out the scheme nationwide. Give them a nudge on Twitter: @marmite.