20 Best cities in the world – number 9 Is my favourite. What’s yours?

Thinking of planning a city break to remember? There are just so many to choose from! Whether you’re looking for long-haul, short-haul, budget or blowout, picking your destination can sometimes feel like the hardest part. That’s why we have compiled this list of the best cities to visit on the planet! Check out our recommendations…

Game of Thrones: your geek-out travel guide

You’d have to be a pretty extreme Game of Thrones fan to set out on a trip especially to visit all the filming locations for the hit TV series. Mind you, you wouldn’t have to venture out of Europe for all but one GoT destination, so it wouldn’t exactly be a bank-breaker. You can even start right here, in…

Must-see hostel survival tips for the inexperienced backpacker

You want to travel the world on a shoestring and have heard about cheap hostels where you can meet other like-minded adventurers. Trouble is, the closest you’ve ever come to hostelling is staying in a cheap hotel chain. You’ve no idea what to expect or how to prepare yourself. Never fear, for this is our…

Epic journeys: travel in the footsteps of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great (or Alexander III of Macedon to use his official title) was born in Macedonia in 356 BC and was educated by the famous philosopher Aristotle. Alexander’s ambition was to make Macedonia the powerful nation it once was and so, when he inherited the kingdom in 336 at the age of just 20,…

How travel can help you live a better life

You know that phrase ‘travel broadens the mind’? Well, it’s true. Even the most set-in-their-ways folk come back from travelling as different people, though some, admittedly, more so than others. What may not be immediately obvious, to those who have never succumbed to a bout of wanderlust, are the many ways that travel fundamentally affects the way you see…

How to get noticed on the beach this summer: a lesson in confidence

The first question to ask is this: why do I want to be noticed on the beach? Is it because you’re free and single, and looking for a little holiday romance? Or is it, simply, that you want to stand out from the crowd? How do I go about feeling confident on the beach this summer? However you look,…