Culture without the Crowds: A Romantic Trip to Venice

La Serenissima, The City of Bridges, Queen of the Adriatic… The floating city of Venice goes by many romantic sounding names but sadly, due to its popularity, it can be more tourist hell than dreamy getaway for two. Queuing for hours for a public toilet does not exactly say ‘romantic trip to Venice’. However, if…

Your Guide to Notting Hill Carnival

Outside the capital, it’s a whole other country, and no-where is this more true than in London. While many cities have established a unique identity, sometimes far unlike their neighbouring towns, London has taken this to the extreme with its huge melting pot of cultures, identities, styles and flavours. This is a city that means…

5 Places to Take the Kids in Malaga

Malaga is a beautiful part of southern Spain, with over 160km of stunning coastline and, inland, no less than fifteen officially protected nature reserves. Not only is this a beautiful part of Spain, it is also a popular destination for holidaymakers who come in search of sun, sea and sand in Malaga’s nearby resorts. Of…

Top 10 Spa Destinations in the World

Thinking about taking a relaxing holiday or spa break? If you’re in need of some inspiration, or just want to dream, then take a look at our list of the top 10 spa destinations in the world. UK For a spa destination a little closer to home, look no further than the UK itself. With…

7 (Almost) Free Things to Do in Alicante

There are plenty of things to do for free (or almost) when visiting Alicante, so whether you’re cash-strapped, stingy or just looking for holiday tips, we’ve compiled a list of the best budget activities to do in the city. Go for a stroll along the sea front The Explanada de España is a long, palm tree-lined…

5 Ways to Explore Singapore Like a Local

Explore Singapore like a local with our 5 tips on the places to go, the food to try and phrases to use when chatting to Singaporeans. Today, the National Day of Singapore 2017, marks the 52nd anniversary of the country’s independence from Malaysia, so what better time to discover more about Singapore’s multicultural heritage. Grab…

From Egypt to Japan: Travel Tips for Cat Lovers

From demigod to Instagram fame, the humble housecat has been capturing human hearts across the globe for centuries, so how exactly did cats come to take over the world?  In light of International Cat Day 2017, we take a look at how the cat has become an international star, with a few travel tips for…

How to Survive a Hangover While Travelling

Happy International Hangover Day! If you’ve been making the most of International Beer Day (see our blog for more), or it’s just been another typical Friday night out on the town, then you may be feeling a bit grim this morning. But if you’re travelling today then nothing could be worse than waking up massively…

The Best Beers around the World

There’s nothing better than a refreshing beer on a hot summer’s day, but do you know which beer is the most popular choice in the world? Apparently, neither did we. Turns out it’s a watery lager sold for roughly a dollar in China, called Snow. In fact, most of the beers in the top percentage…

Celebrate Swiss National Day 2017

Famed for its snow-capped mountain peaks and controversial chocolate, discover a different side of Switzerland this 1st August and join in the annual celebrations of the Swiss National Day. The Switzerland we know today was first formed back in 1291 as an allegiance between three cantons (or provinces), holding fort against the power of the…