La Mercè: Barcelona’s Incredible Festival

If you’re in Barcelona this weekend then you’re in for a treat. Starting on Friday 22nd September, the yearly celebration in honour of the Virgin of Mercy comes to the city: the festival La Mercè. By far the city’s biggest and most colourful street party, this festival of lights, giants, devils and fire is the headline…

Your Last-Minute October Half Term Holiday Sorted

We know what it’s like. Summer has been declared ‘over’, the kids are back at school and, wait, it’s the last week in September? With only a few weeks to go, are you still searching for that October half term holiday? (If you’ve even had chance to think about it, that is…) Finding a holiday…

How to Do Oktoberfest on a Budget

Go Midweek For the best Oktoberfest experience, go midweek. The opening and closing weekends will be heaving with crowds, with higher prices and queues for the tents starting as early as 6am. Go during the week and you can expect slightly smaller crowds but you may also pay less for food, accommodation and transport (both…

European Heritage Days: Explore a Secret Paris

The European Heritage Days (or journées européennes du patrimoine, as they are known in French) offer tourists and locals alike the chance to glimpse behind Paris’ many closed doors and discover the secret history of the city, all completely free of charge. Every year, on the third weekend of September, cities and famous institutions around France offer free guided…

The New iPhone X – Best Smartphone for Travel Photos?

With the unveiling of the brand new iPhone X last night, it’s time to ask ourselves: is it time to upgrade our smartphones and take our travel photos to the next level? New Portrait Mode The new iPhone X comes with an enhances Portrait Mode, with lighting features that allow you to add more professional…

The Best Beaches for an Endless Summer

Dreaming of an endless summer? Get your beach holiday inspiration from our list of the best beaches to visit in October and November… Malta Average temp: 21°C Often overshadowed by the Mediterranean’s more popular destinations, Malta is proof that good things come in small packages. Otherworldly landscapes, unique architecture and ancient history can all be…

The 10 Best European Cities to Visit in Autumn

Autumn, with its lower prices and smaller crowds, is the perfect time for a city break. Here is our list of the best European cities to visit now, as well as what to see and what to do. Bordeaux Popular with tourists in June and July, a ghost town in August (when the local population…

Hurricane Irma Update

If you are currently in resort and affected by Hurricane Irma, please contact your local supplier for updated travel advice and assistance. You can find your suppliers contact details on your transfer vouchers. If you are due to travel, please refer to the Foreign Commonwealth Office for updated travel advice.

The World’s Best Wildlife Holidays

10 amazing (and surprising) wildlife holidays and the animals found there 1. Whale Watching in Spain One of the most exhilarating animals to see in the wild, the whale is fascinating to watch in its natural environment. A close encounter with one of these enormous creatures guarantees a lasting impression, offering a glimpse of the…

Autumn in Palma: a Relaxed Family Holiday

Majorca, with its blissful temperatures and profusion of gorgeous sandy beaches, is a favourite with holidaymakers from all over the world, for both family holidays and couple getaways. Whilst many tourists come to Majorca for summer beach or clubbing holidays, there is an alternative way to spend your family holiday here. The capital, Palma de…