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…

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 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…

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…

What’s the Craic in Krakow?

From the charming cobblestone streets of the Old City to the buzzing nightlife, it’s no surprise that Krakow is fast becoming one of Europe’s new darling hotspots. Located at the base of the Carpathian Mountains, Poland’s second largest city is home to 1.4 million residents. The city is divided into 18 districts, each offering up…

Menorca, The Low Key Celebrity Alternative

Menorca has too long been the overlooked member of the Balearic Islands. Ibiza has its cool party vibe and Majorca has its resorts and high rises, but Menorca? It doesn’t spring to mind; and in essence that is the nub of its low key charm and the reason why it is picking up a celebrity…

Spring Festivals in Barcelona and Catalonia

Spring is a time of year rich with unique and sometimes comical festivals and ceremonies around the Mediterranean. They are a curious mix of Christian and pagan traditions, with more commercial international fixations with chocolate eggs and cartoon bunnies taking a back seat to some very odd ceremonies… In many places around Spain, there’s the…

5 Things To Do And See In Venice

This article was originally published on travelblog.org Venice is one of Europe’s great cities, and its charm has remained undimmed for centuries. Venice is also one of the unique cities of the world, because of how it’s spread out over a hundred different islands. Even in Italy, a country with an array of historical and beautiful…