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…

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…

The Old Town – Benidorm’s original character

Popular with tourists since the package holiday explosion, Benidorm is the brash hub of the Costa Blanca and a must see for anyone visiting this stretch of the Mediterranean coast line. But if you want to experience the true Spanish character of the place then the Holiday Taxis team’s recommended destination must be the Old…

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…

Visit Dubrovnik and revisit your favourite Game of Thrones scenes

As well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and deemed ‘the pearl of the Adriatic‘, Dubrovnik was used to film several locations for the popular TV series Game of Thrones. There are several ‘official’ walking tours and cruises around Dubrovnik where you can experience the locations described below – or enjoy your own self-guided…

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…

The real reason Game of Thrones has chosen Girona

One of the reasons that Game of Thrones has been such a spectacular success – aside of course from the fabulous story lines and astounding acting – is that it has managed to create a compelling sense of atmosphere and much of that has come down to the choice of the perfect locations to represent…

Cool Budapest

Visitors, the cool young as well as others, are genuinely impressed by the architecture of Budapest, a city made up of Buda on the north side of the river Danube and Pest on the south. The shining white Parliament building, in Pest, was built during the Austro-Hungarian period when money was no object and was…