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…

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…

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…

10 Tips For Your Next Transfer

We all love going on holiday, but if you’re the head of your household or travelling party, you may have found in the past that the sheer amount of things you have to organise can be the cause of a lot of stress. Here are a few pointers to help your next transfer run a…

Close your eyes and go to your happy place

Beautiful beaches are most people’s idea of heaven itself. Basking on warm sands and paddling in clear blue waters… ahhh! The most relaxing way to spend time imaginable. Sometimes, life can get us down, and we just need to close our eyes and imagine somewhere better. Here are those better places… Everybody loves a good…

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,…

10 Things you never knew about air travel

Air travel remains one of those fascinating mysteries in life; just how can a 437 ton aircraft propel itself into the air and stay there? We all know the official answer is to do with lift, weight, drag and thrust but in reality we don’t actually understand any of it and so air flight remains…