The World’s Greatest (Affordable) Train Journeys

Thanks to Kenneth Branagh’s new take on the classic Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express, old-fashioned train travel is having a moment. In recent years, some of the most celebrated railways in history have been carefully restored to working order, allowing customers to once again experience the golden age of train travel. If you’re…

Europe’s Most Magical Christmas Markets

Winter is a wonderful time to visit Europe, when the streets are filled with glittering lights and the flurry of snow makes cities Christmas card perfect. So why not get into the festive spirit this year with a visit to one of Europe’s many Christmas markets? We have some of the most magical (and less…

HolidayTaxis Christmas Quiz

Whether it’s leaving mince pies for Santa or hanging stockings on the fireplace, Christmas is a time for traditions. But do you know where those traditions come from, or how Christmas is celebrated around the world? Test your knowledge with our Christmas Quiz! Submit your answers (along with your name and email address) and you’ll…

The World’s Best Winter Food (and where to find it)

Raclette Raclette, the name of both the dish and the cheese used in it, hails from the Alpine regions of Switzerland where it may have begun life as a simple peasant meal. Travelling from hill to hill, shepherds are said to have carried their nutritious (and filling) wheels of cheese to roast over the evening…

A Guide to the Biggest Fire Festivals in the World

In the run up to Bonfire Night this weekend, we take a look at some of the biggest and best fire festivals across the world. Bonfire Night, Lewes Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes Night, may be celebrated around the UK but nowhere does it better than Lewes. This little town in Sussex, south England, has…

Sun or Snow: The Top December Destinations

Cappadocia, Turkey Thanks to travel bloggers, often snapped breakfasting with backdrops of balloon filled skies, the strange moonscape of Cappadocia is a rising star among other Instagram-able destinations. Only a short hop away from Istanbul by plane, the region promises an otherworldly experience without the backpacker inconveniences. The honeycomb rocks have been carved out over…

Hot Air Balloons and Hiking: Turkey’s Hidden Beauty

Fairytale landscapes and fire breathing monsters? There’s much more to Turkey than tired east-meets-west clichés. Fasten your rucksack and lace up your boots, it’s time to go hiking in Turkey. The Turkey that we know today is largely down to the work of one man, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Named “Father of the Turks” (or Atatürk, the name…