Lonely Planet calls it “the best kept secret of Europe” and we visited last year we could see why the respected travel guide fell for its quaint charms. Filled with canals, culture and beautiful medieval architecture in abundance, here are our reasons why we think you should add Ghent to your travel wish list, sooner rather than later…Posted on: September 16th in Europe by Emma Clair Kelly.
“They say you haven’t seen the Bohuslan coast, unless you’ve kayaked the Bohuslan coast”.
So said our guide, Torbjörn, at Nautopp Kayak in Lysekil, on Sweden’s west coast. And seeing as his name translates as “thunder bear” I was inclined to agree to anything he said. Well, that and the fact that he’s a qualified kayaking instructor and I’m claustrophobic under water…Posted on: September 12th in Europe, Travel by Lee Hubbard.
Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world head to Costa Rica to experience some of the most beautiful parks, beaches, and natural wonders in the world. For such a small country Costa Rica has been blessed with more than it’s fair share of natural beauty and is dotted with sublime beaches and tropical national parks – great for visitors, but it can make choosing an itinerary challenging…Posted on: September 9th in Beautiful Places, South America by Becky Padmore.
Cruises haven’t always enjoyed the best of reputations and they’re definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. Consider yourself more of a discerning traveller? From nude cruises to 19th century style tea clippers here are some of the best alternative cruises that would catch the eye of even the most die hard travel snobs…Posted on: September 5th in Travel Snobs by Becky Padmore.
Whether you’re driving up the Pacific Coast Highway in California with the wind in your hair, scoping out the Grand Canyon and Painted Desert in Arizona, or stopping by Devil’s Peak and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, road trips are a true American pastime…Posted on: September 5th in North America by Becky Padmore.
Following a survey of several thousand Brits, Campsites UK has compiled a bucket list of everyone’s favourite views. From Cornwall to Scotland and everywhere in between, there’s something to inspire your next day trip, weekend break or camping holiday….Posted on: September 2nd in UK by Becky Padmore.
The race weekend was finally upon us – arriving at Silverstone early on the Friday morning I joined thousands of dedicated Formula 1 fans, flooding into the venue to watch the practice sessions ahead of the main race on Sunday…Posted on: September 2nd in Our Trips, Travel by Graham Padmore.
While most head for Brussels or Bruges, the small but perfectly formed city of Ghent in Belgium is arguably Europe’s best kept secret. The Flemish city was once the most powerful in Europe but today it’s a laid back place with a faint bohemian air….Posted on: August 29th in Europe, Travel, Travel Snobs by Becky Padmore.
On the 19th August we took a Railbookers weekend city break in Angers, France, the historical capital of Anjou and gateway to the Châteaux-lined Loire Valley. It’s a hugely likeable, laid back place with a slightly quirky outlook and heaps of beautiful architecture to drool over. After a hassle-free train journey, our days were spent wandering around the cobbled medieval streets exploring important heritage sites….Posted on: August 22nd in Europe, Our Trips by Becky Padmore.