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Seven proven health benefits to spa breaks

The anticipation of an upcoming spa break is almost as medicinal as the break itself. It is the ultimate in me-time and is touted the world over as an opportunity to step out of the rat race and get away from it all, and with this ever-changing, constantly demanding world that we live in, it’s no wonder thousands of people flock to spas on a daily basis. However, there are actual proven health benefits….

Posted on: November 21st in Travel by .

The most unique hotels to stay in Barcelona

The cool city of Barcelona is not short on interesting places to stay but if you’re looking for some unique boutique hotels in Barcelona, then look no further…

Posted on: November 21st in Travel by .

We’re heading to Sabah, Malaysia #LoveSabah

Like many other fresh faced backpackers, South East Asia is where I first fell in love with travel but there was one place I didn’t make it to that I’ve always longed to go back. Sabah, is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo which is renowned for its incredible beauty – Lonely Planet even calls it ‘one of the most physically stunning places on Earth’…

Posted on: November 6th in Asia, Travel by .

An autumn weekend in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Wales and autumn breaks aren’t always words that go together but when we were invited to try one of Premier Cottage’s award-winning farmhouse accommodation we decided to pack a bag full of waterproof clothes and brave the notoriously wet and wild Welsh October weather….

Posted on: November 6th in Our Trips, Travel, UK by .

In BIG pictures: the many faces of central Asia

Central Asia is an off-the-beaten-path region laced with ancient sites, natural beauty and fantastic people. Our journey took us from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan to Uzbekistan and finally, into the rarely visited (and extremely odd) country of Turkmenistan….

Posted on: October 28th in Asia by .

Rügen Island and other German travel hot spots #germany25reunified

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the re-unification of Germany. Since that historic moment a quarter of a century ago, Germany has since reinvented and redeveloped itself especially in the eyes of its many visitors. Today Germany has become one of the most beautiful and interesting tourist destinations in Europe…

Posted on: October 28th in Europe, Travel by .

Swedish Lapland – Europe’s last wilderness

When you think of Lapland you probably think of cosy log cabins, eager huskies and reindeers driving sleighs through the snow, but Europe’s last wilderness – located not too far from the Arctic Circle…

Posted on: October 24th in Europe by .

In BIG Pictures: the beautiful Galápagos Islands

On the 27th September, LAN airlines flew us from London to Ecuador for the #HappyInEcuador trip with the South America travel experts, Metropolitan Touring. On the last three days of our eleven day journey we ticked off a destination that had been hovering at the top of our travel bucket for years – the Galapagos Islands….

Posted on: October 21st in Our Trips, South America by .

Why you should experience the Tibet Train tour

Known as “rail above the clouds’’, Qinghai-Tibet railway is the world’s highest railroad. Nearly half of the railway lies more than 4,000 meters above sea level. The geographic obstacles posed a huge challenge…

Posted on: October 21st in Asia by .

Exploring Oman – Muscat and beyond

Oman probably isn’t the first location you think of when you are planning a trip away but after spending three days here I realised just how underrated this country is as a travel destination. The Middle East doesn’t always receive great press either – it’s the centre of many turbulent disturbances…

Posted on: October 17th in Middle East by .
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