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.
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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.
The Vietnamese people in general are a special mix of culture, tradition and superstition however despite the religious, historical and socio-economic backgrounds that exist among the 89 million people of this enigmatic country, they all love to smile and are genuinely interested in tourists…Posted on: August 15th in Asia, Travel by Emma Clair Kelly.
On the 5th August we flew to West Sweden, a pristinely beautiful place that seems to be having a ‘moment.’ With long summer days, over 8,000 islands to explore (stretching from Gothenburg all the way to the Norwegian border) and a plentiful supply of fresh sea air, Scandinavians have always loved holidaying here…Posted on: August 12th in Europe, Our Trips by Becky Padmore.
Europe’s many diverse cultures mean there’s no shortage of incredible festivals happening this autumn in towns and cities, from Scotland to Spain. Whether you’re into music, art or outdoor games, there’s something for everyone. Here are a few that we think just might be worth experiencing…Posted on: August 8th in Europe, Travel by Emma Clair Kelly.
To mark the occasion of my 50th (country visited, not my birthday…) I knew I wanted to do something special. Since watching the entire original Star Wars trilogy at a Brighton cinema in 1983 I’ve been a massive fan of George Lucas’ mythical universe…Posted on: August 5th in Africa, Travel by Lee Hubbard.
Riding high on its recent success at hosting the World Cup, Rio is more popular than ever; from Copacabana and Ipanema beaches to Sugarloaf Mountain and the instantly recognisable Christ the Redeemer, there are many iconic sights to see in this bustling city. Here’s our friend Sean Roberts’ hazy views of this extraordinary city…Posted on: August 5th in South America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Forget fish and chips, Buckingham Palace and chunky black cabs – they might be some of the first images to spring to mind when people think of taking a trip around the UK, but they’re nowhere near the most memorable…Posted on: August 1st in Beautiful Places, UK by Becky Padmore.
Probably, the first destination that comes into your mind when you hear of Indonesia is Bali, right? Indonesia is way more diverse and has around 16 999 more islands to for you to explore! Long white sand beaches, virgin rain forest jungles, unique diving spots with 100 species of corals, friendly and smiling locals are just a few reasons why Indonesia should be on your bucket list! To fuel your wanderlust and start packing right now, I’d like to share the next 10 absolutely unique and hidden places in Indonesia…Posted on: July 29th in Asia, Travel Top 10s by Becky Padmore.
One of the best ways to see Europe’s most beautiful scenery is by car and road trips are one of our favourite ways of travelling, there’s nothing quite like renting a car and hitting the open road without a care in the world….Posted on: July 22nd in Europe, Travel by Becky Padmore.