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In BIG Pictures: everyday life in North Korea

There’s still a lot of confusion about traveling to North Korea with the general population and much of what is portrayed in the media makes it seem like a dangerous country to visit. However, regardless of the country’s political and economic conflicts with the rest of the world…

Posted on: September 19th in Asia, Travel by .

6 reasons why you should put Ghent, Belgium on your travel list this year

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 .

Learning to Sea Kayak on the West Swedish Coast

“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 .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Costa Rica

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 .

10 cool USA road trip lodges that won’t break the bank

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 .

A-Z list of the best views in Britain (as voted by you)

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 .

A travel snob’s guide to Ghent, Belgium

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 .

In pictures: a weekend in Angers, France

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 .

Living in Vietnam: eight observations about local life

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 .

In pictures: exploring West Sweden

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 .
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