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6 reasons why Palma, Majorca makes a travel snob worthy winter destination

The Majorcan capital of Palma is having a bit of resurgence, beginning a decade ago with the arrival of its first boutique hotels and since then, Palma’s new trendy….

Posted on: December 7th in Europe by .

Discovering the Cíes Islands, Galicia: Spain’s secret paradise

With the flight being just over two hours from London, Galicia felt no distance at all, yet the landscape, culture and food were vastly different to my usual English surroundings….

Posted on: November 24th in Europe by .

Exploring Helsinki – from ice walking to Art Nouveau

With trips to Scandinavian capitals becoming increasingly de rigueur, the Finnish capital Helsinki, offers a quirky but stylish experience filled with hip design and cool eateries juxtaposed with beautiful historic….

Posted on: November 17th in Europe, Travel by .

A weekend in Stayokay Utrecht Centrum – Utrecht’s coolest new hostel

Having been a fan of hostels since my first 3-month backpacking trip around the USA in the mid-90’s, during the last 20 years or so I’ve been witness to some wonderful developments in the world of affordable accommodation. Gone are the days….

Posted on: November 17th in Europe, Travel by .

An icy Arctic adventure – Longyearbyen to Barentsburg by boat

Let’s face it, Longyearbyen -the largest settlement and the administrative centre of Svalbard, Norway – is a small place in an isolated part of the world….

Posted on: November 9th in Europe, Travel by .

Fast growing European destinations you’ll want to add to your 2017 travel list

When it comes to travel breaks, Europe is hugely diverse – in every corner lurks a culture to discover, a picturesque landscape to explore or a beautiful historical building to unearth. When it comes to deciding where to head to….

Posted on: November 3rd in Europe by .

6 awesome things to do around beautiful Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Rugged, remote, sparsely populated and an under-the-radar alternative to the well trodden East, Western Australia has a strong – but laid back – identity….

Posted on: November 3rd in Australia, Travel by .

Exploring Utrecht, Holland – more than just a mini Amsterdam?

Located barely a 30-minute train ride direct from Schiphol airport, but for a more relaxed, and dare I say authentic, slice of Dutch life this town….

Posted on: October 25th in Europe by .

Top 10 best value Ski resorts – where to get more piste for your pound!

Skiing has long been seen as a pastime for those among us on a healthy income, images of 1980’s society types in Aran jumpers sipping Napoleon brandy by a roaring log fire spring to mind…

Posted on: October 21st in Europe, Top 10s by .

Exploring the beauty spots of the Scottish Highlands

From mountains, to glens, to highland cows; from lochs, to rivers, to Nessie – The Highlands of Scotland are steeped in culture, architecture and history and boast….

Posted on: October 13th in Travel, UK by .
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