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 Scott Balaam.
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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 Becky Padmore.
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 Becky Padmore.
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 Scott Balaam.
On the 19th August we took a Railbookers weekend city break to Angers, France, the historical capital of Anjou and gateway to the Châteaux-lined Loire Valley. It’s a loveable laid back city with a slight bohemian air and heaps of beautiful architecture to drool over. After a hassle-free train journey…Posted on: October 6th in Europe, Our Trips, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Morocco is many things to many people, but upon arriving in Marrakech – teeming with traders in the souks and restaurant hustlers in Jemaa el-Fna square – you might not think it’s the ideal place for a bit of quiet contemplation and stress-free relaxation. Remember though, you’re in North Africa….Posted on: September 23rd in Africa, Travel by Lee Hubbard.
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 Becky Padmore.
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.