When we were asked where was our next trip would be and we replied Ostend, most people weren’t interested in finding out any more. Someone even laughed. Not known for its glamour – although it was once a fashionable resort – Ostend is mostly associated with its long sandy beach, its collection of seafood restaurants and its windy weather….Posted on: May 22nd in Europe, Our Trips by Becky Padmore.
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The Amalfi coast has long attracted the beautiful people and it’s easy to see why- macaroon coloured houses, cafés and restaurants teetering impossibly on the rugged Amalfi coastline, simple but unrivalled seafood and some of the best roads for driving in the world…Posted on: May 22nd in Europe, Travel by Emma Clair Kelly.
It may be known as the the theme park capital of the world but Orlando is also known as “The City Beautiful.” Although the impressive collection of theme parks is a definite pull for a family holiday, it’s a relief to know there is much more to Florida’s fifth largest city than just roller coasters…Posted on: May 20th in North America, Travel by Scott Balaam.
It’s the city that never sleeps and the capital that has something for everyone, whether you’re a foodie, a cocktail connoisseur or a vintage-store hunter. Although to really get a feel of New York, head straight out of the tourist zones and explore the local neighbourhoods instead….Posted on: May 16th in North America, Travel, Travel Top 10s by Becky Padmore.
The word safari conjures all kinds of imagery, from the sweeping plains of the savannah and huge herds of animals to Africa’s big cats stalking their prey. However, there’s a lot more to a safari than this surface vision, dig a little deeper and you will discover safari is very much a blanket term for a variety of different things….Posted on: May 9th in Africa, Travel by Graham Padmore.
There was once a time where Croatia was once one of Europe’s best kept secrets. With its natural beauty and timeless cities the country is often said to be reminiscent of the Mediterranean but what it was like 30 years ago. Now with the scars of its recent history very much healed, intrepid European travellers and trendy jet setters are beginning to discover everything Croatia has to offer…Posted on: May 7th in Beautiful Places, Europe, Travel by Emma Clair Kelly.
Almost everyone loves a pretty village, you know a place where the houses are impossibly perfect and time just seems to stand still. Well luckily Europe has plenty. From dreamy fishing villages to tiny fortified towns, here are our favourite picturesque villages in Europe guaranteed to impress your travel snob friends…Posted on: April 29th in Europe, Travel, Travel Snobs by Becky Padmore.
While most visitors head to Sydney and the East Coast, more isolated Western Australia can get overlooked. Quieter and arguably with just as much to offer –possibly even more – Australia’s Western state is home to gorgeous coastline, ruggedly beautiful national parks and some vibrant, cosmopolitan cities. Its capital, Perth, also ranked very highly in a survey of the world’s most liveable cities….Posted on: April 25th in Australia, Travel by Becky Padmore.
I think it’s quite amazing that Bulgaria is still considered to be off the beaten track for Western tourists, because the country has a bit of everything, and all at very affordable prices. The Mountain slopes of Bansko and Pomporovo attract skiers in the winter and the Black Sea beaches draw the crowds in the summer months….Posted on: April 22nd in Beautiful Places, Europe, Travel by Becky Padmore.
There are many reasons why people are drawn to the largest (and arguably the most beautiful) of the Greek islands, the main highlights being the interesting culture, weather and diversity of stunning scenery. Crete has an endless supply of glorious beaches and devastatingly clear seas, bustling cities and modernities.Posted on: April 22nd in Europe, Travel by Becky Padmore.