From lavender-field surrounded hilltop villages to world heritage wine regions here are the best slow-paced European rustic breaks guaranteed to come without crowds…Posted on: September 27th in Europe, Travel, Travel Snobs by Becky Padmore.
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Dublin – the Irish capital city with a huge heart – has produced some of the finest literary stars of our time. The legendary authors and poets hailing from Dublin include Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and the Nobel Prize for Literature winners William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett…Posted on: August 9th in Europe, Travel by Scott Balaam.
Faville Apartments very kindly invited us to stay in one of their Venice apartments. So on 6 July we found ourselves flying into a very hot, very crowded but also a very beautiful Venice. We stayed three nights, enough to get a feel of the city and discover the places we feel are worth seeing. Here is our guide to what to see and do in Venice…Posted on: July 17th in Europe, Our Trips, Travel by Becky Padmore.
National Parks provide unique places of refuge when you get tired of the hustle and bustle of a city vacation. They are protected by law, and maintained by a series of experts. Visitors, too, are obliged to obey a series of strict rules, all to ensure that the parks remain unimpaired for future generation…Posted on: March 25th in Destinations, Travel by Becky Padmore.
The Thai capital is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, but with a chaotic and sprawling city like Bangkok, it’s hard to know where to start. Backpackers tend to head for the craziness of Khaosan Road, tourists tend to base themselves as centrally as possible…Posted on: December 29th in Asia, Cool Hotels, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Most visitors to San Francisco head for the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and of course Alcatraz. Although the cool, alternative city has so much more to offer. From giant street slides to clubbing the night away in a museum here is my guide to the Top 10 cool things to do in San Francisco…Posted on: December 14th in North America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
One of the most popular cities in the world to visit, London is a tourists dream. With famous tourist attractions at every turn you won’t be short on things to do. Although to get a real feel of the city you may need to search a bit harder. From cocktails to cupcakes here are 10 things to do in London for travel snobs…Posted on: November 30th in Our Trips, Travel, Travel Snobs, UK by Becky Padmore.
South-East Asia has one of the oldest and (most popular) backpacking trails in the world and many adventurous types begin their journey in Thailand and include Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in their travels. There is also an increasing amount people taking holidays to Vietnam – drawn by a killer coastline and a curiosity about this fiercely independent country.Posted on: November 20th in Asia, Beautiful Places, Travel by Becky Padmore.
While it’s hard to escape the crowds in West Europe, many countries in Eastern Europe are often overlooked as a travel destination. Although I personally believe Eastern Europe has a lot to offer visitors and it’s also home to some of the most beautiful countries in the world…Posted on: November 17th in Beautiful Places, Europe, Travel by Becky Padmore.