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Skis and Skidoos: a trip to Villars, Switzerland

We were invited by London City Airport and Swiss Air to the ski resort of Villars – a favourite of A-listers but often overlooked by British skiers. Let’s face it, we weren’t going to turn down the chance of a trip to the beautiful but low-key resort. There was just one problem: we’d hadn’t been skiing before. The organisers assured us this wouldn’t be a problem…

Posted on: February 4th in Our Trips, Travel, Travel Experiences by .

Karosta Prison: the world’s most unusual hotel?

There are not many hotels where you have to sign a disclaimer before your stay, but Karosta Prison located near Leipaja, Latvia is no ordinary hotel. Once a working prison for Tsarist, Lithuanian and Soviet regimes for most of the 20th century, it now serves as a museum, attraction and hotel for people looking for an unusual and extreme adventure…

Posted on: June 25th in Cool Hotels, Our Trips, Travel, Travel Experiences by .

Our Epic Latvia trip: highlights from Liepaja

This is the first a series of articles from our #ePicLatvia trip organised by Hotels.info and the Latvian Tourist Association. Our first article is about the seaside city Liepaja. On the surface Liepāja isn’t the most striking of cities but the real attraction of Latvia’s third largest city lies in its collection of eccentric entrepreneurs and its free-thinking bohemian attitude…

Posted on: June 19th in Our Trips, Travel, Travel Experiences by .

Interview: Richard Bangs, adventure travel pioneer

Richard Bangs is a celebrated travel journalist and TV personality. Here is an interview about his experience filming in The Pearl River Delta and what advice he has for fellow travellers…

Posted on: June 4th in Travel, Travel Experiences by .

Quebec – from Britain to France only 4000 miles away

Charming, low-lit bistros that beckon you in, and serve up top-notch cuisine when you do so? Check. Street names like Rue de Notre Dame and Place de Jacques Cartier? Check. Buildings that look like 14th century chateau – elegant towers, green sloping roofs and minarets? Check. So we must be in France, no? Not if you’re in Quebec!

Posted on: April 19th in North America, Travel, Travel Experiences by .

Where to party in the USA for your 21st birthday

You only get one 21st birthday in your life. From that point forward, all future birthdays will only be anniversaries of that ceremoniously drunken rite of passage. Basically, it’s just a sleigh ride into adulthood after the big 2-1. That said it’s absolutely imperative that you do this right…

Posted on: April 12th in Travel, Travel Experiences by .

Experience: exploring the Cambodian wilderness

Cambodia holidays are for the discerning traveller, keen to experience new places and see new things. The country has a sad and shocking history but now free from the terrible regimes of the past, it is getting to grips with tourism and is proud of its unspoilt wilderness and the wealth of culture…

Posted on: March 9th in Travel, Travel Experiences by .

5 things that make Iceland unique

Iceland is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. Its unique position on the globe has given rise to some stunning geological features, but there’s something about the place that goes beyond just prettiness. As soon as you step off the plane, you get a feeling this is a place unlike any other you’ve been to…

Posted on: March 4th in Travel, Travel Experiences by .

Experience – visiting the polar bear capital of the world

I recently left the tiny town of Churchill, Manitoba in Canada, which is the self-proclaimed “Polar Bear Capital of the World”. OK, so there’s not much competition for this title, but it certainly earns its attention grabbing moniker…

Posted on: February 12th in Travel, Travel Experiences by .

Culture shock: how to tell when it’s happening to you

Culture shock can be a big issue when you travel abroad, especially if the country where you have just landed has very different ways of doing things to what you’re used to. Here, GlobalGrasshopper writer Pris Killingly tells of her experience when she touched down in Nicaragua…

Posted on: December 18th in Travel, Travel Experiences by .
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