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#NoFilter Switzerland with London City Airport

London City Airport’s #NoFilter project has been championing original travel photography by asking travellers to share their favourite unedited images of Switzerland. With photo filters banned, the images capture the true essence of the country….

Posted on: November 28th in Travel by .

From Bruce Lee to Susie Wong – a cinematic tour of Hong Kong #HKPerfectDay

America has Hollywood, India has Bollywood, and Nigeria has Nollywood. The Hong Kong film industry is also a major player on the world stage, so surely it deserves it’s own “…wood” moniker too (HollyKood?, or HKollywood perhaps, with a silent H?). As a kid I used to watch the martial arts classics of Bruce Lee….

Posted on: November 25th in Asia by .

Where did you sleep last night – a traveller’s tale of bad accommodation

I’m not always sure when that moment is exactly; you know, the one when you and your travel buddy decide it’s time to dust off the passport. The newfound enthusiasm that will see you order the chicken over the fish, often comes after a night of sharing old travel stories over a bottle of good wine….

Posted on: November 25th in Travel by .

Seven proven health benefits to spa breaks

The anticipation of an upcoming spa break is almost as medicinal as the break itself. It is the ultimate in me-time and is touted the world over as an opportunity to step out of the rat race and get away from it all…

Posted on: November 21st in Travel by .

The most unique hotels to stay in Barcelona

The cool city of Barcelona is not short on interesting places to stay but if you’re looking for some unique boutique hotels in Barcelona, then look no further…

Posted on: November 21st in Travel by .

We’re heading to Sabah, Malaysia #LoveSabah

Like many other fresh faced backpackers, South East Asia is where I first fell in love with travel but there was one place I didn’t make it to that I’ve always longed to go back. Sabah, is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo which is renowned for its incredible beauty – Lonely Planet even calls it ‘one of the most physically stunning places on Earth’…

Posted on: November 6th in Asia, Travel by .

An autumn weekend in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Wales and autumn breaks aren’t always words that go together but when we were invited to try one of Premier Cottage’s award-winning farmhouse accommodation we decided to pack a bag full of waterproof clothes and brave the notoriously wet and wild Welsh October weather….

Posted on: November 6th in Our Trips, Travel, UK by .

In BIG pictures: the many faces of central Asia

Central Asia is an off-the-beaten-path region laced with ancient sites, natural beauty and fantastic people. Our journey took us from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan to Uzbekistan and finally, into the rarely visited (and extremely odd) country of Turkmenistan….

Posted on: October 28th in Asia by .

Rügen Island and other German travel hot spots #germany25reunified

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the re-unification of Germany. Since that historic moment a quarter of a century ago, Germany has since reinvented and redeveloped itself especially in the eyes of its many visitors. Today Germany has become one of the most beautiful and interesting tourist destinations in Europe…

Posted on: October 28th in Europe, Travel by .

Swedish Lapland – Europe’s last wilderness

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 .
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