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A travel snob’s guide to Ghent, Belgium

While most head for Brussels or Bruges, the small but perfectly formed city of Ghent in Belgium is arguably Europe’s best kept secret. The Flemish city was once the most powerful in Europe but today it’s a laid back place with a faint bohemian air….

Posted on: August 29th in Europe, Travel, Travel Snobs by .

In pictures: a weekend in Angers, France

On the 19th August we took a Railbookers weekend city break in Angers, France, the historical capital of Anjou and gateway to the Châteaux-lined Loire Valley. It’s a hugely likeable, laid back place with a slightly quirky outlook and heaps of beautiful architecture to drool over. After a hassle-free train journey, our days were spent wandering around the cobbled medieval streets exploring important heritage sites….

Posted on: August 22nd in Europe, Our Trips by .

Inside the Ferrari Driver Academy: mind games #insideFDA

As I pulled out of the garage and accelerated along the Silverstone pit lane, I began to regret eating so much pasta for lunch. I was strapped into a Formula 1 car, and putting my foot down, I could feel the vibrations through the tyres. Turning into the first corner, my nerves gave way to a rush of excitement…

Posted on: August 15th in Our Trips, Travel by .

Living in Vietnam: eight observations about local life

The Vietnamese people in general are a special mix of culture, tradition and superstition however despite the religious, historical and socio-economic backgrounds that exist among the 89 million people of this enigmatic country, they all love to smile and are genuinely interested in tourists…

Posted on: August 15th in Asia, Travel by .

In pictures: exploring West Sweden

On the 5th August we flew to West Sweden, a pristinely beautiful place that seems to be having a ‘moment.’ With long summer days, over 8,000 islands to explore (stretching from Gothenburg all the way to the Norwegian border) and a plentiful supply of fresh sea air, Scandinavians have always loved holidaying here…

Posted on: August 12th in Europe, Our Trips by .

America’s beautiful Pacific Northwest – evoJets charter review

Our charter flight expert Rich Palese chooses his favourite spots along America’s beautiful Pacific Northwest – a place known for its lush forests, pristine coastline and some very cool cities…

Posted on: August 12th in Travel by .

10 awesome European festivals to head to this autumn

Europe’s many diverse cultures mean there’s no shortage of incredible festivals happening this autumn in towns and cities, from Scotland to Spain. Whether you’re into music, art or outdoor games, there’s something for everyone. Here are a few that we think just might be worth experiencing…

Posted on: August 8th in Europe, Travel by .

On the trail of Star Wars locations in Tunisia

To mark the occasion of my 50th (country visited, not my birthday…) I knew I wanted to do something special. Since watching the entire original Star Wars trilogy at a Brighton cinema in 1983 I’ve been a massive fan of George Lucas’ mythical universe…

Posted on: August 5th in Africa, Travel by .

In pictures: views of Rio de Janeiro

Riding high on its recent success at hosting the World Cup, Rio is more popular than ever; from Copacabana and Ipanema beaches to Sugarloaf Mountain and the instantly recognisable Christ the Redeemer, there are many iconic sights to see in this bustling city. Here’s our friend Sean Roberts’ hazy views of this extraordinary city…

Posted on: August 5th in South America, Travel by .

10 of the UK’s most spectacular views

Forget fish and chips, Buckingham Palace and chunky black cabs – they might be some of the first images to spring to mind when people think of taking a trip around the UK, but they’re nowhere near the most memorable…

Posted on: August 1st in Beautiful Places, UK by .
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