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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 .

10 off the beaten track destinations to discover in Indonesia

Probably, the first destination that comes into your mind when you hear of Indonesia is Bali, right? Indonesia is way more diverse and has around 16 999 more islands to for you to explore! Long white sand beaches, virgin rain forest jungles, unique diving spots with 100 species of corals, friendly and smiling locals are just a few reasons why Indonesia should be on your bucket list! To fuel your wanderlust and start packing right now, I’d like to share the next 10 absolutely unique and hidden places in Indonesia…

Posted on: July 29th in Asia, Travel Top 10s by .

Inside the Ferrari Driver Academy: training to win

It was 10am on a Tuesday, and a man I’d only just met had given me his shorts. Luckily, the man in question was the aptly named Andrea Ferrari, and the shorts meant I didn’t have to spend the morning work out in my jeans. I was still recovering from the shock of finding myself in a gym when I was handed a red Ferrari Driver Academy t shirt, and pulling it on, I suddenly felt rather privileged…

Posted on: July 29th in Our Trips, Travel by .

America’s most unusual road side attractions

If you really want to enjoy an overseas holiday and you have the time, then hire a car and travel down some of the iconic highways that criss-cross the USA. Your journey will be enlivened by some of the strangest sights you’ll probably ever see as you drive through this panoramic and diverse country…

Posted on: July 25th in Travel by .

Sliven, Bulgaria: home of the European tree of the year winner 2014

The European Tree of the Year contest is a project of the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation which stems from the Czech national well-established Tree of the Year contest. It was developed to strengthen the communities..

Posted on: July 25th in Travel by .

Europe’s most beautiful road routes

One of the best ways to see Europe’s most beautiful scenery is by car and road trips are one of our favourite ways of travelling, there’s nothing quite like renting a car and hitting the open road without a care in the world….

Posted on: July 22nd in Europe, Travel by .

In pictures: summer at Hampton Court Palace gardens

We feel very lucky to live down the road from one of the most impressive Royal Palaces in England. Although it hasn’t inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century, it was once Henry VIII’s favourite royal hangout and his intended bride Anne Boleyn apparently spent the equivalent of around 18 million pounds turning the residence into the palace of their dreams….

Posted on: July 22nd in Our Trips, UK by .

City spotlight: San Francisco

Stretching over an area of about 47 square miles, San Francisco is one of the most popular tourist destinations in North America. With some of the most recognizable attractions and stunning architecture, history and natural beauty, San Fran and its surrounding areas attract thousands of visitors each year…

Posted on: July 22nd in Travel by .

10 essential items to pack for a stylish weekend away in Europe

Many of our trips are made up of short breaks in Europe but being practical and stylish on our European weekend away isn’t easy, especially if we have a lot of walking to do and a large camera to carry. When people ask us how to pack light on a city trip, here’s 10 essentials I couldn’t live without…

Posted on: July 17th in Europe by .
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