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Top 8 most common UK place mispronunciations

The English language can be a funny thing sometimes. There are a lot of linguistic quirks that differ in each part of the country and sometimes it can be tough to know your Shrewsbury’s from your…

Posted on: March 6th in Travel by .

Up close with the endangered wildlife of Borneo: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

From pristine beaches to sublime sunsets, Sabah (one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo) has natural beauty in abundance. Although, the travel destination is arguably most famous for its gorgeous soft-bellied, auburn-haired jungle residents the orang-utans. Highly endangered…

Posted on: March 3rd in Asia, Our Trips, Travel by .

The best quirky kid-friendly festivals in the USA

Travelling with children carries its own set of rules and offers its own style of adventure, and for the willing family, it can present some of life’s most intense challenges and satisfying moments. Whether you seek travel with your fledglings in order to maintain and feed your own sense of wanderlust or you want your kids to…

Posted on: February 26th in North America by .

The Éclair Diaries: a mix of design hotels, culture and cuisine

Design hotels, culture and cuisine are definitely a few words that get us excited here at Global Grasshopper so when we found out about Le Méridien’s new series of videos in the rather lovely titled “Éclair Diaries” we were eager to find out more….

Posted on: February 26th in Travel by .

Underrated places to visit in the Emerald Isle

There is a reason why directors race to Ireland for movie locations because beauty and history lurk around every corner, from the perfectly preserved Victorian streets of the capital city of Dublin or the purple, glowing wilderness of Sligo immortalised by Yeats in ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ to the famous barren Burren or craggy cliffs of Donegal….

Posted on: February 24th in Europe by .

Where to find the stylish side of Lanzarote

Forgot your preconceptions of all day breakfast cafes and concrete high rise hotels, the Canary Islands are actually going through a stage of major reinvention. With its surreally beautiful volcanic landscapes, Lanzarote has always been a unique travel destination, but now it’s also becoming quite the chic retreat…

Posted on: February 24th in Travel by .

Crossing continents on the Trans-Mongolian Railway

Spanning seven time zones and miles of surreally beautiful scenery, the Trans-Mongolian Railway journey remains one of life’s great travel experiences. Our writer Lee Hubbard undertook the incredible journey which took him to the beguiling countries of Russia, Mongolia and China…

Posted on: February 19th in Asia by .

Why you should take a break: health benefits of a vacation

It may be hard for you to step away from your busy schedule. Often, taking time off of work is reserved for emergencies or sick days. However, most jobs do offer vacation days-even if most Americans are not typically inclined to take them. Taking a vacation can have big benefits, aside from getting paid to not be at work….

Posted on: February 19th in Travel by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Sri Lanka

With a seemingly endless supply of wide sandy beaches, timeless ruins and lush tea groves, Sri Lanka – an island country located near the south-west of South India in South Asia – is a place which seems synonymous with beauty….

Posted on: February 13th in Asia, Beautiful Places by .

Where we really want to be right now #wishiwasreallyhere

We’re always up for a challenge here at Global Grasshopper headquarters so when Cosmos asked to enter their fun and slightly off-the-wall competition we were happy to oblige! The competition is about showing exactly where you want to right now (i.e your perfect holiday destination) by getting creative with everyday items…

Posted on: February 9th in Travel by .
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