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10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Bali

More of a state of mind than a place, the Indonesian island conjures instant thoughts of a tropical paradise with a soft spiritual soul and a healthy dose of mysticism thrown in for good measure. Having travelled to the Indonesian island no less than three times….

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

Touring the Middle East: tips & highlights

Our guest writer Jenny Furton who has lived in both Jordan and Egypt gives her advice on travelling to one of the most intriguing and rewarding areas in the world, the Middle East…

Posted on: January 13th in Middle East by .

Top 10 cool and unusual hotels in Cape Town

Home to a warm climate, a vibrant culture and some of most breathtakingly beautiful vistas in the world, Cape Town has spent decades seducing its many visitors. Relax on the beach, commune with the local wildlife, take a tipple on a wine-tasting tour or just experience Cape Town’s unique view on life, often reflected in their collection of unusual hotels….

Posted on: January 9th in Cool Hotels, Travel by .

Keeping entertained while travelling

Guest writer and long-term traveller Sophie Watkins tells us how she fights the boredom while on the road…

Posted on: January 9th in Travel by .

10 reasons why we think you should visit the Amalfi coast

The 50km stretch of terraced cliffs, winding roads and pastel wedding-cake villages that make up the Amalfi coast rates pretty high on many traveller’s bucket lists. A couple of years ago we flew into Naples, hired a car and explored its craggy charms….

Posted on: January 6th in Europe, Our Trips, Travel by .

A twitcher’s paradise: bird (and monkey) watching in the Gambia

“Is that called a German Flag bird?” I blurt out, a little too quickly, to my guide Malick – immediately displaying my bird-watching naivety. Although I’m only looking at a picture of this charming little black, yellow and red bird, a few hours later I’m staring right at the real thing…

Posted on: January 6th in Africa by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Madeira

This woefully underrated travel destination forms part of the cluster of Portuguese owned islands located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Volcanic in origin with rugged interiors lined with lush vegetarian and exotic flowers, the tourist masses tend to avoid this subtropical paradise leaving its natural beauty to those in the know. Here is our choice for 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Madeira…

Posted on: January 2nd in Beautiful Places, Europe by .

The Gambia: the Wide Open Walls Art Project

The most memorable parts of a trip abroad don’t always turn out to be the things you were expecting – going to see the Pyramids in Egypt but being blown away by the sand dunes and desert oasis in Siwa, for example…

Posted on: January 2nd in Africa by .

In BIG pictures: our travel highlights of 2013

This is the time of year we always like to reminisce and from looking back on all our travels from summer Euro road trips to Liming in St Vincent, 2013 has been quite a year. This is a selection of our favourite travel moments we’ve collected along the way….

Posted on: December 30th in Our Trips, Travel by .

10 of the best beach resorts in the UK

There’s nothing like dreaming of golden sands to cheer yourself up in the dreary winter months. The UK might not be the first place you’ll think of when booking your beach holiday but it’s actually home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, you just have to know where to find them….

Posted on: December 30th in Top 10s, UK by .
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