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New Year competition: win a Euro trip of a lifetime and €2013 spending money

Fancy starting the New Year with a 10 day Euro trip and a big wad of spending money? To celebrate the start of 2013 some lovely creative types have scoured the globe to create this inspirational video on what travel means to people. People from all over the world were interviewed in the tourist hotspots like London, Rome and Paris…

Posted on: January 11th in Travel by .

Where to find the world’s friendliest people

When people ask why I travel I almost always answer “for the people”. Meeting and feeling welcomed by the locals can easily make your trip. From a few famously friendly places to a handful of controversial ones here is my choice for where to find the world’s friendliest people…

Posted on: January 11th in Travel by .

Luxembourg: the forgotten travel destination

Tucked away in the centre of Europe between Germany, Belgium and France, the tiny nation of Luxembourg is rarely on Euro travellers itineraries. That’s a real shame, as they are missing out on a real hidden gem of Europe, a gorgeous nation of castles, valleys, wonderful countryside and one of the most unique capital cities on the continent….

Posted on: January 7th in Europe, Travel by .

A journey through Northwest India – Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh & the Punjab

From remote landscapes to the famously dangerous Leh-Manali Highway here is our guest writer’s journey through Northwest India…

Posted on: January 4th in Asia, Travel by .

In BIG pictures: our travel highlights of 2012

This is the year we definitely regretted not collecting air miles, from nautical adventures in French wine country to Northern Light hunting in Iceland it’s been quite a twelve months. Here are our photographic highlights of 2012…

Posted on: December 31st in Our Trips, Travel by .

The most beautiful places to spend New Year’s Eve 2014

After 12 months of seeking the world’s beautiful places we finish the year with a round up of the most scenic places to spend New Year’s Eve. From balmy beaches to Nordic firework displays, here are some of the world’s best events with the most impossibly beautiful backdrops…

Posted on: December 28th in Beautiful Places, Travel by .

10 of the world’s most Christmassy destinations

With Christmas only a few days away, it’s time we turn our sights to some of the most festive places on earth. From Californian kitsch to snowy mountain towns this is our choice for 10 of the most Christmassy destinations on the planet…

Posted on: December 21st in Seasonal Travel, Travel by .

Alternative Christmas shopping in London

Tis the Season for shopping, and while London may be the retail capital of the UK, it’s not all about Oxford Street, Westfield and Harrods. If you’re a discriminating gift giver in search of a little inspiration, sometimes stepping off the High Street can be a smart move. If you’re off for a last minute dash here are five alternative shopping destinations in London…

Posted on: December 21st in UK by .

Iceland: land of fire, ice and cool design

I think it’s probably safe to say Iceland seems to be one of those places that is having a ‘moment’. Before we left for the frozen Nordic island, most people we knew were either planning to go or had already been. Famous for its unruly volcanos, its iconic spa resort and wild and lonely landscapes…

Posted on: December 17th in Europe, Our Trips, Travel by .

London for art lovers

We may be biased because London is our home but we feel it’s one of the best cities in the world for Art lovers. London’s place on the world’s art scene has long been established, and its huge range of art galleries, museums and creative spaces means you can always find something you’re into, whatever your taste…

Posted on: December 17th in Travel, UK by .
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