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Finding soul in Ostend, Belgium

When we were asked where was our next trip would be and we replied Ostend, most people weren’t interested in finding out any more. Someone even laughed. Not known for its glamour – although it was once a fashionable resort – Ostend is mostly associated with its long sandy beach, its collection of seafood restaurants and its windy weather….

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

What’s it all about: the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi coast has long attracted the beautiful people and it’s easy to see why- macaroon coloured houses, cafés and restaurants teetering impossibly on the rugged Amalfi coastline, simple but unrivalled seafood and some of the best roads for driving in the world…

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

There’s nowhere quite like Cuba

Cuba really does live up to cliches (in the best possible way), it’s full to bursting with life, music and passion and it’s without a doubt one of the most unique destinations I’ve ever had the pleasure to visit. I spent four days in Havana but getting out of the capital helped me really understand what made this intriguing country tick…

Posted on: May 20th in Travel by .

Things to do in Orlando – it’s not all about theme parks

It may be known as the the theme park capital of the world but Orlando is also known as “The City Beautiful.” Although the impressive collection of theme parks is a definite pull for a family holiday, it’s a relief to know there is much more to Florida’s fifth largest city than just roller coasters…

Posted on: May 20th in North America, Travel by .

10 New York neighbourhoods worth visiting

It’s the city that never sleeps and the capital that has something for everyone, whether you’re a foodie, a cocktail connoisseur or a vintage-store hunter. Although to really get a feel of New York, head straight out of the tourist zones and explore the local neighbourhoods instead….

Posted on: May 16th in North America, Travel, Travel Top 10s by .

Three gorgeous places to get hitched

Endless white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and breathtaking landscapes; what could provide a better backdrop to your special day than that…

Posted on: May 16th in Travel by .

In BIG pictures: liming in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Thirty-two islands form the Caribbean island country St Vincent and the Grenadines, but on all the islands, paradise-esque scenery, unique wildlife and a much slower pace of life is practically guaranteed, so it’s no wonder they’ve invented their own word for relaxing…

Posted on: May 13th in Our Trips by .

Pin it Forward – Pinterest UK launch

We’re big fans of Pinterest, and it’s great to hear that they’ve just officially launched here in the UK. You might already be using Pinterest, but if not, it’s a great resource for collecting and organising images of the things you love…

Posted on: May 9th in Travel by .

10 of the best types of safari in Africa

The word safari conjures all kinds of imagery, from the sweeping plains of the savannah and huge herds of animals to Africa’s big cats stalking their prey. However, there’s a lot more to a safari than this surface vision, dig a little deeper and you will discover safari is very much a blanket term for a variety of different things….

Posted on: May 9th in Africa, Travel by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Croatia

There was once a time where Croatia was once one of Europe’s best kept secrets. With its natural beauty and timeless cities the country is often said to be reminiscent of the Mediterranean but what it was like 30 years ago. Now with the scars of its recent history very much healed, intrepid European travellers and trendy jet setters are beginning to discover everything Croatia has to offer…

Posted on: May 7th in Beautiful Places, Europe, Travel by .
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