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Essential technology us travel geeks can’t live without

Savvy travellers would never leave home without their tech essentials. In the digital age we need to keep our blogs and social networks up to date at all hours. Laptops aside, here are eight of our hi-tech favourites to help you on your travels…

Posted on: July 19th in Travel Advice by .

The world’s weirdest beaches

Three things spring to mind when someone says ‘beach’: sun, sea and swimwear. I bet now, in your mind you are picturing white sands, blue skies, rolling waves and a gentle, alluring breeze… sorry, where were we! Back to beaches. Ladies and gentlemen, after reading this post we are sure you will never think of beaches in the same way before – as we bring to you, the world’s strangest beaches..

Posted on: July 19th in Travel by .

What to see and do in Venice

Faville Apartments very kindly invited us to stay in one of their Venice apartments. So on 6 July we found ourselves flying into a very hot, very crowded but also a very beautiful Venice. We stayed three nights, enough to get a feel of the city and discover the places we feel are worth seeing. Here is our guide to what to see and do in Venice…

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

In pictures: a photographic journey through Latvia

This is our photographic journey through beautiful Latvia, starting in the capital Riga, driving through the Latvian countryside (via the Milk Manor in Skrunda) and then ending in the beach-side city of Leipaja and the former military town Karosta…

Posted on: July 15th in Our Trips, Travel, Travel Photography by .

Must-see cities on the European train route

Have you been tossing around the idea of traveling around Europe for a while? Do it by train. Train travel eliminates the hassles of airport security, lost baggage, and multi-hour journeys in those cramped, uncomfortable aircraft seats…

Posted on: July 15th in Travel, Travel Tips by .

Top 10 cool and unusual hotels in Tokyo

Tokyo is a place where the people are polite and the culture is just a little bit crazy. The Japanese capital has legions of fans (including us) and is often considered to be one of most exciting cities to visit in the world. Innovation and new ideas are actively encouraged but the traditional way of life is still very important here. This is one eclectic list of hotels…

Posted on: July 12th in Cool Hotels by .

In BIG pictures: Boston

We made our way to Boston recently for the incredible How Design Live Conference – an inspiring few days of design and typography presentations and events. Between sessions we hit the streets to see some of Boston’s great sights – here are a few of them…

Posted on: July 8th in Our Trips, Travel, Travel Photography by .

In pictures: five Brits abroad destinations and their more peaceful alternatives

For those determined to forgo the slightly dodgy charms of the overcrowded high-rise resorts for peaceful retreats this summer here are five Brits Abroad favourites and their more peaceful alternatives…

Posted on: July 5th in Travel by .

Top 10 Places to visit in Northern England

With the Jubilee and the Olympics taking place mostly within the South of England this summer, maybe it is time that just a little more attention was paid to the North of England. The North is filled with some extraordinary scenery, architecture and attractions and is an area definitely worth exploring…

Posted on: July 3rd in Travel by .

What to see and do in Riga

Despite there being an emerging buzz about this beautiful Eastern European city, it still doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it deserves. It’s compact, clean, inexpensive, safe, uncrowded and extremely loveable although it doesn’t get anything like the amount of visitors as say Prague. I urge you to go…

Posted on: July 1st in Our Trips, Travel, Travel Photography by .
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