Normally my Saturday afternoons are spent watching football or at least following the results but last weekend was different. I swapped the football stadium and pints of beer for a spa and herbal tea in Le Touquet. I was to go on what had been labelled as a ‘girlie weekend’ but I that did not put me off…Posted on: October 18th in Europe, Travel by Scott Balaam.
The isolated, remote country located near the Arctic Circle is home to some of the most unique landscapes in the world, which is probably why it’s fast becoming Europe’s hottest travel destination. With its huge glaciers, temperamental volcanoes, powerful waterfalls, bubbling hot springs and acres of wild untamed scenery, Iceland’s lonely lands are a nature lover’s paradise…Posted on: October 14th in Beautiful Places, Europe, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Gone are the days of wandering the streets of a foreign city with a well-worn guidebook in hand. Today’s travellers are tech-savvy, using the latest smartphone technology to help them navigate and enjoy unfamiliar destinations. Here Ben Wosskow tells us about his 10 favourite travel apps…Posted on: October 14th in Top 10s, Travel by Graham Padmore.
Why would you want buy your food pre-packaged from Tesco when you can skip down to the garden and pluck pesticide-free herbs and gather eggs from a happy hen? Locally sourced and welfare-friendly food is becoming a huge trend in foodie circles and where better to indulge in your thoughtful food passion than a sprawling traditional villa nestled in the rolling hills of Tuscany…Posted on: October 10th in Europe, Our Trips, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Love travelling but hate the cost of keeping in touch with your loved ones while overseas? Don’t worry there are cheaper options. From mobile apps to old-school phone cards here are a few of the best ways to communicate while abroad…Posted on: October 10th in Travel by Graham Padmore.
Once a significant naval power, the famously friendly Netherlands is now one of the most densely populated nations on earth, with over 15 million people calling this relatively small country home. Almost half of its pancake-flat land was once underwater and today still most of the country lies at or below sea level. It’s often overlooked as a scenic destination but…Posted on: October 7th in Beautiful Places, Europe, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Art lovers are truly spoilt for choice for in London; from the high-profile galleries displaying world-famous masterpieces to chic, independent exhibitions with a difference, there is truly something for everyone in the UK’s capital city…Posted on: October 7th in Travel, UK by Graham Padmore.
Some of the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas can be found in Rwanda, The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda and it’s been our writer Lee Hubbard’s life long dream to see them. Last month he flew to Uganda to track and watch these beautiful rare creatures in their natural habitat. Here he tells us about the his journey to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the heart-stopping moment he finally got to see them….Posted on: October 3rd in Africa, Travel by Lee Hubbard.
Luxury holidays are no longer something that only royalty and movie stars can enjoy. With a little bit of hard work and a steady bit of saving, you too could take two weeks out of your life to enjoy all the trappings of a luxury break in a paradisiacal setting…Posted on: October 3rd in Travel by Graham Padmore.
Europe, with its sun-soaked beaches and gorgeous historical cities is always going to be a holiday favourite. Although the continent is also filled with beautiful places that don’t get to bask in the spotlight, but still make a superb trip destination. Here are some of our favourite underrated beauty spots to keep in mind for your summer holiday in 2014…Posted on: September 30th in Beautiful Places, Europe, Travel, Travel Snobs by Becky Padmore.