My trip to Grand Cayman coincided with the fun, colourful but slightly surreal Pirate festival and also the very surreal aftermath of the unforgiving hurricane Ivan. Despite the devastation I was struck by the deep warmth and friendliness of the islanders and also how they pulled together…Posted on: May 23rd in Travel, Travel Experiences, Travel Tips by Emma Clair Kelly.
The Red Sea is seen as one of the most spectacular diving destinations in the world and it certainly lives up to its reputation. With year round crystal clear and warm water it has something to offer everyone. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned diver, an underwater world of adventure awaits you…Posted on: May 16th in Travel, Travel Experiences by Becky Padmore.
The cosmopolitan city of Barcelona is one of Spain’s hottest tourist destinations. When visiting it’s hard to believe that Barcelona hasn’t always drawn the crowds, the city was transformed in 1992 when it won the rights for the Olympics. Its make-over included an impressive man-made beach, palm tree lined avenues and a beautifully redeveloped port…Posted on: May 9th in Europe, Travel by Scott Balaam.
I was unsure of what to expect when I decided to visit Siem Reap, a small laid-back town in Cambodia and gateway to the exquisite Ankor Wat temples. Although a naturally beautiful country blessed with a rich heritage, Cambodia extremely troubled past is well-documented…Posted on: May 2nd in Asia, Destinations, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Europe is blessed with thousands of years of history and culture. It’s also lucky enough to have some of best beaches and scenery in the world. For many people it’s the ultimate holiday destination and millions choose to stay in Europe each year.Posted on: April 25th in Destinations, Europe, Our Trips, Travel, Travel Snobs by Becky Padmore.
It seems that after a while on the road you will discover certain things about yourself, about the people you meet, and about the world around you. Exactly the kind of things you probably hoped you would learn about when you set off from home with nothing but a guidebook and sense of wide-eyed adventure weighing you down…Posted on: April 18th in Travel, Travel Advice by Lee Hubbard.
Do you fancy doing something a little different for your honeymoon? If so, here is our list of underrated and often overlooked top honeymoon destinations specially selected to suit a wide range of tastes…Posted on: April 11th in Travel, Travel Ideas by Becky Padmore.
A trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to the Louvre or the popular Musee d’Orsay but the city is also home to so many other museums, big and small, which are also very interesting, historical, enlightening or just plain fun. By Sean McCarver…Posted on: April 4th in Europe, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Just two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this vibrant and unique city’s troubled past is now a fading memory. It has also been crowned the new capital of cool, thanks to an influx of international designers, writers, architects and artists all drawn here by cheap rents and a culture of openess and experimentation. Hedonistic, trendy and edgy, many of the places to stay in Berlin reflect this new happening and cultural vibe…Posted on: March 28th in Cool Hotels, Destinations, Europe, Travel, Travel Top 10s by Becky Padmore.
The Cenotes (literally meaning sinkholes) of the Yucatan peninsula (located just south of Cancun, Mexico) are extremely popular with visitors, swimmers, snorkelers and divers and one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The entire Yucatan peninsula was once a reef beneath the ocean until the water receded, causing the sea life to be fossilised into the walls of deep holes thus forming a subterranean universe of caverns…Posted on: March 20th in Adventure, Destinations, North America, Travel by Becky Padmore.