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Top 10 reasons to travel to Santorini, Greece

Our friends Nick & Dariece from the fabulous Goats on the Road travel blog talk about why they think everyone should visit the gorgeous Greek island Santorini…

Posted on: July 15th in Europe, Travel, Travel Top 10s by .

Some of England’s quirkiest hotels

You could say England is a land of curiosities. In Devon, there is a ‘gnome reserve’ where visitors are given a red hat and fishing rod so they will fit in. In Conwy, there is a house which is only six feet wide; while at Cerne Abbas, there is a giant figure of a naked man, carved into a hillside. If you are interested in curiosities, there are also a number of very quirky places to stay..

Posted on: July 15th in Travel by .

Great reads: my favourite travel books

Our literature-loving good friend Patrick Smith has written his debut blog post taking us on a journey around the world with some of his travel favourite books. From Alaska to Australia, taking in hiking, cycling and swimming, here are his pick of books that would inspire even the most hardened couch potato to book their plane tickets and start exploring…

Posted on: July 12th in Travel by .

A traveller’s guide to the Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale is one of the biggest events on the arts calendar, drawing hundreds of thousands of tourists to the city every two years. With the next edition of the festival – the International Art Exhibition – taking place this year between 1 June and 24 November, we thought it would be a good idea to explain just what the event is and why it’s worth visiting…

Posted on: July 12th in Europe, Travel by .

10 of the best undiscovered Thai islands for travel snobs

Thailand is not exactly short of beautiful beaches and islands but finding an undeveloped island is not always an easy task. To help you find your own slice of peaceful paradise…

Posted on: July 9th in Asia, Travel, Travel Snobs by .

Mexican street food: 5 of the best dishes to try

Some destinations have a really great reputation for their street food, and Mexico’s one of them. So, I think if you’re planning a trip here…

Posted on: July 9th in North America, Travel by .

Castles, captains and cliffs: enjoying the craic in Ireland

Last month our writer Lee went on a trip organised by Discover Ireland, Stena Line and the Paddywagon Tours to help celebrate ‘The Gathering 2013′ – a year-long celebration of all things Irish. So they set off crossing the sea from the UK by ferry and started their journey in Dublin before taking a bus tour through some of the country’s main sites (on what could have possibly been Ireland’s one sunny weekend of the year)…

Posted on: July 4th in Europe, Travel by .

Competition: win one of seven brilliant holidays

If you’re looking for break with almost guaranteed sun this year, the holiday specialists at are offering a chance to win seven sunny getaways in the Canary Islands in a ridiculously easy to enter competition. Owned by Spain but located very close the mainland of Africa, the archipelago enjoys balmy temperatures throughout the year. Some islands are know for their lively and family friendly resorts but others offer peace, nature and unique national parks….

Posted on: July 4th in Travel by .

On Boston’s sports trail

I love Boston – it’s one of those cities that has so much going on, from its rich history to its amazing sporting attractions, that it’s impossible to get bored here. Thanks to its reputation as a great city for walking, though, I think it’s got a lot to offer active travellers in particular – especially when you consider just how many impressive stadiums and sports-themed museums and monuments there are to discover…

Posted on: July 4th in Travel by .

10 of the prettiest unspoilt villages in Greece

A month or so ago we had an email from Afroditi, a blogger with a beautiful name who claimed to have a curse – she always ended up living in small places. Originally from a small village in Greece….

Posted on: July 1st in Beautiful Places, Europe, Travel, Travel Top 10s by .
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