Geothermally heated spas are a great way to make the most of what nature provides – a chance to relax and also benefit from their supposed therapeutic qualities. From spas surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens to a pretty Japanese ‘Onsen’ village, here are some of the best hot spring resorts around the world…Posted on: May 27th in Travel, Travel Top 10s by Becky Padmore.
There is far more to Turkey than packed holiday resorts. Explore the sights away from the crowds to find ancient architecture and some extraordinary landscapes. From snow-like natural wonders to hippy beach retreats here is my choice for 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Turkey…Posted on: May 20th in Beautiful Places, Travel by Becky Padmore.
What comes to mind when you think of the Alps? Knee-deep powder, steaming glu wein and icicles precariously hanging off log cabin roofs – not 30C heat, miles of flower-spotted meadows and kayaking. However, the Alps are a year-round destination for families and adrenaline junkies alike…Posted on: May 16th in Travel by Becky Padmore.
Castle hotels are often viewed as the ideal romantic break – a place where you can live it up like an ancient lord without having to sacrifice your modern comforts. Handily, Europe has an ample supply of many excellent (and genuine) castle hotels, here are 10 of our favourites…Posted on: May 13th in Cool Hotels, Travel by Becky Padmore.
It’s a horrible feeling, right? You spend hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars to get there and when you finally do… Nothing. Just a few tourist shops hawking trashy souvenirs and other tourists wearing that same look of surprise and frustration as you. Believe me, I’ve been there…Posted on: May 6th in Travel, Travel Top 10s by Becky Padmore.
South America is one of the hottest must-see travel destinations – especially for more adventurous types. In a guest post by Luis from Vagabundo magazine he picks 10 of the most naturally beautiful places to visit in South America…Posted on: April 27th in Beautiful Places, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Anybody who has visited the UK know that that Great Britain has its very unique set of traditions, customs and idiosyncrasies – some which although perfectly charming can seem pretty surreal to an overseas visitor. Having spent a few years studying in the UK, here’s what I learned…Posted on: April 24th in Travel, Travel Tips by Becky Padmore.
Despite being self-confessed hotel devotees we were more than a little pleased when we were invited to try out a license-free boating holiday in Burgundy (courtesy of FPP Travel). Shamefully our only knowledge of Burgundy was that it produces some of the world’s greatest wines and was probably very beautiful…Posted on: April 22nd in Our Trips, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Charming, low-lit bistros that beckon you in, and serve up top-notch cuisine when you do so? Check. Street names like Rue de Notre Dame and Place de Jacques Cartier? Check. Buildings that look like 14th century chateau – elegant towers, green sloping roofs and minarets? Check. So we must be in France, no? Not if you’re in Quebec!Posted on: April 19th in Travel, Travel Experiences by Lee Hubbard.
England is known for its pretty villages and thanks to the popular detective show “Midsomer murders” finding the ultimate frozen-in-time picturesque village has now become a de rigueur pastime – especially for those looking to escape the city smog. If you’re looking for a slice of your very own traditional rural perfection then here are ten of our favourite prettiest villages in England…Posted on: April 17th in Beautiful Places, Travel by Becky Padmore.