This popular European city is entering a new era – a third of its brothels are in the process of being closed down and the city is aiming to attract a new sort of clientele . Now is the time to embrace the new Amsterdam, the hip hangouts and sophisticated joints are definitely there if you know where to find them…Posted on: March 8th in Europe, Travel, Travel Snobs by Becky Padmore.
China’s mainland has a lot to offer the traveller irrespective of your travelling needs – a Great Wall hike and Yangtze river trips for thrill-seekers, shopping havens in Shanghai and Beijing for fashionistas and off the beaten track tours to local, traditional villages for those looking to go native. However, off the Chinese mainland is a stunning collection of islands and archipelagos that offer something more unique…Posted on: March 8th in Asia, Beautiful Places, Travel by Emma Clair Kelly.
Prague is a city that’s all about the views and with an abundance of medieval architecture, a smattering of communist era design and a good dose of artistic creativity, the city makes for compelling viewing, from either up high or down low…Posted on: February 27th in Europe, Our Trips, Travel, Travel Photography by Graham Padmore.
On this blog we don’t hide the fact we’re big fans of independent travel, that’s why we were really intrigued about a new report from Teletext Holidays which investigates the true cost of a trip. From baggage fees to aviation insurance here’s what they uncovered…Posted on: February 27th in Travel by Becky Padmore.
Italy is the kind of place that practically begs you to stay in stylish surroundings, and who better to talk about the country’s most beautiful apartments than our friends at The City Apartment Book – a small independent company who hand-pick the finest apartments in the most gorgeous cities…Posted on: February 22nd in Europe, Travel by Becky Padmore.
As beautiful and polished as Swiss ski resorts go, but lurking in the shadow of the mighty mega-resorts, is the much quieter Villars – a village in the Vaudoise Alps, only 15 miles from Lake Geneva. From December to March Villars turns into a photogenic winter wonderland filled with icicle-laden wooden chalets, frozen forests and snowy mountain peaks…Posted on: February 18th in Europe, Our Trips, Travel by Graham Padmore.
Known for its troubled history, its cheap beer and its beautiful medieval architecture, Prague basks in the spotlight as one of Europe’s premier tourist destinations. Although with cheap beer, of course comes the crowds…Posted on: February 15th in Europe, Our Trips, Travel, Travel Ideas, Travel Snobs by Becky Padmore.