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Sliven, Bulgaria: home of the European tree of the year winner 2014

The European Tree of the Year contest is a project of the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation which stems from the Czech national well-established Tree of the Year contest. It was developed to strengthen the communities..

Posted on: July 25th in Travel by .

Europe’s most beautiful road routes

One of the best ways to see Europe’s most beautiful scenery is by car and road trips are one of our favourite ways of travelling, there’s nothing quite like renting a car and hitting the open road without a care in the world….

Posted on: July 22nd in Europe, Travel by .

In pictures: summer at Hampton Court Palace gardens

We feel very lucky to live down the road from one of the most impressive Royal Palaces in England. Although it hasn’t inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century, it was once Henry VIII’s favourite royal hangout and his intended bride Anne Boleyn apparently spent the equivalent of around 18 million pounds turning the residence into the palace of their dreams….

Posted on: July 22nd in Our Trips, UK by .

City spotlight: San Francisco

Stretching over an area of about 47 square miles, San Francisco is one of the most popular tourist destinations in North America. With some of the most recognizable attractions and stunning architecture, history and natural beauty, San Fran and its surrounding areas attract thousands of visitors each year…

Posted on: July 22nd in Travel by .

10 essential items to pack for a stylish weekend away in Europe

Many of our trips are made up of short breaks in Europe but being practical and stylish on our European weekend away isn’t easy, especially if we have a lot of walking to do and a large camera to carry. When people ask us how to pack light on a city trip, here’s 10 essentials I couldn’t live without…

Posted on: July 17th in Europe by .

Inside the Ferrari Driver Academy: an afternoon in the slow lane

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities don’t come along all that often (funnily enough), and having been offered the chance to fly to Italy and go behind the scenes at Ferrari, this was one that couldn’t be turned down…

Posted on: July 17th in Our Trips, Travel by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Myanmar

Even before the days of British colonialism and the ‘exotic east’ writings of luminaries like Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and George Orwell, Myanmar had long been a place of mystery and allure. With its legendary kingdoms, gorgeous landscapes, diverse people and fine examples of architectural and archaeological marvels, how could it not? These days, having re-joined the global community after 50 years of infamy at the hands of a ruling military junta…

Posted on: July 14th in Asia, Beautiful Places, Travel by .

10 things to do in Vienna – a native’s guide

Vienna is a beautiful, cultured city and so much more than just white Lippizzaner horses and Wiener Schnitzel. If you want to get a feel of real Vienna, strike a balance between must-see attractions, little known secrets and fun things that are typical for the Austrian capital. Here is my pocket manual for…

Posted on: July 8th in Europe by .

Exploring Uganda: from lazy days to raging waves

As I touched down in the country Winston Churchill once called “The Pearl of Africa” I wondered why neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania gets the lions share of travel press coverage while Uganda only seems to gets a tiny morsel. When I told my friends I was off to the landlocked East African country…

Posted on: July 8th in Africa by .

A Marrakech kitchen – cooking with Lalla Fatima

On the 18th May we flew out to the exotic North African country to start our seven night Moroccan adventure with the independent travel experts Rickshaw Travel. Spending three days in Marrakech, one of our days was spent in the company of Lalla Fatima at her cooking school…

Posted on: July 4th in Africa by .
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