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12 of the most beautiful sailing destinations in Europe

Chartering a boat and sailing around Europe has been our dream travel wish list for a while now, so when we heard from Antonios Fiorakis, co-founder of incrediblue.com a kind of Airbnb for Boat Rentals we were more than a little intrigued. The principle is based on the fact that the average boat owner utilizes his boat only a couple of weeks per year..

Posted on: January 20th in Beautiful Places, Europe by .

Beautiful places: the almond blossom route, Ibiza

A beautiful destination all year round, Ibiza is one of those places you can easily fall in love with. During the summer months, the high temperatures draws the sun-seekers, clubbers and holidaymakers and during the winter, Ibiza is much more tranquil. If you visit in February…

Posted on: January 20th in Travel by .

Discovering Virginia: kayaking in the Blue Ridge Parkway

This is the first in the series of posts and videos where affable, adventure-loving traveller and presenter Andy Shepard discovers what the beautiful Capital Region of the USA (Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia) has to offer. After travelling through autumnal landscapes the first stop was the Blue Ridge Parkway, a place known for its scenic beauty…

Posted on: January 16th in North America by .

The sound of West Africa: mastering the djembe drum in Gambia

The first of my senses to be awoken in The Gambia, fresh off the plane, was my hearing. Not the dizzying cacophony of noise often associated with African capital cities, but the welcoming voices and laughter…

Posted on: January 16th in Africa by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Bali

More of a state of mind than a place, the Indonesian island conjures instant thoughts of a tropical paradise with a soft spiritual soul and a healthy dose of mysticism thrown in for good measure. Having travelled to the Indonesian island no less than three times….

Posted on: January 13th in Asia, Beautiful Places by .

Touring the Middle East: tips & highlights

Our guest writer Jenny Furton who has lived in both Jordan and Egypt gives her advice on travelling to one of the most intriguing and rewarding areas in the world, the Middle East…

Posted on: January 13th in Middle East by .

Top 10 cool and unusual hotels in Cape Town

Home to a warm climate, a vibrant culture and some of most breathtakingly beautiful vistas in the world, Cape Town has spent decades seducing its many visitors. Relax on the beach, commune with the local wildlife, take a tipple on a wine-tasting tour or just experience Cape Town’s unique view on life, often reflected in their collection of unusual hotels….

Posted on: January 9th in Cool Hotels, Travel by .

Keeping entertained while travelling

Guest writer and long-term traveller Sophie Watkins tells us how she fights the boredom while on the road…

Posted on: January 9th in Travel by .

10 reasons why we think you should visit the Amalfi coast

The 50km stretch of terraced cliffs, winding roads and pastel wedding-cake villages that make up the Amalfi coast rates pretty high on many traveller’s bucket lists. A couple of years ago we flew into Naples, hired a car and explored its craggy charms….

Posted on: January 6th in Europe, Our Trips, Travel by .

A twitcher’s paradise: bird (and monkey) watching in the Gambia

“Is that called a German Flag bird?” I blurt out, a little too quickly, to my guide Malick – immediately displaying my bird-watching naivety. Although I’m only looking at a picture of this charming little black, yellow and red bird, a few hours later I’m staring right at the real thing…

Posted on: January 6th in Africa by .
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