Infographic – the best value city breaks and stopovers

Apparently, the UK has some changing holiday habits. Instead of using up all your holiday in one go and then not having anything else to look forward to the rest of the year we’re now choosing to opt for smaller and but more frequent trips. Many travellers/holidaymakers are eschewing the traditional fortnight getaway for ten, […]

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Dallas

Bold, brash, status-conscious but contrary to popular belief no oil of its own to speak of, ‘The Big D’ as it’s sometimes known, is a shiny and modern metropolis in North Texas, and the commercial and cultural hub of the region too. Known for its popular cliches of wealthy, consumer-driven Texan cowboys, being the site […]

My dog-friendly French road trip – exploring Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (with FREEDOME)

The next destination on my Dog-friendly France road trip was the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – a travel destination seemingly reserved for serious Francophiles. It’s an extraordinary and prosperous region untouched by the ravages of modern tourism, offering dramatic elevated landscapes of high hills and plateaus, enchanting medieval hilltop towns, deep valleys, endless vineyards, protected national parks where lynx, […]

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in San Diego

One of the most open, smog-free and sunniest cities in the whole of the USA, San Diego – located on California’s Pacific coast – beguiles and charms many of its hundreds of thousand visitors. Feeling more like a collection of ultra-hip neighbourhoods each with its own character and personality, the affluent ocean-orientated city is famously laid-back […]

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Nashville

The ultimate pilgrimage for country music lovers everywhere, Nashville attracts millions of toe-tapping, cowboy-booted party-loving visitors every year. A Southern city with a big heart and huge amounts of soul, the musical Mecca is easily one of the most fun – and hip – places to visit in the whole of America. Set by a […]

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Melbourne

The coastal capital of the Australian state of Victoria is Australia’s second-largest city, and Sydney’s fiercest rival. The bohemian, more liberal alter-ego of the business-driven capital has an increasingly progressive outlook, a huge range of vibrant character-filled cultures and a friendly, laid-back vibe that has seen it being labelled as one of the ‘world’s most […]

5 of my favourite neighbourhoods in Montreal

This time last year I spent an extraordinary seven days in Québec province’s largest city for the 150th anniversary of Canada. I was charmed and captivated by the Montreal’s joie de vivre and unrestrained love for the arts, festivals, all things creative as well as their unique outlook on life. Destination Canada asked me to reflect on my […]

Preparing for my dog-friendly France Road Trip 2018 (with FREEDOME)

With a quarter of British households now owning dogs it’s unsurprising the demand for pet-friendly trips is now on the rise. From the slightly bonkers dog yoga to luxury pet hotels, our love for our furry friends is very well documented so it’s no wonder so many people don’t want to leave home without them. […]

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Boston

This formidable force of a city is actually one of America’s oldest having being founded in 1634. The coastal-based Massachusetts capital has a proud past built on colonial roots and such fiercely defiant residents such as the Boston Tea Party (who wilfully and successfully protested against British rule). Today the city is a heady mix […]

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Seattle

A misty city which made a huge global impact in the early 1990’s when the Seattle grunge rock music scene exploded worldwide and gave us legendary rock bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Since then things have never been quite the same for the Pacific Northwest USA city which is surrounded by water, mountains ranges and […]

Using your senses to create better travel memories (

Yep, the experts are unanimous, taking holidays (and travelling) does you the world of good, and you should definitely do more of it. If you really want to get down with the science bit, travel has been proven to lower stress levels, improve brain health, decrease your risk of heart disease and even lengthen your […]

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Chicago

Once called “the pulse of America” the city that was founded in the early 1800s and resides on the mighty Lake Michigan in Illinois, is in many ways one of the USA’s greatest. Due to the sometimes blustery nature of the residents (and politicians!), the fact the city is quite a formidable force and also the […]

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Palm Springs

A true oasis in the midst of a long hot sprawling desert, Palm Springs has had a long history of attracting the Hollywood elite from major film directors to starlets looking for fun, relaxation respite from all the Los Angeles city hassles. The principal city of the famous Coachella Valley in California, the opulent resort […]

8 tech essentials you cannot travel without in 2018

There are many things you’ll need to pack into your suitcase or backpack before you head off on your travels. As well as the clothes, travel documents and other essentials, there’s also the technology and gadgets you need to take to make the trip more enjoyable, easier and safer. There’s always new gadgets and technology […]