Cuba’s spectacular new voice – Daymé Arocena

Cuba’s passion for music is legendary and is big part of the country’s extraordinary spirit, here our guest writer Johanna Derry tells us about Cuba’s up and coming new talent Daymé Arocena… [embedded content] ‘I’m not the kind of beauty that some people want to see,’ Daymé Arocena states guilelessly. On the release of her latest […]

5 reasons you’ll love Karen Millen for your summer holiday wardrobe

From an investment military style coat to a compliment-inducing dress I once bought for an office Christmas party I’ve always been a genuine lifelong fan of Karen Millen clothes so when they contacted and asked me to talk about their newly launched Holiday Shop – a one-stop destination, bursting with wow-inducing chic summer styles then […]

9 gorgeous under-the-radar things to do in Venice for travel snobs

Venice is proving to be on the up and up among travel snobs but it is more than just bridges, gondolas and the fabled home of Casanova. Look beneath the glossy reflection and find discover some fabulous gems waiting to be explored. Let the countdown begin! Visit Burano Island  Dubbed one of the most colourful […]

How to live like a local in Cuba: 10 authentic Havana experiences

The moment you arrive in Havana you’ll realise there’s lots to take in. So if you want to get off the beaten path and uncover the true heartbeat of Cuba’s capital, you’d do well to take these tips from those who know and love the city such as the people running the Havana Cultura project. […]

Exploring London – on the trail of literary heroes

If you’re a fan of English literature and taking a trip to London you maybe keen on visiting the sites where your heroes, both modern and ancient lived and worked. It is well-known that English literature, both old and contemporary, is filled with references to London. For example, the quotation mentioned above by Charlotte Bronte […]

How to have a more relaxing time travelling with your family

How to have a more relaxing time travelling with your family, sponsored post by Thomson and MyVoucherCodes Whilst we specialise in independent travel a huge number of people travel in family units, although travelling as a family isn’t always plain sailing and can be pretty stressful at times. Children, especially young children can get anxious when travelling […]

My favourite 10 European views to take your breath away

A truly brilliant holiday is made up of a million different things; food, company, culture, nightlife, accommodation, but I have often found that what sticks in my mind beyond anything else for years to come are the breathtaking aspects and surprise vistas, often discovered by accident on the way to or from other things. A […]

Mercure Hotels shares its “Local stories” with you

Have you ever stayed in a hotel where it’s felt a bit bland compared to all of the culture surrounding you on your doorstep? Well if so, you’ll love Mercure Hotel’s new ‘Local Stories.’ The locally inspired hotel brand have come up with a very cool idea to make sure all their hotels are directly influenced by the city […]

10 beautiful reasons to add Montenegro to your travel list

A Balkan pearl of the Mediterranean and brimming with wild mountains, breathtaking Adriatic beaches, medieval villages and huddles of picturesque, orange-roofed houses small but perfectly formed Montenegro is for some the ultimate under-the-radar travel destination. Our guest blogger Sarah Pavlovic from Montenegro Pulse tells us why it should be added to your travel list… You’d be forgiven for not […]

A boutique 48 hours in the Cotswolds, England

I’ve been to the Cotswolds twice before in my life many years ago, but it’s the kind of place you never forgot. Rolling elegantly across not one but six English counties, the thatch-roofed cottages, rickety almshouses and ancient mansions of honey-coloured stone are the kind of sights you don’t really forget in a hurry. Spring time […]

A funky weekend away in Snooze, Brighton (

Often dubbed ‘London by the sea’, Brighton is England’s much loved hedonistic seaside city. Nestled on a South Coast shingle beach and backed by amusement arcades and Regency-era buildings, Brighton has always been a place that’s plays by its own rules, and that’s what I’ve always admired about it. So when eviivo and Snooze – voted England’s funkiest […]

Competition: win a luxury holiday to Thailand for two!

Easily one of Asia’s most popular and well loved travel destinations, for many years Thailand has long held a fascination with gap year backpackers, exotic holidaymakers and travellers on voyages of self discovery. Unique, beautiful with a huge dose of quirkiness and mysticism thrown in, Thailand is easily one of Asia’s most popular and well […]

6 reasons why you’ll fall in love with a Cornwall road trip (

Punctuated by some of the finest beaches in England, miles of unspoilt coastline and melodramatic landscapes the county nestled on England’s rugged southwestern tip has always had an air of the romantic. Recently we were challenged by Vauxhall to see how much fun we could have in 48 hours in their new tech-filled SUV the MokkaX, […]

Air New Zealand brings its immersive pop-up to London’s Soho

As a travel bloggers, over the years we’ve been lucky enough to fly with a quite a few airlines and yes this may sound a little harsh but most do blur into one. Air New Zealand, though, is definitely the exception. Having flown from London to Los Angeles with Air New Zealand a few years […]