Competition: win an Ocean Florida travel goodie bag

The 4th July is one of the most important dates in the USA calendar – a time to celebrate independence, set off some fireworks and have one humongous party! We may be based more than 3,000 miles away from our friends across the pond, but we’re still marking the momentous day. To do this we’ve teamed up […]

10 of the most amazing restaurants in Copenhagen for travel snobs

Denmark is a beautiful country, and Copenhagen – one of my personal favourite cities in the world – is a wonderful place to discover Danish culture. From Tivoli Gardens and Rosenborg Castle to Nyhavn and wonderful Christianshavn, after a long day sightseeing you’ll won’t want to miss dining at one of their impeccably designed restaurants, […]

8 beautiful and meaningful gifts for travellers

It’s always tricky to buy gifts for those wayward friends who never stay put for longer than a few months at a time. You want to find them something practical, unique and most importantly something they can take with them to remind them of you wherever they may land. To help with those tricky buys […]

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 […]