Articles by: Laura Jean Sargent

Culture, Destinations

Cuba. Image: iStock/danmirica12

A practical travel guide to Cuba

With the anticipation of change hanging over its unique appeal, Cuba has accelerated to the top of travel wish lists worldwide, and understandably so. This is a place of magical contrasts, […]

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Culture, Travel advice

Dining etiquette around the world: the dos and don’ts

Dining etiquette around the world: the dos and don’ts

When travelling around the world, you’re bound to end up in a local restaurant somewhere along the way, and then what? Fork, spoon, or chopsticks? To tip or not? As many […]

by × February 17, 2016 × 0 comments

Travel advice

Image from Heritance Kandalama in Sri Lanka, one of the Top 15 Green Hotels in the World and holder of a Bronze LEED Award for Green Building. Image: Heritance Kandalama

How to spot an eco-friendly hotel

Eco-conscious travel is on the rise, with hotels around the globe adopting environmental initiatives on all manner of scales. Whether large or small, they all count in our book and, […]

by × February 9, 2016 × 0 comments

Culture, Destinations

Scene setting: 10 iconic movie locations around the world

Scene setting: 10 iconic movie locations around the world

Films often inspire our lust for travel, and we got to thinking about some of the world’s most iconic filming locations; places that have inspired writers, locations that lit up the […]

by × January 30, 2016 × 1 comment

Culture, Destinations

An alternative adventure in Georgia

An alternative adventure in Georgia

From its scenic snowy peaks to its rolling green winelands, Georgia is home to some of the planet’s most breathtaking scenery. Ancient churches cling to clifftops and hideaway monasteries lie carved […]

by × January 21, 2016 × 1 comment

Culture, Destinations

Fourth of July fireworks in Washington, D.C. Image: iStock/tomwachs

The world’s best firework displays

As the UK prepares to fill its sky with the pops, cracks, whistles and bangs of the Fifth of November’s fireworks, we look to the rest of the world to […]

by × November 4, 2015 × 0 comments

Culture, Destinations, Food & Drink

Istanbul. Photograph: Reddit.

48 hours in: Istanbul

Istanbul is a unique city indeed, with contrasting characters across its captivating quarters that leave it full of intrigue. Its unusual geography sees it straddling two continents, whilst its layered […]

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Hotels

Hotel review: Hotel Rival, Stockholm

Hotel review: Hotel Rival, Stockholm

Sweden has long since been Scandinavia’s capital of cool. With a tried and tested fashion scene (hello H&M), a smart design sensibility (thank you IKEA) and a culture of digital […]

by × August 1, 2015 × 0 comments

Destinations

Cala en Basset. Image: Flickr/adriagarcia

Five of the best: beaches in Mallorca

Just a short hop from the UK, Mallorca has long since been a place synonymous with an easy island getaway, attracting avid sun-seekers, a yacht-residing glitterati and cultural enthusiasts alike. As […]

by × July 23, 2015 × 1 comment