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Old building in Verona

Verona to Venice: sea mists and deserted side streets

Whatever springs to mind when you think of Italy – hearty bowls of pasta, canals dotted with gondolas, mountains of creamy gelato or tumbling historic ruins, it’s a given that the […]

by × April 21, 2016 × 1 comment

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, […]

by × April 13, 2016 × 4 comments

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

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

Iceland: journey to another world

Iceland: journey to another world

It’s not often you can say you feel like you’ve travelled to a different world – particularly when such a world is a mere three-hour flight away. Yet many first-time […]

by × December 2, 2015 × 0 comments

Culture, Destinations

Prague, Czech Republic. Image: iStock/emicristea

Europe’s most magical Christmas markets

Christmas is coming early to Europe’s cool capitals and big cities, bringing with it a flurry of illuminations, stalls, parades and firework shows to startle, surprise and delight both young and […]

by × November 11, 2015 × 0 comments

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 […]

by × September 18, 2015 × 0 comments