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Why You Should Go to Italy for an Adventure Holiday

Sun-drenched coastlines, gorgeous food and abundance of bubbly Prosecco, there’s a million reasons why you should head to Italy on holiday. Not only is it one of the most diverse European countries to visit, there’s so much to see and do that, you’ll never tire of the wonderful Italian lifestyle when you head there on […]

Review of Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre Haymarket

I stayed at the Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre Haymarket on a Sunday night in November 2015. It cost £29 for the night on the non-refundable Premier Saver rate, booked a couple of months in advance. It’s the largest Premier Inn at which I’ve stayed. It’s located a two minute walk from Haymarket Railway Station, […]

Soaking Up the Luxe Beauty of Ibiza, Spain

If you are searching for a holiday rich in luxury, nightlife and natural beauty, there is no place like Ibiza. This small island off the east coast of Spain may be known for its clubbing and electronica scene, but Ibiza also boasts a relaxed, luxurious personality all its own. Here are three reasons to pack […]

The Beautiful Mosaics in St Mary’s Gardens in Lambeth London

I loved the mosaics in the base of the fountain and on paving stones around the fountain in St Mary’s Garden in Lambeth. This art is part of the Southbank Mosaics Community Enterprise programme. The gardens are located just to your right after crossing Lambeth Bridge, beside the Garden Museum, which is housed in the former […]

Fort Saint-Jean in Marseille

One of the best places in Marseille to relax and enjoy the sunshine is Fort Saint-Jean, which lies at the northern mouth of Vieux Port (the Old Port). The fort was built in 1660. I appreciated that you get a much better sense of it being a defensive building from the sea on the ferry […]

Top Three Places to Stop Off when Cruising the River Rhone

The Rhone runs 813km from Switzerland, right through the rolling hills of the French countryside. Cruises along this stretch of water allow you to travel along the same routes as many ancient Greek and Roman traders once did, but it can be difficult to know where to go and what there is to see. I’ve […]

Three of the Most Common Mistakes People Make on their First Skiing Holiday

Skiing holidays are fast-paced, fun, and thrilling. They’re a great choice for adrenaline junkies and adventure lovers alike, and can offer the perfect alternative to beach getaways for tourists that don’t want to sit still for two weeks. Their allure extends beyond the excitement factor. Set against paradisiacal backdrops of towering glaciers, ethereal evergreen forests, […]

Visiting the Turner Contemporary Margate

I decided to take a day trip to Margate during my most recent stay in London. I was keen to visit the Turner Contemporary, which is located on the seafront in Margate. As I approached the gallery from the east, there was a colourful display of flowers on one section of the roof. There were […]

The Top 10 Must-See Sights of London

London is famous for a whole host of reasons, including the Royal Family, its status as a fashion capital of the world and the fact it’s a major political centre. But it’s also a mixing pot of cultures rich in history and arts. Let’s take a look at the top 10 must-see sights that London […]

FlightHub Says Travel Insurance a Necessity For Adventure Travellers

While there is an element of risk associated with any form of travel, adventure travel raises the stakes in terms of risk of injury. FlightHub, a North American online travel agency, has helped many backpackers, adventure travellers, and vagabonds kick off their trips and always recommends that these travellers investigate insurance. After a quick FlightHub […]

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Travelling from Marseille to Nice on the TGV

After struggling to buy train tickets for our journey from Budapest to Prague on the Hungarian rail website, I was pleasantly surprised by the user friendliness of the English version of  SCNF (French national rail) website when buying tickets for the trip from Marseille to Nice. I thought that the price of £22 per adult for a standard […]

FlightHub Tips For Vacation Injuries Or Illnesses

You are on vacation. Maybe you are at a resort or are in the middle of the wilderness backpacking, but something goes wrong. What do you do next? FlightHub have heard this question before in dealing with clients. These questions have made it necessary that FlightHub review protocols for these types of emergencies as part […]

The Giant Head Sculpture in Jardin Marechal Juin in Nice, France

I’d seen a couple of photos of the enormous head sculpture in Nice on Pinterest prior to my visit to the city. I intended to seek out the sculpture to take some photos. But I chanced upon it when I got slightly lost walking from our hotel to the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art […]

What Can You Buy for £10 Around the World?

Flight Centre’s ‘What Can £10 Get You Around the World’ infographic highlights a selection of activities in different countries. The activities which most appeal to me all involve the views. The Forest Research Institute Malaysia Canopy Walk near Kuala Lumpur takes you along a 150 metre walkway in the Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve, which is suspended […]

Exploring the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford London

Despite a rather chilly breeze, I spent an enjoyable September evening in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. The park was close to my hotel, the Travelodge London Stratford. I entered the Park close to the London Aquatics Centre, where there was a large mural, ‘Carpenters’ Curve’ by Clare Woods. It’s the most complex […]

Street Art in Marseille’s Old Town

I decided to take a short cut through the Old Town in Marseille to our hotel, the Adagio Marseille Vieux Port, after a visit to Fort Saint-Jean. It turned out to be a good decision, as there was lots of colourful street art enroute. I entered the Old Town up some steps, a block up […]

Review of Ravi Shankar Indian Restaurant London

I had a vegetarian buffet lunch, costing £6.95, at the Ravi Shankar Indian restaurant in Drummond Street, close to London’s Euston Station. I arrived in Kings Cross around 1pm, However, I couldn’t check into my hotel, the Travelodge London Stratford, until 3pm and Travelodge don’t offer a left luggage facility. As I had a fair […]

Win a Winter Sun Holiday with

You could win a winter sun holiday with competition. The prize is a 5 night stay for two people in an apartment at PYR Fuengirola on Spain’s Costa del Sol. The prize must be taken during February or March 2016 (excluding Easter). Flights from Dublin, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester or Birmingham are included. PYR Fuengirola To […]

Top 5 Things to Do in Armenia

One of the first Christian countries in the world, Armenia, is a small country in the Southern Caucasus that despite its tragic history overcame all the difficulties and now is an independent republic. Perhaps, you haven’t heard about Armenia a lot and it is not the first country that will come to mind as a […]

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