Trip planning

From the sublime to the ridiculous: Top ten offbeat museums

You don’t have to be a history buff or art lover to appreciate museum collections. Let’s be honest, looking at surviving ancient artifacts stirs at something profound. But not all museums are big ticket affairs and that’s ok too. The ones that will forever be eclipsed by the priceless art housed in the Louvre (world’s most visited) still have engaging objects and thought-provoking exhibitions for us to digest and muse over.

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Europe

Iceland

Where to see the northern lights in Iceland

green northern lights aurora borealis in iceland with waterfall and kirkjufell mountain in snaefellsnes peninsula

What are the northern lights?

If you’ve stumbled upon this blog, chances are you already know what the northern lights are. But just in case, here’s a quick lesson. The Aurora Borealis occurs when gas particles from the sun’s surface drift towards gas particles on the earth’s surface, which causes a reaction. This reaction forms a curtain of colours in the sky known as the northern lights! The distance from the surface of the reaction,...

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Europe

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10 Places to see Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces

10 places to see Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces

This May, Italy and the world around it will honour the death of one of the most influential people that has ever lived - Leonardo da Vinci. There’s probably not a single person in the world who doesn’t know his name. Not only was he a genius with a paintbrush, he was also a skilled inventor, scientist, mathematician, musician and writer to name a few. The term ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’ definitely doesn’t apply here - he was a master of...

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Europe

Germany

Travel tips

24 hours to spare? Spend them in Berlin!

Every year small group tours to Germany are becoming more and more. Little wonder, as a short break European destination it excels. People are beginning to realise that there is so much to discover in Germany, not least its fabulous food, wealth of history and blended architecture.  Where better to experience German hospitality than in its quintessential capital where history meets modern day creativity to forge a truly unique culture. Keep reading for some...

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Destination

Destinations

Europe

Hidden Iceland: Where to visit

In recent years, Iceland has become a hugely popular bucket list destination. So popular in fact, that I’m pretty sure anyone reading this will know at least one person who has been. And they all return recommending it. But while everyone’s main goal is usually to catch a glimpse of the magical 'northern lights', we have the inside scoop! There’s plenty more reasons for visiting Iceland which don't involve the bright lights of Aurora Borealis. Here's a couple of hidden gems that we...

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South America

Travel tips

Trip planning

What you should know before travelling to Lake Titicaca

Traditional reed boats on Lake titicaca

The Inca believed Lake Titicaca to be the birthplace of the sun. When you look at the stunning scenery of the lake, it is easy to understand why. We have compiled some of the answers for frequently asked questions when planning a trip to Lake Titicaca.

How big is Lake Titicaca?

At over 8000 square kilometers Lake Titicaca is the...

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Europe

North Africa

The 7 wonders of the ancient world

The pyramids in Egypt in the desert with blue skies and clouds

So, what are the 7 wonders of the ancient world?

A habit which I’m sure many of us can relate to, the Greeks liked to make lists! Travellers who explored the area around the Mediterranean sea took note of the '7 ancient wonders of the world', creating the first ever ‘must-see’ list! From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the statue of Zeus, these wonders all hold a certain kind of mystery. All built for different reasons,...

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Central America

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Destinations

Europe

South America

12 Bizarre Easter traditions from around the world!

Easter, the Christian celebration of Christ’s resurrection is fast approaching. But for some countries it’s not all about attending mass and eating your body-weight's amount in chocolate. We've done a little research and gathered some of the most bizarre Easter traditions from around the world. Let's see if you can spot some of our destinations on the list!

Slovakia & Czech Republic - A good old fashioned Easter whipping!

Not an ideal time to be female in these parts....

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Africa

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Destinations

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The Garden Route in South Africa

Table mountain on the garden route in south africa

The Garden Route in South Africa is well-known as being one of the best things to do in the region. The sweeping, natural beauty of the landscapes flanked by gorgeous beaches and peppered with inland lakes, makes you feel like you're worlds away. Add this to the array of activities such as whale watching, diving and wine tasting, this makes for one hell of a holiday! Here's our top tips for taking on one of the best road trips in the world!

Cape Town

Cape Town...

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Asia

Destinations

honeymoon

Sri Lanka and the Maldives – the perfect honeymoon balance?

Looking down a wooden boardwalk towards the beach in Sri Lanka and the Maldives tour

More than just an exotic holiday to a far away land, a honeymoon is a once in a lifetime experience that we spend most of our 20’s dreaming about. Secluded beaches, romantic dinners, cocktails at sunset - the cliche is most definitely still alive! How many times have you been served an ad for a Maldives honeymoon package?!

However, that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea...For some couples who want a bit more adventure...

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