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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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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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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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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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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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Game of Thrones filming locations you can visit

Hvar Island - Croatia - Game of Thrones locations

Game of Thrones fans everywhere are waiting with baited breath for the concluding season to air, when we will finally uncover the fate of Jon Snow and Daenerys. Yes, there has been some other much-loved shows out in the last few years (we’re talking Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead), but there are no fans as die-hard as GOT fans. Fans may Continue Reading

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Europe

Favourite books that inspire travel

World book day

As expected, we’re an office of itchy-footed travellers who are constantly thinking about the next place on our travel list - and reading is one of the biggest sources of inspiration. Those inevitable 16 hour bus journeys to god-knows-where in the heart of Asia, provide the perfect excuse to bury our noses in travel books! And if travelling isn’t quite on the cards right now, you can be easily transported worlds away through the use of a few pages, a bit of text and a colourful...

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Our favourite books which inspire travel

World book day

As expected, we’re an office of itchy-footed travellers who are constantly thinking about the next place on our travel list - and reading is one of the biggest sources of inspiration. Those inevitable 16 hour bus journeys to god-knows-where in the heart of Asia, provide the perfect excuse to bury our noses in travel books! And if travelling isn’t quite on the cards right now, you can be easily transported worlds away through...

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Europe

Travel tips

9 top tips for solo travel in Europe

Solo travel in Europe - Budapest - Hungary - Europe

For some, the idea of solo travel in Europe sounds intimidating, daunting and a little scary. But overcome those feelings and you could have the most thrilling and empowering experience of your life! Don’t be put off by thinking you’ll be lonely, hearing about single supplements, or by worrying you’ll get lost. These are all things that you can overcome with just a little extra planning. 

Think, you can do...

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South America

Best places to escape to the hills this Valentine’s Day!

This time of year can be somewhat overwhelming, especially for the singles out there! With all the fancy dinner promotions flooding into your inbox and friends boasting about THE MOST ROMANTIC PLANS EVER, it can definitely make a single person want to run to the hills! This year escape the fancy nights in the city for exciting, wild adventures trekking in the mountains. Fall head over hills

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