Bull Ring Spain

By Dave
On: 13th October, 2016

The death of “Death in the Afternoon”?

  • Spain
  • France
  • Portugal

Whether you fall into the "adore it" or the "loathe it" camp - and there are none that fall into the gap in-between - bullfighting has always intrigued. Still practiced in many southern Spanish towns, as well as in France, Portugal and in some South American nations, tauromachy, to give the…


By Jess
On: 10th October, 2016

Use it or Lose it

  • Oman
  • South Africa
  • Morocco
  • Iceland
  • Rome

It's that time of year again: the time when you realise that Christmas is just 78 short days away but you haven't actually managed to take all of your annual holiday allowance. Something must be done (hint: that's where we come in). Surveys keep coming out claiming that us Brits remain…

The Dolomites

By Flora
On: 27th September, 2016

Discovering the Dolomites

  • Italy
  • The Dolomites

I don't like skiing. This is partly because I ski with all the elegance and grace of a drunk giraffe but largely because I think that climbing up a mountain is vastly superior to slipping down it. I have yet to find a feeling that matches the sense of achievement and (once I've got my breath…

Dubrovnik Old Town
Sacha Harrison

By Sacha Harrison
On: 23rd September, 2016

36 Hours in Dubrovnik

  • Croatia
  • Dubrovnik

'If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik.' Even after eighty-seven years, we couldn't agree more with George Bernard Shaw. It is virtually impossible not to be charmed by the old town of Dubrovnik; an extremely good-looking historical gem jutting out from the Dalmatian coast.…

Sashimi in Japan

By Carrie
On: 9th June, 2016

Food Heaven in Japan

  • Japan

Think Japan, think geisha, shrines, samurai, karaoke, manga, bullet trains, neon lights, tea, sake, sushi, sashimi, tempura, tepanyaki, yakatori, miso, ramen, soba, udon... Foreign food is a huge part of why we travel, especially in Asia; to experience the authentic local specialities,…

By Nadine
On: 8th June, 2016

Cyprus: So Much More Than Just a Beach Holiday

  • Cyprus

When most people envision a holiday in Cyprus, flopping on the beach or by the pool is generally the first (and last) thought. But, as I found out on my recent research trip, this Mediterranean gem has some wonderful culture, activities and scenery up its sleeve. There is so much to do and…

image of a reindeer

By Kate
On: 11th March, 2016

Fairy Tale Fun in Finland

  • Finland

I didn't quite know what to expect upon hearing that I was bound for Finland on a 'research' trip. This conjured up pangs of anxiety with respect to the climate (it was minus 16 degrees when we arrived!), as well as waves of excitement about the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights and,…

By Ysobel
On: 12th January, 2016

A Little Country called Peru

  • Peru
  • Lima

Having travelled extensively through Latin America, I thought I knew what was coming as I landed in Lima: incredibly friendly people, vibrant and colourful markets, weird, but delicious food, jaw-dropping landscapes and great weather. Although I wasn't wrong, I was by no means prepared...

By Dave
On: 4th January, 2016

Stroopwafel and Poffertjes

  • Amsterdam

There's a certain sheepishness that accompanied me telling friends that I was off to Amsterdam for a few days this year.

By Guest blogger
On: 24th November, 2015

The Perfect Day in India

  • Central India
  • Kerala
  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • Ladakh

This week, India celebrated its Festival of Lights, Diwali. With this on our minds, and the approach of Kipling's 'Jungle Book' nearing our cinemas, it would be rude not to give India our devout attention. What better way to do that, than to fulfil your childhood Mowgli fantasies and dreams…