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Galopagos view from Bartolome Island

By Susie T
On: 7th July, 2017

Ahead of the Curve: Planning for 2018

  • Namibia
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Borneo
  • Canada
  • Botswana
  • Indonesia
  • Peru

We all like to think of ourselves as free spirits, booking with glorious last-minute abandon and able to act on the spur of the spontaneous moment (that's not just us, right?). Well, sorry for being the fun police on this one but when it comes to travel, the impromptu you is missing out. You…

By Susie T
On: 30th June, 2017

Last Minute Summer 2017 Escapes

  • Sardinia
  • Mallorca
  • Greece
  • Provence
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

With summer currently MIA, a severe bout of daydreamania is sweeping the country - the tendency to stare aimlessly into space and drift off into a hazy stupor awash with images of clear azure waters, endless sandy beaches, picturesque towns and sun-drenched hillsides. The only known cure? A…

Uzbekistan

By Susie T
On: 19th June, 2017

Do You Need To Up Your Insta-Game?

  • Yosemite National Park
  • Santorini
  • Brazil
  • Botswana
  • Vietnam
  • Uzbekistan

Question: if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to Instagram it, does it actually happen? We all love a bit of an Insta-brag every now and then (never more so than when we're on holiday) and making sure you get the perfect angle, have the filters ramped up to the max and enough…

Sunflowers

By Susie T
On: 14th June, 2017

Top Five Winter Sun Destinations for 2017

  • Oman
  • Mexico
  • Antigua
  • Cambodia
  • Maldives

Winter is coming. No, we haven't temporarily taken leave of our senses and this isn't a belated April Fool's. You did, in fact, read that correctly - we said winter. While summer hasn't really even kicked off yet (and who knows whether it will even make an appearance) news has reached us…

Colourful Houses, Bolivia

By Susie T
On: 30th May, 2017

Travel by Colour: our Top Five Destinations in Latin America

  • Buenos Aires & the Pampas
  • Argentina
  • Guatemala
  • Belize
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Costa Rica

Latin America is a region of many characters; football is practically a religion; the steak is the best in the world (and the only vegetarian item you're likely to find on the menu is a mojito) and the jeans are very, very tight. It's also a continent awash with colour - from bright woven…

Gondolas, Venice

By Susie T
On: 12th May, 2017

Find Your Perfect Travel Destination

  • Botswana
  • Indonesia
  • Albania
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Venice

May maybe May and co.'s month to campaign before yet another election but we can all agree that the current whirlwind of politicos spouting seemingly endless streams of specious speculation is hardly gripping the nation. But while you may have your political tribe nailed down, what about…

Amanzoe hotel terrace, Greece

By Susie T
On: 28th April, 2017

Top Five: Hotels with Villas

  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Portugal

Hiring a villa is a quintessential holiday experience, affording guests much more privacy and flexibility than staying at a hotel. That being said, there are lots of lovely perks to staying in a hotel - fabulous food, that little choccy on your pillow at night, a great kids club to keep the…

By Susie T
On: 18th April, 2017

Beyond the Beach: Five of the Best Things to do in Mauritius

  • Mauritius

Mauritius has long been considered one of the best destinations in the world for beach getaways; tropical climate, undisturbed coastline, calm and clear waters, and some thoroughly spoiling hotels. And while this is all true, there is so much to this Indian Ocean gem beyond the (admittedly…

Argentina

By Susie T
On: 12th April, 2017

Our Coolest Combos for 2017

  • Lisbon
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
  • Iceland
  • Greenland
  • Rwanda
  • Zambia
  • Argentina

Dynamic duos: think gin and tonic, French and Saunders, pineapple and pizza… okay, maybe not that last one, but the fact remains that some things are just better together - greater than the sum of their parts and thus elevated to legendary status (definitely not that last one, then). The…

By Susie T
On: 7th April, 2017

Where to Escape to the Sun in 2017

  • Botswana
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Indonesia
  • Peru
  • Mongolia

What do a good cup of tea, queuing and Broadchurch have in common? They've all reached the upper echelons of British national obsession. Top of the pile, however, is surely our love of discussing the weather and, in particular, why the sun isn't shining. It's no surprise then that studies…