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Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 23rd April, 2012

Armenia: Khor Virap and Norovank (Part 2)

  • Europe
  • Armenia

Armenia has a distinctly biblical feel, and an astonishing number of monasteries. As a result, holidays to the country are historically and religiously enlightening. Find out more...

A Mosque in Yerevan, Armenia

By Tom
On: 20th April, 2012

Armenia Holidays: Arriving in Yerevan (Part 1)

  • Europe
  • Armenia

Armenia is a surprising country of contrasts...

Ruins in Libya

By Tom
On: 20th March, 2012

Amelia's Latest Trip to Libya

  • Middle East

It has been quite an intense, and fascinating experience, and one that has left me with lots of stories to tell.

mirror cube hotel room

By Tom
On: 17th February, 2012

Welcome to the Treehotel

  • Sweden
  • Finland

What's the most unusual place you have ever woken up? A bathtub after a party? On the deck of a gulet bopping around in the Aegean off Turkey? In an African tent with elephants hoovering berries off the canopy roof? Well, the other morning I woke up in a UFO. Then I put on at least ten…

By Tom
On: 14th February, 2012

Most Romantic Holiday Destinations All Year Round!

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Finland

February is often associated with Valentine's day (cue rolling of eyes or whoops of joy), but we believe that romance can be celebrated all year round. Here are our top romantic holiday destinations to set the mood.

By Tom
On: 22nd December, 2011

80 Senses: #76 - Union with Réunion

  • Reunion

A fun Réunion. We're just back from a research trip to Réunion, and it's fab. A former French colony, this tiny Indian Ocean island is a half hour hop from the 'fly and flop' classic that is Mauritius. While her neighbour is all about immaculate beachfront hotels, Réunion is more about the…

By Tom
On: 21st December, 2011

80 Senses: #72 - Experience the Seville Feria

  • Spain

No one parties like the Spaniards...

By Tom
On: 20th December, 2011

80 Senses: #67 - The Secret Valley in Kotor Montenegro

  • Montenegro

The secret's out.

By Tom
On: 15th December, 2011

80 Senses: #58 - The view of the Porto Old Town

  • Portugal

Pool with a view. The Brits have long had a penchant for port, but the vineyards where the fortified wine is created and the eponymous city of Porto are, in themselves, a delight.

By Tom
On: 15th December, 2011

80 Senses: #57 - Drift-snorkelling in Rangiroa

  • French Polynesia

Going with the flow... Rangiroa in French Polynesia is famed for wonderful diving, but snorkellers too can get in on the act at one of the greatest of all marine sites - Tiputa Pass.