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Ortigia. Small island
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By Amelia
On: 5th November, 2018

Seven Reasons to visit Ortigia Now

  • Italy

One of the prettiest places in south-east Sicily, Ortigia is a small island which sits within Syracuse and is less than an hour's drive south of Catania. Here are my reasons why you should visit right now:

bhutan countryside

By Natalie
On: 5th July, 2018

2018’s Most Under-the-Radar Destinations

  • Japan
  • Georgia
  • Bhutan
  • Italy
  • Namibia

You've scrolled through all of the 'Hot Lists' and you know all of the 'It' destinations to visit, but what if you're wanting something a little more, well, different? Luckily we've spent years travelling under the radar to discover some truly fascinating destinations and can hereby reveal…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 3rd July, 2018

The Green Heart of Italy: Umbria

  • Italy

When heading on my two-week adventure to Italy, exploring cities including Florence, Rome, Venice and Bologna, I did not think that the rural area of Umbria would be the region that became my highlight. As the sea and the beach are usually my top priorities when going on a holiday, I was…

a luscious river scene
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By Jess
On: 25th May, 2018

Secret Scenes

  • Namibia
  • Colombia
  • USA
  • Cambodia
  • Italy
  • Sri Lanka

We all know that slightly smug feeling of having discovered something new, be it an experience or a place. We also all know the struggle that follows - do you let the cat out of the bag? Or do you keep schtum and save it for yourself? Well, our inner blabber-mouth just can't keep it together…

A colourful canal in Bologna

By Abby
On: 15th May, 2018

Bologna like a Local

  • Emilia-Romagna
  • Italy

Take it from a (rather biased) former local, there's truly nowhere better to live la dolce vita than Emilia-Romagna's capital city of Bologna...

Sunset in Corfu
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By Jess
On: 24th April, 2018

Top Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

  • Greece
  • Italy
  • France
  • Croatia
  • Spain
  • Portugal

Venue - check. Rings - check. Cake - check… What's missing? The honeymoon! Let's be honest (although we may be slightly biased), it's one of the most important parts of the whole wedding process. If you're seeking inspiration for that perfect post-wedding getaway, why not look a little…

Wooden speedboat
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By Jess
On: 20th April, 2018

Arrive in Style

  • Oman
  • New Zealand
  • Bhutan
  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • Botswana
  • Peru
  • India
  • Italy
  • Zambia
  • Costa Rica

What do Bond girls, the Pope and Boris Johnson have in common? They all know how to make an entrance (who can forget Boris swinging from that zip wire?). And while we don't necessarily recommend 'doing a Boris', the slightly smug feeling of having really arrived in style is something we can…

boys on a beach at sunset
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By Jess
On: 9th March, 2018

Family Summer Holidays: Europe

  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Sweden

The summer holidays may feel like a world away now but come June they'll be a veritable beacon of hope amidst the (organised) chaos of early morning wake-ups, school runs and vain attempts to prevent toothpaste from finding its way onto every single item of school uniform. Frankly, it's…

venice canal
Emily

By Emily
On: 20th February, 2018

Top Five Experiences: Italy

  • Italy

There is an almost overwhelming list of possibilities of what to do on a holiday to Italy (besides eating your body weight in pasta and gelato), but lucky for you we've narrowed it down to a list of our top five ultimate Italian experiences that will make your holiday even more memorable.…

Image of Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 8th February, 2018

My First... Cultural Adventure: Rome

  • Rome
  • Italy

Rome might just be our favourite city in Europe so it's doubly delicious that it also works so well for families. We have access to superb guides who are experts in their fields - be that archaeology or history of art - but also in another key art; that of teaching children without them…