The Best Cities for Flashpackers to Visit in 2016

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Flashpacking is the new backpacking, designed for keen travellers who don't like to slum it. You don't have to be poor to explore and you don't need be a student to carry a backpack either. So if you love to haul all of your belongings on your hind but you prefer to upscale your digs, take a look at the 7 most awesome places to visit in 2016!

Five of the Best Places for a Layover in 2016

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

"Travel is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer"; if you're nodding your head at this statement then you're probably the type of traveller to embrace your flight stopovers rather than see them as an inconvenience. After all, why pass up a chance at discovering a new place, right? If this is you, here are 5 of the best layover destinations to explore in 2016.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Fifteen: Geneva

Kai Humphries | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

We have boarded the flight to Geneva, for the past two hours we sat silently next to each other in departures completely ignoring each other's presence, fixated on our electronic devices. To the outside world we must look like a same sex couple who have had a major disagreement on holiday and are enduring the journey home in an amicable silence with underlying rancour.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day 14: Reykjavik (Part Two)

Kai Humphries | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

Seeing as we have a day off from travelling and performing today, and Berang doesn't return to Sweden until tomorrow, we all agreed on applying our free time to recreation. Daniel joined us to eventually ingest some food as we lunched on the fresh catch of the day before our Icelandic host, Ari, picked us up.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Thirteen: Reykjavik

Kai Humphries | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

Due to social conditioning, I didn't feel entirely comfortable with my order choice but consoled myself with the conclusion that I am ill positioned to place the lives of animals in a hierarchy of worth, if I am to eliminate one meat option I should eliminate them all rather than engaging in some back patting moral hypocrisy.

Reykjavik Arts Fest: Nicht Fertig / Not Finished: Watch the Opening Live

Nathan Woodhead | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nathan Woodhead

Today sees the opening of the 28th Annual Reykjavik Arts Festival, a weekend set to be packed with art, theatre, film and exhibitions.

Inspired by Iceland: Taking in the South!

Nathan Woodhead | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Woodhead

On Friday last week we set out on a journey to uncover some of Iceland's secrets in the form of an ultimate tour. Here's what happened on the 1st few days.

Inspired by Iceland: The Journey of a Lifetime

Nathan Woodhead | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Woodhead

One of the greatest things about travelling in Iceland is the unavoidable sense of adventure, arriving on something akin to a moonscape, unsure of what lies ahead. Departing knowing that no matter how many times you return the butterflies will never fade. Everyone has a different adventure when they travel here and no matter how many times they return the journey is never the same.

Best Cities for Winter Travel

Andrew Matthews | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Get ready nay-sayers, I'm about to list a fairly obvious and predictable bunch of cities for this list of winter travel destinations. There's a great reason for my lack of originality; these cities are extremely well equipped to deal with snowy winter weather and to keep the mind and body warm with great choices for accommodation and things to do. Take your pick...

Iceland's Police Kill Man For The First Time, Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK

Icelandic police have shot dead a man, for the first time in the country's history, after they found him firing a shotgun inside his flat. Crime an...

Pride around the World in August

Andrew Matthews | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

The sun is shining in Amsterdam. It's warming up to be a hot weekend in the city of cycling, canals and clogs. But really this heat, this heightened atmosphere and fun-loving spirit have nothing to do with the heat wave's return. It's all because Pride is coming to town.

Five Eco-Friendly City Breaks

Andrew Matthews | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

I don't know about you but Earth Day has left me all inspired and green, and it feels like the right time to talk about eco-friendly travel. Can you enjoy a weekend in a new and exciting city and stay green? The answer is yes, especially if you choose from one of the five greenest cities in the world.

DesignMarch: Design on a Small Island

Viki Imrie | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Viki Imrie

What is it that breeds innovation and creativity on a small island in the middle of the North Atlantic? Well, something or other is doing the job, see...

Iceland: Seeking Adventure in Europe's Other World

Sam Parker | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Parker

On the plane home I realise: Reykjavík is easier to access from London than the North of our own country, in terms of time and money. But from there, with a little money and imagination, you can enter an other world, a landscape from the pages of fairytales.

'Bomb Threat Diverts Russian Flight From New York'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK

A flight from New York to Moscow has been diverted after an anonymous tip about a bomb threat, according to Russian media. The news agency Interfax...

Inspired by Iceland, Part 4

Rupert Murray | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Murray

Today we have our second 'premiere' event: Icelandic sushi with the Mayor of Reykjavik. The first premiere event was the minister's footbath, and the last - yet to happen - is pancakes with none other than the president himself.

Danger! Hekla and Geysir joined in Eldhús

Heimir Jónasson | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Heimir Jónasson

It's day four of our trip and it feels quite strange to be parking our Eldhús among all these beautiful amazing old houses of Reykjavik. If Eldhús were a person, it would feel honoured and grateful for being here.

Eldhús visits Reykjavik for a spot of lunch

Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Eldhús headed back to Reykjavik on day four of its culinary tour. This time around it was lunch for two Americans, two Londoners and a special Icela...

Christmas Eve Dinner in Iceland's Eldhús in March?

Heimir Jónasson | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Heimir Jónasson

"Icelanders went from Stone Age to modernity in one jump. That's why we believe in Elves, Trolls and ghosts but at the same time are a very modern nation." Pétur is answering the question of why Icelanders seem to act so spontaneously about so many things.

Reykjavik: An Inspired Choice for a City Break

Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

It's more accessible, more affordable, and more beautiful than you think. With its blend of Icelandic tradition and contemporary cool, Reykjavik offer...

Inspired To Enter Politics: We Meet Reykjavík's Mayor, Comedian Jón Gnarr

The Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Imagine if one of Britain's most famous comedy actors became mayor of London. And imagine that, on being elected, they announced that they wouldn't en...

The Best Dusk 'Till Dawn Destinations

Madeleine Wilson | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Madeleine Wilson

Can you remember the last time you stayed up all night? Party animals, night owls, insomniacs, jet lag sufferers, vampires and the most curious of travellers, unite! There is a 24-hour city with round-the-clock activities to enjoy at your sleepless leisure.

Five Places To Up The Tempo

Black Tomato | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

As the Ibiza closing parties get into full swing over the coming fortnight, the question on every partygoer's lips is, where to next? We've found the hotspots where the party never stops and beauty sleep is strictly forbidden.