Travel Tips

The Mate Escape

William Higham | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Higham

From festivals to social media, we're spending more time with our friends. A growing number of us enjoy a close group of mates that we consider to be a surrogate family: a friendship-family or 'Framily'. In some cases, this is taking over from where the traditional family unit may have left off: either in distance, as people move away from home, or emotionally.

How to 'Do' Italy in Only Eight Days

Anna Pitts | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Travelling is extremely popular with students and graduates but we don't always have the time (or money!) to go gallivanting around the world for months. I have just got back from 8 glorious days in bella Italia- no, not the restaurant- beautiful Italy!

Five Places Backpackers Have to Visit Before the Crowds Descend

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

For as long as those with backpacks have travelled, the most enticing places to visit have been those that remain untouched by mass tourism. The places where the locals are intrigued by visitors and are happy to chat away and share their knowledge of their country and find out why you are there.

Lads on Torah Part II: The Holy Bits of the Holy Land

James Dann | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Apparently, The Gaza Strip isn't just a lap dancing club in Golders Green, nor is it a new waxing technique adopted by Israeli women. Believe it or not, it is in fact a place where stuff has been kicking off for a long time...

Britain's Best Parks - Which Ones Made The Cut?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You don't have to go to New Zealand for impressive mountains and miles of fields - magnificent countryside can be found right here in the UK. This...

Beyond the Football Stadiums: Host Cities Uncovered

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Although England were kicked out disappointingly early, many of us have still been following the World Cup, which has dominated our television screens for the past month. While travel interest to Brazil increased by 387% during the past month, searches were only up by 6% outside the World Cup period.

Viva Espana

Noelle Reno | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

The vitalidad of Barcelona (or BarTHelona, as they say) is largely down to the Spanish people themselves. They are my kind of people; relaxed, work-hard play-hard types, and advocates of wine and tapas, at any hour of the day.

Top 10 Beach Hotels To Visit This Summer

The Good Hotel Guide/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hear the words 'British seaside town' and your mind will most likely conjure up images of fish and chips, run down peers and dodgy arcades. But you...

Top Ten Places to Get Your 'Game of Thrones' Fix

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Game of Thrones has become an international phenomenon with a dedicated following around the world. Over the past four seasons, the show has become well-known for its dramatic backdrops and breath-taking locations filmed all over Europe.

Kidnap - A World Cup risk - Tips to Protect Yourself

Stacey Lucas | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK
Stacey Lucas

Near to Brazil is Venezuela where, in July 2012 a Portuguese man was taken from a highway service station and held captive for nearly a year. His kidnappers demanded a $6.5 million ransom, which fortunately they did not receive as the victim was rescued in June 2013.

Top Tips for Holiday Packing

Donna Ida Thornton | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Ida Thornton

Now that Summer is upon us though so are a multitude of trips to the sun (it always strikes me as crazy that the minute the sun shines on London we're all desperado to leave) and a well packed bag is essential.

Taking the Bite Out of Vaccination

Deborah Briggs | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Briggs

With the right knowledge and technology, prevalence of rabies need not stop you from visiting some of the most interesting and wonderful places in the world. But please exercise caution, and in the event you or someone in your party is bitten, do not leave anything to chance.

Tips for Visiting Marrakech

Andrea Magrath | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Marrakech is an enchanting, intoxicating place. It can also feel overwhelming and intimidating at times. This post shares some advice for first-time visitors to help you make the most of this Moroccan city that is a favourite with tourists.

Keep It Real and Do It Right: Why South Africa's Culture Is More Than a Safari Afterthought

Justin Francis | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

So go to South Africa and explore its wilderness and wildlife - it's stunningly beautiful - but definitely don't consider its culture an afterthought. However, each province and its people has such a unique heritage, such a complex, fascinating story to tell that trying to taste every flavour of this rainbow nation in one trip will simply water everything down.

Keep It Real and Do It Right: Is Responsible Tourism the Key to Madagascar's Future?

Justin Francis | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
Justin Francis

Responsible tourism is not a one-sided deal. Not only is it better for Madagascar's wildlife and better for the Malagasy people, it also leads to a much more enriching and memorable holiday experience for you. In return for shouldering the responsibility for ensuring your holiday brings benefits to communities and environments...

Planet Appetite: Packing Light - Boots, Shoes and Socks

Rupert Parker | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

If the shoe fits then wear it, goes the old saying, so packing inappropriate footwear will certainly lead to grief - all these have been rigorously road tested, from city to mountain.

Five Top Tips for an Italian Summer Getaway

Travelzoo UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do," goes the saying. That's all very well, but when the Romans flee the city in the summer, we recommend you do just the opposite.

Keep It Real and Do It Right: Reaping the Rewards of Authentic Travel in Peru

Justin Francis | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Peru, a name which conjures up images of lost Incan kingdoms, the snow-capped Andes and sacred Lake Titicaca. It's easy to view a holiday to this microcosm of South America as simply a journey through a lost Incan Empire. But don't underestimate its diversity.

The Grand Hotels of Budapest

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The film imagines a former grand hotel typical of Budapest. It bears many resemblances to some of Budapest's most impressive hotels, which are renowned for their value for money - some of these five-star luxuries can be booked from just £66 a night! From majestic indoor swimming pools to luxurious suites, look no further for Budapest's best accommodation options.

Cuba: A Journey Through Time

Katarina Zimmer | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Katarina Zimmer

It enchants with its complete genuineness, as you can tell by the extreme friendliness of the locals. Spend the day getting lost in the old town's colonial alleys, to stumble across a live rumba dance. At night follow the habaneros to the cooling sea spray of the Malecòn, the city's eight-kilometer long sea-drive.

Planet Appetite: Packing Light - Essential Gadgets

Rupert Parker | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The trick with packing light is never to leave anything behind and these gadgets all have their uses, some more essential than others.

Planet Appetite: Packing Light - Rain Jackets

Rupert Parker | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

A rain jacket is essential in most parts of the world so, when packing light, it's a balance of weight against waterproof qualities - here's a roundup of the latest contenders.

Where Are the World's Best Hotels?

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Destinations are ranked according to the reputation of their hotels, based on over 82 million hotel reviews and ratings aggregated from over 200 online booking sites. Included in the list are destinations with at least 130 hotels and 60 reviews.

10 Essential Travel Apps for Your Next Trip

Frontier | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Tech
Frontier

For those traveling with technology, check out these 10 ways to enhance your experience.

A Foodie's Guide to Spain's Ultimate Dining Hotspots

Adam Bown | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Spain is a gastronomic Nirvana for foodies, with towns, cities and regions all boasting delicious local specialities. However, we've tasted our way through España to give you the inside scoop on the best places to taste tantalising tapas and other Spanish delicacies! From cosy and obscure to super chic and incredibly sleek, these Spanish hotspots are not to be missed.