Travel Tips

Nine Overwater Bungalows to Escape Your Winter Blues

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

January and February are notorious for being the most depressing months of the calendar. In order to escape your winter blues, why not lust over a holiday in an exotic location? These luxurious overwater bungalow resorts offer privacy, luxury and unbeatable views.

Personally Recommended: A Hotel for Every Kind of Person in NYC

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

Even during our 4th visit to the city in early January, my partner and I were still struggling to fit in everything we wanted to see. Because every time we get to NYC there are new things to do, old things to revisit and favourite places we just need to cram in.

Spending Money in the Wrong Places.... How to Live the High-Life for Less.

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

By re-jigging your spending habits, you can spend the same amount of money (or less) and get so much more for it. Essentially having a luxury holiday for less cash. This is how I've been travelling for years - knowing exactly where I want to spend money, and exactly where we can opt for cheap (without it effecting too much).

Passport to Your Special Needs Holiday: Our Stress-Free Travel Tips

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Goleniowska

When our youngest daughter was diagnosed with Down's syndrome shortly after birth, I vividly recall thinking that we would never travel again, never even go to our local beach. I don't know what reasoning there was behind that initial fear, born of shock and ignorance, but I couldn't have been more wrong.

Five Countries to Visit in 2015

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

So you want to travel this coming year, but you still don't know where to go? Let us give you a few ideas and put you on the right track to find your dream destination! Here are five countries we think you'll want to visit in 2015.

Ten Skills for Independent Travellers

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

My advice: explain your plan to your friends and family and they may well support you in ways that you would never have expected. The best way to "let go" is to read some Buddhist texts, especially those by the Dalai Lama, as letting go is at the core of their faith. And learn how to meditate.

How to Make the Most of 48 Hours in Rome

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

You have just two days to see all there is to see in Rome. Is this humanly possible? Well, maybe not the whole of the Eternal City, but you can still see a lot of the best attractions on offer. The trick is to carefully plan ahead so you waste no time.

Three Adventure Travel Trips Perfect for the New Year's Resolutions

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Stretching more than 2,500 kilometers (1,500 miles), the Himalayas are well known and have been associated with many great mountaineers and adventurers over the years. "Remote and majestic" describes this wonderful environment perfectly.

How to Get Sexier if You Hate Your Job

Adele Barlow | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

Think MacGyver, Superman, and Liam Neeson's character in Taken, whose entire (fictional, but still) lives are based on unusual, exciting, daring episodes. So many men physically crave challenging themselves and feeling heroic and resourceful but so few of them know where to begin on setting out on adventure.

London: Living, Loving and Leaving

Emma Kate Codrington | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Kate Codrington

It's entirely possible to love and hate London with ferocious, equal intensity. On good days, you're invincible. Because you're there, and you're living your dream. On bad days, you want to tumble over the edge of the world: frustrated, perplexed and fiercely clutching your Vegemite jar. Tomorrow, you'll rise, determined to endure.

All Bark No Bite: Why 'Instagram Inspiration' Needs Action

Josh Marshall | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Marshall

"Start before you're ready" ... What does it mean? It means to "whisper #YOLO to the wind" and delve into something before all your cards are dealt, because, let's face it - so many of us wait for the right moment and that moment never comes.

Four Tips for a Romantic Hotel Break

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

In the words of the very wise Bridget Jones, "A mini-break means true love" - so if you're trying to sweep someone special off their feet then a weekend away is the way to go.

Earn While You Travel: 10 Tips For Money-Seeking Adventurers

Frontier | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Are you the type who just buy a flight ticket and hit the road without sufficient financial backup? Well, maybe you should consider making some money while you travel. Here are 10 ways to earn some extra cash while you make your way around the world: It's time to use your creative skills!

Five Magical Cotswolds Towns for the Winter

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

In a magical location and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the traditional Cotswolds towns are a destination all year around, even in the heart of winter. The following is a selection of five of these towns, with some ideas of what is on offer in each destination.

Seven Destination Travel Blogs to Follow in 2015

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

For those perennial travelers, always looking for the best tips and suggestions for their next holiday trip, the following selection of travel blogs are of invaluable assistance. Each is filled with great experiences, photos and background on the destination they cover.

Travelling Somewhere? Don't Get 'Surat Thanied!'

Dan Hughes | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Hughes

Surat Thani is a beautiful province in Southern Thailand filled with wonder, but there's one thing which has tarnished its name in recent years - and that's some the travel agencies. If Surat Thani was a verb (i.e. that man really 'Surat Thanied' me) it would simply be defined as 'to get one over on a tourist, and ruin a good portion of their trip for financial gain.'

What to Do in Paris in the Winter

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

At this time of year, many of us find ourselves daydreaming about a holiday in the sun. There's another way to get through the winter months, though: embrace them. Escape for a short holiday without having to go long haul by exploring the winter wonderland that many European cities offer, not least Paris.

Five Ways to Finance Your Travel Lifestyle

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

As a travel blogger, I'm always asked about money, and how I finance a lifestyle of travelling - and it's definitely a topic that lots of people want to know about. And whilst I have my own tried and tested ways (which I'll mentioned below) there are lots of other ways I know have worked for other bloggers and other travellers too.

Exploring Tuscany on a Shoestring

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Italy in general, and more particularly the gorgeous Tuscany area, is well known to be an expensive place to visit, but this doesn't necessarily have to be set in stone. There are many options available to the more money-savvy traveller, heading to Italy's shores.

Seven Types of Male Travelling Companions

Frontier | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Which one of these rare species would be the ideal travel buddy for a lady? Well, it all depends on your own personality, doesn't it? Let's take a look at the categories...

My Three Top Travel Secrets From A Tour of New Zealand

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

From the completely bizarre Lost Gypsy Caravan in The Catlins or Wellington's free outdoor concert in the beautiful Botanic Garden, to the spine-chilling glow worm trails in Waitomo Caves, there are so many undiscovered secrets for the first time New Zealand traveller.

Travel Eye: Go back to Basics in Gozo

Karen Edwards | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

The sky is a brilliant shade of blue. The sun pours through from behind the extravagant steeple of the Rotunda Church. A few old boys are playing cards at a rickety wooden table outside the bar. It's the only business still open, and probably the only bar in to

Five Amazing Experiences From a Trip to Costa Rica

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Costa Rica is one of the greenest destinations in the world. For first time travellers, it's an overwhelming arrest of the senses; unbelievable sights, a breathtaking backdrop, and a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with some of the most incredible creatures on earth.

Surviving Peppa Pig World

Nick Jones | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

Every parent you ask about Peppa Pig World reacts in a similar way. They offer a withered smile, and explain wearily about how "you've got to do it" and that the "kids loved it", but you know by the tired expressions that Peppa has left her pink mark on them.

Don't Forget to Live in the Moment

Macca Sherifi | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Macca Sherifi

After taking another six months off work to travel - this time with a specific goal in mind - it is fast approaching that time when I need to think about a job, about a career, about a life. To be honest with you, the thought has been weighing heavily on my mind, seemingly growing heavier with each passing week...