Travel Tips

The Grand Hotels of Budapest

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 17.04.2014 | 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 15.04.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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 07.04.2014 | 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 26.03.2014 | 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 25.03.2014 | 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 14.03.2014 | 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.

Would You Risk Your Life for a Week in the Sun?

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

The long-awaited sunshine enjoyed in parts of the UK this past week will no doubt have got many of us in the mood for a holiday, with some tempting last-minute deals on 'winter sun' getaways to be found. But would you be willing to jet-off to an exotic destination without the recommended vaccinations or malaria protection?

February in New York: The Vogue Paris To-Do List

Vogue.fr | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

We've been celebrating all things made in Manhattan with our ultimate NYC to-do list. From the best boutiques, to the ultimate dining destinations, we've turned to Vogue Paris girl Emily Didonato and the Vogue Paris editors, to line up the ultimate New York itinerary. Get your passports ready!

Cure Your Wanderlust: Three Things You Can Do Right Now To Set Your Travel Plans in Motion

Frontier | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

The world is a big place so you have to begin somewhere. Think about an area, a country or a place that has caught your attention in the past and lingered in your imagination. Now don't think of anything else and set your mind on going there.

Ten Luxurious Ski Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Not only do these hotels boast direct access to some of the world's best ski pistes, but many offer personalised services such as a ski valet and onsite ski rental, in order to maximise visitors' time on the slopes. In the evenings, guests can expect world-class spas, gourmet dining, extensive wine lists and the utmost comfort in their state-of-the-art guest rooms.

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...

Top Cruise Destinations of 2014

James Cole | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Cole

As we take our first steps into 2014 many people, myself included, have already started to plan our summer holidays. The unrelenting, dark, cold days of winter have begun to take their toll, and so we look towards the summer as a beacon of hope, comfort and happiness...

Why Berlin Is Europe's Most Alluring City

George Gabriel | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

While some might be concerned about it being a hipster's playground overrun with murky nightclubs, there is much to suggest the city is for anyone curious enough to explore its rich and expansive avenues. Just being in Berlin is an experience in itself.

Surviving a Ceilidh and Loving It

Andrew Matthews | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Facing a Ceilidh and feeling a bit lost? I am here with some handy pointers to a non-humiliating experience. I have intrepidly gone there before, been a newbie, not known my Campbell from my Caledonian, skirled when I should have birled and felt the cold contempt of a thousand seasoned Celts on my feeble South African merrymaking.

Ten Hot Honeymoon Destinations for 2014

Jane Anderson | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

One place that is inescapable in 2014 is Brazil. It will be beamed round the world when the World Cup kicks off on June 12. It's a country that has been growing in popularity with the type of couple looking for an experiential honeymoon that combines adventure and relaxation. South and Central America continue to capture the imagination with emerging destinations such as Nicaragua.

An A-Level Student Aspiring To Become a Lawyer? Some Hints and Tips

Christian Weaver | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Christian Weaver

College years are often some of the most memorable, and quite rightly so, as you learn more about others but also yourself. Enjoy your college years to the maximum, but at the same time, be sure to keep your eyes on the prize!

Amsterdam - a Very Family Adventure

Shumailla Dar | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shumailla Dar

My perception of Amsterdam has always been a sleazy city with little to offer families. After becoming a mother some years ago the last place I've ever wanted to visit was Amsterdam. However a recent visit proved me wrong. Here are just a few of the things you could do when visiting with your family.

Get Fit for Your Next Surf Holiday

Nicky Kelly | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Kelly

So you have booked a surf holiday and really want to get the most out of it. With just a couple of months to go you may be wondering what you can do on dry land that will help you in the water. Well there's plenty you can do!

Five Hilarious Blunders NOT to Make When You Learn Spanish!

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

5 Horrid yet Hilarious Blunders NOT to Make When You are Learning Spanish! (WARNING: If you actually SPEAK SPANISH, this article may contain offensiv...

The Petra Trail - Atacama and Valparaiso

Petra Shepherd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

At first glance, it's rather like a arriving at a swish spa in Arizona or Utah, the natural surroundings and red rock formations are very similar. However, there's still a very South American feel to it, pisco sours served in the bar and a resident flock of llamas and an alpaca.

How to Find Happiness in Bermuda

Emma Rose Black | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Now I say all this, after just coming back from a blog trip to Bermuda. And I openly admit... it was a little bit more extravagant than I would normally go for. In fact it was fancy as!

The Petra Trail - Bolivia

Petra Shepherd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Bolivia is big on "The Gringo Trail" with back packers wanting the adrenaline rush of cycling down the world's most dangerous road along with the surreal experience of a tour through the salt flats of Uyuni. However, for the older more sophisticated traveller (I'm including myself here) it's also possible to discover Bolivia's more cultural side along with a taste of adventure.

How to Travel for Free

Macca Sherifi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Macca Sherifi

When it comes to backpacking and travelling, we all want to go for as long as we possibly can, and we all want to get the biggest bang for our buck. But what about travelling for free? Is it actually possible?

Style and Substance in Sri Lanka

Natalie R Harris | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie R Harris

Whatever the magic formula, a holiday to Sri Lanka won't leave you wanting. For a bargainous all-inclusive package deal, my partner and I were rewarded with four-course fine dining, massages, champagne and limitless cocktails. Oh, and a free mini bar. I genuinely have no idea how our hotel made any profit.