Travel Tips

Exploring the Philippines: Surprises in Cebu City

Maria Sowter | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

Cebu City is uncharacteristic of the white sand and crystal clear waters experience that otherwise dominates one's idea of the Philippines. From the Cebu International Airport it sprawls, though relatively compact in size, as an urban metropolis that contrasts with the smaller more rural or seaside towns.

Stay at Five Magic Harry Potter Movie Locations

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

You loved the books as a child, the films wooed you as a teenager - and now as an adult you can make some real-life magical memories by visiting the UK locations where the iconic movies were filmed.

Coffee and Culture in Helsinki

Victoria Ferran | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

I like to explore cities at a leisurely pace. There's always a lengthy list of not-to-be-missed cultural sites, but along the way I will stop off in myriad cafés to drink coffee and try exotic cakes and pastries.

Look What I Learned Today... Adventures in Paradise

Chloe Gunning | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Recently I left behind a competitive job in London in favour of an adventure travelling around Central America. After being away just over a week I can understand why people described me as crazy, brave and even stupid. I have already found myself in some bizarre situations.

Eight Things You Must Do When Visiting Ibiza

Emily Oakden | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Oakden

Lots of people see Ibiza and automatically associate it with endless parting in world renowned clubs. Yes, those words are synonymous with certain parts of the island, but there is another side of Ibiza that offers idyllic beaches, fantastic Spanish culture and quaint towns.

Coping (Just Fine) in Copenhagen

Noelle Reno | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

My decision to go to Denmark was based largely upon proximity as my life in London was particularly busy that month. My first take from Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is that it is the most livable city I have visited on #12countries12months, even if it is very expensive.

Why Poznan Should Be on Your Bucket List

Andrea Magrath | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Poznan, in central west Poland, is an enchanting city. Simply beautiful storybook architecture, friendly locals, and the charm of a city not yet inundated with tourists. There are plenty of things to see and do in Poznan for visitors, whether you're a couple, solo traveller, or a family. Here are my top ten picks...

Forget an Indian Summer, I've Been Searching for an Italian Summer

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

I've always loved Italy. I love the sunshine, the people, the food... What's not to adore about the sun-soaked cities and rural landscapes?

10 Things to Do in the Dordogne

Andrea Magrath | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Everyone knows Paris. Many daydream of Provence. And the Côte d'Azur is widely known and coveted as the playground of the rich and famous. But have you heard of the Dordogne Valley?

Becouscous I Told you, That's Why! - A Hitch-Hike to Morocco

James Dann | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

The old band back together. "No fella (I imagine he said fella) it's legal, it's OK, €50 and we'll be back in 5 minutes, my brother will ...

How to Tour the Amalfi Coast on a Budget

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

You really can experience this stunning section of Southern Italian coastline without being a Hollywood star or heir to an olive oil fortune. It's a simple question of planning ahead and considering a few sensible, euro-saving tips...

Eight Infinity Pools to Take You Far Away

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The concept of the infinity pool was said to have originated in France in the 1600s, but has become increasingly popular in recent years to be a hallmark of luxury, often found in exclusive hotels and resorts.

10 Reasons Why Denmark Should Be the Next Country You Visit

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Chances are, you haven't been to Denmark. Often overshadowed by neighbouring Scandinavian giants Norway and Sweden, Denmark doesn't often feature on travellers' wishlists. But despite its modest size, Denmark is a country that packs a big punch.

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 10.09.2014 | 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 01.09.2014 | 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 17.08.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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.