One of the immutable laws of travel is that once removed from their country of origin almost all souvenirs become ugly and pointless. Paella dishes look authentic in Spanish kitchens. Get it home to wherever home is, give it five days and it's living in the attic or on its way to the next car boot sale.
Lake Como offers beautiful views of the Alps from lake-side villas that have all of the charm of Italy along with the elegance and order as befits a location so close to the Swiss border. As an Italian that lives and works in this idyllic region, I have created a list of my favourite activities to do while spending a summer holiday on the lake.
The wellness holiday industry has been increasing in popularity and will continue. We have become more aware of the importance of staying fit and healthy and our holidays reflect this trend. People don't want to sit on a beach sunning themselves for 10 hours a day; they want to return home with lasting benefits.
Most people don't want to spend a fortune on a hotel when they go on vacation, but they don't want to stay in a dump either. When you're choosing a hotel, you should look for a place that offers good value but is also a decent place to stay. Take a look at these five caution signs to avoid when looking for a place to sleep on your vacation.
When it comes to travel, there is one travel bracket that requires a very specific type of advice and its own home for discussion: Family Travel. We've searched blogosphere to find the best advice from bloggers who are actually exploring the planet with their little ones - and not just surviving, they're succeeding in enjoying it too.
With the cheese-fest that is Valentine's Day fast approaching, it's time to get your exit strategy in place. For whatever reason (you're recently heart-broken, perpetually single and cynical, or you just happen to have taste), here are the places where you're most likely to be left untroubled by lovebirds.
Fancy some snow? Research shows there are a number of non-Eurozone countries for winter sports enthusiasts that with a stronger pound can be cheaper than the popular Eurozone destinations - so emerging ski destinations, such as Bulgaria and Romania, can shave hundreds of pounds of the cost of your break.