travel advice

Via Garibaldi in the Italian port city of Genoa was designed as part of Le Strade Nuove or New Streets project in the late 16th century and is lined with sumptuous palaces or palazzi built by noblemen and rich merchants.
New year's resolutions are good in theory, but every year we embrace the new year, new you! mentality, only to find that come February, we've somehow gained 5 pounds instead of lost it... most likely from eating our feelings for failing at being more organized, giving back to the world, and going to sleep at a normal hour.
One of the reasons why the UK has failed to benefit fully from the increase in Russian tourists is that transport links between the UK and Russia have been mostly limited to London and Moscow. However, new flight routes launched earlier this year between these cities and between Moscow and Manchester, are making the UK more accessible.
It was a freezing winter week and all I really wanted to do was curl up in bed with a cup of hot chocolate and the company of a cat. Instead, work compelled me to drift for a week between two of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities: London and Brussels.
Everyone knows Porto, and its most famous product, Port Wine, but that is extent of their culinary knowledge about the region of Central Portugal. Travel south from Porto, across the River Douro, and you have got an undiscovered mix of sea and mountains that have been shaping the cuisine of the area for 1000 years.
With several cognac houses right in the town centre, including prestigious names like Rémy Martin, Martell, Baron Otard and the biggest name in the business, Hennessy, it can be hard to know where to begin. The best place, perhaps, is down by the Charente river, where the chateaux of Hennessy and Baron Otard stand side by side.
Oman, a destination so beautiful and diverse, is the oldest civilization in the Arabian Peninsula. It's an ancient country that boasts jagged mountains and fjords met by sapphire, glistening waters and stunning architecture that encapsulates a culture and traditions reaching as far back as the late Stone Age.
Sadly, much of the China of most Westerners' lyrical imagination has been blown away by the winds of time. Or rather, the events of history. A fondness for wooden structures and 5,000 years worth of legendary warring has led, inevitably, to many ancestral halls and statues being razed to the ground. But in Hangzhou, the horizon will be instantly recognisable to visitors from any country.
A kit list for your trip is obviously going to dependent on where you're travelling and for how long for, there are however a few key items that can prove vitally important for the majority of travellers!
For a family car, the annual summer holiday is perhaps the biggest test it can undergo. Not only does it have to put in the extra mileage, but it does so whilst being rigorously poked, prodded, and abused by children who care not a jot for the cars resale value. Perhaps the best way to avoid this kind of scenario is by keeping children occupied on a long journey.