Majorca: Cultural Events and Festival Highlights

Sun, sand and sea are the top priorities for Brits when heading to the sunny Balearic island of Majorca. The beautiful beaches, bustling resorts and lively nightlife may be the most famous elements of Majorca from a tourist’s’ perspective, but the island has a packed cultural calendar of events and festivals to make the most

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Highlights of County Cork

County Cork is the largest county in Ireland and therefore has plenty to see. The best way to maximise your opportunities to explore is to hire a car upon arrival at Cork Airport. Even still, the chances are you won’t get around everywhere, so here are the highlights that should not be missed. The coastline The scenery

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3 reasons tourists continue to flock to Benidorm

Benidorm is one of those destinations that’s synonymous with British holidays. For decades now it’s been somewhere that Brits flock to so they can soak up the Spanish sunshine while still enjoying all the comforts of home – but what are the main reasons people come back time and time again? 1) The amazing beaches

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Chinese New Year Celebrations

Around the world millions of Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year each year. Usually they will celebrate the festival with their family because it is usually the one time that a family gather during the year. The family will come together for the whole festival and will spend around a week together, together they will

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In focus: Ladakh

Stepping off the beaten track can often be harder than it might first seem – after all, it often feels like there are few places not crammed with tourists these days! Happily, there are still a few hidden gems out there, like Ladakh in India. Ladakh – an overview Ladakh is a region in the

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve differently this year

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and the pressure is on to do something a little bit different this year. We’ve got two main ideas for you: the first for those who fancy getting away from home for a day or two, and the second for anyone who wants to celebrate at home without doing

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Stop and unwind in one of Newcastle’s top cafes

If you’re planning a trip to Newcastle, you’re probably looking forward to trying out one of its cosy pubs, sophisticated bars or upmarket restaurants. I’m here to tell you there’s something else you should add to do your to-do list, though – spending some time in one of the city’s great cafes. Newcastle has heaps

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Best Highlights From the European Poker Tour 2013

The European Poker Tour (EPT) has been growing each year since its inception in 2004. 2013 marked another successful year for the EPT and a great start to season number 10 with 3 big winners. Now that 2013 is coming to a close it’s time to take a look back at the incredible season that

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How to make the most of a city break

For long term slow travellers, the idea of quick getaways and cheap city breaks can sound like a drop in the ocean – how can you possibly get a proper taste of a place in a few days? Professional traveller Paul Theroux had a theory that once you’ve been on the road for a while,

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Would you like a celeb to join you on a cruise?!

Well, well, well. Cruises are all the rage and it’s easy to see why. If luxurious surroundings, top class food and amazing amenities don’t float your boat (see what we did there?) then we don’t know what will. However, you always run the risk of being stuck on a cruie with a less-than-lovely co-cruiser. Equally

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Reasons to take the challenge of walking the Camino trail

You may take one look at the challenge of walking for 780km across a large part of Spain, have a little chuckle and then dismiss it without even a second thought. However, you would be missing out on seeing some of the most beautiful sights that Spain has to offer if you decided not to

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Now You Have No Excuses not to Have a Good Time in Jozi

Okay, I guess the first thing we need to do is clear up exactly where Jozi is located. That’s actually a lot easier than it might sound. Jozi is just the local, popular contraction for Johannesburg, the capital of South Africa. As a result, as you can probably imagine, it isn’t that difficult to have

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