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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Awe-inspiring ancient sites

Taken from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, may we present a bevy of BC (or thereabouts) beauties that have stood the test of time without losing any of their ability to drop your jaw.<p>Pyramids of Giza, Egypt<p>Egypt’s a country rich in both World Heritage sites and tourist clichés, and at the …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Top 4 Ancient Tours On My Bucket List

If, like me, you feel that your backpacking days are over but there are still loads of places in the world that you want to explore, taking a tour …

Traveling to Ireland

Things To Do In Dublin Ireland<p>Dublin has the best of both a small town and cosmopolitan city:<p>The people are easy going people like in small towns, …

National Parks

Europe

The Algarve is a stunning region in southern Portugal which is blessed with excellent weather all year round.<p>It is a popular holiday destination for …

Best Places In Europe - The South

CityHub Amsterdam - Changing Budget Accommodation!

We are always on the look-out for new ideas and concepts in the travel industry, and when we found out about CityHub Amsterdam we knew straight away …

Cheap European Vacations Hacks – Where To Go This Summer

Cheap European Vacations – We get a lot of emails from people asking for advice on their planned Europe trips, and the most common question we get is …

Ancient Athens - Sights Not To Miss

Greece holidays in Athens makes for an awesome trip for anyone with even the slightest interest in history and Ancient Athens. Whether you opt to …

Italy's Finest Hikes Exploring the Great Outdoors

Italy’s Finest Hikes – Experience Italy in a completely new way by lacing up your hiking boots and hitting the trail and Exploring the Great Outdoors …

Italy

Romantic Holidays in Wild Coastline of Cornwall

5 Best Places To Enjoy Winter In Europe

Exploring Cornwall’s Best Beaches

It comes as no surprise that many holidaymakers choose sunny Cornwall for their summer holiday year after year. With 250 miles of coastline and …

Top 10 Things To Do In Cornwall, UK

European Cities Worth Visiting More Than Once

During the Europe Train Challenge we found many European Cities we would like to visit a second time, but perhaps not that particular city again. …

European Travel

5 European Places You Might Have Missed | Underrated travel spots

First-time visitors to Europe usually focus on visiting major cities like Paris, Barcelona and London, which is definitely a good idea since they’re …

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A road trip through Scotland's intoxicating Isle of Skye

Like the finest single malt whisky, the Isle of Skye is an intoxicating distillation of all that is great about Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Its dramatic landscape embraces everything from bleak, wind-scoured mountains to sheer sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world, seashell-strewn beaches. Throw …

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

The world's most unusual beaches

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days. These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Sights</i> might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.<p>1. Bowling Ball Beach, California<p>Compared to green sand or vanishing tides, …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …