The World’s Best Music Vacations

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Anup

The world has produced some great musicians, and there are particular stand-out destinations across the globe that you just have to try if you’re a fan. From country to dance music, we take a look at where to go… Nashville Nashville is the inspiration and spiritual home for many an aspiring musician – so head to Music City to experience its infectious musical energy. The city has produced some of the greats of country music such as Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson, as well as other legends like Jimi Hendrix. Wander around Nashville at any time of the day or night and you’ll find music drifting out of the bars and venues of the city. Experience it for yourself by heading to a Honky Tonk, grabbing a beer and relaxing to some great sounds. Don’t forget to enjoy some of Nashville’s other attractions too such as the Country…

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Orlando: Rollercoaster Guide

Posted on: November 19th, 2014 by Anup

Prepare for heart-racing, adrenaline-pumping action when you arrive in Orlando; roller coaster capital of the world. From turbo charged thrill-rides to crazy loops and corkscrews, these rides will have you on the edge of your seat. We take a look at some of Orlando’s best… Hollywood Rip Ride and Rockit: Universal Studios There’s no better place to start than with Hollywood Rip Ride and Rockit, Orlando’s tallest rollercoaster. Powering along at 65mph and towering 17 storeys above ground, it’s not for the faint-hearted. With its numerous loops, you can zoom along accompanied by your own personal soundtrack chosen when you climb into your pod. Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster: Walt Disneyworld Hollywood Studios Endorsed by rock band Aerosmith, fans can enjoy speeding along at 60mph to the soundtrack of the band. Boasting two rollover loops and one corkscrew, you’ll race past famous Hollywood landmarks in a limousine-like car. The Incredible Hulk: Universal Islands…

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Family Holiday Spots that would Never Cross your Mind

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by Anup

Although family holidays are often the highlight of the year, all too often we can get stuck in a rut, visiting the same tried and tested destinations again and again. So why not consider somewhere different for your next getaway? Here are some suggestions to get you started… Ibiza Synonymous with clubbing, drinking and all-day partying, Ibiza isn’t the first place that springs to mind when considering a family holiday. However, away from popular resorts such as Playa d’en Bossa and San Antonio, there is an outstandingly beautiful island of alternative resorts to discover. For families, you can’t beat Cala Llonga. Not only is there a great selection of self-catering apartments and family-friendly restaurants, but you can also enjoy sweeping golden sandy stretches, gently sloping safe waters, a playground and small amusement park. Italian Lakes The Italian Lakes are often considered to be the preserve of those looking for a…

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A Couples Guide to Mexico

Posted on: November 11th, 2014 by Anup

If you’re after a long-haul break that doesn’t break the bank – be that a romantic escape to the sun, a culture-fuelled getaway, or just a lazy couple of weeks at an all-inclusive – then Mexico could provide the perfect destination. 1. Eat, drink and dance Mexico is home to some fantastic beach resorts, and while many go straight to Acapulco – Mexico’s original resort town – Los Cabos offers an excellent alternative. A lively 20-mile beach area at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, home to all manner of sophisticated restaurants and bars that cater for all tastes – if you’re a party-loving couple, head for Cabo San Lucas, if it’s a quieter getaway you’re after then try San Jose del Cabo. And if you’re a more active couple, Los Cabos is a great water sports destination and home to some of the world’s best sport fishing.…

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5 Things you didn’t know about Cuba

Posted on: November 7th, 2014 by Anup

As the largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba has built up a reputation as a place you simply have to visit. With a rich history spread throughout the streets, and vibe that sends you back to times of old, this is a truly fascinating holiday destination. But there’s much more to Cuba than the way it looks and feels. Here are our top five facts you may not know about this island retreat. 1.       The Alligator Island Don’t worry, Cuba isn’t swarming with these potentially killer animals, but it may not be uncommon to hear people saying things like ‘El Caiman’. You may wonder why, but the answer is quite simple; with the national language being Spanish, this is simply a Spanish word for alligator, which the island resembles from an aerial view. 2.       Unique Wildlife This brings us on to our next fun fact about the island’s wildlife. Firstly…

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British Gestures to Avoid around the Globe

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by Anup

Talking with our hands is something we do all too often, but do all gestures mean the same across the globe? Whilst travelling the world, it’s important to note that not every sign we make with our hands in the UK mean the same thing in other places. So to avoid red faces (that can’t be attributed to sun burn) potential embarrassment and extreme offence, we’ve compiled a list of British gestures to avoid when travelling. It’s Ok Here in the UK, telling everyone that everything is ok is usually done by placing the tip of the index finger onto the tip of the thumb; effectively making a circle. Whereas this may show satisfaction on the British Isles, many cultures find it quite offensive. It is considered a rude gesture in many European countries, such as France, where the gesture means zero, which in turn means worthless in certain contexts…

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What to Eat: The Essential Guide to Jamaican Food

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Anup

Jamaica isn’t just about tropical beaches, laid back living and the legend that is Bob Marley – it also serves up some of the most lip-smackingly delicious food on the planet. Here we take a look at some of the island’s most mouth-watering delicacies… 1.       Jerk chicken Epic jerk chicken reigns high as the king of kings in Jamaica, with the delicacy being the island’s national dish. Jamaicans are big on fiery and flavoursome foods, so jerk is a combination of seasonings like Scotch bonnet peppers, cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme and onion, which is dry rubbed on to meat and roasted – often for many hours over pimento wood. Any food can be ‘jerked’ with the most popular being chicken and pork and is an absolute must on a Jamaican gastronomical adventure. 2.       Ackee and saltfish Forget about cereal and toast for your breakfast, on this totally tropical island the only…

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Egypt’s Best Alternative Tourist Attractions

Posted on: October 27th, 2014 by Anup

It is no secret that Egypt is home to some of the world’s most incredible ancient treasures. And unsurprisingly, it’s often the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings and the Sphinx that are just some of the must-sees on a visitor’s wish list. However, there are also numerous alternative tourist attractions that shouldn’t be overlooked. Read on to find some different options to pop on your itinerary… 1.       The Siwa Oasis Located in the vast and beautiful Sahara desert, the Siwa Oasis was culturally isolated from the rest of Egypt until late in the 19th century due to its remote location. Presenting itself as everything you would expect from an oasis, it is abundant in freshwater springs, beautiful palm groves and ancient olive trees. A visit here will also allow you to see the incredible mud-built fortresses. Berbers were the original settlers here, and their traditions and language still play…

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Top five Canary Island destinations you have to see to believe

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by Anup

Offering fantastic year-round temperatures, outstanding beaches, beautiful landscapes and historical sites, the Canary Islands are the perfect holiday destination. And with some truly outstanding locations on offer, we thought we’d uncover those spots that have to be seen to be believed. 1.       Best for…underground adventure The magnificent Cueva de los Verdes in Lanzarote is an underground cave system formed by a lava tube from a volcano eruption 5,000 years ago. You will be guided deep into the caves where you will be told about their history and formations and see the underground auditorium that hosts jazz and blues concerts. However, there is a breath-taking visual ‘surprise’ which you will be treated to during the tour. What is it? Well that would be telling. You’ll have to go and discover it for yourself. 2.       Best for…desert like dunes The incredible dune field of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria will give you plenty…

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That’s Amazing: The Most Visited Tourist Attractions You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted on: October 19th, 2014 by Anup

One of the most exciting parts of any holiday is planning all the fantastic attractions you are going to visit. But how do you make sure you don’t miss out on some of the lesser known ones? With a little help from us of course… Tulum, Mexico Archaeological sites aren’t often described as picturesque, but Tulum in Mexico is truly stunning. Perched on cliffs and affording panoramic views across the Caribbean ocean, this fascinating site was once a pre-Columbian Maya walled city. For a day combining both history and relaxation, you can explore the interesting ruins before bagging a spot on the beach below. Seven Mile Beach, Jamaica With its sugar white sand and glittering aqua water, Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica will have you wondering whether you’ve stumbled across paradise found. Snuggled among coconut groves and with a selection of beach-side restaurants, this idyllic spot is the perfect location…

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