5 Souvenirs To Help You Remember Your Travels

Posted on: May 1st, 2015 by Sam Mckay
If you’re a frequent flyer, destinations can roll into one and you can lose track of where you’ve been. Apart from keeping a travel diary you can collect souvenirs which will jog your memory and also decorate your home. Do you collect any travel souvenirs like the ones below? Fridge Magnets Since an early age I’ve always collected fridge magnets, and not just the boring ones that you’ll find everywhere. Each destination has something unique so I’ll search high and low until I find the perfect one. On my most recent trip to Cape Verde, I purchased this fish shaped magnet from the beach at Santa Maria. Framed Tickets After a trip to Barcelona I had amassed a collection of tickets from visiting the attractions and traveling on the underground, and I didn’t want to throw them away. So after a little experimenting I created a collage of tickets and… Read more

Cool Features We Wish Every Airport Had

Posted on: April 29th, 2015 by Sam Mckay
Have you ever been stuck in the airport for hours on end, waiting for your delayed flight and wished you had something to keep you entertained? Your mobile phone and tablet have run out of battery and your just watching the clock tick aimlessly. Take a look at some of the airports which have some cool features; to help pass the time quicker. Ko Samui, Thailand As you check-in to this unassuming airfield you’re wondering how long you’re going to have to wait for your flight. This small airport has one massive and unique surprise that not many gateways can offer. Ko Samui presents the beautiful open air gardens with benches and flowers; an excellent alternative to being cooped up in a stuffy terminal for hour after hour. Changi, Singapore  Probably the most popular of layover gateways in the world thanks to its beautiful design, Changi airport is easy to… Read more

City Centre Beaches

Posted on: April 24th, 2015 by Sam Mckay
If only we could combine the beauty that is golden sands and the sound of waves lapping against the shoreline with everything that a city break has to offer. Taking the best of both worlds and combining them would be amazing. Well you’re in luck, many cities do have a beach on offer but you might not hear about them as much as there is so much to see and do in the city. Did you know that all of these cities have a beach? Find Your Perfect City Centre Beach Here Barcelona Probably the most publicised city beach in Europe, Barcelona’s Barceloneta Beach, which is literally minutes from La Rambla, and is sandwiched between the Olympic and cruise port. The stunning shoreline stretches over 2km along the Mediterranean coast and attracts thousands of locals and visitors on a daily basis. You don’t even need to leave to get food… Read more

6 Luxury Travel Accessories

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015 by Sam Mckay
When we travel we all like to have gadgets and accessories to show off on the plane and at the hotel. Whether it’s the latest tablet or designer beach bag, they are the nice to have’s in the travel world; but would you splash out on any of these extravagant luxury travel items? Eye Mask and Travel Pillow An eye mask for a long flight is a must if you want to get some shut eye, you can usually pick one up from the local supermarket for around £5. However if you like to show off why not invest in an Otis Batterbee luxury mask, with a pinch of lavender to aid sleep and a velvet cotton backing, the mask has everything you’d want and more. But the price is somewhat scary, £50 for the designer travel accessory; if you want to accompany the mask with a travel pillow from… Read more

The Ultimate Guide To the Canaries

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by Sam Mckay
The Canary Islands are a popular European destination throughout the year; they attract families and couples, with top quality hotel’s and attractions. If you’ve never been to the Canaries, you’ll see that there’s so much to choose from with each island offering something a little different, if you’ve never been to the Canary Islands read on to see what each island has to offer. If you have been to the islands before you may discover something totally new, so check out my recommendations on where to go and what to do. If you haven't already seen our 'Discover the Canary Islands' video's, take a look here Fast Facts Flight Time – Around 4 hours Time Zone/Difference –There is no time difference to the UK Language – Spanish Peak Season – The weather is warm all year round however in August temperatures can reach 29°C Currency – Euro (€) Resorts –… Read more

Personality Quiz: Which City Suits Your Personality?

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by Sam Mckay
Find Your Perfect City Escape Here Living in the same place for too long can become a little boring; you may find yourself doing the same things day in, day out. So maybe it’s time you found a new challenge or a change of scenery? Maybe one that never sleeps or one that has more charm than any other, let us help you find the perfect cosmopolitan city for you. These 10 questions could help you decide where your next chapter should start; so what are you waiting for. Share the quiz with family and friends and see what city best suits their personality. [/vc_column] Read more

My Take on TripAdvisors Top 25 Attractions

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 by Sam Mckay
Last year TripAdvisor announced the top attractions from around the world, voted for by travellers. These attractions can be anything from museums and landmarks to amusement parks and zoos, so from the varied top 25 I’ve picked my favourite 10. Europa Park, Germany #1 - Top 25 Amusement Parks — Europe I love a good theme park, and there’s no better in Europe than Europa-Park in Rust, Germany. Themed around different European Countries, there’s a whole host of roller coasters and water rides that all the family will love. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia #9 - Top 25 Landmarks — Europe The unfinished cathedral in Barcelona has been in construction since 1882 and still has another 9-13 years left until it’s fully completed. The amount of work that has gone into sculpting each separate element is staggering; no corner has been cut to create one of Europe’s biggest and most… Read more

3 Up And Coming Destinations For The Future

Posted on: April 8th, 2015 by Sam Mckay
Spain, Turkey, Greece and Egypt are all popular places for our summer holidays, but what destinations will we be jetting off to in the future? These resorts would need to be bathed in sun in the summer months and full of history and culture. Here are 3 places that I think could be holiday destinations of the future. Azerbaijan Flight Time – Around 5 hours 30 minutes Time Zone/Difference – Azerbaijan is 4 hours ahead of the UK Peak Season – Through the months of July, August and September temperatures average 26°C   A modern and up and coming country, Azerbaijan is well known for its new oil riches; however it’s yet to develop in the tourism sector. It has a similar background to the Emirate States of Abu Dhabi and Dubai and in the coming years, it’s likely to become the destination of choice for the rich and famous.… Read more

The Greek Island Guide

Posted on: April 3rd, 2015 by Sam Mckay
Greece is a beautiful and diverse country with so many islands and resorts to choose from. This travel guide gives you an insight into the very best that Greece has to offer; from the tranquil and romantic surroundings of Santorini to the family friendly islands of Crete and Corfu. Find your perfect Greek island here Fast Facts Flight Time – 3 Hours 50 Minutes to Athens Time Zone/Difference – Greece is 2 hours ahead of the UK Language – Greek Peak Season – June to August Currency – Euro (€) Popular Resorts – Crete, Corfu, Santorini, Kos, Rhodes, Zante, Kefalonia What to do – My Recommendations Wine Tasting – Santorini Being a romantic getaway, Santorini is the perfect place to try a few glasses of the island’s traditional wine. Exploring some of the quaintest wineries, you will get the opportunity to try signature wines such as Assyrtiko, Kykteri and Vinsanto.… Read more

Discover Barcelona For Free

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by Sam Mckay
Tweet Barcelona is the capital of culture for southern Spain, with Picasso’s gallery a popular attraction and Gaudi’s architecture visible in many of the historic streets. The Catalan city is a must visit, especially in the summer months, but don’t spend a fortune save some money with these free attractions which are dotted around the city. I visited on a budget and found some fantastic experiences which don’t cost a cent. Find Barcelona City Breaks Mercat De La Boqueria Entering the market you’ll find a maze of aisles, no two the same. The colourful explosions of fresh fruit, vegetables and smoothies that line the stalls in La Boqueria make it one of the brightest open air markets I’ve ever been to. The vibrant colour combined with the sound of the Catalonians bartering with one and other creates a truly unique atmosphere. Picasso Museum This dedicated museum in the heart of… Read more
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