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24 hours in Hanoi, Vietnam

24 hours in Hanoi, Vietnam

French colonial buildings next to Chinese temples. Wartime history mixed in with booming modern development. World-famous street food. The Vietnamese capital Hanoi has a lot to offer. It’s a buzzing place – and that’s not just from the constant stream of motorbikes. Hanoi is a popular stopover city, whether you’re heading off to explore more […]

24 hours in New Orleans

24 hours in New Orleans

  A lot can happen in 24 hours in New Orleans. The city is wild, and there’s something going on nearly every hour of the day. And while one should likely spend as much time in the city as they possibly can, there’s still a lot you can be cover in a day. This is […]

24 hours in Singapore

24 hours in Singapore

    Known as the ‘Lion City’, Singapore is a city of contrasts. It’s a historic fishing town turned colonial outpost is filled with historic buildings, temples and markets. But it’s also a high-tech, high-rise modern city with a forest of skyscrapers. It blends Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and English influences to create something unique. […]

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Around the world in beer

Around the world in beer

Raise a glass to International Beer Day, which celebrates the art and science of brewing beer, as well as giving you another excuse to gather friends (and strangers) over a pint. To show our love and appreciation of what is probably the world’s oldest beverage still enjoyed today – humans have been brewing for longer […]

My-Thai… doing Thailand my way

My-Thai… doing Thailand my way

An adventure to Thailand… that’s what my friends of 30 years were proposing. Well ok, go on then. Choosing the destinations and experiences to plump for was the hardest part. Before setting foot in the ‘land of smiles’ I knew there was fun and laughter to be had at every turn. We decided that we wanted […]

Going further in the Far East

Going further in the Far East

This was billed as the trip of a lifetime… and oh my orang-utan… it really was. I had hugely high expectations of my trip, and they were massively exceeded. This was a three-fold travel itinerary… I was heading east, visiting Kuala Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu and Singapore (see map below if you haven’t heard of these […]

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Around the world in unusual restaurants

Around the world in unusual restaurants

Dining out is one of the great pleasures of travelling – discovering new ingredients, dishes and flavour combinations. But there are some restaurants where the location you’re eating in adds to the experience just as much as the food. Whether it’s an extreme environment or an unusual way of cooking, here are five of the […]

Celebrating Arabic Language Day

Celebrating Arabic Language Day

December 18th this year sees the fifth annual International Arabic Language Day. The day was set up by the United Nations (UN) to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. Arabic is one of the UN’s six official language and each has their own dedicated day. Events are held around the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to mark […]

Why Dubai didn’t disappoint!

Why Dubai didn’t disappoint!

Flying to Dubai with Qantas Qantas didn’t disappoint! This was the first time I’d flown to Dubai with Qantas, an it’s safe to say I was extremely impressed with the level of service provided. We were lucky enough to board the new A380 and I had the opportunity to fly premium economy on the outbound and […]

Visiting New York?

Six best places for January sales

Six best places for January sales

For some, New Year is a time for reflection, a time to look back on another year and make plans for the coming months. But let’s face it, the promises you make to yourself aren’t going to last too long, and there are so many January sales your ‘I won’t buy things I don’t need’ […]

Best places to go for Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals

Best places to go for Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals

In recent years Black Friday has become an annual shopping extravaganza. Celebrated the day after Thanksgiving, which falls on the fourth Thursday of November every year, Black Friday offers the chance for Americans to scour the shops for pre-Christmas bargains. And, as with many things, America does festive shopping bigger and better than anywhere else […]

Thanksgiving: The best ways to celebrate in the USA

Thanksgiving: The best ways to celebrate in the USA

American Thanksgiving, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, is a US national holiday familiar all over the world. For most of us, the day summons images of turkey, pumpkin pie, family reunions, and American football. The origins of Thanksgiving are slightly different. The emigrating English Puritans and Pilgrims brought the practice of fasting and […]

Visiting Bangkok?

Six unseen spots in Thailand

Six unseen spots in Thailand

With its white-sand beaches, fascinating culture, welcoming people and delicious food, it’s no wonder Thailand is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. But if you stray away from tourist hotspots like Bangkok, Phuket and Ko Samui, there are plenty of fascinating unknown spots to discover. Here are six of the best: 1, The […]

My first time in Vietnam

My first time in Vietnam

So, from the moment I received the invite to the Vietnam beach trip, I could not wait to board the plane and see some of the best beaches in the world and boy did it kick off in style, with an upgraded to Business class from London to Bangkok and Bangkok to Saigon. This started with […]

Eight top tips for travellers in Thailand

Eight top tips for travellers in Thailand

Over the past decade, Thailand has quickly become the travel mecca for backpackers, gap year students, and beach bums alike. As such, much of the country has quickly become heavily touristed. The beauty, though, is it doesn’t take much to get yourself off the tourist track and into the side of Thailand that’s inspired countless […]

Visiting the Caribbean?

Easter traditions around the world

Easter traditions around the world

We’re all familiar with Easter eggs and hot cross buns, but here are some more unusual Easter traditions from around the world. Who knows, you might want to incorporate one or two into your own family’s Easter repertoire. Others you’d be better off leaving well alone…   Dressing up as witches In Sweden and parts […]

Make the most of half term with your family

Make the most of half term with your family

Holidays are precious, so make the most of your time together with some of our top suggestions for families.  Canary Islands One of the easiest winter sun destinations for UK travellers, the Canary Islands are under five hours from London and bask in around seven hours of sunshine a day, with an average high of […]

The surf’s always up in Barbados

The surf’s always up in Barbados

Barbados isn’t short of great reasons to visit, and one of the very best is the island’s world-class surfing. Lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and lined with unspoilt, sandy beaches, you just know you’re going to have a great time from the moment you land. The Surfing Championships In early September […]

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