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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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My terrific tour of South Africa – Netflights on Tour

My terrific tour of South Africa – Netflights on Tour

South Africa; the Rainbow Nation, safari central, home to the ‘big five’, land of incredible wine and diverse landscapes every which way – it’s no wonder that when a trip to this fascinating country was up-for-grabs, the queue of willing travellers from the Netflights.com team snaked around the building… twice! Alas, there could only be […]

Amazing experiences Orlando offers outside the theme parks

Amazing experiences Orlando offers outside the theme parks

We’re all too familiar with Orlando’s world-famous theme parks and waterparks, but away from the maze of mile-long queues and fairy-tale characters the Floridian city offers so much more to see and do. From brand name shopping to kayaking by moonlight, we give you the lowdown on where to spend your time when you’re done […]

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 […]

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A taste of Dubai’s local cuisine

A taste of Dubai’s local cuisine

  Thanks to its Michelin-star rated chefs and huge variety of restaurants suited to every taste and budget, Dubai has earned a reputation as one of the most vibrant dining destinations in the world. But between the multicultural eateries and celebrity haunts, there’s a world of Emirati cuisine just waiting to be explored. Check out […]

Eight ways to explore Dubai’s culture and history

Eight ways to explore Dubai’s culture and history

  Although it’s famed for ultra-modern attractions and futuristic skyline, there’s more to Dubai than vast shopping malls and glamorous hotels. The UAE city is brimming with authentic Emerati culture and history just waiting to be explored. From museums and mosques to souks and historic sites, we’ve rounded up an inspiring checklist of ways to […]

Things to do in Dubai for families

Things to do in Dubai for families

Hot and sunny all year long with fantastic attractions from dawn to dusk, Dubai is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for family holidays. From child-friendly beaches, shopping malls and theme parks, the vibrant, metropolis offers plenty of opportunities for an amazing break that you’re sure to remember for years to come. Tours […]

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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