Making the most of it: Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix

If you haven’t visited Budapest before, then pack your bags and fasten your seatbelts: the Hungarian Grand Prix takes place just 20km away each summer and it makes for a great excuse to visit Hungary’s capital city. If you’re Budapest-bound for race day, on Sunday 4th August this year, then you can combine the speed, engineering and glamour of Formula 1 with a couple of days of sightseeing. In fact, even if fast cars don’t interest you at all, you should still find an excuse to spend a weekend in the Pearl of the Danube. Either way, here’s some of […]

Discover Bulgaria

Widely known as the cheapest country in Europe, Bulgaria is not only the perfect trip on a budget, but also simply, the perfect trip. With coastal towns as pretty as a picture to epic mountain ranges, Bulgaria has something for everyone. Where to first? It’s summer, so head to the coast. Sunny Beach, one of the country’s most popular beach resorts on the Black Sea will give you pretty beaches in spades and a three-course meal for two, with wine, for around £20 – what’s not to love? What’s more, approximately a third of Bulgaria’s 378km Black Sea coast is […]

California, USA travel guide 🇺🇸

Monterey Monterey County should be at the top of everyone’s Californian experience especially if you are considering a fly-drive road trip. Wind your way along the breath-taking Big Sur coastline on Highway 1 taking in the rocky cliffs and incredible mountains. Once you’re ready to take a pit-stop, book yourself an ocean view hotel room on the beach, and explore the shops of iconic Cannery Row (once the centre of a prosperous sardine-packing industry). Here you’ll find gift shops, restaurants and bars, all set up in a trendy fashion filling converted factory buildings. Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must-see if […]

Thailand travel guide 🇹🇭

Home to film-worthy beaches, awe-inspiring temples, mouth-watering street food, and a vibrant cultural heritage, Thailand has something for everyone whether young or old, intrepid or reserved. Whether you want to come here to explore more of its rich cultural heritage, or simply to enjoy one of their many beaches and nightly parties, you won’t leave disappointed. Buriram province The Buriram province is a primarily rural area in Northern Thailand where most locals earn a living from farming. Due to the areas slower pace it hasn’t traditionally been a large tourist attraction, but to many travellers that’s what’s making it so […]

Making the most of it: Nîmes for the Tour de France

If you crave a roadside view of this year’s Tour de France, but don’t want to join the crowds at the mountain sections or at the hectic Paris finish, then head to Nîmes, in south-eastern France. In fact, even if you couldn’t care two hoots about the Tour or cycling, you should still put this historical city high up on your travel wish list. Dubbed the ‘French Rome’, it provides a base to explore France’s stunning and often overlooked Languedoc Roussillon region. Whatever your reason for visiting, here is a taster of what Nîmes has to offer. Watch the Tour […]

Four hours in Brussels: tips for time-starved travellers

From world-class beer and chocolate to architectural treasures and green spaces, Brussels has so much more to offer than just political institutions and its surprisingly popular peeing boy statue. So, if you find yourself in the Belgian capital with just a few hours to spare – perhaps while waiting for a connecting flight, Eurostar train or after a business meeting – how can you squeeze the most of that precious time? Drink some beer Let’s cut straight to it – if you’re a beer lover, Brussels is the place for you. One recommendation we received on our Facebook page in […]

Four hours in Singapore: tips for time-starved travellers

If you had just four hours to spend in Singapore, what would you do? Four hours may not sound like much, but a brief morning or afternoon may be all you have if you’re on a stop-over in the city-state, or have a bit of spare time on a business trip. Thankfully, while you could easily fill a much longer break, Singapore lends itself well to short stays. It’s small and most key attractions are within walking distance of one of the stops on its modern, cheap and speedy MRT (mass rapid transit) rail network. So, let’s consider how to […]

First time cruiser: tips to get the most out of your trip

Why spend your holiday in just one place when you can effortlessly visit several countries on the same trip? That’s part of the appeal of a cruise: everything is right there in front of you, ready to enjoy. You go to bed and often wake up to find you’ve arrived at a new port in a new country. But as seasoned cruisers know only too well, reaching cruise nirvana requires a fair bit of planning. So, if you’re planning your first cruise, here are some tips from experienced cruisers to ensure you have the most enjoyable trip possible, at a […]

Discover Croatia 🇭🇷

A small and beautiful country in Eastern Europe, Croatia is a great choice for your next holiday. Whether you like bustling cities, festivals, or peace and quiet in nature, Croatia is ideal if you want a varied trip to suit your whole family. Experience the romantic city of Dubrovnic Potter around the centuries-old limestone streets, taking in castles, bridges and statues, then have dinner as the sun is setting overlooking Dubrovnic’s stunning harbour on the Adriatic. Dubrovnic is a UNESCO World Heritage site so if you enjoy historic building and culture, this city is a must-see. There is evidence of […]

Making the most of it: Madrid for the Champions League final 🇪🇸

If you’re lucky enough to bag a ticket for the Champions League final in Madrid, then you’re in for a treat. Not only is the match one of the highlights of the sporting calendar, but it also gives you an excuse to spend some time in Spain’s energetic and culture-packed capital. Even if you haven’t wangled a spot at the Metropolitano stadium on 1st June, find another excuse to visit the city, whether or not you follow the beautiful game. And put some of these highlights on your itinerary. Tour the stadiums Whether or not you’ve got a ticket for […]

Four hours in Barcelona: tips for time-starved travellers 🇪🇸

You’re in Barcelona but only have half a day, or perhaps just four measly hours, to spare in the Catalan capital. So, what do you do? It’s a tough call. Spain’s second city is after all one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. Here are just a few suggestions for things to do and see if time is short. Camp Nou We put a shout out on our Facebook page for suggestions of what to do in Barcelona and the answer was emphatic: visit Camp Nou. Home to FC Barcelona, more commonly known as Barça, since 1957, Camp Nou is […]

Four hours in Hong Kong: tips for time-starved travellers 🇭🇰

It’s been described as the gateway to China, a melting pot of cultures where east meets west, or perhaps less gracefully, ‘stopover city’. Hong Kong is after all a regular feature on long-haul flyers’ itineraries. And its status as the ideal stop-over is helped by the Airport Express train which whizzes you from the airport to the city centre in just 24 minutes. So if that’s you, in Hong Kong for just a layover between flights, or on a business trip with an afternoon spare, we’ve got some tips on how to make the most of your time. Aberdeen We […]