World’s Best Landmarks Revealed… How Many Have You Visited?

The world’s best landmarks have been revealed in TripAdvisor’s annual Travellers Choice Awards, and if you want to visit the very best landmarks that the world has to offer in 2017, you should be booking a holiday to Cambodia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, India, or Australia. The list, based on millions of independent traveller reviews worldwide,…

Rio de Janeiro – It’s Carnival Time!

We may be up to our ears in sleet, snow and shivering temperatures here in Europe, but the sun is shining in Rio de Janeiro and it’s about to get a whole lot hotter as Brazil’s biggest carnival (or Carnaval) gets underway in the samba capital of the world! Attracting some 500,000 foreign visitors each…

Best of Travel 2014

With May almost upon us, it is time to pack away the winter woollies and dig out your laptop for a spot of online holiday surfing! The summer holidays will be here before you know it, and if you fancy doing something a little bit different this year, you might find just what you are…

Costa do Sauipe on the Coconut Coast of Brazil

If you fancy heading to Brazil this year, but don’t fancy the Football-Mania of the FIFA World Cup, there is one very special please where you can escape to on Bahia’s Coconut Coast and that is Costa do Sauipe. A purpose-built resort sitting approximately 70 kilometres from Salvador, Costa do Sauipe boasts six luxury hotels,…

Are You Travelling to Brazil for the World Cup 2014?

Well, England has finally qualified for the Brazilian World Cup in 2014, but if you are already planning your trip to the land of samba and sunshine, you should know that there are 100,000 Brits in the ticket queue ahead of you! Over 6.1 million football fans have applied for tickets so far, 4.3 million…

Staying Healthy Abroad and Avoiding the Top 5 Travel Bugs

It is no secret that we are travelling further and to more ‘exotic’ destinations than we were some 20 years ago, but what I was surprised to learn from a newspaper article the other day, is that six out of ten travellers fall sick during their holiday! Spanish tummy, sunstroke and mosquito bites are about…

Do You Suffer from Travel Nerves?

Having learnt the ‘art’ of travel from my extremely chilled out other half, I can honestly say I would head to the airport right now with nothing more than my passport, a credit card and a few changes of clothes – destination unknown. I know there are many travellers out there who feel the same,…

A-Z of Travel – Unforgettable Holiday Destinations

If, like us, you work hard and play hard, your annual or bi-annual holiday is a time to rest, relax and recharge your batteries. A time to slow down, sit back and enjoy the little things that we are normally too busy or too stressed to take pleasure in, holidays, be it family holidays, adventure…

A-Z of Travel – B is for Baggage…

It’s bulky, it’s heavy and if we have too much of it, it can cost us a fortune, but baggage is an important part of travel, and despite having travelled around the world with little more than an oversized backpack, I still struggle to pack light! My first attempt at packing light was for our…

Countdown to Carnival – 4 Weeks to Go until Brazil gets Bootylicious!

If your idea of a perfect holiday includes hot sunshine, cold Caipirinha’s, endless beaches, and dancing the night away to the sultry sounds of the Samba, it’s time to pack your dancing shoes, your sequined covered maracas, and perhaps, your sense of humour, and head on down to the Carnival capital of the world –…

Beautiful Brazil – Where the Party Never Ends

The giant of South America, Brazil is the only destination on earth where you can lose yourself in the wild and wonderful Amazon rainforest, sun yourself on one of the endless powdery white beaches, and find yourself dancing until the early hours in rhythm filled metropolises. An action packed holiday destination, Brazil caters for budgets…