The Favela Experience: Budget Accommodation in Brazil for the World Cup

With just 12 Days to go until the FIFA World Cup 2014 gets underway in Brazil, most international football fans have their flights to Brazil and Hotel Accommodations all tied up, but if you haven’t managed to find anything within your budget yet, ‘The Favela Experience’ might be just what you are looking for! Offering…

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,…

Where is the Best Place in the World to Celebrate on New Year’s Eve?

I’ve celebrated it in the Canary Islands, I’ve celebrated it in Cape Town and I’ve even celebrated it in Sydney Australia, but I am still searching for the best place in the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve, where we can dance the night away, watch a fireworks extravaganza, and make all those resolutions we…

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…

A-Z of Travel – G is for Gap Year

There was a time when a Gap Year was something only students could enjoy between college and university or schooling and work, but today, a Gap Year is something everyone can take advantage of – taking time off and time out of everyday life to go travelling, volunteering and working abroad. I took my Gap…

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 –…

Top 5 Beach Destinations for Winter 2012/2013

Those of us living in the northern hemisphere will officially step into autumn this Saturday, 22nd September, and while I will be sad to say farewell to summer for another year, it does start me thinking about those gorgeous beach destinations around the world that are just starting to come to life! Friends in the…

10 Places to Visit this Spring

With just a couple of weeks to go until the biggest chocolate fest of the year, many of us will be spending this weekend searching for that last-minute Easter/ spring holiday. Whether you fancy somewhere hot and sunny, or cold and ski worthy, there are numerous destinations coming to life at this time of year,…

Our Top 10 Easter Holiday Ideas

Easter is fast approaching and if you want to head off on a family holiday or a relaxing adult only trip, then now is the perfect time to secure your spot and get booked up for some April sunshine. Where to go is the only thing to decide, and while the government may be encouraging…

Rio de Janeiro – It’s Carnival time!

With just 10 days to go until the start of Brazil’s most celebrated event of the year, Rio de Janeiro is warming up to the sounds of the Samba as Carnival fever takes over the city. A four-day celebration of music, mayhem and madness, Carnival time in Rio de Janeiro is a magical event where…