Europe is the smallest continent, but it's dense with culture. An hour's travel from almost anywhere could see you in a new country, complete with a different language, different customs, and (best of all) different food. It seems a pity to fly over all this, hopping from one destination to another.
There are some unique places around the world in which nature throws incredible contrasts at us. A white-capped volcanic mountain rising from a dusty savannah? Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Giant granite monolith mountains bursting from the deep blue sea? The harbour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
I wax lyrically quite often about the great times on the road, the wonderful people I have met and the stunning scenery. There is a downside to travel; frustration and annoyance are unwelcome bedfellows on this wonderful journey and sometimes you just want to scream! Phew I feel better already.
You can easily spend hundreds of dollars visiting Kangaroo Island or buying cases of wine in the Clare Valley on your trip to Adelaide in South Australia. But, if you’re a budget traveler, try these freebies instead. 1.
Cusco is the launching pad to Machu Picchu, one of the new wonders of the modern world, but amongst travelers it also has a reputation for mediocre food in a country that boasts some of the best in the world.
Once renowned as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, home to drug cartels, Pablo Escobar, and political kidnappings, Medellín has reinvented itself as the world's latest, coolest, chicest urban center. Start your morning off in Envigado, a small town that got swallowed by Medellín's urban expansion.
I love Jane Austen - her writing evokes a world of elegance and fashion, fraught with emotion restrained by the standards of her era. So, the English spa town of Bath, where Austen lived and set two of her novels, was high on my list of dream destinations.
It’s tough, the festive seasons been and gone, the feel good factor of giving and receiving has receded out of sight and the long wait for the January pay packet has come and gone. Winter is still gripping tightly to the north and the grey skies are a sullen reminder...
I went to Paris to run. No, really. I mean, yeah, it was part of a lifetime dream to visit Paris, but that dream included being there on my birthday which is also Bastille Day, a huge celebration all over France.
The inaugural International Student Travel Confederation Skills Exchange came to an end in February to huge plaudits. The Skills Exchange programme involved staff from the large UK umihotels chain travelling to Siem Reap in Cambodia to share experiences with the small Rosy’s Guest House.