March 2014

Why you need travel insurance

Do you see travel insurance as an added pain to your trip? Many of us may feel it is just another added expense, but it is actually an essential when travelling.  Your transport, possessions, luggage and health are all important factors for a successful trip; it only makes sense to purchase insurance in case something was to go wrong. Depending on the type of trip you are taking, the type of travel insurance you will need varies. For example if […]

Scenic parks & gardens featured in British TV and movie scenes

Great Britain’s parks and gardens are internationally known for their refined style, and as such, they have been featured in many TV shows and movies. Don’t miss our hand-picked selection of the UK’s most scenic film locations.    More British TV parks & gardens to discover from VisitBritain This widget can be found at; http://perfectukdestination.visitbritain.com/ The Scottish Highlands Thanks to their unmatched beauty and dramatic scenery, the Scottish Highlands are a natural film location. Visitors will recognise parts of Fort […]

Rugby World Cup in Newcastle: one year to go

Being one of the UK’s most exciting cities, Newcastle is no stranger to major events. And when it comes to the world of sport, it doesn’t get much bigger than the Rugby World Cup, which Newcastle is set to host next year. The Rugby World Cup 2015 That’s right, rugby fans only have one year to go – well, more like a year and a half, if we’re splitting hairs – to see some of the most nail-biting rugby action […]

Explore the Aegean region of Turkey

Do you love a dose of culture with your beach break? The Mediterranean coast may be home to the most popular resorts for holidaymakers, but the Aegean coast of Turkey is a great bet for travellers looking for more than sun, sand and sea. From the ancient Roman city of Ephesus – home to the Temple of Artemis – to the stunning resort of Alaçati, there’s more than enough to keep even the most active of traveller’s happy. What’s more, […]

What Not To Miss On An Arctic Expedition

The Arctic is an amazing place to discover on a holiday, with its rugged, unspoilt landscapes, incredible wildlife and breathtaking coastline. While many people think of Arctic tours as little more than an opportunity to see majestic polar bears, there is a lot more to look out for on these trips. We’re going to highlight a few of the top things to see and do on an expedition to the Arctic. Spot polar bears Of course you can’t visit the […]

Selected online activities to do while backpacking

So you’ve boarded the plane and are now jetting off to an exotic destination – but what can you do with your down time? Here are five tips on passing the time online for travelers.   While the thought of backpacking conjures up images of donning your walking boots and getting in touch with nature in The Outback, or scaling the Great Wall of China, have you thought about what to do while you’re at rest? Taking your laptop or […]

Thomas Cook uses Twitter to tweak your Vacation

Harness the power of Thor! Ok, so Twitter is no Thor’s hammer but it has been transformed a little into becoming a pocket travel agent. As a backpacker I look for ways to make my life easier especially in unfamiliar territory. Thomas Cook created a Twitter system that allows you to tweet their “Holidays’ to Go!” to find insider info and holiday deals. I didn’t think that a global system would respond back to me but by sending @TCOffers a […]

Prepare to Travel to Las Vegas and (hopefully) Win a Fortune!

Las Vegas is still the place to go if you want to have a great time at the casino. The array of casinos available is endless. They all have atmosphere, are fun, entertaining and can even be profitable. However, before you get there, you may need to brush up on your gaming skills. There is nothing better than going into a casino with enough knowledge to give you the chance to win that big prize. In order to increase your […]

Top city breaks for artists

Some artists work best in quiet, secluded places, but others thrive when everything around them is buzzing. A thriving arts scene, creative atmosphere, and abundance of galleries to look at and draw inspiration from can all be valuable creative triggers. There are a number of cities around the world with plenty to offer for artistic holidaymakers. Taking a city break can be a great chance not only to produce new and interesting artwork, but to inject your future art with […]

Galapagos Getaway

Are you in the need of that secluded island getaway? Well Gecko Adventures has the perfect solution for you; they are currently offering an amazing sale to the hidden Galapagos Islands.  These lesser known islands are located just shy 1000km off the South American coast and are a part of continental Ecuador. With a small population that is predominantly Spanish speaking you will be able to practise your language skills as you meet some of the locals and experience island […]