The Best Ways To See London On A Short Trip

London is a vast city. Full of history, culture and architecture which it is difficult to get a complete grip on in a short space of time. For those on a flying visit to the city it is easy to miss much of what London has to offer. There are some quick ways to get a feel for London which will have you wanting to come back for more though. Get On Your Feet: Walking tours are by far the […]

What to Do When You Get Sick During Vacation

Getting sick on or just before a vacation can be a real downer. If one falls ill just before leaving for a vacation, a few precautions can help you feel better through the flight. If you get sick during a vacation it can be even more unpleasant. Minor illness can easily be treated with medicines but it may mean missing out on a day or two of fun. On the other hand anything major can result in a lot of […]

Introducing Tangier – a gateway to Africa

A country of vibrant colours, flavoursome food and bustling souks, Morocco is an incredibly exciting country to visit. If you’re interested in travelling here, I thoroughly recommend making Tangier your port of call. Often referred to as the ‘gateway to Africa’ (thanks to the fact that it’s at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar), this city is brimming with attractions. One of the things I like most about Tangier is its mix of old and new. Its historic medina, […]

Mustang: an alternative trekking destination in Nepal

When most people think of trekking in Nepal, the likes of the Everest Base Camp trail and the Annapurna Circuit will immediately spring to mind. While these are outstanding long-distance walking routes, they are far from the only options for a holiday in Nepal. Today, we’re going to tell you about one of the other options: Mustang. This forgotten region of Nepal, which is actually part of Tibet, remains well under most travellers’ radars. In fact, until the early 1990s, […]

Where to discover China’s natural beauty

China is famous for being home to stunning historical and architectural wonders – you need only think of attractions like the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors. So amazing are these sites that it’s easy to forget that China has a wealth of natural attractions too, from unusual wonders to havens of tranquility. So, today we’re going to give you a brief rundown of some of the loveliest and most interesting natural spots to see here. Meanwhile, those of you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Staying healthy when backpacking in Africa

Backpacking is a great way to explore foreign countries, however, when visiting exotic locations, such as Africa, there are sensible precautions you should take in order to stay healthy. Africa is home to some of the deadliest diseases in the world, including tuberculosis, malaria and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) leading to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Medical kit Doctors and hospitals are few and far between in remote areas of Africa so it’s essential to pack a comprehensive first aid and […]

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What are package holidays and their advantages?

People love to holiday and when they picture themselves in popular holiday destinations, they talk about package holidays. What is a package holiday? Let’s have a look at what is a package holiday. Whenever you go for a holiday overseas it is not only the hotel accommodation that you have to pay for there are other elements also included in the package. Flights add up to a costly element in the package. In case you are flying more than 5 […]

The Ultimate Family Staycation – Cottage Or Camping?

If you’re getting the kind of itchy feet that tell you it’s time to book a summer holiday, why not consider investing in a staycation this summer? A staycation is a loosely coined term that can be used to refer to any holiday that is taken in your own country. It’s a cheap alternative to an expensive, stressful family holiday overseas – what more could you ask for?  When it comes to taking a holiday in the rolling green hills […]


The Endless Delights of Naples

When you think Naples you might think pizza, the city which lays claim to this worldwide concept more than any other but equally you first port of call may be a trip to Pompeii and Vesuvius, a dominant feature on the skyline. Either way Naples is an unforgettable experience on Italy’s western coast. Cuisine Italian cuisine’s popularity goes without saying and an Italian holiday will allow you to enjoy it at its best after seeing the wonderful mix of art, […]

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Take a Flight To Barbados and Enjoy a Tropical Paradise

The amazing island of Barbados is situated in the Eastern Caribbean Sea and while it is less than 200 square miles in size it is packed with tropical beauty, interesting sights and fun activities. It has a perfect mix of sun, sand and value for money and is only four or five hour’s flight time from many major east coast destinations. There are no language difficulties with English being the national language of Barbados so driving is also easy although […]

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Infograph: Best Travel Apps and Gadgets

Discover the essential travel apps and gadgets for 2014 that will help you get the most from your holiday! Infographic by Villa Plus


Log Cabins and Wilderness: The Attraction of Summer Holidays in Lapland

Lapland might be best known as a winter holiday destination but its summer charms are just as enticing. The snowy wilderness becomes a nature lover’s paradise over the summer months when lush green forests carpet the mountains around mirror-like lakes. Incredibly long days and warm weather add to the region’s attraction and create the perfect conditions for exploring the great outdoors. Here are just some of the reasons why a summer holiday in Lapland could be the wilderness adventure of […]

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How to beat the queues at the Seaworld parks

America’s three SeaWorld parks, in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego, are great places for families to learn about and interact with marine life, while enjoying traditional theme park activities like thrill rides, live entertainment and fun, family-friendly restaurants. However, like any theme parks, sometimes the lines and the crowds at SeaWorld can be overwhelming. There ARE ways to avoid the worst of the crowds, if you plan ahead. Consider the following tips for beating the lines at SeaWorld before […]

PaiCome Hideaway: An oasis in Pai

We had heard so much about Pai that we were super excited about our trip to the small town. We planned a three day trip to coincide with Flor’s Birthday, and we couldn’t wait to get going and exploring all that the area had to offer. While planning the trip to Pai, I envisioned staying in a peaceful retreat in the countryside as I wanted to take in as much of the scenic countryside as I possibly could. A quick […]


‘Off the Beaten Path’ Excursions in Cuba

On a narrow patch of land between two oceans lays Cuba – a country with a rich passion for the arts, a love for nature and a taste for the exotic. A country full of the large spirit of the nation’s history and its people. With eight UNESCO sites all over this country, there is something for everybody here. So, as a tourist, you have a wide variety of activities you can do and places you can visit. But, if […]

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Get in shape for Christmas in the Algarve

While the holidays often mean spending time with loved ones and getting some time off of work, it can also mean unwanted weight gain and the dreaded ‘holiday bloat’. Consider this: waking up on Christmas morning to sun and warmth, taking a scenic bicycle tour of the beautiful coast, eating a fresh meal with the locals and taking a long and leisurely hike through the countryside. All of this is possible with a trip to the popular Algarve in stunning […]

Yangon Nightlife: More Options than Ever

If this article was written just a couple of years ago, the list of bars and clubs to visit would have been much smaller. Now, thanks to Myanmar/Burma’s rapid rise in the international community, there is a variety of places you can go to experience the nightlife and the people in Yangon, depending on your interests. For a (Relatively) Quiet Drink If you want to meet the local expats and be kind to your wallet, here are some places to […]


All-American Beauty: Exploring California’s Stunning Central Coast

Journeying around the central coast of California is on the bucket list of many a traveller. If you’ve ever dreamed of driving down the Pacific Coast Highway along Big Sur with cliffs and crashing surf merely a stone’s throw from your seat, read on! The Central Coast broadly refers to the region between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The journey between the two is often rated as one of the best drives in the world, and for good reason. The […]

10 Unmissable Destinations in Western Australia

Thinking about a holiday to Australia? Don’t be a drongo and follow the herd down the east coast just because you’ve heard that Sydney’s beaches are a haven for sunbathing, surfing and scoffing shellfish of the barbie. Live a little and head to God’s own country: Western Australia. Here you’ll find more unforgettable attractions than you can shake a didgeridoo at. Great beaches? Check. Awesome National Parks? Check. Cool and cosmopolitan cities? Check. Some of the most beautiful scenery in […]

10 Simple but Brilliant Ways to Stretch your Backpacker’s Budget even further

No matter how carefully you budget for your backpacking trip something always crops up when you’re on the road that leaves you thinking “if only I had a little more cash”. Whether it’s an unplanned excursion to somewhere exciting, ending up with a slightly more expensive meal or room than you’d bargained for or to cover an emergency purchase, you’re virtually guaranteed to find yourself in need of a little extra backpacking budget from time to time. Fear not! Here […]

Top Tips for Hiring a Car on a Backpacker’s Budget

The freedom of driving through a new country hardly compares to the joy any other ground transport could bring (sorry, train lovers!). Thanks to multinational vehicle rental corporations, you can enjoy reliable services in almost every spot on the globe.   However, the car hire business is a business after all, and recently it has been showing more and more teeth when it comes to draining your purse. Here are the top tips to help you safeguard against unnecessary expenditure […]

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How to Plan Your Next Trip Down Under?

The best things come to those who wait, and although you may need a book or ten for the plane ride there, Australia is a dream holiday or travelling destination. It has everything from the big outdoors of the Australian Bush, some of the world’s best beaches as well as the exciting modern city attractions of Sydney and Melbourne. If you are thinking of visiting the world’s largest island, take a look at these tops tips below to help plan […]

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