The World’s Best Winter Food (and where to find it)

Raclette Raclette, the name of both the dish and the cheese used in it, hails from the Alpine regions of Switzerland where it may have begun life as a simple peasant meal. Travelling from hill to hill, shepherds are said to have carried their nutritious (and filling) wheels of cheese to roast over the evening…

A Guide to the Biggest Fire Festivals in the World

In the run up to Bonfire Night this weekend, we take a look at some of the biggest and best fire festivals across the world. Bonfire Night, Lewes Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes Night, may be celebrated around the UK but nowhere does it better than Lewes. This little town in Sussex, south England, has…

8 Killer Halloween Parties Around the World

If you feel like shaking things up next 31st October then take a look at our round up of the best places to be. From spine-tingling sites to monster balls, these events will knock you dead, so if you’re looking for a scream this Halloween, read on …if you dare. 1. Las Vegas For everything…

The Best Autumn Coastal Retreats

There’s something about the coast the captivates the human imagination and soothes the soul. Not just a destination during the hot summer months, the beach makes an wonderfully calming place to spend a chilly autumn day, if you’re heading home to a cosy cabin or welcoming guesthouse of course. With that in mind, these are…

Revisit Your Favourite New York On-Screen Moments

Much of the time when we travel we do our best to avoid the clichés. We want to get off the ‘beaten track’, do things like a local, or discover the ‘genuine’ [insert destination here]. But sometimes the clichés are so engrained in the image we have of a place they can be difficult to…

5 Must-Have Travel Gadgets For Your Next Trip

Whether you’re planning a holiday with friends or family there are a few items that always make it into the suitcase. However if you’re looking for something to make the journey a little easier, or you just miss your home comforts while abroad, you might want to consider a pocket-sized gadget or two to make…

7 Unmissable Events for a Crazy Night in Copenhagen

Every October, Copenhagen opens the doors of its museums, art galleries, theatres, parks and churches for the biggest cultural event in the city’s calendar: Kulturnatten (or Culture Night). This huge one-day event offers visitors and locals the chance to explore the culture and history of Denmark in a festive evening that welcomes the whole family….

Game of Thrones: Backstage Tour in Barcelona

Winter is coming… to Barcelona! With season 7 of Game of Thrones all wrapped up for the year, fans will have to find another way to keep themselves occupied until the next barrage of dragon-wielding, accent-wavering madness hits our screens (play the board game, learn to fence… take up cooking?) Or, for fans who travel,…

Essential Language Apps for Your Holiday

One in 10 Britons avoids foreign travel due to language barriers. That’s almost 5 million people who are put off seeing the world because they are worried their language skills will let them down. In fact, fears of being ‘lost in translation’ or making an embarrassing faux pas are common even among those who travel,…

La Mercè: Barcelona’s Incredible Festival

If you’re in Barcelona this weekend then you’re in for a treat. Starting on Friday 22nd September, the yearly celebration in honour of the Virgin of Mercy comes to the city: the festival La Mercè. By far the city’s biggest and most colourful street party, this festival of lights, giants, devils and fire is the headline…