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9 reasons why Copenhagen is the world’s happiest city

9 reasons why Copenhagen is the world’s happiest city

This year Denmark once again topped the table in The World Happiness Report, surely meaning that its cool capital Copenhagen has to be up there as one of the happiest cities in the world. It’s not hard to see why. Despite the cost of living and the darker […]

7 travel scams you should know about in Asia

7 travel scams you should know about in Asia

Asia has long been a backpacker haven; its well beaten path promises adventure, some amazing views, the best beach life around and bustling cityscapes. As a whole, Asia is a safe route to take for any trip – I’ve always found the local people to […]

Paradise Found: Soul&Surf, Kerala

Paradise Found: Soul&Surf, Kerala

If you want to get away from it all, with plenty of sun, surf and savasanas thrown in, there’s nowhere quite like Soul&Surf – one of Kerala’s first surf and yoga retreats. It was set up by intrepid Brits Ed & Sofie Templeton, who gave […]

Escape to the country: 5 British rural escapes

Escape to the country: 5 British rural escapes

Don’t get me wrong, city breaks are wonderful. And I have an endless list of European cities that I’d like to visit some day soon – Edinburgh, Lisbon, Florence and Reykjavik to name a few. But this year, I’m hoping it becomes the Year of […]

A boozy delight: Wine ice cream in Cafayate

A boozy delight: Wine ice cream in Cafayate

I’m partial to a glass of wine (or two…) and always enjoy a good ice cream – but both of them together?! Yes, that’s what I found on my travels in the small wine region of Cafayate in Argentina. Cafayate, which lies in the heart […]

Ultimate guide to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ultimate guide to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is often referred to as the ‘The Paris of the South’. With its European art nouveau-influenced architecture and large boulevards, it’s not hard to see why. It’s an absolute must for any traveller visiting Argentina – so have a read […]

7 tips to surviving night trains in Vietnam

7 tips to surviving night trains in Vietnam

Night trains in Vietnam are one of the quickest ways to travel around the country.  They’re cheap, reliable, fast (compared to buses) but not luxurious in any way, shape or form. Remove any idea you have of the Hogwart’s Express or a trip on the […]

The best beach in Dublin: Dollymount Strand

The best beach in Dublin: Dollymount Strand

Dublin is a fun, lively city that has plenty of bars, pubs and clubs to keep you occupied. But what if you wanted a slower pace to your weekend away in Ireland’s bustling capital? Look no further than Dollymount Strand, Clontarf – the best beach […]

Insider’s guide to Dublin

Insider’s guide to Dublin

It’s St Paddy’s Day! Are you off for a weekend of good old Irish craic in the capital? Read our insider tips on what to see, do (and drink!), in the city beyond the usual tourist hotspots. Drink… In Dublin’s historic pubs If there’s one […]

Amazing hybrid pastries – and where to eat them

Amazing hybrid pastries – and where to eat them

What’s better than a doughnut? A cronut! The world went cronut-crazy back in 2013 when one New York bakery, owned by the inventive pastry chef Dominique Ansel, merged two well-loved baked goods together – a doughnut and a croissant. The result was a flaky, iced […]

Review: Eagle’s Palace Hotel & Spa, Halkidiki

Review: Eagle’s Palace Hotel & Spa, Halkidiki

Want to enjoy Greece without the crowds? head to Halkidiki in northern Greece. If you’ve been watching Simon Reeve’s Greece on TV the past few weeks, then you’ll have realised quite how many surprises lay in store for travellers. One of these is the world heritage […]

5 tips for Greek island hopping

5 tips for Greek island hopping

One of my favourite summer holidays was my Greek island hopping adventure with my housemates. With just a 28ltr backpack, a strong supply of sun cream and enough bikinis to dress all of the Victoria’s Secret Angels between the five of us, we took off. […]