8 OF THE BEST TRAVEL LAPTOPS

Ideal for business or leisure. Whether you regularly go abroad for work or you're planning a few months of solo adventuring, you’ll know that so often a functioning, convenient laptop is your best travel companion. The reasons that laptops have become such...

6 IDEAL WAYS TO SATISFY YOUR WANDERLUST DURING LOCKDOWN

Trips have been cancelled. Plans put on hold. Even our afternoon stroll is under threat. Escapism; it’s all we’ve got right now. But how exactly do you see the sights of unexplored, exotic destinations from the sanctity of your living room? How do you recreate the flavours of your favourite far flung...

5 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN MALAGA

...IDEAL for a holiday of culture, cuisine, sand and sun. The capital of the Costa del Sol, Malaga is slowly shedding its unfair reputation as a destination for Brits to get sunburnt and sozzled. Now, it’s a town seriously on the up, with a thriving arts scene, glorious architecture, hiking opportunities, a fabulous cuisine and beautiful beaches. Yes please! Though...

5 MUST VISIT PLACES TO VISIT IN COSTA RICA, IDEAL FOR YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY

They say variety is the spice of life, right? And with so much of that life spent chained to the office desk, those precious 28 days of annual leave need to be spent embracing the broadest range of destinations and activities possible. Perhaps nowhere on the planet encapsulates life’s rich tapestry, of adventure, activity, landscape and leisure like Costa...

5 IDEAL PLACES EVERY TOURIST SHOULD VISIT IN HAWAII

Hawaii, it has to be said, is both somewhat iconic and something of a mystery. We’ve all eaten a poke bowl, worn a necklace of flowers and perhaps even done a little hula. Most of us will have heard of (or even enjoyed) a traditional Luau feast, but could you actually pinpoint the 50th state on a map? Could...

5 IDEAL BARGAIN FLIGHT DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE FOR JANUARY 2020

The new decade has barely begun, the ink is still wet on our resolutions (the liver’s still wet too) but already our focus is drifting to our next holiday. Let’s face it, the post Christmas bank balance isn’t quite as ship shape as we’d like it, and rationalising a jaunt abroad so soon into January can be tricky. But we...

5 IDEAL TRAVEL TIPS FOR MARRAKECH FIRST-TIMERS 

Marrakech, Morocco. Say the words out loud and immediately you’re transported. Images of dusty red stone, souks bustling with activity, the smells of barbequed meat and dry spices mixed with leather, the bitter yet refreshing taste of mint green tea, the sound of bartering and the Call to Prayer...it’s a multi sensory experience, if ever there was one. As...

7 IDEAL BEGINNER TRAVEL TIPS FOR SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is becoming an increasingly beloved destination city, and it’s easy to see why. Offering so much to travellers looking for a rich history, culture and tradition, not to mention stunning architecture, diverse neighbourhoods, advanced technology, delicious food, mountainous landscape and fantastic shopping and nightlife, it’s every traveller’s dream.  That said, Seoul a huge juggernaut...

5 IDEAL TRAVEL TIPS FOR MUMBAI FIRST TIMERS

Plan plot and project as much as you like, but nothing can prepare you fully for your first time in Mumbai. The moment you leave the airport, you’re welcomed with a cacophony of clashing noise, a miasma of competing aromas, hawkers tugging at your sleeves and heart strings, taxis and rickshaws vying for your attention, your nose taking you...

5 IDEAL RESTAURANTS IN BATH, ENGLAND

To describe Bath as picturesque is something of an understatement. The honey hued Georgian architecture, the rolling, verdant hills, the soothing, laid back canal life...it’s all here and it’s all very British indeed. There is a thriving tourist industry to match, but sadly finding somewhere unique and interesting to eat has represented something of a challenge for many years,...

5 IDEAL REASONS TO MAKE CUBA YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY

Cuba, the Caribbean’s largest island, is the perfect combination of beautiful beaches, cobbled streets and incredible wildlife. That balance is perhaps most succinctly realised in the fascinating capital city of Havana, with its 1950s American cars and peeling Spanish-style buildings, crumbling facades but also a hip, ultra-modern scene beneath the surface. Further contrast exists away from the capital. Beach bums...

THE IDEAL GUIDE TO ENGLAND’S BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Can you believe that it’s almost Christmas? It won’t be long until you’re erecting the Christmas tree, slinging up the mistletoe in the hope of some kisses, and, in good time, cleaning up the mess made both by your devilish elf-on-the-shelf and the booze-fuelled fracas you caused after too many ports.   Getting into the Christmas spirit is all about...

WHAT & WHERE TO EAT IN PHUKET OLD TOWN, THAILAND

The island of Phuket is a place of wild, clashing contradiction. There’s the brash and bawdy Phuket depicted in popular culture, localised on Patong Beach, where you can buy anything, do anything and get yourself into all manner of scrapes, some very silly, some very serious; a microcosm of an image of Thailand we hope is soon confined to...

5 IDEAL ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY IN RURAL WALES

Doesn’t the rat race get you oh so weary? Isn’t there more to life beyond the desk and doors of the office? Is your bedroom window offering nothing but views of concrete on concrete? Urban suffocation got you breathing difficult? Sometimes, you don’t have to hop on a plane to enjoy the serenity and splendour of sheer, unadulterated countryside...

5 IDEAL TIPS FOR A FAMILY HOLIDAY TO BARCELONA

  It’s not difficult to see why Barcelona sits atop the list of Britain’s most loved city breaks. Just a short, affordable flight away, it’s an easy to navigate, easy to communicate with place, awash with culture, charm and good weather. Indeed, Barcelona truly has something for everyone, and its accessibility, colour and climate make it a fantastic place to...