Japan for me has always had a certain air of elegance, mystery and ancient sophistication. It is rich in history that was put down in written word long before the history of the West ever was. It is a country that attracted more than 24 million people last year. Now, I have found an even better reason to visit, especially at this time of year. They don’t celebrate Christmas! I know, I know, Bah Humbug, but let’s face it, not everyone wants to celebrate Christmas. It is difficult to get away from the Christmas vibe if that is what you want to do, but hopefully, once you have read this article you will agree that Japan is a good option to do just that. Relax in a Luxury Pod Hotel If you have never experienced, or worse, heard of Japanese Pod Hotels, well, you have now. At first glance it seems like a bad idea, they are small and compact and seem to offer no luxury at all. At least not what we would call …
The festive season is upon us and with Christmas just around the corner it is that time of year when we all need to start to think about a gift to give to our loved ones. Why don’t you make this year and extra special one and take your loved one, your family or even just yourself, to one of the many amazing Christmas markets around Europe? There are many of them to choose from. You can wander through the markets where you will be pulled into the Christmas spirit and be able to choose from local, handcrafted gifts, or, you can enjoy some mouth-watering Christmas dishes and treats. Whatever you preference and whether alone or with others, you are sure to enjoy the atmosphere. Today I will do a roundup of some of the oldest and best Christmas markets to choose from. Strasbourg – France Strasbourg in eastern France is where you will find one of Europe’s oldest Christmas markets. The first edition of this famous market took place in 1570 and is still …
Istanbul is a city full of culture and wonder. It is a breathing history around every corner. Once the gateway for the Ottoman empire. Let’s take a look at what is on offer there. What can be done while staying? Perhaps, what cannot. Welcome to Turkey and TomTom suites in The Old Franciscan House, right in the heart of the city.
Greece, a country rich in history. A lot of that history is familiar to us all, for very obvious reasons. Nestled away in the North West corner of mainland Greece is a place called Vitsa. Part of the Zagori villages of Epirus and home to the Kores Boutique Hotel and Spa.
Spain is a country that attracts millions of international visitors every year. But there is more to the country than the Costa Del Sol and Marbella. Away from the west and South coast, there are lush green hills, even more amazing beaches, Cider, National parks and a water sports adventure playground. In Llanes, you will find Hotel Miracielos. Welcome to Asturias..
Egypt is a country that is rich in history. But, is it just about the mysterious pyramids and the legends and myths that surround the river Nile? Last week we gave away a trip for two in the 5-star resort hotel the Continental Hotel – Hurghada. So let’s take a closer look at Hurghada…
The golden age of trains has pretty much been and gone. Although it is still the greenest form of travel for us, the romance of train travel died a long time ago, along with that came the death of countless railway stations that are not used anymore.
As the winter months set in, and the weather gets colder, we search for ways to bring a bit of warmth into our worlds. What about a nice, romantic, stress-free journey that you will never forget? Today we look at train journeys that will warm your heart and give you memories that will stay with you forever.
The world of travel blogging is a busy one. There are now a lot of them out there for you to follow and read. It is important, if you are a budding travel blogger, to watch the best of the best and observe how they write and what they write about. If you just love to read them then this list is for you. So let’s dive in and explore what the travel blog world has to offer.
Winter wedding venues have been gathering popularity lately for a whole host of reasons. As summer wedding prices have gone through the roof and dates become less and less available people have begun looking for winter alternatives for their big day. Here are our top 3 venues from around the world for you to say ‘I do’ and make your day a little more unique.