Which Greek Island is Perfect for You?

Sunbathing in Greece image

Greece is the destination of choice for many UK tourists in search of warmer weather, a unique culture and some fantastic food to name but a few of its qualities. However, there are many different islands to choose from, and it can be difficult to know which will be best for you. Here are a […]

A Quick Guide to Turkey: Three Top Resorts to Visit

Underwater photograph taken in Fethiye

Turkey is a massive country; its shores are awash with perfect tourist resorts while inland is the beating of a more traditional heart. As far as holidaymakers are concerned, it’s the coast that you need to be considering, with a whole host of fantastic options to choose from. Whether it’s ancient ruins that you’re off […]

Sun, Fun and Siestas in Spain

Benidorm Levante Beach at dusk by Recesvintus on Flickr

Spain is a hugely popular holiday destination; British holidaymakers are particularly taken with the laid back Spanish vibe – including that famous Spanish staple – the siesta! Whether you are after a sun-drenched beach getaway or a sophisticated city break, Spain does both exceptionally well. Holidays to Spain are ideal for those wanting to travel […]

London, much more than the Royal baby’s home

London phone booth by: Doug88888

[The following is a guest post from Katty, who originally visited London for the first time to improve her English; as a first stop in an ongoing travel adventure which currently has her in Spain] I have been travelling for almost 16 months now and it all began with my stay in London. Last summer […]

Top 5 ‘Short Hop’ From England Destinations


I’ve decided to create a list of my top five European destinations which are only a ‘short hop’ away from England. Why? So that you know where to visit! But also because I’m from New Zealand (A Kiwi), and each year many Kiwis and Aussies leave their homeland to head to England for an OE (Overseas Experience). […]

Top 5 Things to Do for Free in Seville

Plaza de Espana Seville Spain

Guest Author: Will Peach Will Peach is one of the site editors over at Gap Daemon, the gap year travel community website for backpackers and gap year travellers. Don’t make the mistake of missing out on Seville during one of your Spain holidays. For budget travellers, Andalucia’s capital has plenty more to offer than scorching summers […]

Backpacking Iceland with a Rental Car

Glacier 1 - Iceland (Campsite 1)

19 – 21 August 2010 I’d met an American lad in the place I had slept the previous night so I offered him a lift to the Blue Lagoon, naturally I wanted to show off my recently picked up blue station wagon rental car and share this new exciting freedom with someone else. I was […]

Flight to Iceland with London Stopover

Jumping on Iceland

18 August 2010 As I noted in my previous post catching the plane from Prague was a breeze, I made a smooth terminal change at Heathrow before catching my plane to Iceland. My first sighting of Iceland from the air was not what I had expected. I’d pictured mountains, ferocious volcanoes and dragons but from […]

Prague (Czech Republic) by Backpack

Prague sign

16 – 17 August 2010 My overnight train from Krakow had gone well, overall it had been a comfortable journey and I’d slept well (With the aid of an eye mask and ear plugs). I arrived in Prague and made the easy walk from the main train station to the central area where I found […]

Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi Concentration Camp

Auschwitz Security Fences-6

14 August 2010 The Auschwitz-Birkenau system of Nazi concentration camps was the largest of all the Nazi camps and was designated by Heinrich Himmler to be the “final solution of the Jewish question in Europe” – it was an extermination camp. Unbelievable atrocities were committed here. This post is going to be brief; if I […]