Unearthing the history of the potato

Posted on: March 17th, 2014 Posted by

 

Boiled or baked, mashed or fried, the potato is served in a multitude of ways and is a staple part of the traditional British diet as well as being one of the world’s most important food crops. In this blog, we take a closer look at the common spud and unearth its surprisingly fascinating history. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Days in Sydney, Australia

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 Posted by

Home to some of Australia’s most iconic sights, visitors to the state capital of New South Wales find themselves spoilt for choice with so much to see and do. In this week’s blog, we offer a suggested itinerary for a three day visit to the vibrant, multi-cultural city. Read the rest of this entry »

A Guide To Making The Perfect Pancake

Posted on: March 4th, 2014 Posted by

With Pancake Day just around the corner we offer a guide on how to make and cook the perfect pancake,  as well as suggesting a variety of sweet and savoury fillings to try. Read the rest of this entry »

Four Top Attractions in Boise, Idaho

Posted on: February 17th, 2014 Posted by

Boise (pronounced “Boy-zee”) is Idaho’s state capital and combines a rich cultural history with an friendly rural setting. An excellent base for visitors who want to explore Idaho, or a good stop off point for holiday-makers who are on a longer tour of the USA, Boise offers something for everyone. Read the rest of this entry »

Fossil Hunting in Lyme Regis

Posted on: February 10th, 2014 Posted by

Located on the Dorset coast, the small town of Lyme Regis has long been a popular destination for travellers looking for a peaceful, seaside vacation. Over the years, the picturesque town has provided inspiration for authors such as Jane Austen (Persuasion features scenes set at the iconic Cobb Harbour) and A.S Byatt. But what Lyme Regis is best known for is the abundance of fossils unearthed in the cliffs and on the beaches. Read the rest of this entry »

Suggestions for a Romantic Valentine’s Day Menu

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014 Posted by

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better way to show your loved one just how much you care than by preparing a romantic dinner? We’ve put together a selection of ideas to help you plan a special meal that is sure to be a hit! Read the rest of this entry »

Street Food – How To Enjoy It & Stay Healthy

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 Posted by

Following on from our previous article on the world’s best destinations for street food,  we take a look at the tricky subject of how to stay healthy while enjoying it. Some travellers complain of having suffered from “Delhi Belly” after sampling street food, while others say that your risk of becoming ill is no higher than eating in a restaurant in your home town. We’ve gathered the top tips that you need to know so that you can enjoy delicious street food while minimising your risk of tummy upsets and food poisoning. Read the rest of this entry »

Four Top Destinations for Fabulous Street Food

Posted on: January 20th, 2014 Posted by

Since ancient times, street food has provided a quick and often cheap way to get sustenance on the go. More recently it has become a huge attraction for travellers looking for a new way to experience the culture and flavours of the places they visit. In this blog, we introduce you to four of the world’s best destinations for fabulous street food and describe some of the delicious eats that you can expect to find there. Read the rest of this entry »

Unleash Your Adventurous Side in St. Lucia

Posted on: January 13th, 2014 Posted by

The south Caribbean island of St. Lucia is a dream destination for travellers looking for an exciting  vacation in a lush tropical setting. Named in honour of Saint Lucia of Syracuse by French settlers in the 17th Century, St Lucia is one of the Windward Isles and is fairly small, with a land mass of just 616 square kilometres. With impressive jungle cloaked mountain ranges, a dormant volcano and gorgeous coastline scattered with sandy beaches, the island presents a wealth of opportunities for those looking for a more active holiday. In this blog, we look at some of the top ways to explore St Lucia – so pack your bags and get ready to unleash your adventurous side! Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s Go To Avignon!

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 Posted by

Located in the south-east of France, the city of Avignon nestles on the banks of the Rhone river. Less than three hours from the capital Paris, and half an hour from the popular resort of Marseilles, Avignon is makes an interesting day out if you are staying in the region, or a great base for a short city break.  With a fascinating history and distinctive Provençal feel, Avignon is a top choice for spring and summer vacations in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »