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 »

Travel Resolutions for 2014

Posted on: December 30th, 2013 Posted by

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Have you decided on a New Year’s Resolution yet? We’ve been thinking about ours, and have decided that in 2014, it is time to ring the changes. Instead of falling into line with the typical resolutions like losing weight or going to the gym more often, we’re going to make plans to improve and extend our travel experiences. Here are four ideas to inspire you to do the same! Read the rest of this entry »

Top Tips for Stress Free Christmas Cooking

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 Posted by

Christmas dinner can be a daunting task – as one of the most important meals of the year, there is a lot of pressure for it to be “perfect”, which can be very stressful for the cook.  With the aim of making Christmas cookery a little easier, we’ve put together some helpful stress reducing tips. As an added bonus, we offer some practical advice on Christmas cooking in self catering accommodation. Read the rest of this entry »

Caguas – The Creole Heart of Puerto Rico

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 Posted by

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If you are looking for an holiday destination which combines beautiful countryside, dramatic history, and vibrant, consider Caguas in Puerto Rico. Located around 30 minutes drive from the island’s capital San Juan, and the same distance from the west and east coast, Caguas lies in a fertile valley, surrounded by mountain ranges. Nicknamed “The Creole Heart” , the city has a proud heritage which combines indigenous Taino, European and African backgrounds and has become a focal point for discovering the rich culture. Read on to discover just a small selection of our favourite attractions in and near the city. Read the rest of this entry »

Stocking Fillers for Travellers

Posted on: December 9th, 2013 Posted by

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?


If, like us, you’ve still got to brave the “festive” weather and the bustling crowds, and still haven’t decided what to buy – don’t panic. We’ve been brainstorming, and have come up with a list of fun and useful stocking fillers (or Secret Santa gifts) that are ideal for anyone who loves to travel. Whether you are looking for something practical for your niece who is planning a gap year adventure or a handy gift for a friend who travels for business, you’ll find some great suggestions here. Read the rest of this entry »

Christmas Foods from Around the World

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013 Posted by

As Christmas draws ever closer, we’re looking forward to indulging in all of our favourite festive treats. Hot mince pies, crisp Yorkshire puddings and boozy Wassail are amongst our the top choices here in the UK, but what do families around the world eat at Christmas time? In this blog, we take a look at a selection of sweet and savoury dishes which are an important part of the celebrations in different countries around the globe. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Four Spices to Use in Christmas Cookery

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 Posted by

The heady aroma of mulled wine. The rich, sweet flavour of a freshly baked mince pie. The comforting taste of a creamy bread sauce. What each of these traditional festive dishes has in common is a blend of ingredients which includes exotic spices, which bring a special dimension to each one. In fact, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and cloves have become so strongly associated with the Christmas for many of us, that just a sniff of their distinctive fragrances will bring the joys of the season to mind. Read the rest of this entry »