The L'Oscar suite at L'Oscar Hotel brings the wow factor to a romantic night in London

The Most Romantic London Hotels for Sexy Luxury Stays

There are some hotel rooms that just make you think ‘this, THIS is where I want to bring my lover.’ Sometimes they’re tapping into the whole four-poster bed old school romantic vibe, sometimes they’re channeling sexy disco fun, or they might just have so much wow factor you want to share it with someone whoRead More

Top travel apps for planning and enjoying a trip

Twelve Great Travel Apps To Pack in Your Phone 

From planning your trip to making life easy in a strange land, having the right travel apps in your phone can have a big impact on your holiday experience. Here are a dozen that help make me an appy traveller. Get Your Guide The Get Your Guide website and app are not just a greatRead More

Lapland Log Cabin holiday in Harriniva, Image credit Antti Pietikainen

Log Cabin Holidays in Lapland: What to Know Before You Go

… This post is brought to you by Artisan Travel … When I think about Lapland I think of snow, reindeer and a certain jolly fellow who keeps naughty and nice lists. Throw in beautiful scenery, northern lights, and both husky sled rides and reindeer sleigh rides and the holiday magic gets even better. LaplandRead More

Northern Lights tips will help you pick the best places to go, like here in Iceland at the Gullfoss waterfall, Credit ThorirNK and Iceland Pro Travel

Five Northern Lights Tips To Know Before You Book Your Trip

… This post is brought to you by The Aurora Zone … Like most people I spent much of my life dreaming about seeing the Northern Lights, and so when I was faced with a big birthday with a 0 on it I decided that would be my very special birthday present to myself. OfRead More

Travel Scams in Europe

Five Top Tips for Avoiding Travel Scams in Europe

I’ll never forget the first time I realized sweet looking people may not be so sweet when I was travelling through Europe. I was in a crowded store in Barcelona and my handbag was hanging loose as I used both hands to look through a rack of clothes. I’d seen the little old lady nearbyRead More

Amsterdam canals, image Veronica Lopez

Choosing a Boutique Hotel in Amsterdam with a Story to Tell

“There are cat cities and dog cities. In dog cities, you throw a stick and it comes back with its tail wagging. Cat cities are reticent and harder to judge. Amsterdam seems to be a dog city at first, until you discover that it’s really a cat city pretending to be a dog.” As IRead More

Sea Baskets at Wadden Sea Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony Germany

Lower Saxony’s Seaside Spa Town and the Wadden Sea

It takes a little while to get used to the gooey feeling of mud squishing between my toes. I realise I must have been a child the last time I’ve enjoyed rather than recoiled from it but my adult brain is soothed by the knowledge that there’s nothing in this mud that can hurt me.Read More

Ljubljana Castle, Slovenia

Lovely Ljubljana: Top things to do in Slovenia’s capital

… This is a Guest Post by Anna Kay from Med Cruise Guide … Imagine living three hours from Venice, one hour from the Adriatic Sea, one hour from spectacular skiing in Austrian Alps and half an hour from one of the most beautiful lakes in the Slovenian Alps. Well, Ljubljana, the tiny capital ofRead More

The 'Barkenhoff' in Worpswede is next door to the Buchenhof Hotel

Wandering Worpswede, the artist community in Germany’s Lower Saxony

Some places have a special energy that draws a certain kind of person to them. Worpswede in Germany’s Lower Saxony is one such place, and in this case the people it draws in are artists. When I told friends in Berlin I was going to Worpswede most of them admitted they had never been, despiteRead More

All aboard Eurostar Business Premier class to Paris

Eurostar Business Premier Class: Doing London to Paris in e320 Style

Full disclosure: I love train travel. And I hate Charles de Gaulle airport. So I’ve long been a firm believer that the only way to travel between London and Paris is by train. Even if both airports were as wonderful as Changi, to fly you’d still have to go through the hassle and time gettingRead More