Lower Saxony’s Seaside Spa Town and the Wadden Sea

Sea Baskets at Wadden Sea Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony Germany

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

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

Ljubljana Castle, Slovenia

… 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 Road Trip Health and Beauty Tip You Need to Know

Road trips need sunscreen even when you're in the car

While we all know that sun damage can lead to skin cancer and is one of the leading causes of ageing what many don’t realise is that sun damage can happen when you’re in a car. And I don’t just mean when the top is down. I remember seeing a documentary years ago that lookedRead More

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

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

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

Why Visit Yosemite in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

Visiting Yosemite in winter has its advantages, image Andrew Lowen

… This is a guest post by Andrew Lowen from the Yosemite Gateway Chalet … Yosemite National Park was the first area of land in America that the government preserved for the sake of the public, and it was instrumental in the creation of the national parks system as it exists today. The park isRead More

Travel Packing Essentials: What Not to get on a Plane Without

Zoomlite pink packing cells in case, image Zoomlite

… This post has been brought to you by Vision Direct … As anyone who travels regularly will know, over the years we discover there are some things we always want to have with us when we’re exploring new places and other things that we’ve learned not to bother packing again after they stayed inRead More

Baie-Saint-Paul and beyond in Charlevoix, Quebec’s charming holiday destination

The Train de Charlevoix crosses Saint-Lawrence's shore to travel between Quebec City and La Balbaie

It starts at a small train station looking out at a magnificent waterfall. When I arrive at the station 12 kilometres outside of Quebec City I smile when I see Canada’s Montmorency Falls. Just a few days earlier I was on a zip line crossing the face of those falls, which at 30 metres higherRead More

Five Great Coastal Bike Rides Around the World

Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, image courtesy Southern Ocean Lodge

… This is a guest post by Denise Nelson of MountainbikeEZ … I love vacationing on the coast as much as I love mountain biking destinations! Sometimes I just need a relaxing time spent on the beach with fantastic ocean scenery, and can you blame me when the water is crystal blue? I always bringRead More