Travel Directory Article Archive
If you thought going into hibernation was the only way to escape the bitterness of winter then you may want to consider doing a runner to the sun instead. By taking a cruise to somewhere warm and exotic you might just find yourself in the mood for getting active and having an adventure, rather than staying wrapped up in your duvet.
Hiring a car is a great way to give yourself the freedom to discover the delights of Italy at a pace that suits you. However, recent research has shown that many British drivers don't know enough about driving in their chosen holiday destination – do you?
Not all families are looking for the same things from a holiday. While there are certainly plenty of people who are happy with the standard sun, sea and sand getaway, an increasing number want something a bit more adventurous.
From the beaches of Bodrum to the caves of Cappadocia, Turkey truly has something for everyone. There are great deals to make the most of, from companies such as Bookable Holidays, and whether you opt for a city break or a sun holiday, here’s six reasons why you should visit:
One of the wonderful things about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is that you’ll have the chance to see some of Africa’s plant species as you hike. There are several climatic zones on the mountain, each of which supports different flora and fauna.
Anyone looking for the Spain of yesteryear would do well to head to the pretty little town of Altea. This corner of the Costa Blanca has maintained much of its fishing village charm and is ideally located between the mountains and the sea.
London is one of the world's most vibrant and dynamic cities, and there's always something new going on. However, if you're looking for an experience that's a little different and are stuck for inspiration then it may be an idea to think outside the box – or, more precisely, the city.
The chances are you will be looking to track down some of that world famous craic while on holiday in Ireland and there is plenty to be found in Cork – no more so than in its pubs. The best way to ensure you experience it to the max is to park up the hire car for the evening and head to some of these establishments.
With so many holiday options out there, it can be tricky to narrow down your choices to one single getaway destination. Perhaps you want a snappy city break that takes in all the highlights in 48 hours, or a one-week vacation that mixes sightseeing with relaxation.
The Caribbean has long been considered one of the world’s top sailing destinations and with very good reason. However, it’s a rather large region with many different places to go, so how can you decide which islands to visit on your holiday?
There are many areas of natural beauty in Morocco, but none quite compares to the majesty of the High Atlas Mountains that march through Toubkal National Park. This reserve is within easy reach of Marrakech and a must-visit during a stay in the city.
One of California's most exciting cities, San Diego has a huge variety of attractions, from its world-class zoos to spectacular beaches. If you're considering visiting it for your next holiday, read our guide to find out about some of the top things to see and do.
Head to a perennially popular sun-drenched destination like Malaga and you might assume that you'll have trouble finding a peaceful beach to relax on. Never fear, though, because there are actually plenty of secluded stretches to find.
The Isle of Wight is famous for its beaches, great coastal walks and relaxing ambience – but did you know it's the Dinosaur Capital of the UK too? Today, we're going to take a look at the very best dinosaur-themed attractions the island has to offer.
Brits have certainly adopted Asian curries into their hearts, with the spicy dishes a national favourite. As you can imagine, there are numerous curry houses all over London, which can make deciding where to dine a bit tricky.
Poon Hill is one of the Himalayas’ finest viewing points, offering outstanding vistas of some of the most recognisable and impressive peaks in the Annapurna range. There are many trekking routes that make this ascent, so we’re going to look at what you can expect from the climb.
While relaxation can mean something different for everyone, there are some holiday destinations that seem as if they were designed with leisure in mind – so much so that anyone could relax and enjoy themselves there. The Seychelles is one of these.
When you’re travelling with children it can be very easy to stick to the tried and tested holiday destinations but there’s actually no need to. There’s a whole host of places that you can visit with your kids that will instill a sense of wonder in the world around them.
If you're planning a trip to the French Riviera and want to get away from the major cities like Nice, Cannes and Monaco then Saint Paul de Vence is a fantastic destination for a day trip. Less than half an hour's drive from Nice, this charming village is one of the oldest and best preserved medieval towns in southern France, and over the past century or so has become famous across the world for its high-class art galleries.
Italy has long been seen as one of the most stylish, sophisticated and fascinating nations in Europe, where Renaissance art, the Roman Empire and the world's best food all come together to form a truly iconic culture and landscape. Driving across the famous boot-shaped country is a great way to experience the best of what Italy has to offer, and the route from Pisa to Naples has got it all.
With the country having been unified as recently as 1871, regional cultures remain strong in Italy, which means a road trip though the famous boot-shaped nation is likely to be full of fascinating variety. The unusual shape of the country also lends itself well to driving holidays, with many of Italy's major towns and cities all lined up in sequence, making it easy to discover as many of them as possible in one trip.
If you’re not the kind of person who likes spending a week relaxing in the sun and doing very little else, fear not, as there are plenty of varied holiday options for you. We’re going to give you some suggestions if you want to have an active getaway.
Milan has a well-deserved reputation for being home to some of the most beautiful classical Italian art, with plenty of works by Michelangelo, Rubens and Raphael to keep even the most discerning of culture vultures happy. But if you are visiting the city and want to check out some of its quirkier offerings, there are many different venues from which to choose.
If you've visited Munich a few times before – or you just want to stay off the well-beaten tourist trail – it's worth looking into some of the city's more unusual, lesser known sights. As you might imagine, there's lots to keep you occupied in Munich and the surrounding area.
Being home to more than eight million people, it's easy to feel a bit crowded out when visiting London, although with a little local knowledge you'll discover that the place can actually be very welcoming and intimate. Aside from the major tourist attractions, the capital is home to a huge number of cosy pubs, inviting restaurants and pleasant markets.