Osborne House Isle of Wight

Things to Do in the Isle of Wight

Just 6 miles off the coast of the south of England, the Isle of Wight is certainly off the beaten track of Europe’s backing trail, but that’s not to say it’s not worth a visit. Things are changing and the Isle of Wight is growing in stature...

Staying at motels in the UK

* This is a guest post. John Hutchinson has enjoyed travelling since he was a young boy when his parents first took him to visit family overseas. Since leaving home, John has tracked down family all over the world and regularly jets off to...
Rome Xmas

Christmas in Rome

The Christian faith views Christmas as one of the most important holidays of the year. In a Catholic city like Rome the Christmas celebrations are still kept very traditional.  Many Roman families actually abandon the city over the holidays...
Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco

Top 5 Sights in San Francisco

San Francisco, many people’s favourite city in the whole of the US, offers backpackers a real treat. The cosmopolitan vibe that lurks in every corner of San Francisco lends a charm that is irresistible. Once there you will be strongly carri...
I heart NY

How to spend a weekend in New York City

NYC – the city that never sleeps. What a place, this was one of the first cities I ever truly traveled through and what a time I had (lost my wallet, passport, phone, camera and bag in a drunken stupor thanks to an insane happy hour promo i...
walking in the lake district

Things to do in the Lake District

When you live somewhere, that places seems to lose it’s exotic allure. So here I am sitting in my apartment in Bangkok and become all too blasé by all Asia’s natural beauty, it’s distinct architecture, amazing food etc. Then I look back and...
baku Azerbaijan

Baku: your destination guide

As the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku is the scientific, industrial, and cultural centre of the country, but if that doesn’t impress you,   Lonely Planet named it in its list of the world’s top ten party cities. Got your attention? This is on...
Christmas Madrid

Christmas in Madrid – Cortylandia

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us and the decorations are an essential part of the Christmas season. Everywhere you look you will see festive lights and on the big public squares big Christmas tree are set up. Apart from the ci...
asia river-cruise

Why Traveling by Sea is Better than Traveling by Air

I used to be a fan of flying. Falling asleep on a plane in one city and waking up in another, halfway around the world. I wanted to get where I was going and get there quickly. But eventually, waking up with a crick in my neck and one of my...

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