Free Things to do in Australia

In a recent ranking of the world’s costliest cities, two of Australia’s major cities and most popular tourist destinations, Sydney and Melbourne, ranked in the top 10. Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide came in the top 40 of the 131 cities surveyed. Rising costs shouldn’t put travellers off from visiting these cities, however – there are…

3 days in Oxford, city of dreaming spires

Day 1: Getting to Oxford We arrive at Paddington, well before our evening train is due to depart, so we have a quick dinner at the (surprisingly good) Italian restaurant in the station. The train is late, and we languish ineffectually in the waiting room, where it’s warm. The quiet lull explodes into a mad…

5 Reasons Why Ski Chalets are Better Than Hotels‏

It’s ski season soon, and along with the anticipation of virgin powder, clear blue skies and sweet slopes come the accommodation dilemma – where to stay, and what kind of accommodation should you book? It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been skiing, or how much you’ve travelled. The pressure to book the right accommodation…

A few of my favourite bars in New York City

There are bars aplenty in New York City – in fact, there’s a bar on (almost) every street corner. Every New Yorker will have his or her favourite haunt, and given the choices on offer in New York, you’ll soon find one that suits you best, whether it’s the local dive, a hipster haven in…

One for the road: Surviving long haul bus rides

Long haul bus rides are a given if you’re travelling pretty much anywhere around the world on a budget. They’re cheaper than planes, there’s no security queues to deal with, and depending on the route, company and country, can be very comfortable. There’s also the added bonus of an overnight bus ride being both transport…

Moving to New York: 5 essential things to pack

If you’re moving to New York, you’ll find almost everything you need for your daily survival there. There’s no need to move your entire wardrobe or shoe collection – there’s plenty of shops in New York City that will cater to your every need. However there are a few things even New York City lacks…

Top Ten: Barcelona

Barcelona is one of Spain’s most popular destinations. There is the fantastic architecture everywhere you look, from the genius of Antoni Gaudi to the quirky lines of the Modernistas and the Gothic details of the Barri Gotic. There’s a surplus of colour and life in Barcelona’s streets, delicious food to be sampled in the markets and…

Watersports on the Lakes: Lake Garda, Italy

While the change of season means that we’re edging closer and closer to the winter sports opportunities in the mountains, that doesn’t mean you can’t look ahead to next year by taking a look at the Lake Garda holidays available in 2014. Many people who have visited this Italian lake before will have done so because…