My travel discovery of 2013

December 27, 2013 at 3:48 AM

Wow, is 2013 over already? This year seems to have flown by really quickly and as we stand on the edge of a new year many of us will be starting to think about planning and booking next years big summer holiday. To give you some inspiration we have asked some of our team of travel experts to share their travel highlights of the past 12 months.

For some it has been a year of rediscovering a destination they have not been to in many year’s, such as Donald’s trip to Newcastle; whilst others have touched ground in and nominated a whole country as their highlight, see Sofia’s review of Costa Rica. My travel highlight? A trip to both a new city and country, (to me that is!) the ancient Italian capital of Rome. For all of us Travel has played an important part of 2013 and we hope to give you inspiration as you look into your 2014 holiday plans.

Ochil Hills, Scotland

Alva Glen, Idyllic Scottish Landscape

Alva Glen, Idyllic Scottish Landscape

Hitting the slopes of Europe’s family friendly ski resorts

December 2, 2013 at 7:43 AM
Create lasting memories with your children this winter (Photo: Val Gardena)

Create lasting memories with your children this winter (Photo: Val Gardena)

Whether you’ve got toddlers or teens, skiing holidays with kids can be a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors during winter and create special memories. Spending quality time with your children while you enjoy crisp mountain air is just priceless and with so many great destinations to choose from you’re sure to find one that’s a perfect fit for your family. Here are some excellent locations for a family ski adventure:

Through the lens: 22 amazing locations for autumn foliage

October 7, 2013 at 12:34 AM

From late September to November Mother Nature puts on one of her greatest shows. Before the stark cold winter sets in, landscapes around the world become ablaze with a spectacular display of orange, red, yellow, gold and brown. Here are 22 amazing locations where you can witness some of the best displays of rich autumn colours:

STOWE, VERMONT (Photo: Patrick Breen)

STOWE, VERMONT – (Photo: Patrick Breen)

Under-the-radar summer destinations in Europe

June 2, 2013 at 6:08 AM
A trattoria amoung the sassi of Matera (Photo: vic15)

A trattoria amoung the sassi of Matera (Photo: vic15)

If jostling with summer crowds and sunbathing elbow-to-elbow with other tourists on the French Riviera doesn’t sound like the most appealing summer holiday destination, don’t worry there are still plenty of beautiful, off-the-beaten path destinations in Europe to explore. These little gems are far from the swarms of tourists and are a perfect summer hideaway; so if you want to avoid the crowded hot-spots, here are some under-the-radar summer destinations in Europe that are worth visiting.

Make a splash at water parks this summer

May 7, 2013 at 1:52 AM
 Siam waterpark in Tenerife

Siam waterpark in Tenerife

Summer is almost upon us and that means it’s time to bring your bathing suits, flip flops and sunscreen out of storage. What better way to cool off during a summer vacation than at a water park? If you’re looking for some family fun in the sun why not slip and slide your way into summer at one of these fabulous water parks: