Kissing Chicken

  Tuan Chau, a crowded ghost town "Yes?" answered the monotonous voice, speaking in a heavy accented English. "Hi, we have booked a bus from Ha Long bay to Hanoi for today at 12 and we were wondering when is the bus coming?" It was 12:10. "Yes. Bus coming," he answered, clearly not understanding my ...
life buoy

  My parents had no idea travel insurance was a thing when we visited the US in back '94. We were lucky enough to have nothing bad happen to either of us. Many people nowdays don't have the excuse of not knowing about it, yet they choose not to get insured for travel. Thats because ...
Santorini

    If you’re sick and tired of blustery wind, grey skies, and rain coming down in biblical proportions, you’re probably living in the wrong country. Only kidding. But seriously, you are probably ready for a holiday or a break in the sun. If you’re looking for a holiday destination but aren’t sure where to ...
Phi Phi islands

  If there’s one thing you can bet on when it comes to our weather, it’s that it’ll be cold, wet, windy, and grey, for much of the year. Our winters are about as depressing as a microwave lasagne ready meal for one, and often our summers aren’t much better. For those of you who ...
Plagne, France

    Ah, France, the country of lurve. France is, without question, one of the most beautiful, romantic, welcoming, and exciting countries in the world. Not only are the surroundings diverse and the cuisine exquisite, but France also happens to be one of the most Instagrammable places on the planet. Come on, admit it, whenever ...
Krabi beach

  Are you getting sick and tired of grey skies, cold weather, long dark nights, and a distinct lack of sunshine in your life? If so, then rest assured that you’re not the only one. If the winter blues have got you feeling glum, how about booking yourself a holiday in the sun? Sounds tempting ...
skiing in Livigno

  When we think of Italy, we think of lemon groves bathing in hot sunshine, warm sandy beaches, clear blue skies, azure seas, and some of the world’s most Instagrammed monuments. What we don’t tend to think of however, is snow and skiing. Shocking as it may be to some of you, though, Italy is ...
Chill Factore

  Here in the UK it’s cold. It’s cold during the autumn and winter, the spring is often chilly, and even our summers can get slightly nippy. To make matters even more frustrating, as cold as it gets, it’s rare that we get any real persistent snow during the winters. Sure, we get the occasional ...
Barcelona sunset

  If you’re itching to get away on holiday this year, Spain will no doubt be on many of your radars. Spain is a hugely popular holiday destination for holidaymakers from all over Europe, and indeed, the world. Whereas the country is commonly associated with holidays in the sun, you may be interested to hear ...
City palace, Udaipur

  Here, it’s safe to say that most people aren’t exactly big fans of the winter. In fact, saying that is the equivalent of saying that cats aren’t fans of dogs. Most of us hate the winter months as it can be cold, dark, grey, wet, and depressing. If the winter blues are getting to ...
Madrid in winter

Snow in Madrid     Have you got the New Year blues yet? Of course you have! It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s grey, everybody’s poor and is complaining about their weight and their bank balances, and summer seems like a lifetime away. Apologies, we aren’t trying to put you in an even worse mood, we’re ...