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  • The Tower Of London Poppies: History In The Making

    The Tower Of London Poppies: History In The Making

    United Kingdom

    We almost discovered the magnificent display of poppies at The Tower of London by accident, but we were glad we did. 888,246 handmade ceramic flowers symbolised British individuals who had fallen in World War I. My 5-year-old daughter gazed over the sea of crimson and said something that I’ll never forget...

  • Top 15 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Adults

    Top 15 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Adults

    Travel Tips

    Here is a list for my Mum, Dad, family and friends or perhaps your family and friends, that will help them give you the right gifts this Christmas. One that will be helpful in your suitcase or, at the very least, fit!

  • Top 11 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Kids

    Top 11 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Kids

    Travel Tips

    With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to start buying presents. It’s the hardest time of year for us as our families seek to spoil our children with wonderful, fabulous, giant gifts that… don’t fit in our suitcase.

  • Living The Dream: When Crushed Creativity Is Set Free

    Living The Dream: When Crushed Creativity Is Set Free

    Living The Dream

    I recently met Nomad is Beautiful in Athens, Greece. This nomadic couple have fought hard to leave behind a life devoted to other people’s businesses and spend time on their own creativity and happiness. In all sense of the word they believe they are Living The Dream.

  • £250 Gift Voucher For Sykes Cottages

    £250 Gift Voucher For Sykes Cottages


    If you're thinking about a winter holiday break in the UK or Ireland, then you'll want to win this prize... a £250 gift voucher for Sykes Cottages. They have over 5,000 holiday properties to choose from.

  • Christmas Eve in Bethlehem: Everything You Need To Know For This Once In A Lifetime Experience

    Christmas Eve in Bethlehem: Everything You Need To Know For This Once In A Lifetime Experience

    Palestinian Territories

    There are some things in life that just sound right. Peanut butter and jelly. Sunlounge and cocktails. Christmas and Bethlehem. And who could resist celebrating Christmas Eve where it all began some 2000 years ago. A small, unassuming town where a baby was born in an animal feeding trough that is still revered and celebrated today. The sacred location at the very foundation of Christianity. There’s nowhere else that comes close to being as Christmassy as this.

  • Photography Tour Around Thessaloniki, Greece

    Photography Tour Around Thessaloniki, Greece


    I recently spent 3 days in Thessaloniki situated along the north of Greece. There are few places in the world where the evidence of colliding empires is so vivid as this particular city. With over 2,300 years of civilisation, this region has been home to ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and finally modern Greeks. I hope that if you didn’t know much about Thessaloniki before reading this, by the end the post you’ll have a better feel for the unique fusion that defines this city.

  • Photography Tour Around Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Photography Tour Around Dubrovnik, Croatia


    To call Dubrovnik a picturesque city would be an understatement. From the amazingly-preserved old city walls to the medieval limestone cobbled streets to the breathtaking views from Srd Hill overlooking the city, every corner of Dubrovnik exuded splendour.

  • Why I Cried When I Visited Dragon Cave, Croatia

    Why I Cried When I Visited Dragon Cave, Croatia


    Inside the so-called Dragon Cave was a wall carving of the Leviathan (dragon) inspired by the Book of Revelations from the Bible, hence the name. But it was the views of the Adriatic Sea that stole the show. Views so gorgeous that it did not bring me to tears… something else did.

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  • Searching For Treasure (Or Flights) With Momondo

    Searching For Treasure (Or Flights) With Momondo

    Product Reviews

    When it comes to researching flights, I’d say we know a few tricks of the trade. We have looked up thousands of flights over recent years and flight search engines have made this process so much easier. I put the fast-growing flight search engine Momondo to the test to see how it compares.

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