• Destinations

    The History of Lanzarote

    The Canary Islands are one of the most popular destinations for British holidaymakers. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Africa, the climate has the benefit of frequent sunshine and warm temperatures. Lanzarote is one of the largest of the five Canaries and was probably the first to be settled on, around 1100 BC. The Portuguese landed there in 1336 and a succession of landings, wars and invasions saw it change hands in the following years. From 1730 to 1736 the island was hit by a series of volcanic eruptions, which produced 32 new volcanoes. Lava covered a quarter of the island’s surface, including most of the…

  • Helpful Tips

    Destination Wedding Tips for Brides

      Congratulations! You’re going to have an AMAZING time getting married in paradise to the person of your dreams. Destination weddings really are one of a kind and the perfect way to say ‘I Do’ in style. For the bride who needs some tips on what to do and what to keep in mind, look no further than these suggestions below:) Think About the Setting Getting married on a beach might seem like the most perfect thing ever but it can have its issues! For example, the weather might not be as you imagine it to be so you want to be sure there is a back up place to…

  • Travel

    Father’s Day in London for Every Type of Dad

    The Serious Dad You’ve seen the film and may even have read the book. Now see the stage show at the New London Theatre, Drury Lane, because it knocks spots off the other versions. We’re talking about War Horse of course, a story that’s wasted on kids (but go with your Dad anyway and take lots of hankies!). The music is brilliant and the puppetry, by South Africa’s Handspring Company, is out of this world. When the ad says ‘brings breathing, galloping, full-scale horses to life on stage’ it really isn’t joking. Sounds unbelievable? Maybe, but it works and works brilliantly. The Times gave the show five stars and called…

  • Blog

    Exercise and Travel – What Do You Do?

    Travelling creates a difficult situation for anyone who likes to keep to a routine. For people who don’t, they’re probably wondering what the big deal is. Who cares, I’m on vacation right? Routines are for those who lead boring button down lives and have no business with the thrill seeking, seat of your pants types who frequent the travel world. Which, of course, isn’t true at all. When it comes to staying in shape to travel, people seem to fall into a few different camps: – Those who don’t care – Those who get in shape for their holiday but let it go during – Those who try to stay…

  • Blog

    Other Travellers Stress Me Out!

      Do you ever find yourself playing the competition game with other travellers? You know the one I’m talking about. Who has been to most remote place, spent the least on gelato, went on the least amount of sleep, who has eaten the grossest thing? Does this ring a bell? We’re all guilty of it on some level. We get proud of our accomplishments and like to compare notes with others to see who is doing it the ‘right’ way and get pleasure from knowing you’re superior in some way to someone else. It’s douchey and pointless but in a lot of ways it’s also fun. Except it really stresses…