Newcastle: cocktail heaven

Newcastle's pretty famous for its nightlife, so I'm sure it won't surprise you to hear that it's home to some fantastic cocktail bars. So, if you're planning a short break here, or live locally and want to have a night out with a touch of glamour, then these should definitely be on your list of places to go. We've compiled a selection of some of the absolute best cocktail bars in the city. And for those of you who are planning to come here from further afield, don't forget to book your hotel accommodation Read more [...]

Making the most of your holiday: why all inclusive is best

When it comes to making sure you really get the most out of your time away, often you'll find that going all inclusive is best. That might seem like a bit of a sweeping statement - and I suppose it is - but there are plenty of reasons why all inclusive hotels can improve your holiday. Allow me to show you what I mean with the list below. Ease of budgeting In my opinion, one of the most attractive things about all inclusive breaks is that you can pretty much bank on them making your trip far easier Read more [...]

Things to be aware of when climbing Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest walkable peak, but at 5,895 m high, this is certainly not an easy stroll - it’s a challenging trek. Although following one of the six trails to its summit is immensely rewarding, it is tough and there are certain things you need to consider. We don’t want to put you off attempting the Kilimanjaro hike - far from it, as it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, it is important to be aware of the potential risks of trekking at such a high altitude. Read more [...]

The finest art cities in the world

The most vibrant, engaging and exciting cities in the world are, would you believe it, the finest places for art. Whether you're an artist, a curator, an investor or one of the many creative individuals involved in the industry, London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles – the best of a grand bunch – are positively a cornucopia of all things arty. This guide gives a brief overview of what makes each destination special, so that the next time you're jetting off to one of these magnificent cities, Read more [...]

Rediscovering the magic of Burma

Burma is one of those countries that, while being fascinating and stunning in equal measure, has a harrowing history. In fact, it's only recently opened itself up to tourism again, so its troubled past is perhaps a little closer to the surface of things than in your average tourist destination. But, as you'll find out when you visit, Burma is not your average place. What I want to do today is tell you about how the tourism boycott in Burma came about - because it's important to understand the Read more [...]

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