Travel Smart

24 July 2020

Five ways to create a hotel-style staycation at home

With our annual overseas holiday postponed due to flight cancelations and country-wide lockdowns, a holiday at home might be the only alternative for a well-deserved break. This summer it's time ...

3 March 2020

Nature.house for a special overnight stay in plain nature

Longing for some peace and quietness this year? If it’s time for you to get away from it all, plan a holiday in nature! On the platform Nature.house you can ...

9 January 2020

Gangsta Granny: The Ride coming to Alton Towers in 2020 alongside The World of David Walliams

Alton Towers never fail to surprise us with their brand new rides and attractions, and this year is no different, as they've revealed they'll be bringing The World of David ...
23 December 2019

Top places to visit over the Christmas holidays

The festive season is that time of the year to bond with family and friends. Take this time to explore the world and experience new cultures in the company of ...
13 November 2019

Top screen tourism destinations in the UK

With the New Year on the horizon, many travellers will be planning their 2020 adventures. As Lonely Planet featured England in second position on their 2020 list of the best ...
12 November 2019

How to survive a holiday as a contact lens wearer

Long days lounging by the swimming pool, delicious local culinary experiences, quality time with friends and family and a much needed change in our daily routine – who doesn’t love ...
13 July 2019

Holidays for you and your girlfriends

So the holidays have arrived, and you’re ready to cut loose and have fun! There is no doubt that you deserve a wonderful break away from all the stresses and ...
3 July 2019

Five places you wouldn't believe are in the UK and all reachable by car

Road trip holidays shouldn’t always be about driving the most famous routes and seeing the most well-known sites – in fact it could be the opposite as having a car ...
11 May 2019

Five tips for women walking alone on the Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago is a sacred route which has been walked by so many women over the years. The pilgrimage is an incredible spiritual journey, but as a female ...
3 May 2019

2019 travel trends and New Zealand road trips

A recent survey from Rentalcars.com, the world’s leading car hire agency, found that almost 60 per cent of Brits have never been on a road trip before, but many also ...
12 March 2019

Six pet-friendly UK breaks with the bow wow factor!

If you’re a dog owner, you’ll know how difficult it is to leave them at home while you’re away – a holiday just isn’t complete without your pet’s familiar furry ...

18 February 2019

Mastering 'The Winter Escape' in Meribel

Until very recently I have always been a girl that would desperately seek the sun sea and sand when given the opportunity to ‘escape’ but having been introduced the wonderful ...
14 February 2019

Six top tips for beginners tackling the ski slopes

The ski season is well underway, and experts and beginners alike are hitting slopes across the world, enjoying all the excitement the sport has to offer. There’s plenty to think about ...
31 January 2019

Six top tips for winter glamping!

Whether you’re a bell tent or yurt kind of person, or you’re big into all-weather camper-vanning, winter glamping is a great way to boost your melatonin levels. But for those ...
11 January 2019

Nine things to do by the sea in winter

Leah Larwood, lifestyle blogger from Roots and Toots (www.rootsandtoots.com) lives in Norfolk, a county with over 90 miles of stunning coastline. She’s a firm believer in making the most of ...
18 December 2018

Exploring Europe's best Christmas markets

With the festive season almost upon us, what better way to get into the seasonal spirit than visiting one of Europe’s best Christmas markets? There are so many spectacular locations ...
18 December 2018

Top 10 things to do in England over the Christmas Holidays (that don't break the bank!)

Ahead of the Christmas break, we asked travel curator and author The Worldly Mum (http://www.theworldlymum.com/) to put together a list of things we can do with our families that don't ...
2 November 2018

Why solo travelling is increasing in popularity

Solo travelling has exploded in popularity in the past two years, with technological advances making single-handedly discovering all corners of the world easier than ever. Once upon a time, map-reading ...
25 October 2018

The 5 most haunted cities in Europe

With Halloween just round the corner, we’ve enlisted the help of Topdeck Travel, providers of life changing adventures for 18-30 somethings, to bring you the most haunted destinations in Europe ...

15 October 2018

How I survived a dangerous climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, by Victoria Bryceson

Victoria Bryceson is 32 and based in Cumbria. She’s an inspiring individual who survived a dangerous climb on Mount Kilimanjaro and went on to set up animal welfare and education charity, Miracle's Mission and Vegan ...
8 October 2018

10 reasons to add Asia's biggest fast food chain to your London foodie hitlist

Asia's biggest fast food chain, Jollibee, is finally coming to the UK! With an international following, and huge crowds expected on opening day in Earls Court on October 20, we've ...
28 September 2018

6 destinations for the perfect Autumn staycation

Britain’s record-breaking summer has started to feel like a distant memory. But Sykes Holiday Cottages’ pick of the six prettiest places for an autumn getaway show that the change in ...

19 September 2018

Top 5 tips for working in a new city

Working patterns are becoming more flexible across the world, driven by technological developments enabling people to work away from the office, and by the demands of a workforce increasingly calling ...
13 September 2018

6 incredible places you could study next year

Following the considerations from students on where they'd like to start studying this September, most of their minds had undoubtedly drifted to the likes of Manchester, London or (if you’d really ...