How to buy a holiday home abroad

How to buy a Holiday Home abroad: A Guide

Alexander Fordham is a writer for Property Guides, the experts in buying safely overseas. Here, he discusses how to buy a holiday home abroad that will be perfect for your family. Holiday homes overseas are a growing market for British buyers, not least for those looking to take advantage of burgeoning markets abroad compared to the sluggishness of real estate prices back home. Perhaps you’re … Continue reading How to buy a Holiday Home abroad: A Guide

Children's Tent: La Tente Islaise

Children’s Tent and The art of Napping: La Tente Islaise

Lazy afternoons with the sunshine laying over the land, a slight sea breeze drifting in and the cackle of laughter from your loved ones hangs in the air. All you need now is a stunningly beautiful, simply designed, high-quality children’s tent to provide some shade and complete the picture of relaxation and bliss. La Tente high-quality is a French company based in the ‘Iles du … Continue reading Children’s Tent and The art of Napping: La Tente Islaise

Dog-friendly places in Brighton

Dog Friendly places in Brighton to visit, stay at, eat & drink

Your bags are packed, you’re ready to go, spring is springing (well, soonish), and your four-legged best friend is aching for a trip to the seaside. So where are the dog-friendly places in Brighton to visit, stay at, eat & drink within? Dog-friendly places to stay in Brighton We’re not just looking for dog-allowed places to stay at when we are off to our seaside … Continue reading Dog Friendly places in Brighton to visit, stay at, eat & drink

Best Coffee Shop in the World: Cafe Tierra

The best Coffee Shop in the World: Cafe Tierra, Corfu

I didn’t mean to go to Corfu. I didn’t mean to pick the last week of the season where half the island had already shut down for winter. I didn’t mean to wander around aimlessly(although that is one of my favourite past times). And I didn’t mean to find the best coffee shop in the world. But I did. Visiting Corfu wasn’t specifically on my … Continue reading The best Coffee Shop in the World: Cafe Tierra, Corfu

Sunset on the Calf of Man by Tee Cee (CC-by-2.0) https://www.flickr.com/photos/tcee35mm/15388495356

Volunteering for Paradise Island on the Calf of Man

Daniel Woolard pulls back the curtains and looks out onto the one-mile square he calls home, the Calf of Man. “Wow, I’m in paradise” he says. On other days, he recalls, it would be close to bag-packing time. The BBC News website has a wonderful story about how Daniel, having volunteered to work on the Calf of Man, has now become it’s only full-time resident … Continue reading Volunteering for Paradise Island on the Calf of Man

Secret Garden Kent: Restaurant review for Brunch

Beautiful food that tastes as good as it looks, delivered within a stunning hidden retreat from the world – a walled secret garden straight out of the storybooks. Secret Garden is one of the two great restaurants based at Mersham le Hatch Business Park, a tranquil collection of small ‘artisanal’ businesses including a Day Spa, a Cookery School, a Wine Bar, and many more. Tucked … Continue reading Secret Garden Kent: Restaurant review for Brunch

Michael Palin North Korea

North Korea: Michael Palin’s new travel adventure

Can you truly understand a culture from your armchair? Michael Palin, the man who has opened up the world in 80 days, pole to pole, the Sahara, the Pacific Rim countries, the Himalayas, and ‘New Europe‘, is back with a new documentary travelogue series from Channel 5: ‘Michael Palin in North Korea‘. North Korea has long been a country of mystery, secrecy, and fear. Since … Continue reading North Korea: Michael Palin’s new travel adventure

Oktoberfest by Manuel Joseph

Oktoberfest Munich: The Supreme Beer Festival

The autumnal weather may have changed overnight in the UK this week, but there are other more positive signs of Autumn in October, and one of them is liquid gold; Oktoberfest is back, and with more and more satellite events happening all over the world, we thought we’d go back and check out the original. In the UK, I have distant memories of putting tinned … Continue reading Oktoberfest Munich: The Supreme Beer Festival

TripAdvisor: Typing on the floor of the airport (Photo: Bruce Parry)

TripAdvisor: Can they keep us angry and writing for free?

If you are running a travel business, or a tourist spot, or a hotel, restaurant, cafe, or nearly any other small enterprise where you have to interact physically with other human beings, then I’m sure you are aware of the mighty TripAdvisor review site and how one has to bow before them. But should it be that way? At what point does scale become a … Continue reading TripAdvisor: Can they keep us angry and writing for free?

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Wobbling over world’s longest glass bridge

If you are afraid of heights, look away now! The world’s longest glass bridge is located in China, and is supposed to represent a dragon flying through the valley – I think it actually represents all of my fears in architectural form! It was opened in Hebei province, near Beijing, during December. Chinese tourists celebrate the new lunar year by walking across the world’s longest … Continue reading Wobbling over world’s longest glass bridge