USA: Whistle stop tour of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

Take a trip with presenter Ashley House, as we take an adventure tour across Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia The whole world will have their attention on the capital city as the 44th President of the United States is announced in November. But instead of watching from afar, why not immerse yourself in the action and buzz of the city? And while you’re in the Capital … Continue reading USA: Whistle stop tour of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

Hotel Cafe Royal Ten-Room

Green Tomatoes (or Red Peppers) at the Hotel Café Royal

it looks like Can’t cook won’t cook may have finally got an upgrade by the London restaurant scene as the Hotel Café Royal’s Ten Room Restaurant invites diners to submit four or fewer of their own ingredients for the restaurant’s top chefs to concoct a bespoke culinary menu. For £70 a person, and after 48 hours notice of your shopping bag, the chefs will discuss … Continue reading Green Tomatoes (or Red Peppers) at the Hotel Café Royal

London Eye sur la Tamise by Grand Parc via Flickr

5 of the most beautiful cities at night

Though cities can look grand, imposing and full of life during the day, when the sun goes down and the lights come on they take on an entirely new persona and become enormous lightscapes, with their landmarks and buildings picked out of the darkness. This transformation can turn an average city into a place of striking beauty, and make for some truly fantastic photographs. Deciding … Continue reading 5 of the most beautiful cities at night

Darmstadt: Art Nouveau outside Frankfurt

When planning your European city break, it’s easy to focus on the main cities of Europe, the political and financial capitals, but sometimes it’s worth venturing a little further to discover the hidden gems of the wider region. Darmstadt is a city in Hesse, Germany with a population of around 150,000, located a little south of Frankfurt – about 20 minutes in autobahn time. Famous … Continue reading Darmstadt: Art Nouveau outside Frankfurt

A Foodie Guide to Morocco

With its stunning sunsets, charming medinas and enchanting spice souks, Morocco is the perfect destination for foodies looking for a sun-filled break – even more so now that Ryanair has announced plans they are opening two new bases in Fes and Marrakech and starting flights from Essaouira and Rabat from April 2013, making it quicker and cheaper to visit this exotic corner of Africa than … Continue reading A Foodie Guide to Morocco

Three Things to Do In Malta

The island of Malta, like most Mediterranean Islands, is blessed with a wonderful climate throughout the year and beaches of such beauty that they alone have turned the island into a top tourist destination. However, it’s not just the sun, sea and sand and cheap deals through the likes of Mercury Direct that make holidays in Malta so popular, there’s a lot to enjoy in and around … Continue reading Three Things to Do In Malta

Top budget travel destinations

There are certain activities that we love to enjoy on our holidays but which can end up costing a lot. Whether you prefer strapping on your skis, hitting the waves or strolling round the golf course when you travel abroad, you can generally expect to be paying a hefty price for the pleasure.  Heathrow Parking specialist, Purple Parking, has taken a look at some of … Continue reading Top budget travel destinations

Top 5 Must-Do’s in East London if Strapped for Time

With the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games set to take Stratford by storm this summer, East London has cemented itself as a ‘must visit’ destination for tourists – many of whom will be taking mini breaks to the capital. With such a huge offering, it can be a cloudy wilderness of possibilities for those strapped for time. So we’ve put together the top five must … Continue reading Top 5 Must-Do’s in East London if Strapped for Time

How to Sparkle on Holiday

Your clothes are folded neatly into your suitcase, you know where your passport and tickets are but you don’t have a clue how to accessorise on holiday. Sound familiar? Don’t despair. To effortlessly bring together your holiday wardrobe, you need three key pieces; the necklace, the bracelet and earrings. Packing the right accessory can bring variation to your holiday wardrobe as well as stop you … Continue reading How to Sparkle on Holiday