Category Archives for Featured

28Mar2014

Where to Stay in Singapore

Sunflowers at Changi Airport image by Rudy Herman on Flickr.

Singapore isn’t short on hotels. But, with such a welter of Singapore hotels to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Here’s a few suggestions for where to stay in Singapore, depending on your budget and your travel style. Although the country’s famously compact, different areas have very different feels, styles […]

25Mar2014

Touring England’s Literary Scene

Bronte bridge

England has inspired some world-class authors, playwrights and poets. Visiting some of the spots where those writers got to work and were truly inspired can be a fantastic experience. We’ve chosen to focus on some of those amazing spots in England to give you just a taste of Blighty’s rich literary scene and to show […]

14Mar2014

Kid-Friendly Attractions Around Jamaica

Y.S. Falls in Jamaica, creative commons image by K Mick on Flickr.

The sunny climate and friendly atmosphere of Jamaica make it an excellent vacation spot for families. There are plenty of attractions around the island that are set up for kids to enjoy although parents are sure to have fun as well.   Getting There The island is a popular tourist destination and this makes it […]

10Mar2014

Italian Cruise Ports – The Magnificent Seven

Rialto Bridge, Venice, seen from the Grand Canal.

The Mediterranean has fast become one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world. Renowned for its historic cities, beautiful scenery and stunning weather, the Mediterranean is a region that appeals to everyone. Whether travellers have a deep rooted interest in history and culture, a love for good food, or simply can’t resist topping […]

28Feb2014

The Britannia Ships: Then and Now

P & O Britannia under construction.

The name ‘Britannia’ originates with the Romans, who personified battling Britain as an armed goddess of that name. Naturally enough, it’s become a popular name for British ships of the larger and flashier, variety – as well as a number of warships. Let’s see how two of the most famous stack up. Britannia – The […]

24Feb2014

A Beginner’s Guide to Surviving Airports

The runway at Lukla Airport, Nepal.

It’s no secret that I hate flying. Don’t get me wrong. I can love the views – there’s nothing quite like seeing Everest silhouetted against the sunset flying out of Nepal, or watching jungle rivers wind through Borneo from a small plane. Although flying into Lukla, one of the world’s most dangerous airports, is an […]

31Jan2014

The British Public Give Their Take on Portuguese Food

Portugal Peniche 2011 by Hom26 on Flickr.

A recent survey asked 1000 British adults to identify a Portuguese meal that isn’t piri piri chicken — a dish, itself, whose heritage isn’t classically Portuguese. The Portuguese food survey was conducted on the Headwater travel blog, and confirms what one might suspect — that the British public doesn’t know a lot about Portuguese cuisine. […]

23Jan2014

Spain’s Weirdest Attractions

Enjoying La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival in Buñol.

Whether you choose to stay in a resort in Spain, hire a villa for a week or two, look for city apartments, or veer around the country from hostel to hostel, you’re unlikely to be short of things to do. Especially when it comes to weird. From turnip-throwing festivals to breathalyser-phones, from nudist races to […]

17Jan2014

Portugal – So Much More than Beach Life

Torre de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal.

Portugal is an easy country to visit and many tourists make the trip down south to the Algarve to enjoy the sun, play some golf and go shopping. Flights are available from most UK airports, and when it comes to holiday packages there are several companies, including Icelolly.com, operating to the region. But there’s lots […]

16Jan2014

Six Classic Things to Do in North Norfolk

Beach huts at Wells-Next-the-Sea, North Norfolk.

East Anglia, the land of coast and flatlands, is a classic British holiday destination. Period cottages, many built from traditional flint, abound; adorable market towns are as common as pretty, ancient churches; and the area’s flat terrain makes it perfect for walking and cycling. The North Norfolk coast is home to some of the UK’s […]