Munich and Prague might be 295km apart and in different countries, but they’re not all that different. Both are mad for beer – the first has the annual Oktoberfest, the second is a mecca for lovers of Czech pilsner. Both boast handsome medieval-era cores with grand churches. Both are among the bucket-list towns of Central … Read more
The capitals of Norway and Sweden sit almost directly in line with each other across the great Scandinavian Peninsula. One, Oslo, is nestled at the base of its own wild fjord, sporting glistening modern architecture and enthralling museums dedicated to the age of the Vikings. The other, Stockholm, is anchored on the fairy-tale Gamla Stan … Read more
One thing’s for sure, you’re never going to be short of things to do in Johor Bahru. The city provides a fun and interesting mix of partying, history, shopping and family friendly adventure. You can admire the beautiful architecture of religious buildings, immerse yourself in hours of retail therapy or play with Hello Kitty. It’s a fascinating and enticing amalgam of attractions. If you need some help deciding on where to dedicate your time, here’s our top 10 list of what to do in Johor Bahru.
Bilbao is an inviting blend of striking architecture, surrounded by green hills and beautiful countryside. Known for its wonderful Basque cuisine and ample culture, this city in Northern Spain is far more than just the home of the Guggenheim. Whether you’re a fan of modern architecture of the more traditional styles, Bilbao features both. The city’s cooler climate makes this a great place to visit in the summer months, when many other Spanish cities are sweltering, but be prepared for rainfall at any time of the year. If you’re planning a visit, here are our recommended top 10 things to do in Bilbao.
While Corfu is very much a Greek island, it’s easy to see the historical influences from the Venetians and British as you look around Corfu Town. Elsewhere the typical whitewashed Greek homes dot the rugged hillsides, while Corfu’s interior is lush and green with relatively untouched villages to explore. Great beaches and weather make this the ideal summer vacation destination, yet sophisticated architecture, museums, and ancient sites add so much more to this popular Greek island. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next vacation, our top 10 things to do in Corfu will have you booking your flights in no time!
Seattle spreads under the gaze of the Washington Cascades before the icy blue waters of the Puget Sound. It’s a city at the mercy of the elements, with storm clouds and rains rushing over from the Pacific Ocean every month of the year. But it’s also a steadfast metropolis that oozes energy and culture despite … Read more
With more than 3,000 years of trading history to its back and a story that includes everyone from the Romans to the Phoenician Greeks to Napoleon’s imperial armies, Marseille is one enthralling French metropolis. The grit and energy of the Vieux Port belies the A-list grandeur of the Cote d’Azur, but comes with other pleasures … Read more
Welcome to The South, of which Atlanta is the de facto capital. One of the fastest growing cities in the USA, this sprawling town is bold, cultured, and brimming with fun. You’ll fill your days with fizzing drinks at the World of Coca-Cola (a whole museum dedicated to the country’s most iconic soft beverage) or … Read more
Once you’ve had your fill of white sausages and Oompah bands and Oktoberfest beers, it’s time to plan your next pitstop in Central Europe. From the Bavarian capital, there’s only one real direction to go in: South. That’s where the great walls of the Alps loom, concealing glimmering lakes and mystical castles. They also hide … Read more
Big, boisterous and bold, Hamburg is the largest port city in Germany, and boy does it show! This is a metropolis with plenty of attitude, not to mention history, up its sleeve. Once the epicentre of the powerful Hanseatic League, its trading tendrils swallowed up the whole of the Baltic basin, and then Europe, and … Read more
Straddling seven hills above the Tagus estuary, Portugal’s fun-loving capital remains one of the top city break destinations on the continent. It’s easy to see why. There’s fantastic seafood straight from the Atlantic. There are enchanting medieval sights like the Moorish São Jorge Castle. There are neighbourhoods of winding lanes and sardine-sizzling cantinas. Topping it … Read more
A sea of honey-hued palazzos and red-brick squares greets visitors to rambunctious Bologna. It’s a welcome that heralds one of Italy’s culinary hubs – this is the home of mortadella and tortellini! It’s a ‘buongiorno‘to the oldest student city in the world, and a UNESCO site famed for leaning towers (move over Pisa!) and grand … Read more
Millions upon millions of travelers are drawn to the vast metropolis of London every year. They come because of the iconic landmarks of the British state, from Buckingham Palace to the soaring Gothic spire of Big Ben and beyond. They come to seek out hearty pubs and fish-and-chip stalls, frothy ales and Michelin-starred bistros alike. … Read more
Verona hits the headlines on account of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It was between the marble-carved balconies and cobbled lanes of this old city that the great English bard chose to play out his tale of love and tragedy. But there’s also much more to it than that. With the Alps and the glistening waters … Read more