Travel Inspiration Blog

Everything you need to plan your next holiday - travel trends, budget trip ideas and ultimate dream destinations.

Popular Walking Holiday Destinations in Europe

01 May 2019

Celebrate National Walking Month in style.

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A Guide to Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festivals

05 Mar 2019

Japan is famous for its cherry blossom festivals, and we’re not surprised! Delicate pinks lace the country as this beautiful flower blooms in the thousands.

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6 most underrated beaches in the US, South America and Europe

01 Mar 2019

Guest blog post by One Day Itinerary.

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The most unusual festivals around the world

01 Mar 2019

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8 Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaways

25 Jan 2019

Treat your other half to a romantic European getaway this Valentine’s Day.

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6 Creepiest Myths from Forests around the World

31 Oct 2018

Forests can be a place of tranquillity and peace… during the day. But what happens after dark?

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Best European hotspots for a winter break

19 Oct 2018

Winter is coming… and we want to show you some of the best European hotspots for your winter break!

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6 of the most peaceful destinations around the world

21 Sep 2018

We’ve found some of the best places to relax around the world.

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6 of the most relaxing spots around the world

15 Aug 2018

We’ve found some of the most relaxing spots around the world that’ll make you wish you were there right now!

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6 bizarre vegetarian dishes from around the world

14 May 2018

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Spring has arrived…

25 Mar 2018

Let’s hope it stays around a while! If you’re after a little more heat and excitement, here are a few of our top spots to spend a spring getaway.

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5 fascinating bodies of water around the world

22 Mar 2018

Red flowing water and boiling lakes are just some of the bizarre and magnificent bodies of water in our list of favourites! Which is yours?

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Stunning forests from around the world

21 Mar 2018

Forests can be a haven of peace and serenity… so for the International Day of Forests we thought we’d bring you some of the most beautiful photos of forests we could find.

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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style

10 Mar 2018

Get those euros and watch Dublin go green with Paddy’s Day excitement…

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Mother’s Day traditions from around the world

02 Mar 2018

We’ve looked into Mother’s Day traditions across the globe to see just how each country says thank you to their Mums…

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Unique Valentine’s Day traditions from around the world

14 Feb 2018

Valentine’s Day is celebrated the world over, but celebrations and traditions have differed from country to country. Check out some of our favourites…

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Pi-zza pizza anyone? It's National Pizza Day!

09 Feb 2018

Whether you’re a Margherita person, prefer a pepperoni or go all out with a Hawaiian (I know, we don’t agree either), National Pizza Day is here.

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Top 5 destinations to spend New Year’s Eve

29 Dec 2017

New Year’s Eve: the ultimate night out, family time or excuse to go out for a fancy dinner. If you’re looking for the perfect place to welcome 2018, check out our top 5 destinations for a fantastic night.

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Traditional Christmas activities in Hamburg

22 Dec 2017

If you’re after a short break packed full of Christmas cheer, one place stands out from the crowd. Head to Hamburg in Germany for Christmas markets and festive fairs that everyone will enjoy.

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Welcome to the Historic Cape Coast Castle, South Africa

28 Aug 2017

Guest post by Expedition Trek

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The top five best holiday destinations in November

25 Aug 2017

Not all of us go on holiday during the summer and some of us are limited to a brief jaunt across the pond. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the summer sun…just a little later. So let’s look at a few holidays on a budget, in November, that are preferably warm…shouldn’t be too hard.

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A Laid Back Day in Lucerne, Switzerland

21 Aug 2017

Guest post by Madison Sullivan,

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Road Survival Tips

14 Aug 2017

Guest Post by Vikki Lawman at Through the Trees

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Where should I Holiday in October?

11 Aug 2017

When looking for a holiday, especially towards the end of the UK summer, it’s not so much about cost (although that’s a factor), it’s not really about flying time (although the shorter the better), it’s mainly about – will it be hot?

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A Guide to Stockholm, Sweden

19 Jul 2017

Guest Post by Pulped Travel -

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What is there to do in Latvia? - Part 1 of our Baltic States Travel Tour

13 Jul 2017

The Republic of Latvia is located in the Baltic region of northern Europe, sandwiched between Estonia above and Lithuania below. And while it may have been an often over-looked realm of the world, Latvia is fast becoming a tourist hot-spot! In our three-part series, we will delve into what make the Baltic region ‘THE’ place to holiday this year and for the foreseeable future.

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What Is There To See And Do In Finland?

05 Jul 2017

It’s not THAT cold! Honestly; the south coast is unusually warm, given the countries geographical location, whereas the far north is extremely cold. And as you can imagine, the north is far less populous than the middle and south of the country, with the capital, Helsinki, the largest of Finland’s cities residing on the gulf of Finland.

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Slovenia, just why should you go?

03 Jul 2017

Interest in travel to Europe never seems to end. One week it’s Greece, the other it’s Croatia…right now, we’re writing about Slovenia.

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Top five things to do and see in Malaysia

12 May 2017

If you decide to visit Malaysia, there are plenty of things to do and places to see, but few can argue that the Batu caves are a Must-See!

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Traditional dress from around the World – Part 2

19 Apr 2017

Not so very long ago we wrote a blog post all about traditional dresses to be found all around the World. Well, it proved popular and as with all popular things, it has spawned a sequel. Here’s part two of the traditional dresses/hat/shoes for your enjoyment.

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Why should you trek Great Wall of China?

14 Apr 2017

For many of us, the idea of a fun and relaxing holiday begins when we step onto a sandy beach and ends when you’ve spent your last foreign coins on a duty-free trinket, but that’s not for everyone,

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What is Volcano Tourism and why is it so popular?

12 Apr 2017

As ridiculous as may sound, volcano tourism exists and is very popular.

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Visit the Netherlands and enjoy a world of beauty and fun

10 Apr 2017

The Netherlands, or Holland as we revert to calling it more often, is more, much more than just Amsterdam. Have a look at our guide to the cities of Holland and just imagine what you could be seeing this weekend (it’s so close!).

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The Island of Tasmania. A treasure undiscovered

07 Apr 2017

When you think about travelling south, you might imagine France, Italy, even Australia…but how many of you think – Tasmania?

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Where's best to holiday this year? - Croatia?

05 Apr 2017

Why visit the Republic of Croatia when there are so many other places to see? Well, here’s our list and we think you’ll find it rather enlightening and persuasive.

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Traditional dresses from around the World

28 Mar 2017

As we travel this big ball of water and land we call Earth, we see many wonderful, delightful and often odd things. Few are stranger than the things our foreign cousins wear to celebrate their patriotism. Here is our run-down of the regalia we wear traditionally and not-so-traditionally.

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The Top 5 best places to spend St. Patrick’s Day

10 Mar 2017

On March the 17th, the emerald green shines on us one and all, whether you are in Ireland or elsewhere, Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a day that people around the world can come together and celebrate.

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The best place to drink at the End of the World

08 Mar 2017

Depending on where you start, the end of the world could be all manner of places and not necessarily a rough, tough, grotty place. In this post, we’re going to take you as far away as we can and when we get you there, we’re gonna buy you a drink!*

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Top Five Funiculars of the World

23 Feb 2017

Definition: a cable railway which hosts tram-like vehicles on rails and pulls them up and down steep inclines – some steeper than others.

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Giant Passenger Airplanes of the Past and Future

20 Feb 2017

If you were lucky enough, as a child, to travel around Europe on family holidays, you would often find ourselves in the airport departure lounge; waiting for boarding time and watching your parents grow steadily more and more frustrated about having to be there 2-3 hours in advance. For us children, the chance to spend as long as possible, staring through floor-to-ceiling windows at what can only be described as Goliath machine, well, we couldn’t be happier. And you never knew what you might see.

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Dive under water and visit Cities of yesteryear

13 Feb 2017

For many tourists, the historical element of their journey is highly prized. “So, where did you go on holiday this year?” asks a friend. You reply, “Pavlopetri, Greece.” “Is that on the coast?” “Yes, you could say that” you reply, smiling.

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Top Five Best St.Valentine’s Day Destinations For Couples

08 Feb 2017

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us (February 14th, chaps) and it’s time to get that thinking cap on. Turn-up the romance and surprise your significant other with a mini-break or if you have the time, maybe a bigger-break?

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The world's weirdest hotels - Part Four

06 Feb 2017

Back by popular demand, here is the fourth installment in our journey to uncover the oddest, strangest, most peculiar and down-right weirdest hotels across the world. Get ready for bookshelf beds and Bombardment resistant locales. Here’s The World’s Weirdest Hotels – Part Four!

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Great World Airlines of the past, long forgotten

03 Feb 2017

The dawn of the aircraft (Wright Brothers – 1902) brought with it a new expectation, a belief and a desire to journey across the seas and around the world in one foul swoop. As the years progressed, airlines began to make that dream a reality, flying further, higher and longer than ever before. But sadly, along the way there were failings. Aircraft crashed, airlines folded and as if overnight, institutions in the travel industry fell by the wayside.

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British Islands you never knew were British

01 Feb 2017

Holidays come and go. For many of us we look to go to somewhere comfortable, others like to try to the random and obscure, but how many of you have visited your British compatriots in the Caribbean?

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Valentine’s Day when you have Children

25 Jan 2017

For all of us parents, one of the biggest bug-bears is finding time to be together, that’s together in the romantic sense. Children, yes they’re lovely, but they don’t half get in the way when you’re trying to spend some quality time with your significant other, so, what can we do?

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Going Underground – Travelling the World’s hidden tracks

20 Jan 2017

For many people, travel means flying, sailing or busing their way across and over Europe, with a view to finding a sunny beach somewhere and tanning the weeks away. Sounds good to us, but when you get there, sometimes there’s more travelling to be done and it can be really quite a different experience.

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The Warmest Places to Holiday in early 2017

13 Jan 2017

There’s a long list, but one of the best reasons for living on this planet is travel and for many travel means going wherever it’s warm, especially for those of us from a generally cold climate.

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The world's weirdest hotels - Part Three

06 Dec 2016

In part one and part two of our ‘World’s Weirdest Hotels’ series, you saw Icey hotels, watery residences and accommodation shared with tall, four legged Afrikaners – well this time around, we’re going deep, deep down – underground and beyond!

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Why is everyone going to Iceland?

02 Dec 2016

Every year the seasonal trend for travel changes like…well, like the seasons - one summer it’s Croatia, the next it’s Portugal, one spring it’s Milan, the next, Madrid. So this winter, where will you be going?

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6 of the best value holiday destinations in 2016

16 Sep 2016

Looking for budget travel inspiration for your next holiday? There are some surprisingly good value destinations this year...

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The world's weirdest hotels - Part One

16 Sep 2016

From hotels made of ice to the most bizarre and mesmerising themed hotel rooms, if you're looking for a truly unforgettable stay we have a few ideas...

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10 utterly perfect holidays for animal lovers

16 Sep 2016

There's plenty of ways to incorporate your love of animals into your holiday plans, from visiting elephant sanctuaries in Thailand to booking an ethical safari in Africa, but if you’re looking for alternatives to the more obvious animal fan holiday choices, we have some ideas for you...

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10 hopelessly romantic honeymoon holiday destinations

16 Sep 2016

Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, planning a Valentine's Day getaway or looking for the dream honeymoon destination, we've found some of the world's most romantic places...

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The world's weirdest hotels - Part Two

16 Sep 2016

In part one of our World’s Weirdest Hotels series we showed you hotels made from ice, underwater hotel rooms and even a hotel inhabited by friendly giraffes - but there's plenty more where that came from. Here's a selection of some of the other wackiest and most unique hotels we've found...

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