Planning a Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour at Laverstoke Mill

I’ve drunk Bombay Sapphire gin all over the world. Literally.  In that bar in Hong Kong, where the theme was blue, and Bombay Sapphire was the perfect fit.  In that tiny mountain town in the USA, where I came across the white label version (mystery behind that uncovered below). I’ve found it on offer in … Read more

10 Things NOT To Do In Dubai (and 10 TO DO Instead)

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“I’m not interested in visiting Dubai.” I’ve heard this a lot. In fact, I’ve even said it. Despite Dubai being a comparatively short hop from the UK, or a good layover en-route to Asia, I’ve spent years almost going out of my way to avoid this Middle Eastern Emirate. However, when I made a wonderful … Read more

How To Do Your Own Panda Tour in Chengdu (And Why You Should)

Want to find out how to do your own panda tour in Chengdu, China and why you absolutely should do your own panda tour, read on… This story started on the Great Wall of China. Stick with me. I was showing my dad around China in a whirlwind two week trip that involved moving location … Read more

30 Best Things To Do in Malaga

I confess: I was so underwhelmed at the idea of visiting Malaga the first time, that I considered paying more for a flight so that I didn’t have to touch down in what I assumed was Brits Abroad Central on the Costa Del Sol. Fortunately, an enduring desire to get the best flight deals possible was … Read more

10 Best Cities with Beaches

I recently got told that I have a vitamin D deficiency – I know, right? How on earth can that happen to someone who travels as much as I do. Well, moving to the UK after years of chasing the sun is one possibility. Being a bit too proficient with the factor 50 sun cream … Read more

10 Things NOT To Do in Porto (and 10 To Do Instead)

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Porto is the city of queues. I didn’t expect that to be the opening line of this post. Before I visited Porto, everything I’d read about the city was described using a list of superlatives. Historic. Medieval. Rich. Romantic. Grand. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Porto is absolutely all of those things. And then some. … Read more

10 Best Cape Town Tours – South Africa

Despite being surrounded by oceans and beaches, Cape Town isn’t the kind of place you go to lie down. Immediately, you’re drawn inward towards the towering vision of Table Mountain. East, the vines pull you into the thick of Stellenbosch. Even South, down towards the water, the penguins at Boulders Beach live playfully, still keeping … Read more

10 Best Tourist Activities in Johannesburg

Johannesburg defies all logic. And, had a meteorite not stuck the region 2020 million years ago, encouraging gold up to depths that could be mined, the city probably never would have existed. At 1,700 feet above sea level and with no natural water source, Johannesburg contains none of the natural or geographical infrastructure that helps … Read more

The Best Eastern European Christmas Markets

Wondering what are the best Eastern European Christmas markets? In this post, Stefan Pidruczny of StefanRTW gives you the inside scoop… Eastern Europe is a great place to visit all-year-round but the cities come alive during the weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday. Almost overnight the quaint and quiet old town squares transform into festive … Read more

20 Things To Do Near Kings Cross St Pancras in London

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Got some time near Kings Cross St Pancras in London but don’t want to take on the vastness of the city? Or perhaps you’ve ‘done’ Covent Garden so many times you feel like you could become a tour guide. If you’re visiting London, you might like my guide to the 50 Best Things To Do in … Read more