Amsterdam versus Copenhagen

Amsterdam versus Copenhagen. ‘The Dam’ vs ‘Copes’. The Danish capital takes on the Dutch capital. A mighty showdown between Europe’s cycling cities. If you’re travelling to Europe, chances are you’ll be stopping in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. I visited both hotspots in the same week and decided to pit them against each other using four major factors: food, arts and culture, accommodation, and fun and nightlife. Which city came out … Continue reading

Find your ‘happy’ on holiday – the world’s happiest countries

“Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.” Are the wise words of Pharell Williams resonating with you of late? Need a #happyholiday moment or 10 to share on Twitter? For inspiration in your pursuit of happiness, where better to start than by exploring the happiest countries in the world? Some clever folks have created the Happy Planet Index (HPI) – a global measure … Continue reading

6 Europe festivals you don’t want to miss

Europe, with all its history and quirky cultural charm, sure knows how to throw a great party. There are hundreds of wacky festivals taking place each year, many of them blending centuries-old traditions with modern-day high jinks. What better excuse to visit some of Europe’s top hotspots than when they’re in full swing throwing a party for the world to come and enjoy? Hold on … Continue reading

Why you should visit the least visited countries in the world

Does an authentic cultural experience, a holiday without the crowds, and one hell of a yarn to tell the folks back home sound appealing? If you like to do things a little differently and the road less travelled is shaping up to be the mantra for your next holiday adventure, why not consider venturing to one of the least-visited countries in the world? Here’s the … Continue reading

Quiz: What to eat for Chinese New Year 2015

Kung hei fat choy! It’s that most auspicious time of the year again when the lunar calendar ushers in what’s known as Chinese New Year. 2015 is the Year of the Sheep (or goat – it’s the same character in Mandarin) in the Chinese calendar and if you’ve been lucky enough to be born under this sign (hint: you’ll be turning 12, 24, 36 or … Continue reading

All you need to know about New Orleans Mardi Gras

A festival like no other, the legendary New Orleans Mardi Gras has been dubbed ‘America’s greatest party’. Mardi Gras has rocked the city each year since the mid-19th century, and still goes strong today with parties and parades alongside jaw-droppingly flamboyant costumes and masks. Get ready to party….     When is it? Carnival season starts on January 6 – the Twelfth Night – each year, kicking off … Continue reading

Bucket list tours to try in 2015

Tired of treading the same old paths, telling the same old stories? Why not challenge yourself this year, get off the beaten track and take yourself off to a far-flung destination and have an adventure that will really give you something to write home about? We’ve put together a list of bucket list tours to try in 2015 that are guaranteed to shift your perspective … Continue reading

World’s sexiest locations

Regardless of whether you’re part of a loved-up couple, or single and ready to mingle this Valentine’s Day, leave the Chet Faker and mood lighting at home and move the party for two (or three, no judgement) to one of the world’s sexiest locations. You’re welcome.        

5 must-see sights in Miami

From the golden beaches to the alligator-infested mangrove swamps and everything in between, Miami is one big adventure waiting to be discovered. If you want to know where it’s at in the ‘Magic City’, check out our 5 must-see sights in Miami. And if you want to stay and play in Miami – we’ve got you covered there too!   South Beach To experience the … Continue reading

Where to do a road trip in the USA

Is there anything more iconic than jumping in a pink Cadillac and driving across the States with your mates? Of course, your epic American road trip doesn’t have to involve a gas guzzler or a cross-country tour, you can choose to cruise a variety of famous roads from coastal trails to historic paths in anything from a pickup truck to a seven-person motorhome, whether you’re … Continue reading