My Weekend in Dublin

Klidare Street Exterior

I’ve finally made it. For years I have wanted to head down to Dublin and experience something of Ireland. Plus there are some many places to see that I just had to get down there at some point and find out for myself if I had built the place up too much in my head or if it really is as great as I was hoping it would be.
Happily I can report to the positive having just spent an amazing weekend there with a couple of friends. We started the journey in a rather un-Irish fashion, enjoying a couple of glasses of fine Italian wine after we had checked into the hotel. In no time at all we were out and about, exploring the local scenery and perhaps checking into the odd pub or three along the way.
We had pretty much reserved the first day for having an explore and getting acclimated to our surro...

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Weeklong trip to Moscow


Seven things to see in Moscow during a weeklong stay

We all love a good holiday but when you are heading to a place of such cultural significance as Moscow it is sometimes difficult to pick and choose from the myriad of sights available once you arrive at the city.

With this in mind here’s a little guide to the top seven places to visit in Moscow. The list is ideal if you wish to visit Moscow in a week, so try and spend a day with each to really get the most out of your trip.

  1. GUM and TSUM

If you love shopping then there is no better place in Moscow than GUM and TSUM. Some may find these enormous shopping malls to be a little bit ostentatious but there are few places in the world quite like them and they are well worth a visit for any keen shopper.

  1. The Kremlin

You simply can’t visit...

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Weekend in Venice


Venice rightly has a reputation as one of the most romantic cities in the world, with its vast waterways lending it an identity that is completely unique from any other place on the planet. Should you happen to visit Italy it is definitely worth spending a weekend in Venice to experience the sights and sounds of one of the most stunning cities in the world.

In many ways a weekend is simply not enough time to truly experience the city, but if you do have to explore Venice on a strict timetable here are a few things you simply have to do to get the most out of the experience.

Ride on a Gondola

Yes it may be the most obvious choice imaginable but there is a reason for that...

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The Most Amazing Sights in China

great wall of china (5)

China is one of the true beacons of East-Asian culture, with centuries of gorgeous tradition to explore during a wonderful holiday in China. We will look at a few of the places you simply have to visit if you decide to head to this amazing country.

The Great Wall of China

Perhaps the most famous destination in the country, it is widely believed that the Great Wall is so enormous that it can be seen from space. It is a spectacular sight to behold and it is truly astonishing when you consider that it was built by a medieval people without access to the many technologies available in our modern world. While areas of the wall are showing heavy signs of decay, it is still possible to walk along the wall at various places.

The Forbidden City

Happily the Forbidden City is accessible to tourists a...

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The Top 5 Museums and Art Galleries in Rome

Maxxi gallery

Rome is one of the true cultural capitals in the entire world, playing host to a plethora of stunning artwork from the fantastic architecture of the buildings through to the stunning masterpieces housed in the many museums found throughout the city.

For those who enjoy art there can be few greater joys than exploring the many galleries Rome has to offer, so here is a short list of five of the best.

  1. Maxxi

While Rome is home to stunning masterpieces that are centuries old, it is also still a hotbed of creativity right through to the modern age. The Maxxi gallery plays host to some of the most amazing art to emerge from the current generation of artists...

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The Perfect Holidays


Summer is officially over and time has come yet again for me to escape the snow and freezing temperatures, right?

Hundreds of flights leave daily during the winter months, jetting off to those tropical escapes (or perhaps even winter-like destinations for those who can’t enough of the cold); regardless of what your choice is for those much-needed getaways, indulging in the Transat Holidays Luxury Collection is the only way to go! Now, that is the Luxury Collection, do you ask?

Transat Holidays

Many may be unaware (which would be amazing since this is such an amazing company!), however Transat Holidays have been in the travel game for well over 25 years, offering a significant selection of vacation choices for travelers, specifically those in Florida, Europe, and the South (Jamaica, Pue...

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Five Days in Portugal


Portugal is one of the best destinations to plan a trip to.

Portugal has some of the best beaches, cities that feature classic Portuguese architecture, and fantastic history that will keep you intrigued.

Without further delay, here is a great five day trip that will blow your mind!

Day 1 – Coimbra

Coimbra is located between Oporto and Lisbon.

Coimbra is a beautiful city that was once the capital of Portugal a long time ago.

However, Coimbra is mostly known for the University of Coimbra, the medieval architecture featured throughout the city, and its dazzling and maze-like streets.

If you are traveling during the football (soccer) season, you can check out the mesmerizing Eurostadium Cidade de Coimbra.

The Museum of Science is also located at the University of Coimbra...

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Viva Las Vegas! What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas!


Las Vegas. It’s one of the most famous cities in the world and with very good reason.

The city is perhaps one of the single largest entertainment spectacles in the world and plays host to any number of activities that are sure to get your juices flowing and your blood pumping.

For those looking for a little extra info, here’s a quick rundown of the things you can do and the sights you can see during your vacation in the city of sin.

Gambling on the Strip

It’s the obvious one and it’s also the reason that many go to Vegas in the first place.

If you have a little money to burn and want to risk it all on the chance of a little (or a lot!) more than Las Vegas has more than enough casinos to suit everybody for the novice right through to the professional gambler.

There are tons of hotel...

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Paris is one of the loveliest cities in the world to visit thanks to its glamour, delicious cuisine and rich history.

It is generally known as a romantic city, perfect for couples and adults. However, Paris can still be a fun city for kids because there is a lot for them to experience. It is an amazing place for little ones to have fun and experience culture like never before.

If you are considering visiting Paris with kids, outlined below are some useful tips to help you make the trip successful.

Purchase A kids’ Paris Travel Guide

Before going to the Paris trip ensure that you buy your kids a Paris travel guide a few weeks before you go.

There several good oneson the market such as the ones from Lonely Planet...

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The 7 best hostels in the world


You don’t have to break an arm or leg to get ideal accommodations in whatever area of the globe you might wish to spend your vacation.

Indeed there is a plethora of budget hostels that offer excellent guest service and world class amenities that can rival even a 5 star luxury hotel.

Should you be planning to take your holiday in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Sydney or even Singapore the following are some of the best hostel accommodations you might like to give a try.

New York Loft Hostel 

 New York Loft hostelThis hostel happens to one of the top budget accommodations you could ever find in the Big Apple. It offers a large variety of guest dormitories from which you can conveniently choose from for your distinct needs.

Whether you are on your own or traveling with a partner, The New Yo...

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