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Venice: a taste of the invisible city

Charlotte Carlton provides a gastronomic yet wallet friendly guide to Italy’s most alluring city… In Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Marco Polo tells the Emperor Kublai Khan of the city of Zobeide, founded after men of various nations had the same dream of pursuing a woman through an unknown city. Each man goes in search of … Continue reading

City Guide: Riverside London

Louise Alexander takes to the Thames to conjure up a perfect day out taking in many of the capital’s iconic attractions… The great River Thames flows through the heart of London and harbours much of the city’s history, as well as providing a very pleasant alternative highway, giving the crowds and delays of the tube … Continue reading

Adelaide: the forgotten city?

Laura Day wonders why Adelaide often seems outshone by Australia’s more frequently visited cities… Home to the largest wine region in Australia, a sandy coastline stretching over 60km and a modesty from its locals not heard of in the bigger cities, Adelaide should be stiff competition for its popular counterparts. So why is it failing to top the … Continue reading

A taste of Newquay’s attractions and eateries

David Frederick offers a guide to some of the best that the popular Cornish surf spot has to offer…  One of the UK’s favourite coastal towns and an increasingly popular holiday destination, Cornwall’s Newquay has something for everyone, regardless of age and interests. Blessed with a plethora of beautiful beaches, it’s easy to see why so … Continue reading

Auckland City Guide

Katie Miller gives us her ideal tour of the ‘city of sails’… New Zealand’s largest city is beautifully situated on the Hauraki Gulf. For many, a trip to New Zealand is all about exploring the (admittedly stunning) great outdoors, but this city is certainly worth at least a few days of your time as there … Continue reading

Mostar City Guide

Emma Higgins gives us her top tips for enjoying one of the historic jewels of Europe… When planning my trip to the Balkans, a friend advised that under no circumstances could I miss Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina – and it is a recommendation I will always thank her for. Steeped in important history, the town … Continue reading

Oh Porto – City Guide

Dale Bentley takes us on a leisurely tour of one of Portugal’s most personable cities. Quaint yet dynamic, Porto is a secret city not to be missed. Despite being serviced by a few of the low-cost airlines, it has still managed to remain largely undiscovered, perhaps overshadowed by the lures of Lisbon.  Over three days we … Continue reading

City Guide: Budva

Emma Higgins brings us her guide to one of the Balkans’ summer hotspots. The attractive coast of Montenegro has always been a popular spot with local tourists for spending their holidays washed up on the beach, and Budva is no exception. While plenty of backpackers make it there in the summer months to relax, this number … Continue reading

City Guide: Bangkok

There just aren’t adjectives enough to describe Bangkok. It’s simultaneously a demanding and rewarding city; fast-paced yet harbouring a serene traditional core. Unapologetic consumerism jostles side by side with quiet temples and respect for ancient traditions.  Juxtapositions abound. It makes for an enticing destination – come for a day or two en route to Thailand’s … Continue reading

City Guide: Dubrovnik

Emma Higgins takes on Dubrovnik’s slow moving tourists to bring us her guide to the city. In recent years a shift has come about in the number of backpackers heading deeper into Eastern Europe in the summertime. The bachelor parties of Prague are migrating further south to find cheaper beer, and the average gap year student … Continue reading