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Salsa Anyone?

Deceivingly, this Inspiration has no relation whatsoever to the Latin dance. Unless, unknowingly to us, it is tradition to pelt dancers with some kind of fruit every year. La Tomatina is a yearly good-natured food-fight festival that takes place in Buñol which is located just 38km from Valencia. Originating around 1944, no-one is completely sure how it came about and the explanations of its derivation range from the accidental spillage of a lorry truck to simply a local food fight between friends. What we do know, is that this exhilarating experience is not comparable to anything else in the world and it brings people from all corners of the world together for an hour of messy fun. Continue Reading →

The Bangkok Experience

Known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, this fast-developing capital city of Thailand is a hub of stimulating and exciting experiences. Whether you wish to experience the cultural serenity of Lumphini Park or the modern attractions such as the Paragon Cineplex and Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT), Bangkok will take you in and leave you euphorically and satisfyingly dazed by all it has to offer. Read on for what we think are some of the must-see places and attractions; no matter your touristic orientation, we are sure one of these will entice you. Continue Reading →

5 reasons to visit Stockholm

Stockholm is widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, built where lake meets sea, on fourteen islands, with eight centuries of history and culture to choose from. Is that enough to wet your appetite? No? Here are some reasons for visiting beautiful Stockholm. Continue Reading →

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014

The Amsterdam Gay Pride is one of the best and most fun prides in the world. This year, the Gay pride takes place from 26th July till 3rd August; however the major events are between the 1st and 3rd of August. Amsterdam will have street parties all weekend long, the best club circuit parties and of course the famous Canal pride on Saturday. Make sure you book your accommodation via this website early! Gay pride is one of the busiest weekends of the year in Amsterdam!

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A Festival of Taste

London is infamously renowned for the many cultures it encompasses ranging from Asian to Caribbean. Although eye-opening and exhilarating, it can be difficult, expensive and time consuming to journey back and forth across the United Kingdom´s capital in exploration of the local twists and interpretations of savoury treats and luxurious sweets from around the globe. However, there lies a solution in the award-winning Borough Market situated in Southwark. Continue Reading →

Vacation in Miami

Thinking of going on vacation, but not sure where to go? If you prefer a city in the world where the weather is consistently enviable, then why not try Miami? It’s a fun and gorgeous place to spend a few days, or even a few weeks. If you need some convincing, here are a few amazing reasons to visit Miami, Florida. Continue Reading →

Shopping in Istanbul

Turkey is not only a country of pleasant beach holidays, but it is also a true shopping paradise! Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is hot, hip and happening. From antique shops and chic boutique to large shopping malls, the city has it all! Istanbul, with its historical peninsula, numerous scenic and historical beauties, is a magnificently unique city. Continue Reading →

Day trips from Ljubljana

Ljubljana is one of the hidden secrets of Europe, it is packed with activities and is the perfect size for you to explore and get around. After spending time in this fantastic compact yet charming setting you may want to set your sights to the surrounding areas of the capital. Fortunately the city’s location and transportation links also means that you are perfectly positioned to explore other parts of the countries. Continue Reading →

Amsterdam: What to see and to do in summer?

Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. It´s a city of tolerance and diversity and it has all the advantages of a big city: culture, nightlife, international restaurants and good transport. If you visit Amsterdam in summer, you’ll be joined by the biggest tourist crowds of the year. But if you’re willing to share the city and endure long lines at attractions, you’ll be rewarded with mild temperatures, long days, and myriad outdoor festivals. Continue Reading →

Party Island Pag, Croatia

From its buzzing nightlife to its historic charm, a holiday in the Island of Pag is wonderfully diverse. Pag is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea. It is the fifth-largest island off the Croatian coast, and the one with the longest coastline. This party island has been growing in popularity and maturing for the last 10 years and has burst on to the European club scene. Croatia is well on its way to becoming the new Ibiza. Continue Reading →

The Lisbon awakening

Lisbon has a long list of reasons why it is a place that should be visited. History, cultural sites, great views,  proud history  and to add to all that it has enviable weather and fantastic beaches. It is one of the European cities that have countless characteristics to boast. So you may be thinking when is the best time of the year to visit. Continue Reading →

6 Reasons to visit Africa

South Africa is located on the southern tip of the African continent and is one of the most diverse and interesting countries in the world. The country has it all, amazing safaris, lovely beaches, breath-taking drives and unspoiled wildernesses. However, a lot of people have yet to visit this spectacular location. Here you will see 6 reasons why you should put South Africa on your vacation ‘must visit’ list. Continue Reading →

The world´s national dishes in one city

London is without a doubt a city that houses many worlds. Considered as the largest urban zone in Europe, its social and cultural makeup is undoubtedly unique and nowhere else in Europe are you able to ‘globetrot’ through to as many cultures in 700sq miles.

Being one of the most international and multicultural cities on earth London gives visitors a choice and experience like few can. Confined in London’s 32 boroughs are many cultural enclaves and we are about to explore a few these areas and diversity as manifested though food glorious food. Continue Reading →

Summer in Bali

The summer holiday is coming, but you don’t know where to go? We have a great recommendation for you! Whether you are a diver, hiker or a partier, Bali´s beautiful coastline and mountains are the perfect setting for an exotic summer vacation. Book your rental holiday apartment online at Holiday Velvet Bali and enjoy your summer in beautiful Bali.  Continue Reading →

The best place to explore nature – Oslo, Norway

Once you’ve been to Norway, it just calls you to come back again! Mountainous areas, landscapes and the beautiful Norwegian capital of Oslo attract as many people as sunny Turkey or Spain and romantic Paris. Despite the tons of different activities, attractions and variety local restaurants and bars available in Norway´s most populous city, Oslo attracts a lot of tourists because of its amazing nature. Continue Reading →

Girona’s Spring Flower Festival

Have you already chosen Spain as your spring holiday destination? If not, then we suggest you to do and stop off at the spring flower festival in Girona while you’re in Spain! Even if summer in this country is all year long, but in May this small and stunning city near Barcelona acquires different shades. Continue Reading →

Spring getaway in Amsterdam

A great spring getaway can easily be spent in many notable destinations around the world and understandably choosing one can be a complicate process. Well, to help uncomplicated things, we have selected one destination that might just tickle your fancy. We are talking about none other than Amsterdam. This city and its surrounding towns boast a variety of events, nature and excitement that other spring destinations will find hard to replicate. Continue Reading →

Hidden places of Barcelona

One of the most popular destinations in Europe, Barcelona is well known for its sunny beaches, wild parties, amazing architecture, buildings and historical places such as Sagrada Família, Arc de Triumph and the Gothic area. But this city has a few more jewels to offer visitors. The Capital of Catalonia has a lot of hidden places, which go mostly untouched by tourists and are well worth visiting. Continue Reading →

Songkran (Thai New Year) in Chiang Mai

As April approaches Thailand gears up for two things, its hottest month of the year, and Songkran which is the fun filled Thai New Year celebration. The word fun may fall short of describing what participant really experience during Songkran. If you are thinking about visiting Thailand then coming during the New Year which runs from 13th -15th of April is the best way to see the fun-loving side of the country and enjoy up close and personal the rich traditions and customs Thailand. Continue Reading →

Semana Santa – Easter traditions in Spain

Never mind if you are catholic or protestant, but Spain is the best country, which you can celebrate Easter. All over the world it would be hard to find a country like Spain that has successfully maintained many of its traditions and customs since ancient times.73.2% of Spanish people are Catholics and the country has very strong traditions, especially when it comes to Christian celebration. Continue Reading →

Food and drink of Valencia

The city of Valencia may not be largest of European cities, however its culinary produce is up there with the best of them. If you are in Valencia then you cannot leave without tasting some of the amazing local cuisine. If you do, you would have missed a great opportunity as well as have committed a grave crime on your taste buds. The indulgence of authentic Valencian cuisine is a must! Continue Reading →

Family Amusement park – Tivoli

The Holidays are coming, but you don’t know where to go with kids? We have a solution for you! Copenhagen is the city full of different attractions for the whole family. At first sight Denmark´s capital could be seen as crowded, full of people and crazy city, but actually it’s an incredibly safe and relaxed town. Perfectly suited for family getaways!While you are there, try staying in one of Copenhagen´s holiday apartment rentals and you will not regret. Continue Reading →

Sydney is Calling

NSW Food & Wine Festival and The BMW Sydney Carnival,

After the episode of the rather unusual weather we have been experiencing in February, you can be forgiven for considering packing your suitcase and escaping. Well, considering that as some parts of the world have gone unscathed by the resident Continue Reading →

Shopping day in Knightsbridge!

Multicultural, noisy and full of people, London is the most popular destination in Europe. All year long, tons of tourists set out to experience the historical sites and amazing architecture of English capital. There is however another reason why many tourists flock to the city and that is to shop! Continue Reading →

Welcome Spring, Welcome to Valencia!

The month of March is a busy time in the Valencian calendar. Located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, Spain’s third largest city is the target destination of many visitors all year round. However, March is undoubtedly the time when the spirit of this city really comes alive. Continue Reading →

Sitges Carnival – one of the wildest parties in Europe

Have you ever been to one of the many Spanish carnivals, or maybe you would like to experience one again? We have a perfect suggestion for you! Every year, in Sitges – small, but amazing city near Barcelona, you can hear a lot of noise and see plenty of people as they prepare for one of the wildest carnivals in Europe. Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day in Prague

How about a romantic Valentines getaway to Prague? If it is the perfect romantic escape you are in search of, then Prague with its old world charm is without a doubt one of the world’s leading torchbearers of romance and passion. Continue Reading →

47 days of Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Tons of tourists choose to travel to the Croatian capital Zagreb or to the sunny beaches the country offers, but have you ever heard of 47 days festival full of performances? Dubrovnik summer festival offers exactly that: in the Old town, more than 70 open-air venues each year are full of theatre, classical music and dances. Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Route to Matjiesfontein

South Africa… Don´t we all want to go there someday?! Cape Town is thé town to visit when you finally go on that long-awaited journey. But there is another place that not many people know about, that should NOT be missed. Continue Reading →

Porto: Much more than beaches, nightlife and great food!

Portugal is a beautiful country with white sandy beaches, a lively nightlife and great food. But there is so much more, and this takes us to Porto Continue Reading →

Dubrovnik: a real paradise on earth!

Dubrovnik is known worldwide for its archaeological treasures and the picturesque old town of is just one large open air museum.

The Old City
Dubrovnik is an old fortified city in the Dalmatia area in Croatia. The old part of the city is completely surrounded by the old city walls Continue Reading →

Easter eggs in Athens

Easter is celebrated in many countries. Having a meal with the family, looking for Easter eggs, and who can forget the Easter bunny!

Easter in Athens, Greece, is celebrated as well; however, a bit more elaborate than most of us are used to. Continue Reading →

The Edinburgh festival fringe, the biggest art festival in the world!

If you would like to visit an Art festival, why don´t you visit the biggest in the world then?

The Edinburgh Fringe, officially the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is held every August for three weeks and is the largest arts festival in the world: 1,697,293 tickets sold in 2007. Continue Reading →

Top 10 places to visit in Athens

Athens is the capital and the largest city of Greece. The bursting metropolis of five million inhabitants has a very long and famous history. Ancient Athens is considered the foundation of Western civilization. There is still a number of historic buildings from the ancient tribes. This is the reason for many to book a city trip to Athens. Continue Reading →

The treasures of Pag

Croatia has been a great travel destination for years and years. If you ask people what area/city they have visited, you will seldom hear Pag. However, this unique island is a perfect combination of modern and traditional. Continue Reading →

The Big Apple. When? Spring!

Welcome to New York! The “Big Apple” is the largest city in the United States, located on the east coast of the country. Not many cities will blow your mind like New York does. Continue Reading →

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, a regatta in the Andaman Sea near Malaysia. The Andaman Sea is a sail area which has not yet been discovered by many sailors. Continue Reading →

Let´s do everything in Bodrum!

Bodrum is a unique resort on the Aegean coast of Turkey where there is always something to do. It´s not called the St. Tropez of Turkey for nothing! Continue Reading →

Sports fan? Visit Roland Garros in Paris!

Roland Garros, also called the French Open, is an annual grand slam tennis tournament, which is held in late May, at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, under the wings of the FFT, the French Tennis Federation. The trophy for winning the women’s tournament is the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen. The men can win the Coupe des Mousquetaires. Continue Reading →

Zagreb, Eye candy and other food

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, located in the north of the country, near the border with Slovenia. It is the only Croatian city where more than 1 million people. The city lies along the banks of the Sava River and on the slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Continue Reading →

Visit Amsterdam in spring!

Amsterdam, one of the few cities known in foreign countries, is the largest city in The Netherlands and attracts huge amounts of tourist every year. Amsterdam is an international city and is known as the city where the most languages are spoken worldwide. Continue Reading →

Go fashion in Milan

Milan has a wonderful history as a source of creative ideas. The Polytechnic University and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera have trained several fashion designers who have become successful. Giorgio Armani, Stefano Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferré and Versace all started their careers here and have gone one to achieve greatness and global fame! Continue Reading →

Visit Phuket´s Fantasea in the early year

Thé biggest show on the island, Phuket´s Fantasea. With a huge cast of hundreds of people, trapeze artists, animals and a tremendous Las Vegas style show that combines the island´s traditions with fantasy is a guarantee for a night out you will never forget! Continue Reading →

It takes two to tango: you and Buenos Aires!

When you think of Argentina, you think of the tango. The elegant and sensual dance of ´seduction and despair´ was born in the poorer parts of Buenos Aires. So what better place is there to learn about this UNESCO World Heritage? Yes, the tango has the UNESCO status of being a ´intangible cultural heritage´. Continue Reading →

Tallinn art trip: travel through time

Formerly Swedish and more recent Russian, Estonia has a very rich history. Its heritage shows in the languages that are spoken and the different cultures. The history can also be seen in art. Tallinn is home to several great art museums. Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets are truly highlights of the year in many cities around the world. Some are more known than others… the rest is just waiting to be discovered! Continue Reading →

Visit Tomorrowland in Belgium, an unreal festival!

Since the start in the summer of 2005 the festival has become the most popular festival in the world. The first time Tomorrowland had over a 100 DJ´s and over 50.000 visitors was in 2008. For a three day event 50.000 visitors seems like a high number, but since 2011 the astonishing number of 180.000 visitors is reached every year. Continue Reading →

The Color Run in Europe, “the happiest 5k on the planet”.

The Color Run, 5 Kilometers of absolute fun and…colors! The Color Run started in January 2012 and has already gone through an amazing growth, they went from over 50 events and 600,000 participants in 2012 to over 100 events and over a million participants in 2013. Continue Reading →

Traveling to London for the Film Festival

“Venice and Cannes both have a Film Festival, so London should have one too!”. That was the main reasoning of the film critics in 1953 to come up with the idea to start the BFI London Film Festival and with success. Continue Reading →

Street Art in Berlin

The Berlin Wall tumbled down over 20 years ago and tricked a domino-effect which turned the whole city of Berlin into the city of design that is it today. Street art, and the overall vibe of Berlin, has been luring visitors in from all over the world for years, and is still doing so. Continue Reading →

The ultimate Belgium beer and chocolate guide

Belgium is well known for its wide range of delicious chocolates and different beers.
Before you visit this country to give your senses a treat make sure you know where to go and what to pick. Book your Brussels holiday apartment and try Belgium’s finest delicacies. Continue Reading →

The Good Food Month in Sydney, Australia

Every October Sydney is under the spell of food, good food. This annual event is a treat for all your senses. This food party includes picnics, street fairs, cooking classes and of course you can try the finest dishes in one of the many restaurants down under! So book you Sydney holiday rental and enjoy this mouthwatering event. Continue Reading →

Spotting the Aurora Borealis in Reykjavik

Many travel to Iceland to see the unique colours dancing in the night sky. Officially known as the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights are a beautiful display of Mother Nature, featuring bright coloured lights popping up in the sky. Continue Reading →

Mushroom picking in Tuscany

As soon as autumn arrives in Tuscany people will go out for picking mushrooms and chestnuts. There are many woods where you can find these delicacies, but before you dig in you need to know the rules of picking. Continue Reading →

Day trips from Amsterdam

When you plan your trip to The Netherlands you will, most likely, go to Amsterdam. However, The Netherlands has many more beautiful cities and sights to offer. Since Holland is so small, everything is easy to reach by car or public transport and will not take long at all. So escape Holland´s main attraction by taking some exciting day trips. Continue Reading →

Family Safe Beaches in Croatia

Choosing the right one can make or break a family day on one of the fantastic beaches in Croatia. Many of its beaches are very pebbly and narrow, but Croatia more than makes up for it with its crystal clear seas which are famed for having the cleanest water of the Mediterranean. Continue Reading →

A night out in Kiev

A city symbolising a nation; bridging the gap between ancient Russia and modern Ukraine known for its wide boulevards, golden churches and an unforgettable nightlife. Kiev is the soul of Ukraine, playing an important part in the past, present and future of the country. Continue Reading →

A Romantic Weekend in Rome

There is nowhere easier to find true romance than the ´eternal city´, and you certainly don´t need to look far for it here. From the candle-lit churches to the warm, seductive green hills with their view of the silhouetted city against the summer sunset, you will find it difficult to escape the passion of Rome. Continue Reading →

A day trip from Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv can sometimes be a little bit too much. After a couple of days at the beach, going out for dinner and partying you might want to explore more of this interesting country and find some history. Israel has many different wonders to offer, places to relax and sites that take you back in time! Continue Reading →

Wildlife watching in Costa Rica

White sandy beaches, misty mountain towns and cultural cities make Costa Rica a brilliant country to explore. What makes this ‘Rich Coast’ so impressive is the wide variety of flora and fauna, so diverse that scientist have not yet named thousands of species found around the island. Continue Reading →

Travelling to Munich for Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest has been part of Bavarian culture since 1810, when Prince Ludwig of Bavaria was married on October 12 – every citizen of Munich was invited to attend the great festivities that surrounded the city gates to celebrate the happy event. Continue Reading →

Experience Hinduism in Mauritius

A volcanic island with lagoons and tranquil palm beaches and reputation for stability and racial harmony; Mauritius is a true gem in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean with its contrast of colour, cultures and tastes. Continue Reading →

Burger joints in New York City

Burger wars are infamous in New York meaning that every combination of delicious, messy burger imaginable is available. The fight to be the best and most innovative has pushed the industry, forcing some of the best burger joints in the world to spring up and become contenders for the most delectable burgers in the world. Continue Reading →

Gaucho Ranches near Buenos Aires

Gauchos are the cowboys of Argentina; they were legendary skilled horsemen that raise cattle out on their ranches whilst living an almost nomadic lifestyle. At the beginning the Gauchos used to use stones bound in leather strips to lasso around the cows legs to capture them for eating, and they also used to wrap the hide of a freshly killed calf around their feet to act as new leather boots! Continue Reading →

The Venice Biennale

Every two years, and on odd-numbered years only, The Floating City turns into a city of art. Since 1895, the International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale has been the most anticipated event for art lovers across the globe. Continue Reading →

Delicious Street Treats in Rio, Brazil

The old City of Rio de Janeiro holds many well-kept secrets within its roads, but the street treats in Rio are definitely not a secret. Quick, cheap and full of flavour; Rios street vendors are something to boast about and a highlight of any trip to Brazil, trying the street food in Rio (like in any city) is a way of delving into the city´s rich culture. Continue Reading →

Unspoiled beaches in Goa

A 105 kilometer long coastline with nothing but golden, glorious palm-fringed beaches, and the warm sun. India´s smallest state is also a state among India´s richest, largely due to tourism.  Each year around 2 million tourists arrive at this beautiful holiday destination. Continue Reading →

Chic pampering in Paris

Whilst in Paris it would be a crime not to indulge in some lavish pampering, the Parisian way. After you have had a long flight from your home city, or after a long day of senseless and frenzied shopping and museum hunting, a bit of relaxation is definitely a must. So next time you´re in Paris take a taste of the life of a chic and savvy Parisian and book a spa or a wellness session, you will find both grandeur and simplicity – and treatments to fit every taste or budget. Continue Reading →

On the trail of Art Deco in Miami Beach

First intended for planting and harvesting coconuts, the man-made island of Miami is now known as the ‘Billion Dollar Sandbar’.  Unincorporated until 1896, Miami Beach has turned into a very popular holiday destination. Continue Reading →

Delightful Markets in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv´s warm weather and fusion of cultures mean that it is perfectly suited to hosting some of the worlds most legendary indoor and outdoor markets, the locals that gather at its markets are always willing to share their expertise and are happy to give you the opportunity to enjoy the Tel Aviv Market way of life from the unique, Israeli themed, perspective. Continue Reading →

Fall into New York City

New York City might not be the first place one thinks of when searching for an Autumn getaway. Truth is that the Fall season is a wonderful time to visit ´The Big Apple´. A New York Fall provides one of the most beautiful of coloured scenes and just as Summer´s humidity is just disappearing, the big summer crowds are leaving the city – making your trip that little bit more delightful. Continue Reading →

Get Sporty in March, Cape Town

March is a well needed month of the year in Cape Town, the summer buzz is beginning to simmer down and autumn has begun – but when March arrives so does a full, fun packed list of events to keep everyone going. Continue Reading →

Get romantic while in Marrakech

Located at the same distance from the Atlantic Ocean to the Sahara desert, Marrakech is an enchanting city and not only a top tourist destination but an absolutely wonderful choice for those looking for a romantic getaway. The ´Red City´ welcomes many honeymooners each year looking for a romantic way to spend quality time together. If you are one of the many looking for a romantic way to spend your vacation in Marrakech then below are some sights and attractions you can´t miss. Continue Reading →

National Park and Botanical Gardens of Rio

Rio de Janeiro is the former capital and the second largest city in Brazil, the seductive and beautiful city is known as “Cidade Maravilhosa” by the locals – that’s the “marvellous city” to you and me. Continue Reading →

Holi One Festival, Barcelona

Bright coloured clouds of dust fill the air, the sun is shining, music is playing and people are having fun. Welcome to the Holi One Festival!

Inspired by the original Holi Festival of Colours in India, the Holi One Colour Festival has brought colour to many different places around the globe, from Germany to the USA, Africa and Singapore. Worldwide people come together to listen to music, dance and just have fun! Continue Reading →

Travelling to Barcelona for the X Games

Since the X games began in 1995 in Rhode Island, they have consistently drawn in huge crowds in eager anticipation of the world’s most extreme athletes competing for glory and to overcome new limits with higher and more spectacular moves. This year the most awaited action sporting event of the year is being held in Barcelona, Spain on the 16th to the 19th of May– this means hot weather, beaches and lots of happy people ready for an adrenaline filled weekend! Continue Reading →

Madrid International Fashion Week

The Madrid International Fashion Week is a biannual event that draws in both designers and fashion enthusiasts to one of the most exciting and culturally rich cities in Europe. The event showcases Spain’s top designers, some of whom include Roberto Velino, Dolores Cortes and Davidelfin. Continue Reading →

24 Hours in Seville

Seville is one of Spain’s most colourful  historic cities. With its mix of old and new architecture, you can travel back in time to the Moors or move forward to see the architectural splendour of 21st century additions to the city. Here is a sampling of things to see if you only have 24 hours in the city. Continue Reading →

The Ins and outs of Bull-Fights in Seville

The sport of bullfighting has been closely associated with Spain since time immemorial. In recent years, it has become a topic of controversy and debate, with many people believing it to be a cruel injustice to the bulls. There are others that keenly support their country’s national sport and do not want to see this tradition die out. Visitors to Spain, and Seville in particular, are often keen to know more about this sport. Continue Reading →

Turkish Delights in Istanbul

Every city in the world has some unique cultural aspect that defines the region, its people and their traditions. Istanbul, the capital of Turkey, lies in between Asia and Europe, and is known as the place where East meets West. There is a lot of diversity and mixed cultural influence here, but when you think of the city, the first authentic Turkish thing that probably comes to mind is its famous sweet – the Turkish delight. Continue Reading →

Visiting Silicon Valley while in San Francisco

Silicon Valley is a world-famous tech destination that is home to some of the biggest names in technology and social media today. This region is more of an attitude than a physical destination, and was borne out of the need for start-ups to provide accessible technology for the modern consumer. Continue Reading →

Why go to the Lisbon Pride

Lisbon, the charismatic capital city of Portugal is host to one of the biggest festivals on the LGBT calendar – the Lisbon Gay Pride. Lisbon is renowned for being a gay-friendly city and its steadfast celebration, support and affiliation with the vast gay and lesbian communities that live and work there. Continue Reading →

Learning to Cook French Food in Paris

The capital city of France has always been ready to share its culinary secrets with chefs and cooks, with a number of Cordon Bleu cookery schools having been established for many years. In recent times however, culinary expertise has been made accessible to home cooks and foodies. Continue Reading →

Lisbon International Art Fair

Lisbon is a strikingly beautiful European city and the bustling capital of Portugal. It has so many cultural festivals celebrated all year round that it can easily be awarded the title City of Festivals. One of its most awaited events on the city’s cultural calendar is the Arte Lisboa. Continue Reading →

Eating Choucroute in Berlin

Just as beer and soccer are an inseparable part of the Berlin experience, you cannot leave this city without eating the quintessential dish, choucroute. The recipe for this dish originated in Alsace, a region currently belonging to France but having rich German influence. Continue Reading →

Buenos Aires Tango Festival

South America is known for its passion, intrigue and romance, as seen in its language, food, music and dance. Argentina’s capital city Buenos Aires is the birthplace of the tango, the classic dance form that is a national craze and has become immensely popular the world over through the Buenos Aires Tango Festival. Continue Reading →

Best Family Beaches in Barcelona

Among the many wonderful reasons to holiday in Barcelona, its glorious beaches are always at or near the top of the list. The city is blessed with a coastline stretching 4.5 kilometres, with the inviting Mediterranean waters lapping the shore and the sun beaming down almost any time of the year. Barcelona has seven beaches; some are relaxed spots while others are a hub for wild activity. Continue Reading →

Learning to Dive in Koh Samui

It’s quite likely someone you know has been to Thailand recently. Within this Asian country, the island of Koh Samui attracts international tourists in large numbers. It has some of the world’s best dive sites along the Gulf of Thailand and is the perfect base for people looking for an exciting underwater adventure. Continue Reading →

Spotting Contemporary Art in Parisian Galleries

Paris is the largest city in France and is home to some of the finest art galleries of the world. In fact, Paris is bursting with galleries and museums full of art from all eras of time, it can be hard to visit all of these – but if you are planning a short stay in Paris any-time soon my quick ´insider’s guide´ should help you condense your search so that you can see the best of the best in your time limit.

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The Culinary Delights of the Cote d’Azur

The beaches and nightlife of Cote d’Azur have definitely taken the world by storm, but its cuisine is not far behind. The classical French and Mediterranean styles combine to create a gourmet paradise. There are quaint cafes, trendy restaurants and supper clubs all along the sea.

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The Saracen Pirate Event in Positano

The stunning and ever glamorous rocky resort town of Positano is the sparkling jewel on the Amalfi Coast, a stretch of the Neopolitan Riviera. Nestled between the rugged coastal outcrops and the breeze ruffled bay, Positano has deeply seated roots in history and religion. Continue Reading →

Experiencing the Phuket Jungle

Phuket’s fabulous and pristine beaches attract thousands of tourists a year. However, the beach scene can get a bit monotonous after a while, and you’d be tempted to explore the other side of this location – the sprawling, lush and green jungles. Continue Reading →

Affordable Retreats in Los Angeles

Retreats are a modern answer for individuals in need of peace and calm. With today’s hectic lifestyles and busy schedules, finding the time to re-center and re-discover is essential for tranquillity in life. Los Angeles is known around the world as the city of angels. Continue Reading →

Visiting the Hindu Temples in Mombasa

Mombasa in Kenya has a very unique culture and heritage due to the mixed influence of its various past rulers, namely the Arabs, Portuguese and British. Each of these communities have left behind structures and monuments around the city that exist even today. Continue Reading →

Where to shop in Dubai

Dubai is duty-free shopping central, and with the largest mall in the world located in this multicultural and rapidly developing city, you’d be crazy not to go on a shopping spree or three while you’re visiting. Continue Reading →

Fascinating South Africa: Cape Town’s Best Museums

Cape Town, South Africa has a colorful history and a rich multi-cultural heritage, which is perfectly captured in its many museums. Its selection of such is as diverse as its people, and we’ll take a look at just a few of the many museums Cape Town has on offer below: Continue Reading →

Travelling to London for the Marathon

The London Marathon is one of the most awaited sporting events in London and draws crowds from within the U.K. and around the world. It is held in April each year when the weather is pleasant. It began in 1981 and has become an integral part of the British culture. Continue Reading →

Al Fresco Dining in the Center of Rome

Locals and tourists in Rome prefer to dine al fresco on the hot summer nights. Al fresco originally translates to outside at a fresh temperature in Italian, but now implies outdoor dining in English. There is something magical about eating at a candlelit table under a starry sky with the warm, gentle breeze on your face. Continue Reading →

Iceland’s Best Thermal Spas

The geothermal baths and spas in Iceland, created from the country’s volcanic activity, attract people from all around the world. The locals strongly believe in the healing power of an Icelandic thermal spa; it is a great natural way to relax and revitalize the mind, body and soul. Continue Reading →

A Summer Day on Lido Beach in Venice, Italy

Lido Beach in Venice is a beautiful island featuring an expansive lagoon on one of its sides and the Adriatic Sea on the other. With its fine, sandy beaches and beautiful seas, it’s a popular area for knowledgeable tourists who wish to get the most out of their travel experiences. Continue Reading →

Vintage shopping in NYC

New York City practically invented the vintage shopping experience. With so many different shops and boutiques in the Big Apple, how do you even begin to make a decision on which ones to investigate? Here’s a short list to help you get started on your way with a little serious retail therapy in the city that never sleeps, but sure does its share of shopping: Continue Reading →

The Music Festival in Miami

Miami is home to a number of music festivals catering to all music tastes and styles, ranging from classical music, chamber music, and even opera to more modern styles such as contemporary pop, R&B, and jazz. As such, it is a good place to visit for individuals interested in both music and the celebrations that go along with music festivals. Continue Reading →

Holidaying in Barcelona for F1 Week

The 20 races of the annual Formula 1 World Championship season take place at motor racing circuits across the globe, approximately every two weeks between March and November.

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Off Road Biking in Dubai

Dubai is one of the most visited cities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE),known for its iconic skyscrapers, gold markets and enormous shopping malls. This city and its outskirts also offer vast, sandy stretches that are perfect for outdoor sports like off road biking.
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Visiting London as a Sports Enthusiast in Winter time

Dry days, mild temperatures and plenty to see and do make London an ideal destination for a winter trip. Sports enthusiasts and spectators visiting England’s capital over the winter will have plenty to occupy them, since London boasts some of the world’s greatest teams when it comes to Britain’s two main winter sports – football and rugby union.
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South Beach Wine and Food Festival

The South Beach Food and Wine Festival, also known as the SOBEWFF is an exclusive culinary event that happens once every year in Miami, and features some of the best culinary artists from the US and abroad.

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Best romantic spots in Venice

Venice deserves all the hype it gets as one of the most romantic cities in the world. Almost every inch of it has something charming and magical to offer.Here is a list of the best romantic spots in Venice where you can beat the crowds to enjoy quality time in each other’s company and celebrate the love you share.

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Winter Romance and Relaxation in Amsterdam

The people of Amsterdam are a resilient bunch; they seem to thrive during the winter months, and welcome tourists as well as they do in the hot summer months. In this post, we’ll take a look at some romantic things you can do in this richly cultural city in the months of November, December and January.

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London International Mime Festival

The London International Mime Festival (LIMF) is held around the beginning of every year in London, UK. Its aim is to showcase talent in the field of contemporary visual theatre from within the country and across the world. The season normally takes place from mid January for two weeks annually and includes stunning performances in circus acrobats, animatronics, illusionists, puppeteers and dark clowns; all these works promise to entertain and enthral.
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Sweden for a True Sauna Experience

Sweden has many new and exciting attractions for tourists, but the sauna is one of the things that you cannot afford to miss. This heated bathhouse experience makes you feel relaxed and revived, and generally does your body a lot of good. The sauna originated in Finland and is a common activity in other Scandinavian countries. However, it is more than an exciting adventure in Sweden; it forms an important part of the nation’s culture.
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Getting married in Barbados

Barbados, also known as the jewel of the Caribbean, is one of those places that is a joy to travel to, especially if you’re thinking of getting married. Barbados is located in the eastern side of the Caribbean, and is one of those islands that is as developed as it is untouched. With white, sandy beaches, turquoise waters, waves and plenty of marine life, you’ll never lack things to do in this gorgeous locale. Let’s explore some of the honeymoon ideas that you can dig into once on this stunning Caribbean island.
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Why Chamonix Beats all Other Ski Resorts

Chamonix, or “Cham” as its fans call it, is the envy of many world-famous ski resorts. The town of Chamonix itself is successful not only because of the ski life available, but also because it is a thriving community with options for those who may not be fans of skiing. The town’s multitude of options makes it an optimum winter wonderland as well as a fun place to explore in the off-season.

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Going to Rio’s Carnival Like a Local

Carnival attracts millions of enthusiasts each year who enjoy the sights and sounds. You can indulge in the extravagance like a local by learning some simple tips. Going to Rio does not have to break your budget if you make a few smart choices. Continue Reading →

Going to Cannes during the Film Festival

The lovely French town of Cannes is the shining star of the Cote d’Azur region, and host to the world famous film festival that bears its name. Unfortunately, unless you count the likes of George Clooney or Natalie Portman among your inner circle of pals, you’ll miss out on the main event as it is strictly by invitation only. Nevertheless, visiting Cannes during the film festival provides many opportunities for entertainment for theaverage Joe, including:

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Getting the most out of a summer in Goa, India

There is far more to India than the teeming streets often used to portray this beautiful and fascinating country. Located on the west coast of India in the Konkan region, Goa is India’s smallest yet richest state. With its Arabian Sea coastline of picturesque beaches, rich cultural history,

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Going to Cape Town for the Wildlife

If you want to experience wildlife, Cape Town has plenty of ways to begin your journey. December and January are good times to come and bask in the summer months at the southern tip of South Africa. The wildlife safaris may make you think you are in the middle of the world’s biggest animal sanctuary with no boundaries. Continue Reading →

Fun-Packed Activities for Couples on Phuket

Phuket, Thailand, is a place not only for exploration and romance, but also fun. There are many adventures to bring you closer together. Sightseeing, massages and elephant rides are just the start of a fantastic time of exploration in the area. Continue Reading →

24 Hours Shopping Spree in Paris

Paris is the epicenter of fashion, shopping and all things delicious and drinkable. If you have 24 hours, take advantage of the following retail centers for a full-on shopping spree. Continue Reading →