Five tips on hiring a car in Iceland
The best way to make the most out of a visit to Iceland is by hiring a car and exploring in your own time. Although you can go on guided tours to some of the most popular attractions, or use the country’s network of buses and internal flights to get […]

Five tips for hiring a car in Iceland


A guide to walking the Tolkien Trail in Hurst Green, Lancashire 9
Spending a day exploring the English countryside is one of life’s simple joys and there’s a huge variety of locations to explore in the North West alone. Just over an hour’s drive away from Manchester but a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life is the village of […]

Taking the Tolkien Trail in Lancashire


Five National Trust sites to visit in North West England
From iconic countryside spots to traditional stately homes, the National Trust operates and maintains a huge range of locations across the UK including the likes of Beatrix Potter’s home Hill Top in Cumbria, the Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim and St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall. The North West may not […]

Five National Trust sites to visit in North West England



Ten things you need to do in Cologne, Germany 11
Germany’s fourth-largest city can often be overlooked in favour of some of the country’s other locations, but Cologne (Köln in German) is a fantastic place to visit. Probably most well-known for its annual Carnival, the city also has plenty of things to see and do. Although it’s had a turbulent […]

Ten things you need to do in Cologne


10 things you need to know about visiting the Warner Bros Studio Tour 8
Since it opened in 2012, the Warner Bros Studio Tour has become a must-visit for Harry Potter fans. Offering the chance to get behind the scenes and learn more about how all eight films were made – in the studios where the magic happened! Make the most of your visit […]

10 things you need to know about visiting the Warner ...


An Iceland road trip: Reykjavik to Akureyri 15
Iceland offers so much more than a few days in Reykjavik, a coach tour to the ‘Golden Circle’ and a visit to the Blue Lagoon and it’s always worth trying to get out and explore as much as possible. I’ve visited twice now and on both occasions we hired a […]

An Iceland road trip: Reykjavik to Akureyri



Kip Hotel, London 2
Booking accommodation for a group is nowhere near as simple as choosing somewhere for a couple – and even more so if you’re looking for a place to stay in the capital and you’re conscious of your budget. An apartment may seem an obvious choice, but is not always feasible […]

Review: Kip Hotel, London


Eight ways to save money on UK train travel 5
Travelling by train is one of my favourite ways to explore the UK – no parking, no worries about the size of your luggage and carrying liquids, and the option to have a little sleep on your journey! However, it can be fairly pricey especially if you’re on a long […]

Eight ways to save money on UK train travel


Crypts, cemeteries and bridges: 30 hours in London 10
A visit to London is always exciting but the sheer size of the city means it can sometimes feel a bit daunting trying to decide what to do, especially if you’re only there for a short time. I’ve been to the capital a fair few times over the years but […]

Crypts, cemeteries and bridges: 30 hours in London