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outh Africa, as I’m sure everyone is aware by now, is hosting this summer’s football FIFA World Cup.

Bol Beach in Croatia

Although the global financial conditions and the high price of flights to South Africa mean read full article



Various types of beer have been made in Belgium for centuries, so they have had plenty of time to perfect the different production methods. Today the brewing of beer is still very regional

Leffe Belgian beer

reflecting the role that rural monasteries played in developing read full article



During the gray days of March there is nothing that brings more joy than the thought of Spring.

De Young Museum, San Francisco

This year, from April 20 – 24, San Francisco’s De Young Museum will be welcoming read full article



The Chelsea Flower Show is one the most famous garden shows in the world and a major social occasion in London.

Chelsea Flower Show, London

Known for their love of gardening, Brits flock to this annual garden show in London’s Chelsea and famous visitors and supporters include the British Royal Family. read full article



Traveling with pets

If you have a dog and enjoy going out with your friends but don’t want to leave your pet alone: stop worrying!

Kitesurfing in Italy

The Good Pub Guide has just published a dog-friendly pubs’ guide though the UK. Thank you guys! read full article



Ljubljana, like many cities in the former Eastern Bloc, has enjoyed a renaissance since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the eastward expansion of the EU.

Ljubljana Triple Bridge

At first, tourism was based almost entirely on the low prices on offer but the city’s place in the market has matured recently and while it is still relatively cheap, read full article



Lovely Lisbon is the home of steep tiled streets, delicious egg tart pastries and strong sea breezes.

Adraga Beach, Lisbon

Indeed, multiple beaches are tantalizingly close and locals flock to them to lay in the sun in summer and to gaze at the sea in winter. read full article



For runners the gruelling 26.2 miles of a marathon is the ultimate test.

Edinburgh Marathon

Pushing on past the ‘wall’ and feeling the adrenaline rush as you make it across the finishing line makes the sore feet, blisters and relentless hours of training no more than a distant memory. read full article



The ‘fair Verona’ of today compares favourably with the one portrayed in Shakespeare. There are more tourists nowadays but the gang warfare between Montagues and Capulets has subsided, leaving an appealing and relaxed place to visit.



Shanghai is a modern metropolis, famous for its never-ending construction and towering skyscrapers. Yet, just 180 kilometers away, lies Hangzhou, the capital of the Zhejiang province. Culturally rich and renowned for it’s picturesque beauty, Hangzhou makes for the perfect relaxing day trip away from the hustle and bustle.



Every guidebook and tourist map will lead visitors to some fantastic architecture in the heart of Berlin. The Riechtag, The Jewish Museum and the Holocaust Memorial top the long list of buildings designed by some of the leading practicing architects of the world.



Along Schlesischestrasse, one of the unsung cooler streets of Berlin, there are a number of sites for today’s nomad/city-dweller, and, strangely enough, they’re all on one side of the street. You can easily move between furniture boutiques, cafes, galleries, boutiques and record shops without ever even having to cross the street.

Schesichestrasse graffitti, Berlin

Plus if you tuck back into some of the buildings, you’ll find some really great graffiti and street art. read full article



Are you seeing billionaires?

Moscow has more billionaires living in its streets than any other city on earth. A certain owner of Chelsea FC is one of the most famous of the gang of wealthy men and women (mostly men). Many have made their money from a certain fossil fuel, amongst other things.

Moscow Matryoshka dolls

There are around 70 billionaires in Moscow, which beats New York by a few to come top. read full article



If you were to think about which city has the world’s best carnival celebration, you’d probably think first of Rio de Janeiro, and then perhaps of Venice or New Orleans.

Carnival in Paris

Paris probably wouldn’t come to mind. You might even be surprised that Paris has a carnival at all. read full article



Hunger and meal times are probably at the upmost importance now you’re pregnant and missing meals can leave you feeling sick. Although you may not feel like it, especially if you are suffering from morning sickness, you must continue eating.

Pregnant Woman Traveling

There were instances when I felt I could not eat e.g. after a 16-hour-train journey through Thailand, but you must for the health of not only your baby but yourself. read full article