The Ultimate New Zealand Bucket List

New Zealand

From the buzzing cities of Auckland and Wellington on the North Island, to the plethora of outdoor activities and hiking trails in the South – there is so much to see and do in New Zealand that will keep you coming back for more. Here’s our must-do list for your first trip. Go on a […]

The Hidden Treasures of Budapest

Whatever the duration of your break – a 24-hour stop over or a seven-day visit – there is an abundant variety of historical attractions, eateries, drinking hotspots, vibrant nightlife and unique outdoor spa experiences to whet any appetite. Budapest exudes youthful energy yet also boasts a world-class classical music scene; and, with an eclectic mix […]

Las Vegas – you have to see it to believe it!

It’s never been easier to get to Las Vegas. From 2019 Virgin Atlantic alone will have four non-stop flights per week from Manchester. It’s popular as a stand-alone holiday destination with UK visitors spending anything from a long weekend to three weeks in ‘Sin City’. So what’s the attraction? As the World’s number one gambling […]

Krakow – A Stunning City

I initially chose Krakow for its history and its cultural richness. I had previously visited several other Eastern European cities and enjoyed exploring their quaint streets and admiring the beautiful buildings. Krakow is no exception but it has so many hidden gems that one visit may not be enough. The famous Rynek Market Square is […]

Enchanting Venice

A destination that’s on many people’s wish lists, Venice is one of the most fascinating and romantic cities in the world. And with direct flights from Liverpool and Manchester, it couldn’t be easier to get there. On arrival at Venice airport, the best way to start your trip is with a speedboat taxi to whisk […]

Croatia – the Pearl of the Adriatic

Adele finds that this wonderful country has a lot more to offer more than being the back drop to King’s Landing! People often ask me where is popular this year and, for the last few years, Croatia has topped the list for travellers wanting a break that is not too far from home. With over […]

China Highlights

In November 2018, I spent a week in China brushing up on my knowledge of this enormous but endlessly fascinating country. I stayed in two cities – Beijing and Xian, and from these bases, visited some amazing attractions. From Beijing: Tiananmen Square – one of the largest public squares in the world which is said to […]

Canada in the Winter

Having just returned from an amazing visit to the Canadian Rockies, I felt I had to share the experience before we put Winter behind us and turn our faces to the sunshine. The Canadian Rockies in Winter is a spectacular sight  –  frozen lakes, crisp white snow and cosy log fires make it an ideal […]