The Lowdown on LGBT Travel and Why It’s Necessary

Flights? Check. Visas? Check. Hotel, suitcases, passport? Check. For most people (read: heterosexual, cisgender people), there isn’t much more to think about when planning a holiday. But there are concerns that fly over the heads of most people which are constant worries for LGBT travellers. I was recently talking to a (heterosexual) work friend of…

How to Spend a Day on the Greek Island of Nisyros

Twinkling turquoise seas, chalky white cubist architecture and rugged mountainsides characterise almost all of the Greek Islands, from the Ionian in the west all the way to the Dodecanese in the east. Santorini is often pegged as the most stunning, thanks to its abundance of iconic white and blue buildings speckling the hillsides, and Skiathos…

Iceland to New Zealand: the World’s Most Iconic Filming Locations

From Iceland’s dramatic landscapes to the world’s largest desert in Abu Dhabi, planet Earth’s most incredible destinations have often been key features on both the big and small screens – providing a unique backdrop for surreal and unforgettable storytelling. Discover the filming locations of five iconic franchises, where you could walk in the footsteps of…

Starry-eyed: the Most Spectacular Stargazing Spots in the UK

If you live anywhere near the sprawling, light-filled metropolis that is London, the light pollution of our streetlamp- and building-packed capital will prove itself to be quite the intrusive inhibitor of any decent star-spotting. However, if you fancy yourself a budding astronomer, there are scores of rural nooks in the UK where you’ll be treated…

From Yosemite to the Everglades: The USA’s Best National Parks

The United States of America is one of the most diverse countries on earth, with landscapes ranging from snowy tundras and soaring peaks to red, dusty deserts and leafy green forests. There are 61 protected areas operated by the National Parks Service, and 29 of the 50 states hold at least one park, which together…

How to Spend a Whistle-Stop Weekend in the Lake District

I’ve honestly never really felt the need to travel much within the UK, but that has all changed after a weekend in The Lakes. I don’t know about you, but i’ve always thought of England as pretty dull – probably because I live here, and it seems fairly unexciting in comparison to jetting off somewhere…