Say it ain’t so. The Netherlands who have led the way in tolerance for drug use in public places have taken the first step toward curbing the ever-growing pilgrimage of (young) travelers to the infamous ‘coffee shops’ of Amsterdam. A judge today upheld the government’s plan to restrict the purchase of marijuana to residents only. […]
For everyone wondering where Malta is, here’s a rundown of the charms and attractions of this fascinating country. Malta is a small island country in the Mediterranean Sea, near the Italian island of Sicily. It’s actually an archipelago, though only three of the islands are inhabited. This beautiful area is best known for having some […]
Have you ever watched an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and wished you were sitting in that red Camaro riding along with Guy Fieri, nibbling and chatting your way down the road? Or perhaps you’ve watched a PBS special and fantasized about exploring a wilderness region with the host. Well perk up…. there’s a […]
Berlin has a lot to offer visitors, but the more famous attractions – the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, and TV tower – tend to get overrun with tourists. Here are five off-the-beaten path ideas, each speaking to different times from Berlin’s rich history. Charlottenburg Palace Built in the 17th Century, Charlottenburg Palace stands as a […]
Our London Guide is all about keeping money in your pocket and helping your enjoy this intriguing city while doing London On The Cheap. People often think of a London vacation as a trip that requires a lot of money, but a successful trip to London can actually be had on a shoestring budget. London […]
Tuscany is home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in Italy, a place where extensive culture and indulgent relaxation go hand in hand. The cities of Florence, Pisa and Siena are well-trodden by tourists keen to see sights such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Uffizi museum and Michelangelo’s ‘David’. Also popular […]
Slovenia in central Europe is a spectacular country. With beaches, historic towns, cultural cities, vast national parks, and huge mountains, it can be hard to know where to begin! The country’s capital, Ljubljana, is a great starting place to explore the area around Bled. Thanks to it’s location between Italy, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary, Slovenia […]
Are You A Flashpacker? Flashpacking is the latest travel trend for young (or young-at-heart) savvy travelers. In fact there’s actually a good chance you could be a flashpacker without even realizing it. If you travel with your iPod, digital camera, laptop, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry or any other bulk of technology, and use those devices to […]
Make the Most of Your Visit to Prague This Spring Time Prague or Praha, the gateway to Eastern Europe, is without any doubt one of Europe’s most charming and intriguing cities. With its rich Bohemian history, glorious architecture and beautiful and diverse nature, the Czech capital is the perfect destination for an unforgettable city trip. […]
As one of the largest Ionian Islands, Kefalonia holidays are truly unique offering a fantastic range of landscapes, resorts and historical sites to explore, and of course let’s not forget the fabulous beaches. Lassi is the closest beach resort to the capital Argostoli and has a proud reputation for cleanliness and has been awarded the Blue Flag […]
Many will travel to the UK for the London 2012 Olympic Games only to find that they have been swindled by bogus booking sites – don’t let this happen to you! You know what they say: “One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel”. And with the Olympics 2012 just around the corner, it seems a lot […]
2012 looks set to be an exciting year in London, with the buzz building up to the Olympics in July. The theatre world is no exception, with a number of exciting productions being announced for the West End. If you’re planning a trip to London, seeing a musical or play in the West End is […]
As the British Big Chill sets in even further, many are finding comfort in thoughts of this year’s summer holiday. Instead of jetting off to Spain or Portugal this year, why not try the Med’s somewhat forgotten island, Sardinia, and sample a culture which is more independent and unique than you may have first thought.
Some concert aficionados appreciate more than just whatever band or artist is on stage at the moment. Sometimes it is about the venue itself. It’s not strictly about acoustics either. An argument can be made that a true concert experience is the atmosphere of the venue and the surroundings. No matter how far technology has […]
Holidays to Tenerife in the Canary Islands have the potential to be a relaxing beach holiday all year round, as the temperature rarely dips below 18C (65F) even in winter months. With excellent nightlife, an action packed activity holiday with every sport and water sport that you could wish for, Tenerife is the ideal winter […]
If the current BBC TV series ‘Sicily Unpacked’ is anything to go by then our fascination with the beauty of Sicilian food and culture continues to grow. The show features Giorgio Locatelli, widely considered to be one of the best Italian chefs working in the UK, inspiring his travel companion, Andrew Graham-Dixon with some of […]
After wandering around the La Ramblas and familiarising yourself with the Gaudi masterpieces, there is a danger of taking Barcelona for granted.
With its lavish architecture, nightlife and peerless attractions, the boredom factor might seem impossible but how many times can you scale the Sagrada Família without wondering what lies beyond the city’s borders?
The 1930s and 1940s might seem like an unlikely era to emulate when it comes to partying, but the combination of swing music, kitsch Union Jack-bedecked decor and the chance to dress up in polka dots, stockings and pin-up icon make-up provide a hip escape from the monotony of daily life and drum and bass music! From cabaret bars to big band dances and interactive cinema, here’s a brief introduction to the retro revival evoking the romantic spirit of Blitz-era London.
The Caribbean, the Seychelles, Barbados; while these are all great romantic destinations, they can also be, well, a little clichéd! One up-and-coming destination is Puglia – often referred to as the next Tuscany or Italy’s biggest secret. Puglia is situated at Italy’s south-easternmost region (known to many of us as the heel of the boot) and is […]
Not all of us want to escape the cold, now do we? Wicked Good Travel Tips has already touched on Quebec City, but for those who are looking to linger in the winter, here are a few can’t miss travel suggestions :