A First-Timer’s Guide to Istanbul

Straddling Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul’s mish-mash of cultures is unique among the world’s cities. Here, in the midst of the shiny hotels and centuries-old architecture, European-style plazas combine perfectly with exotic spice bazaars, church spires stand side-by-side with Islamic minarets … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 by Angela Griffin

6 of the Best Lifts to Ride around the World

Choosing which elevator to ride may seem insignificant when planning your holiday, but it’s the little things that make all the difference when you travel. And what better way to end a perfect day of exploration than with a compelling journey to your chosen floor? … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 by Alexandra Gregg

A First-Timer’s Guide to Madrid

Since my first visit to Madrid, the Spanish capital has become one of my favourite European destinations: a city full of interesting museums, pretty plazas and parks, lively markets, and breathtaking architecture, not to mention the continent’s most exciting food and drinks scene. What … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 by Claus Gurumeta

A First-Timer’s Guide to Budapest

Flung just slightly further than the classic short-break cities of Europe, Budapest owes its allure to a combination of things; in the Hungarian capital there’s a sense of Western European familiarity tinged with an exciting air of ‘other place’. Even the name – created … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 by Emma Brisdion

9 Things to Do in Houston, Texas

When you talk Texas, better-known destinations like Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio will no doubt get a mention before Houston does. Even I admit that, before I went, aside from NASA’s Mission Control, I didn’t know much about what this coastal metropolis … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 by Alexandra Gregg

A First-Timer’s Guide to Prague

The Czech capital city has long been associated with raucous stag and hen weekends. But there’s more to the charming city of Prague than budget boozy breaks; discover a cool café culture, century’s of history, fun-loving locals and plenty of park space to explore. … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 by Daisy Cropper

Flight Centre UK Named Best Regional Travel Agency

We’re delighted to announce that Flight Centre UK has won four awards in the British Travel Awards 2016! In a room full of fellow travel industry professionals, Flight Centre staff were celebrating at last night’s Rio-inspired awards dinner held in Battersea Evolution, which saw … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 by Flight Centre UK

Inside NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston

If, like me, you’re a bit of an astronomy geek/space enthusiast/Brian Cox lover (delete as applicable), then no doubt you’d be as excited as I was to set foot on the hallowed ground around the Johnson Space Center. To be able to say ‘Houston, … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 by Alexandra Gregg

Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA

The US Thanksgiving tradition is a bit of a mystery to us Brits. It’s just an excuse to don an elasticated waistband, eat turkey and drink eggnog… right? Wrong! Thanksgiving (26th November this year) is way more than a warm-up for Christmas. Its origins … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 by Alexandra Gregg

The Best Foods I Ate in the USA

I’ve been a bit spoilt with my USA travels for 2016. In fact, I’ve spent nearly a month over the pond in total, explored five states, six cities and three national parks, while also making a little foray into Eastern Canada too. And, naturally, … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 by Alexandra Gregg