8 Reasons Maine Should Be on Your Bucket List

With 52 states to choose from, it’s hard to pick a favourite. That being said, Maine, in the north-east corner of North America, does have an awful lot going for it; a landscape that varies from craggy coastlines to freshwater lakes and forested mountains, … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 by Emma Brisdion

6 Things to Do in Slovenia

Slovenia is one of those places where you can’t help but feel that fairytales are set. Clifftop castles overlooking old towns? Check. Lakes that reflect the sky, punctured by tiny islands with picture-perfect churches? Check. Snow-capped mountains that hide creatures from folklore? Check. Vineyards … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 by Emma Brisdion

How to Spend 48 Hours in Majorca

No weekend plans and a cheap flight from Bristol after work on a Friday? It could only mean one thing: time for a whistle-stop tour of one of the Balearic Islands’ most pretty (and underrated) cities, Palma. Majorca (aka Mallorca) has a bad rep … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 by Emma Brisdion

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

The Best Sports to Try in the US

America. The land of all things large; even their love of sports is super-sized. But then again with so many awesome outdoor activities to get involved in from state to state, who can blame them? Best just to join them, I think. Here we’ve … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 by Emma Brisdion

4 of the Most Responsible Wildlife Experiences in Thailand

There’s far more to Thailand than picture-perfect beaches, ancient temples and outrageously cheap booze. This coastal nation is home to a diverse range of ecosystems and, as a result, a fabulous display of wildlife. In the face of a history of exploitation, the native … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 by Emma Brisdion

Things to Do in Florida that aren’t Disney World

Welcome to the USA‘s Sunshine State, where children’s theme parks and blissful weather dominate public image. Of course, both of these warrant a visit to Florida in their own right, but there’s so much more to it than just Disneyland. We’ve picked out five of … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 by Emma Brisdion

Bali’s Best Wildlife and Where to Find it

With its stunning beaches and a regular turnover of sun-seeking and surf-chasing travellers, Bali is often best known as Indonesia’s go-to island for partying and relaxing on the beach. But aside from the annual migration of tourists, this beautiful island on the edge of … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 by Emma Brisdion

How to Be a Bear Keeper in Cambodia

In the untamed jungles of rural Cambodia, Asia, wild sun bears and Asiatic black (moon) bears were once a common sight. But rapid loss of habitat, illegal wildlife trade and poaching for traditional medical purposes or food, have reduced their wild populations to all … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 by Emma Brisdion

Things to Know Before You Go to South Africa

With an intoxicating portfolio of diverse landscapes that range from Table Mountain, towering over Cape Town and its craggy coastline, to river deltas, deserts and savannahs inhabited by the ‘Big Five’ – not to mention a world-class wine region – few travellers can resist … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 by Emma Brisdion