A Thrill Seeker’s Guide To The World’s Most Terrifying Roller Coasters There are certain physical and psychological thrills which we have enjoyed for centuries and continue to do so today. One classic example is the zoo. London Zoo in Regent’s Park is thought to be the first modern zoo and opened its doors to the public back in 1826. Ever since then, we have enjoyed the experience of being a panel of glass away from some of nature’s most fascinating creatures. Amusement Parks Another good example is the amusement park, which is...

No matter what your religious affiliation is, the winter holidays have a certain charm of their own that’s impossible to ignore. Maybe that’s why so many people enjoy the idea of traveling around Christmas and New Year’s Eve, a period that marks the end of the calendar year and the beginning of a new adventure. To that end, here are four US regions that are guaranteed to offer you a great wintertime experience: 1. The Outer Banks A 200-mile stretch of peninsulas and islands off the coast of North Carolina, the Outer...

16 of the World’s Spiciest Foods For big food fans, it’s fair to say that we now have access to more tastebud tingling meals than ever before. Take a walk down your local high street or into the closest supermarket and you’ll find a range of delicious dishes from every corner of the globe. Of course, it’s not as if we’ve suddenly experienced an international food revolution, instead, our options have simply expanded. For many years, Indian, Chinese and even Japanese restaurants have been a firm fixture on any high street and...

December is here and you can sense the onset of festive vibes, the anxious waiting for the season holidays to start, to get together with loved ones and celebrate the joyous time. It’s Christmas and most people would plan on having the typical white Christmas vacation and travel to western places where Christmas is a grand occasion – everywhere you go, its snowflakes, Santa clauses and Christmas trees. Though the festival at western destinations are an elaborate celebration, for travelers, visit such places in December means less...

There are largely two different types of globally popular foods.  There’s those that belong to one particular culture and those which become broadly interpreted and enjoyed. A great example of the first is sushi. Sushi is unmistakably Japanese and is enjoyed across the world by all classes and cultures, from Michelin star restaurants to convenience meal deals. Learn more about how sushi became a global sensation in this article from The Guardian. At the other end of the scale, you have dishes which are enjoyed all over the world...

Around The World In 16 Banksy Street Art Locations If you stopped someone on the street and asked them to name you 5 popular artists of the 21st century, you’d struggle for many answers. However, there is almost certainly one who will be known by many millions around the world, and that’s, of course, Banksy. Who is Banksy? The mysterious, British satirical street artist has said that he/she would never reveal their true identity which has lead to years of speculation. This article from the Telegraph is a classic example of the speculation....

9 Weird British Expressions Illustrated One of the beautiful things about travelling is the opportunity to be submerged in another culture’s language. If you’re familiar with a bit of Spanish or French, it is rewarding to battle your way through the occasional shop transaction without just using the international language of ‘louder English’. In bars and on public transport, it can be fun to figure out at least the subject that people are talking about – it doesn’t feel intrusive when you don’t have a clue what they’re...

The Lake District is England’s largest national park and attracts 17.32 million visitors a year. It’s not hard to see why, with stunning lakes, mountains, coastline and historic sites. The Lakes are popular in all seasons, and are as beautiful in the autumn and winter as it is in the warmer months with any families choose to spend Christmas or New Year in the Lake District. Here are five great reasons why the Lake District is the perfect destination for your next holiday 1. It’s Beautiful! With stunning views all year round,...

Even in the sheltered and largely safe world the majority of us live in today, plenty of us suffer from fears and phobias, some of them irrational, others entirely rational. According to fears.net, some of the top ten phobias of all time include the fear of small spaces (Claustrophobia), a fear of spiders (Arachnophobia) and a fear of heights (Acrophobia). Rational vs Irrational Overcoming a fear of something can be difficult, especially with both irrational and rational fears. A rational fear is one which exists because there is potentially...

Fancy a European football break? We bet you’re not alone. With Premier League ticket prices not exactly the easiest on the pocket, lots of football fans are heading to the Continent to enjoy the beautiful game. It’s not hard to see why. Affordable airfares, reasonable ticket prices and the thrill of Champions League and Europa League action are all encouraging football fanatics to up sticks and enjoy an away day or weekend break across the Channel. If you’re hankering after some of this action for yourself, we think you’ll love...