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Insta-worthy dream holiday without having to pack your bags! Holidays are one of the best ways to tick off those outstanding items on your bucket list. The holiday provides us with the opportunity to do those ‘once in a lifetime’ things that we dream about in our day-to-day, a chance to live those exhilarating experiences and collect those unforgettable memories. But what if you didn’t have to wait for a big, expensive holiday to a far-flung destination to do all the things on your list? What if you could do those same incredible...

Words: Len Rutledge Images: Phensri Rutledge White swans, a low-flying vintage aircraft, colourful boats, and a seven hundred-year-old bridge battle for my attention as I gaze out across the still waters of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland. In the end, the bridge wins. The Kapellbrücke is a covered wooden footbridge with more than 100 17th-century pictures hanging from the roof rafters. It is my lasting image of Lucerne. For a city of only 75,000 Lucerne punches way above its weight in terms of visitor appeal. It’s almost too...

For a few years now, celebrities and A-listers have been traveling to Mykonos for a VIP break in the sun. This island is full of activities and luxury accommodation where those who enjoy the finer things in life can relax or party the night away depending on what they enjoy. Here, we are going to give you some tips on how you can have a luxurious holiday in Mykonos. Keep reading to find out more about this amazing island and all of the activities that you can enjoy there. Where To Stay The first thing that you’ll need to...

Words: Len Rutledge  Images: Phensri Rutledge The little nostalgic steam engine huffs and puffs its way up the steep track as we leave the lakeside village of St. Wolfgang in Austria. We are bound for the Schafberg Mountain and our carriage is full of expectant and excited people. The joy of travelling in toy mountain trains is unexplainable in words but we all feel it. This is a real adventure. The steepest, steam cog-railway in Austria has been ascending this mountain since 1893. It takes 35 minutes to reach the summit, climbing...

When you hear the words “winter break” what instantly comes to mind? Is it the beautiful charm of festive markets in Munich and Prague? The snowy paradise of the Dalmatian coast in nations such as Croatia? Or is it the beguiling light show of the Northern Lights in Norway and Iceland? Well, winter holidays are definitely not short of options and there is one more cold season getaway that should definitely feature among the answers and that is Slovenia. This little-known country comes into its own during winter and here are five reasons...

Travelling the world allows you to grow as a person, get to know different cultures and people, but most importantly, it lets you try an array of new foods. This is a dream come true for any foodie. So when you’re planning on a vacation and choosing your destinations, take the local specialities in account. After all, where else are you going to try these exotic and authentic specialities? In fact, you can see the entire world following your stomach. Enjoy the tropical punch in Hawaii The US is famous for many things, but some would...

Croatia is a country that is among the top tourist destination with the main attraction being the rich cultural, history and wonderful beaches. One of the most unique features of this country is that it is home to many islands with the mainland and touring these islands give a person a lifetimeadventure. Majority of visitors to Croatia chose to tour the big cities however the beauty and culture rich places lies in small towns. The beaches in these towns are smartly marked with first-rate hospitality from local people and boat charter...

A great way you can connect with the culture, essence, and flavor of Croatia is by tasting local dishes. Croatia is a country full of culinary delights hugely influenced by many different cultures including the Mediterranean and Central European traditions. Croatian cuisine is geographically distinct, with each part of this country having a distinctive regional delicacy. In addition, there’s a big emphasis on preparing meals homestyle and on making use of fresh seasonal ingredients in restaurants all across the country. On...

Words: Len Rutledge  Images: Phensri Rutledge Three Irish missionary monks visited Würzburg in A.D. 686 to Christianize the local ‘barbarians’. The inhospitable locals beheaded them. Fortunately, we find the citizens are much friendlier today, and we also discover there are many things to do, great places to see, and excellent wine and food to enjoy. Würzburg, at the northern end of Germany’s Romantic Road, has much history, culture, rich cuisine, religious landmarks, and idyllic scenery. It is a great place to visit and the bonus...

While philosophers may debate whether beauty is objective or relative one thing they all agree on is that there are cities in the world which through sheer elegance help us transcend our ordinary existence and lift up our spirits to an almost divine plane of existence. These six cities are the best representation of this ideal. 6. Casablanca in Morocco, Africa Few cities in the world can possibly hope to match the radiant beauty and overwhelming sense of history found in the city of Casablanca. As the main economic and cultural center...