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Where In The World Can Brits Travel Without A Visa The early stages of planning and booking a holiday can bring its fair share of headaches. There is, of course, a great deal to think about. From settling on a location to booking the flights, choosing accommodation to arranging holiday insurance, the list goes on. However, there is one thing which regardless of your journey you must not forget, your passport. International border rulings can vary massively and are constantly altering, so it helps to have a globally respected passport....

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...

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...

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...

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...

There’s no getting around the fact that winter is finally upon us. Once the temperature is cooler and the days become shorter, we find ourselves turning from the pleasures of summer to the comforts which will keep the chill at bay. As soon as the temperature drops, there is something a lot less appealing about light summer meals. Instead, we replace them with heavy, warming foods like stews, pies and roast dinners. Hot Drinks We do the same with our hot drinks. The lemonades and ice teas don’t seem very appealing when the cold arrives,...

5 Online Travel Scams & How To Avoid Them For as long as the internet has existed, scammers have been trying to unlawfully take money from unsuspecting users. Online scams exist in pretty much every industry. So, whether you’re wanting to buy clothing, a car or even booking a holiday, there’s probably a scam loitering in the background. Everyone will have heard of some of the big online scams in recent years, even if it is hard to believe their success. The Nigerian Prince email scam is almost certainly one of the best documented....