21 things you didn’t know about London In recent years, the popularity of London city break has gone from strength to strength. It seems that millennials are doing away with the week beach break and instead favouring three days in one of the world’s great metropolises. As you can see from this post from UK travel association ABTA, statistics now show that they are in fact as popular as beach holidays. It’s really not hard to see why either. With more cheaper flights than ever and budget accommodation via Airbnb and other...

Imagine yourself, right now, stood at a music festival of your choice, all of your pals around you, your favourite band playing your favourite song. Imagined it? What are you likely to do to capture this moment? Of course, it’s going to be taking a photo and uploading it to Instagram, because that’s half the fun of spending a weekend in a field, right? Accessorize have researched into the most Instagram worthy festivals in the UK, US and Europe and plotted them on a wanderlust-worthy interactive map. From the wonderful land of...

A road trip from Washington DC to New York Words: Len Rutledge    Images: Phensri Rutledge Driving in the USA can be daunting or charming depending on where you are. Despite initial reservations, my wife and I found driving between two of the country’s major cities was no great problem. Day 1 Washington DC to Lancaster 190 km This morning we leave Washington DC on route to Lancaster. We skirt Baltimore then follow I-83 north for 90 minutes before exiting at York. By now we have entered a beautiful region of rolling hills, neatly cultivated...

15 of The World’s Oldest Buildings and Where You Can Find Them Travelling abroad gives us a chance to experience authentic cultures which can’t be enjoyed anywhere else. Drinking Guinness in Dublin, eating pizza in Rome or watching a jazz band in New Orleans are great examples. Authentic cultural experiences are often tied to history. For example, while you can take a trip on a punt or rowing boat all around the world, there’s something extra special about taking a gondola around the waters of Venice. Venice, along with 99...

13 Of The World’s Oldest Living Things And Where To Find Them While humans now wander just about every corner of the planet, there is still something truly fascinating and mysterious about the natural world. In fact, while we have extensively mapped Planet Earth, we still know staggering little about what lives on it. In recent years, scientists have discussed what they consider to be the number of species which have been catalogued. According to National Geographic, they believe only 15% of all species have been discovered, that’s...

Children are notorious for their short attention spans. It’s, therefore, an incredible feat to keep them engaged throughout the family vacation, let alone excited. In order to achieve this, many parents bend over backward to introduce various activities into their daily schedule while they are on a holiday. The problem is – many parents don’t know where to start and it can be a true Sisyphean effort to keep the children involved. The trick is not to engage in something that is only fun for you, but you have to take into consideration...

An A-Z Of European Country Name Origins No matter whether you live in Europe or outside of it, there’s no denying what an utterly fantastic holiday destination it is. One of the biggest reasons for choosing any part of Europe is for its fascinating and rich history. Europe’s Many Landmarks The list of fantastic cities and landmarks is almost endless. Just take a look at this article from USA Today which lists some of the best landmarks, all steeped in history. Over the centuries, Europe has also changed a great deal. As empires,...

Koh Samui offers a lush landscape of beautiful beaches full of palm trees and mountainous rain forests. The island is located in the Gulf of Thailand, off the east coast of Kra Isthmus. Visitors can get a beachside cottage among the coconut trees or rent one of the most luxurious resorts they can find. There is also a plethora of fun activities to do. Wondering how many days to spend in Koh Samui? A three-day trip would allow you to take in a lot of the sites and not break the bank. Of course, if your work and budget allow, you can spend...

10 Worldwide Road Trips You Need to Add to Your Bucket List When planning a holiday, the majority of us like to give the trip a fair bit of structure. For most, the break will be no more than two weeks, so it’s important that from the moment we land that we get the most out of the trip. Obviously, one of the most important things to consider throughout a holiday is travel. Depending on where you’re planning on visiting, some options will be much more viable than others. For example, if you fancy a weekend break in the beautiful city...

Remote tropical destinations appeal to many as a prime choice for getaways. Clear, turquoise water, powdery sandy beaches, palm trees swaying the breeze and plenty of sunshine make for the idyllic location to relax and unwind. While there are many popular places around the world to enjoy the perfect vacation, there are a number of less frequented islands, which offer the chance to avoid crowds. Immerse yourself in local culture and cuisine while enjoying the quiet and laid back atmosphere away from daily life stress. Cayo Coco, Cuba The...