Best Family Cycling Routes in the World If you’re looking for a new and exciting way to have a family adventure and see the world, then consider cycling. It’s an activity that’s great for the whole family, it’s not too fast nor too slow, it’s cheap and good for fitness and health, so it’s not a surprise more and more people choose bikes to travel with. If you want to join the trend, here’s where you can start from. Otago Central Rail Trail, New Zealand This popular 150-kilometre trail will take you through right back in...

The Bizarre & Amusing Translations of Place Names Around The World It’s fair to say that we don’t always put a lot of thought into the names of places we visit. In fact, unless they are in the English language, we just take them as read. This point is widely proven across the USA and the UK, where we all enjoy poking fun at some of the truly ridiculously named villages, towns and cities across both nations. Ridiculous Place Names Just take a look at this very enjoyable article from The Telegraph which lists 10 of the silliest place...

No matter where you head for your next holiday, you can be sure there will be no issues communicating with locals. This is because a lot of countries around the world speak English. In fact, according to Wikipedia, English is the third largest language by number of native speakers in the world. If you take into account non-native speakers, it becomes the second largest. This is obviously very helpful, especially if you’re travelling to countries very different to where you call home. However, it of course, means that you are very unlikely...

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,...