13 Travel Resources You Need To Plan Your Next Adventure

Trip Planning

The Base Trip

This website is just genius.  It pulls together all the information that you could hope to find out about your travel destination in one handy page.  Visa requirements, currency, living costs, crime rates, vaccinations and of the most important thing if you are British; the weather!  This makes planning a trip very easy.  If that wasn’t enough, users can add their own tips or experiences so you can read real life advice from previous travellers.  Ideal! Continue reading “13 Travel Resources You Need To Plan Your Next Adventure”

6 Things You Need To Know To Make Friends At A Hostel

You have finally braved booking your first solo trip, you made it to the flight on time, found a taxi to take you to your hostel and claimed a bunk in 10 bed mixed dorm.  What now?  

Well lets face it, one of the benefits of travelling solo is that you get to do whatever you want.  No one to demand that you spend the day by the side of the pool when you are longing to go hiking, or want to eat in McDonalds because it is a place they recognise when you want to tuck into the best local street food.  Perfect.  The truth is of course, that it is always great to share life’s experiences and it is easy to feel lonely and isolated when you have been out exploring by yourself all day.  So, how do you go about making friends on holiday? Continue reading “6 Things You Need To Know To Make Friends At A Hostel”

The Ultimate Instagram Tour Of Bristol

The ultimate Instagram tour of Bristol

If you are addicted to Instagram, make the most of your visit to Bristol by following the ultimate Instagram tour of the city to ensure you have loads of great snaps to fill your Instagram feed.

Start with an early morning swim at the Lido, not only will the water in this open aired pool wake you up but will leave you ravenous for one of the on site restaurants beautiful breakfasts.  If you have more time on your hands, come here in the evening for a swim, dinner and cocktails by the pool.

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Low N Slow: Is Bristol Bored Of Barbecue?

If you are going to do barbecue in Bristol, you have got to be brave.  

With Grillstock supplying the city with the best of America’s finest from its two outlets (Park Street & St Nick’s Market) as well as its annual barbecue festival under the same name, any newcomer has really got to reach some dizzy heights just to make an impact.  Additionally, the (slightly) more formal restaurant settings of Spitfire (Harbourside), Smoke Haus (opposite Colston Hall) and Food Nation (Gloucester Road), are all offering their own take on grilled meat.  In short, Bristol is a fairly saturated market when it comes to barbecue. Continue reading “Low N Slow: Is Bristol Bored Of Barbecue?”

9 Bristol Festivals You Need To Attend

Harbour Festival – July


Bristol’s historic harbour is decked out in bunting, but no one on the waterfront escapes the gay abandon in which banners, flags and fairy lights decorate the house boats and old sailing boats that line the waterway.  Traditionally, this weekend long festival celebrates Bristol’s historic harbour which was once a major port for everything from food to slave trading (although the later is definitely no longer celebrated) as well as the city’s most famous pirate: Black Beard.   

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Politics to Picasso: The Ultimate Guide to Havana’s Street Art

Despite numerous revolutions and years of repressive governments the art scene in Cuba has thrived, with 14 art schools and a University of Fine Arts and numerous Cuban artist galleries.  Cuban art is as diverse as the people that inhabit this small Caribbean island, with influences from Africa, South America, North America and Europe, however often the best place to experience Cuban art is on the streets of Havana, the island’s capital city.

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