Where cultures meet, so do cuisines and Jerusalem is no exception. From street-side vendors to back-alley restaurants, Jerusalem’s Old City is teeming with the sights, sounds and smells of some of the region’s most celebrated food.
Was one of your new year’s resolutions to ditch the nine-to-five and follow your dreams, exploring the world? Well, you’re not alone! Here are our Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2018
Dense jungle, pristine beaches, Mayan ruins and vibrant culture – Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula has it all. Home to famous resort towns such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen, the area is a popular destination for visitors of all ages and interests and is a stop-off point on many Caribbean cruise itineraries. However, given its vast size and sheer range of sights and attractions, many visitors only begin to scratch the surface of this fascinating land. With an excellent road system and comprehensive bus network, this is the perfect area to get off the beaten track and experience the real Mexico. After all, where else in the world can you travel amongst the true descendants of ancient Mayans? Here are a few of our favourite things to do in the region…
Home to Hollywood and the stars, California has a long and rich history as the home of modern cinema. Whilst today film crews travel the world in search of the perfect backdrops for the next blockbuster, not so long-ago budgets were a little tighter and producers had to work with what they had on their doorsteps. From the beaches of LA to the Sierra Nevada mountains, you’ll be amazed at just how many of your favourite movie scenes have been filmed in America’s Golden State. Here are some of our favourites that you can still visit today.
The unofficial capital of England’s West Country, Bristol is a thriving University town dating back to 1155 when it was one of England’s most important cities. Whilst considered by many an excellent base for exploring the region, the city itself is a diverse and exciting destination in its own right. With a historic town centre, great value accommodation and a thriving bar and restaurant scene, Bristol is one of the most vibrant cities in the south of England and one that should be on every visitor’s itinerary!
Sandwiched between Italy, Austria and Hungary, Slovenia is one of Central Europe’s lesser known gems. With dramatic scenery, almost as rich as the country’s history, this is an off-the-beaten-track destination that certainly packs a punch. From towering mountains and crystalline lakes to rolling green hills and even a small stretch of Adriatic, Slovenia seems to have it all
At over one million square kilometres and with 11 official languages, South Africa has long proved an alluring destination for travellers from all walks of life. Bustling urban cities meet dramatic coastlines; Sweeping game reserves meet vast vineyards – and the distances in-between can be truly staggering. Here’s our take on getting the most of your time in this fascinating country
Safe, vibrant and well connected to Europe and beyond, Morocco is widely regarded as one of the most accessible North African countries to visit. With both Arabic and French as its national languages, and English widely understood in tourist areas, it’s possible to truly immerse yourself in the local culture and experience the famed Arabic and Berber hospitality. I’m a firm believer that one of the best ways to get to grips with a new culture is through its food, and with Arabic, French and Berber influences coming together with incredible fresh produce, Morocco is a joy to visit. Here are 10 classic Moroccan dishes you shouldn’t miss…
Looking at the expanse of North Eastern Thailand that lay just across the Mekong, it dawned on us that this was the one region of Thailand we were yet to really explore. It was our final Thai frontier: Isaan. This is a part of Thailand that is often overlooked by both the tourist and backpacking crowds as it has none of the fine sandy beaches for which Thailand is famed. What it does have, however, is an incredible cultural diversity
As the national capital of the Republic of China (or Taiwan, to you and me) Taipei is a vast city and home to over 2.6 million people. Drenched in history and with a rich cultural heritage, it is the textbook modern Asian metropolis where east meets west. Ancient temples nestle in amongst modern skyscrapers; Bustling night markets lurk just blocks away from modern day mega-malls, and world class street-food stalls sit comfortably alongside Michelin starred restaurants. Add to the mix the fact that Taiwan has none of the often-prohibitive visa restrictions of the Chinese mainland, and it’s easy to see why tourism in Taipei is booming.