Christmas is just a few sleeps away and even if it will be a very different experience this year, we still look forward to the Christmas tree, the gifts, the good food and above all – seeing our loved ones. It is the same for many of us around the world (some things remain constant), but there are a few unique variations as to how each country celebrates the Christmas season.
If your next holiday feels like a mere blip on the horizon and you’re in need of a travel fix fast, there’s now a way to see your favourite sights without having to set foot outside your door. We’ve rounded up our pick of the best virtual attractions you can visit from the comfort of your living room.
Words have the power to take you to a thousand new worlds, concocting incredible imagery and dreams that are tough to shake from your mind. Unforgettably-crafted worlds abound in novels both fictional and real from which to fuel your wanderlust, and you can’t do much better than these books if you’re hankering after inspiration for your next escape.
Year-round sunshine, yacht-studded marinas and sparkling beaches make Miami an ever-popular choice for a glam getaway. But beyond the postcard-perfect sands of South Beach lies the city’s true appeal – a patchwork of diverse districts, each totally unique from the last. We’ve rounded up our pick of the city’s hippest ‘hoods – so don your shades, grab a margarita and dive head first into the only Miami neighbourhoods you need on your radar.
Joining the solo travel tribe may seem a little daunting, but it means discovering the treasures of the world exactly the way you want to – it’s the greatest form of self-indulgence. You can make new friends or be left in total peace, you can explore at your own pace and you can eat whatever cuisine you fancy, whenever you like. Whether it’s an action-packed trip of a lifetime or a laid-back city sojourn, these are the top destinations you should explore to master the art of solo travel.
Contrary to the evidence of many light-pocketed tourists leaving Sin City, a trip to extravagant, flamboyant, downright infamous Las Vegas doesn’t have to entail spending the weekend sat at a blackjack table counting your losses. There are literally thousands of things to do in and around Vegas, and the iconic strip is truly just the beginning.
The importance of taking time out to recharge and reconnect for both our physical and mental wellbeing is hugely important. For many, yoga is the key and imparts a multitude of benefits to your physical and mental health. So, grab your mat and we’ll take you on a journey to some of the best destinations for a little ‘yin’ and ‘yang’.
Prepare to take in the magnitude of sights that await you on the USA’s West Coast. Hiring a car in the states is somewhat of a necessity, but it bestows on you the freedom to explore so much more than you would by simply staying in one major city. San Francisco is an excellent starting place for the perfect Cali road trip, so buckle up and let’s begin.