In our mission to inspire and inform Grown-up Travellers we continue our series of articles containing ideas for alternative things to do and see in well-known destinations. So far we’ve been shared tips on London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Oslo and Paris and forthcoming posts will cover Chicago, New York and more. This time we turn to Amsterdam, a city with something [...]
How’s that for a view? It’s only a simple cafe but being right over the canal with boats on their way into Little Venice makes it worth a trip.
As we all know, size isn’t everything. But it is a factor, along with the age-old wisdom of location, location, location. Okay, you better explain yourself here. I’m hoping you’re just mixing your metaphors… Oh I see where your mind was going. I’m talking about hotels. Right. I, er, knew that… Not long ago there [...]
Image (c) Sean MacEntee Technology is, as the saying goes, everywhere. And the times have indeed a-changed. Once the preserve of corporate road warriors on the company’s dollar, laptops and smartphones seem to have become standard items on packing lists – even for backpackers. This begs the question – does technology help to improve or in [...]
Scandinavian crime fiction has taken the world by storm – with Norwegian author Jo Nesbø (that´s his real name, I notice they drop the funky ´ø´in English though) tipped to be the next big thing. You mean ´the next Stieg Larsson´? Yes, that indeed seems to be the slightly tired label tagged to anyone coming [...]
As much as we love Copenhagen (and we love it a lot) we’d be the first to admit that one problem is the weather. Winter is just rotten without the real snow and opportunities to enjoy it and while the summer is wonderful it just doesn’t last long enough – so make sure you enjoy [...]
Almost 18 months since the protests in Tunisia set off a chain of events which became known as the Arab Spring, each of the affected countries in the Middle East and North Africa is facing its own challenges and opportunities. Many of these countries were heavily reliant on foreign visitors and statistics show catastrophic falls in [...]
This is a guest post by Jenny Sanchez Image (c) Andy Higgs, Grown-up Travel Guide Backpacking can be a great way to get across the globe but budget is always a chief concern. If your travel arrangements have moved up a level, it doesn’t have to mean spending a lot more. Even getting around an upmarket [...]