In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 destination like New York is reasonable […]
In which we present a regular round-up of news from the world of Grown-up Travel World music: The beats of the globe The Independent Whether you’re in Wiltshire or West Africa, exploring the global music scene is now much less complex than the beats you will encounter. What’s the attraction? For many people, world music […]