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Five backpacker life hacks to take around the globe

Backpacking around the world is one of those experiences that everyone should enjoy - and the great thing is that taking a gap year is no longer the sole preserve of young people.No matter what your age, you'll need to be really clever about what you fill your trusty backpack with, as space is limit... Read more

Festive treats from around the world

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without some sweet treats to feast upon, so here are some of our favourite Christmas recipes from around the globe. They're great for a Christmas get together, or if you'd like to bring in a little something for your colleagues... Spitzbuben or ‘little rascals’ Make... Read more

12 of the Strangest Food Events Around the World - Pt 1

Food's great. And there's so much of the delicious stuff available around the world, it's no wonder that food's such a passion for most of us. Many want to combine this love of food with our holidays, and whether you're interested in food festivals, food holidays or food events, the following are a... Read more

Just so you know, the FCO is not directory enquiries

Recent enquiries received by Foreign & Commonwealth Office staff in Spain include a request for Phil Collins’ telephone number, and a man reportedly asked staff to contact his dominatrix after she had left him stranded at the airport The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is attempting to remind... Read more

The creepiest worldwide theme parks

There's a place where Thorpe Park meets Westworld and if you search a little harder, you can find entertainment dedicated to a rather well-known dictator of the former Soviet Union. You might think we're making this up; we're not. Here are a few of our favourite weird and wonderful theme park desti... Read more

Top unexplored parts of the world Part 2

Following on from our first list of great unexplored places on earth, here are another 6 that will make you either want to rush off and explore them yourselves or find out a bit more about them online. The latter is highly recommended. The next 6 in our list cover all areas of the globe and vary gre... Read more

Solo female travellers: Making your trip safe and memorable

If you're a woman who's chosen to travel alone, it can be one of the most fulfilling, rewarding and exciting things you'll ever do. Sorting out backpacker insurance, drawing up an itinerary and choosing a destination is exciting, but it is vital to remember that whether you're away for a week or fo... Read more

12 of the Strangest Food Events Around the World-Pt 2

Having delved into the murky world of peculiar food events from across the globe, we found there were more odd eating activities going on than we expected, so we are back with another six very strange food festivals, holidays and events. So, without further ado, here are more of the culinary odditi... Read more

Top unexplored parts of the world Part 1

When you are planning a trip, choosing the destination is the most exciting part. Are you looking for a Mediterranean beach holiday, or are you going to explore the mountain top villages of Nepal? Then all that’s left it to pack your walking shoes, get your insurance, change your answering message o... Read more

Top travel tips for foodies

Most people will agree that having the chance to travel is one of life's most incredible experiences. Grab that passport, get your travel insurance, pack a clean pair of undies or two and off you go! One of the most wonderful things about travelling is the opportunity to try new and exciting foods.... Read more

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