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Sochi - Planning a last-minute trip to the 2014 Winter Olympics

From 7th to 23rd February, the eyes of the world will be focused on a hitherto relatively unknown Russian city on the Black Sea coast called Sochi - the host of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. While it's not an easy destination to reach from the UK, winter sports fans will nevertheless... Read more

Up and coming destinations for 2013

Up and coming destinations for 2013… We’re taking a look at the up and coming destinations that have set the travel industry abuzz for 2013 – get in before the tourist hoards for unspoilt beaches and a more authentic travel experience – you could bag a bargain too… Manmar British travellers have ... Read more

Catching British nationals out abroad

FCO encourages people to be better prepared by researching the local laws and customs of their holiday destination before travel. Every year British nationals risk getting caught out by local laws and customs when travelling overseas.  From driving a dirty car in Russia, to wearing camouflage cloth... 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 three long weekend breaks for singles

Fed up with spending Easter gorging yourself on chocolate, watching the same old films trotted out every year? Of course you are. Why not make the most of this year's four-day weekend by packing a bag and jumping on a flight to somewhere new? You don't need a travelling companion; just book a bed, ... Read more

Chemmy Alcott is part of Team GB for Sochi 2014

Woo Hoo! We are so glad to hear the result Chemmy has worked so hard for. Team GB are giving her the opportunity to shine at another Olympics, this time in Sochi. Chemmy sent us a message to share her happiness. You can be a Chemmy fan and show your support for her and Team GB by following her pr... Read more

Travel bloggers reveal their ultimate travel mistakes

The reason why we love travel so much is its unpredictability. You may make a plan, but it's always best to bear in mind that Lady Luck hates plans, as a rule, and will do everything in her power to alter it. Of course, this often works out well - but there will always be the handful of times when t... Read more

A hotel concierge reveals what he really thinks about his guests

Long hours, irate customers, lots of pressure and the occasional fistfight; what's it really like working in a hotel? We've been speaking to the concierge of a well-known London hotel, and he's revealed what it's really like to be the face - and brain - of a huge establishment. "Firstly, I'd like ... Read more

Ten facts about Lapland that you may not have known

Heading off to Lapland this Christmas? Lucky you. The domain of elves, reindeer, festive magic and that little known 'Santa' character, the largest and northernmost region of Finland is beloved by families the world over for being the epitome of Christmas spirit. If you're whisking your family off... Read more

Six travel mistakes that could cost you your holiday

Everyone occasionally makes the odd mistake - but this lot take the biscuit. Travelling is the best time to let your hair down and experience a certain degree of freedom; but it doesn't mean that you're above the law the minute you leave the country.. It's still important to respect your surroundin... Read more

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