Average weight time: Airline looks to weigh flyers and their bags

It was a running joke among passengers until it no longer was. After everything the airlines did starting a few years ago to charge passengers for extras they used to get for free, many passengers comically asked, "what's next, weighing each passenger?" Well, the answer appears to be yes. But it's not exactly what you might think. Finnish airline Finnair is looking to weigh passengers and their luggage in order to more accurately calculate its weight and balance figures. Like most airlines in Europe, Finnair has been relying on formulas and measures standardized by safety agencies like the Eu... Read more

Can you spot the three ‘fake’ US federal laws?

We love the US. It’s a friendly, welcoming country which has a huge amount to offer - and there’s so much to explore. The country which brought us Route 66 and some of the best pizzas on earth is also home to a few funny federal laws. So, we thought we’d list some and see if you can spot the ones w... Read more

Learn how to set up your own successful cruise blog with CruiseMiss

Danielle Fear, aka CruiseMiss, is a force to be reckoned with in the cruise world. After taking her first cruise in 2007, she soon discovered her passion for travelling the high seas in style. “My first cruise was the complete opposite to everything I had imagined a cruise to be,” she says. “It was... Read more

The cruise ship features you’ve got to see to believe

When we decided to look into the world of decadent cruising, we decided to chat to a blogger who loves taking to the high seas as much as we do. That’s where the editor of Cruise Hive, Emrys Thakkar, comes in. He’s been exploring the world for many years, and he’s travelled on some truly incredible ... Read more

Tips and tricks for great holiday snaps

A case of the dreaded 'red eye?  An unwanted photobomber getting in the way of your view? We've all had disappointing holiday snaps in the past, but in the digital age and with the advent of social photo sharing, there’s now no excuse to come back from your summer holiday without an impressive set ... Read more

Greece is the word! Easy Greek phrases to know before you go

Heading to Greece this summer? If the language is all Greek to you (sorry), you’ll love our guide to the top phrases you can learn. You’ll be able to greet locals, order easily in restaurants, say please and thank you, and ask for directions. Oh, and you’ll look incredibly cultured and sophisticated... Read more

Eight Spanish foods you’ve got to try this summer

Travelling well is all about three things - meeting new people, doing as much as possible with your time, and trying new foods. Even if you’re a veggie or a vegan, you can definitely enjoy a few of these much-loved staples. Don’t be surprised if the taste and texture is very different to what you’r... Read more

The insider’s guide to discovering Barcelona on a budget

City breaks don’t get much better than a trip to Barcelona. It’s one of Spain’s most enchanting seaside cities; a mix of great food, wonderful architecture, fabulous places to enjoy a beer in the evening and world-class shopping. However, there’s more to this much-loved city than its fabled streets... Read more

What happens during a hammam? Your guide to getting squeaky clean in Morocco

If you’re visiting Morocco this year, a hammam should be on your to-do list. Forget showers and baths – this is one deep-clean you won’t have experienced before. They’re a traditional part of Moroccan life that you should definitely try – and here’s what you can expect. First things first – avoid h... Read more

Cheat’s Guide to Seville: How to make the most of your Spanish break

Proud, colourful and exuberant, Seville is the ultimate city break for people wanting to discover ‘authentic’ Spain. As Spain’s fourth-largest city, you’d expect Madrid or Barcelona to dwarf Seville in comparison - and this simply isn’t the case. The 71,000 people who call Seville home have ensured... Read more

Discover Cuba’s secrets with our handy 2016 guide

There’s a trick to making the most of your holiday, and it’s very simple. Put down the guide book and discover your holiday destination on your own. Well, maybe with a little bit of help. We’ve spoken to two travellers about their experience of Cuba - what to see, where to eat, and where to stay. W... Read more