What you need to know before celebrating Diwali in India

Diwali is the biggest festival in India each year, and it sees the streets light up with candles, lanterns and fireworks. It is an annual tradition that is celebrated across the country and other parts of the world by Hindus, as well as people from other religions such as Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism. It is a five-day event that is known as the festival of lights, and in Hinduism it is one of their biggest religious events of the year. It is also known as Deepavali and is held in autumn each year, but the exact dates change depending on the Indian lunar calendar. Indians around the world cel... Read more

Family-Friendly Holiday Destinations In Europe: What To Consider

Travelling overseas for a family holiday in Europe can be hard work. Toddlers and young children can be especially difficult because they have shorter attention spans, get restless during travel times and have a tendency to wander off.  When choosing the best family holiday destination in Europe, t... Read more

16 simple things you can do to have a happy and safe festival

If you were all out of luck with Glastonbury tickets this year, or want to find a guaranteed mud-free experience, you might be thinking of heading to a festival abroad this summer. Why not? It’s a great idea and with cheap flights, not that much more expensive. Plenty of sunshine, potentially cheap... Read more

Top 5 family holiday destinations in Europe this summer

Planning a family summer holiday requires a certain amount of creativity so that it’s fun for the kids, relaxing for you, and affordable (our useful online tool is a great place to start). When travelling with young children, you want flights to be relatively short, so if you haven’t planned that mu... Read more

When is it safe to go scuba diving?

For holidaymakers, scuba diving offers a completely different type of activity which may peak your interest due to your location, the party you’ve travelled with, or simply you just feel like trying something new. In many resorts across the globe, scuba diving is readily available, and often comes ... Read more

Your Challenge: Get Lost for National Walking Month

May is National Walking month in 2019 – challenging us to get out into the fresh air and walk for at least 20 minutes a day.  Walking is not only good for our metabolism and heart, it can help reduce the risk of dementia and is a natural boost for our mental health too. It’s also one of the best wa... Read more

Travel to the Ends of the Earth for National Parks week

Nature is awakening and spring is here. This Easter coincides with the start of National Parks Week in the US (20th-28th April) and the closing weekend of the Discover National Parks fortnight here in the UK (6th-20th April). Here are four absolute jaw-droppers from all four corners of the earth to... Read more

6 of the Best Places to Celebrate Holi Festival of Colours

What’s a festival without getting a little messy? India’s Holi celebrations do it in style. You’ve probably seen the pictures – revellers covered head to toe in vivid coloured powders, the air clouded in a pastel explosion. Want in on the action? Well, if you’re thinking of getting away this Spring... Read more