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Travel Guide to Toulouse, France (what is there to See and Do)

Deciding that France is the country that is your next destination shouldn’t be difficult. Filled with abundances of charm, culture, colours and cuisine there are always tons of things to choose from. Paris has the romance and Bordeaux has its wineries but there is one place that has often been overlooked until now, France’s fourth largest city: Toulouse. About Toulouse Toulouse is situated...

Travel Guide: 48 Hours in Pittsburgh, USA

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA next door to New York, has come along way in 100 years. It was once a manufacturing city that emitted so much pollution from its steel mills that it became known as “hell with the lid off”. Nowadays, this progressive, sprawling city with a population of over two million, is rather picturesque...

5 fabulous Spring Destinations

Swap the winter blues with a get-away this spring. Lucy Woods presents five exciting Spring destinations. Havana, Cuba Havana is famous for its smoky cobbled streets, ancient Chevrolets, and crumbling Spanish colonial buildings. In the 1950’s the city was a fashionable haunt of the author and journalist, Ernest Hemingway and today very little has changed. One almost feels obligated to...

Travel Guide to Belarus

You may know it as Belorussia but that’s passé. Instead, refer to this ex-Soviet country as Belarus, a name that rolls off the tongue as easily as it is to visit these days. This authoritarian destination, dubbed “The last dictatorship in Europe” is now opening its doors 26 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain (it fell in 1991) that shrouded...

Deep South USA Music Triangle – Nashville, Tupelo and Memphis

A new direct flight linking London and Nashville is an opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of three music cities. Nashville is country music, Tupelo is the birthplace of Elvis and Memphis has soul. You’ll need to hire a car, turn on the stereo and enjoy the drive. From Nashville, Tupelo is around four hours, then Memphis is another...

River Cruise along the Seine with Scenic Gem

There are plenty of river cruises in Europe but one that gets overlooked is the river cruise along The Seine. And that’s a shame because these waterways pass all the way from Paris through rural Normandy and the Channel taking in chateaux, city scenes, gardens and grand riverside cliffs. Perhaps one of the best ships to enjoy this route...

24 Hours in Tbilisi, Georgia

As you enter Tbilisi from the west, the utterly captivating capital of Georgia, you will pass a statue of King David the Builder (David Aghamashenebeli) who reigned from 1089 until his death in 1125. He looks poised and gallant on his horse from his elevated perch on the motorway, beyond which the old Soviet style buildings give way to...

Cycling Trip through Germany: Lubeck, Hamburg and Luneberg

In medieval times, this part of Europe saw the rise of powerful cities, ruling the waves in the Baltic and North Seas. Those days are long gone, but the fairytale houses, narrow streets, cavernous churches and ornate town halls still remain, lost in time. And since it’s so flat, it’s easy to explore by bicycle. The Hanseatic League was...