Category: Gadgets

Overcoming geographic internet restrictions when travelling

Overcoming geographic internet restrictions when travelling

When I was in China this year, I found that – a little frustratingly – I was only intermittently able to access the likes of Facebook and Twitter from the hotel where I was staying. It was a flying visit but, had I been a little more prepared, the use of a Virtual Private Network […]

3 travel essentials for your carry-on

3 travel essentials for your carry-on

No matter where you are traveling to – preparation is the key to a successful trip. Making a checklist of what should go in your carry on might sound pedantic but once you are on that plane there’s no going back! It’s all about priorities –  pack all the necessities before you start adding in […]

5 must-have travel gadgets of 2014

5 must-have travel gadgets of 2014

Traveling can leave a sense of anxiety in the minds of some; the best way to overcome it is to gadget up and be prepared for anything! Whether you’re taking the family on vacation or traveling for business, these tech gadgets will put your mind at ease… here are our 5 must-have travel gadgets this […]

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On our mountain bike trip around the islands of Scotland this Summer, we had a great time exploring islands such as Eigg and Raasay, and staying at a number of luxury hotels and B&Bs along the way, all of which you’ll find detailed on the blog. We also had the opportunity to try out lots […]

Every traveller's nightmare: losing all your photographs

Every traveller’s nightmare: losing all your photographs

In the old days of photography, if a precious picture (and by that I mean a print) was destroyed for some reason, you had the negatives that you could fall back on. So long as they were still intact, you could get a re-print. The advent of digital photography has changed all that. People often […]

How to pay less for international roaming

How to pay less for international roaming

Staying in contact with friends and family when you travel can cost a bomb and although the European Commission just dropped international roaming rates in Europe for European residents on 1st July, people from the UK alone are still estimated to spend £500 million on roaming fees this summer – it happens to the best […]

7 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

7 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On a trip a short while ago (not written about on this blog), we went on a short, not-so-luxurious camping trip on the excellent National Trust campsite in the Langdales in the heart of the English Lake District. Unfortunately it was cut short with a visit to hospital (I’ll spare you the details!), but I did at […]

Win an amazing road trip for two!

Win an amazing road trip for two!

As part of Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK’s #openroadessentials campaign, I’ve decided to share a few road trip essentials that I take on my own travels. This is a really fun project to get involved with so do take a look at the link at the end if you fancy taking part (there’s a great prize to be […]

The best way to find out where to enjoy a tipple on your travels

The best way to find out where to enjoy a tipple on your travels

Following your next trip, food and drink will inevitably play a large part in how successfully your trip plays out, but, short of asking some friends who may live there, the research required to find out where to eat and drink while you’re in town can always be a hassle. Researching for food is, in […]

7 must-have travel apps that will save you time and money

7 must-have travel apps that will save you time and money

Travelling is so much smoother when you are super organised – but that takes time! So instead of spending hours planning and researching your next trip, these travel apps have it covered. From finding the cheapest flights and planning your holiday to locating free WiFi; here are 8 essential apps that will save you loads […]

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On a recent trip to Athens to attend the Travel Trade Athens 2014 event (see related blog posts “Short stay: InterContinental Athenaeum Hotel, Athens” and “8 things I saw on my trip to Athens“), I took the opportunity to try out a few new travel accessories. This was my first trip to mainland Greece (I’ve […]

The 10 must-have luxury travel apps

The 10 must-have luxury travel apps

There was once a time when booking a holiday meant browsing through a stack of brochures, a lengthy visit to the travel agent or booking a holiday over the phone on the recommendation of a friend. Today, thanks to the advances in modern technology, we have the world at our fingertips and booking a holiday […]

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On my last trip to Cornwall, I took the opportunity to try out a few new products, some of which might appeal to those of you who travel a lot. Whether you’re looking for something that’ll just help to keep the children entertained on a long journey, or something that will help soothe you once […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts this Easter

Top 10 luxury travel gifts this Easter

What better way to enjoy the holidays than by treating someone dear to you with a special Easter gift? Whether you’re looking for something stylish or simply craving some chocolate extravagance, here are our top 10 luxury gift ideas to whet your appetite (quite literally, in some cases!) this festive season. C900 Worldtimer from Christopher […]

Top luxury travel essentials for pets

Top luxury travel essentials for pets

Pets are more than just pets – they are members of the family! So it’s no surprise that more and more pet-owners are traveling with their furry companions in tow. In fact, it’s been reported that over half of pet-owners have their animals accompany them while on trips. With the rise of pet-friendly accommodations, having […]

Top 4 luxury yacht toys for 2014

Top 4 luxury yacht toys for 2014

Picture the scene – it’s mid-August 2014, you’re at anchor in the bay of St. Tropez aboard your luxury charter yacht. The sun is beating down, the breeze is gentle and the sea refreshing…you’ve just finished sipping your (first) perfectly created Mojito cocktail, the crew are preparing more; and, stretched out on the sun pad, […]

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