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Dubai on a Budget

Dubai on a Budget

Dubai may have a reputation as a luxury destination – and we didn’t do anything to dispel that myth by staying at a swish villa on The Palm, did we? – yet it doesn’t have to be an expensive place to visit. Here’s our guide...
Ways of Seeing Dubai — From Land to the Water and Air

Ways of Seeing Dubai — From Land to the Water and Air

Ways of seeing Dubai — from land to water and air. There are far more ways to experience this striking city than the stereotypical ‘sun, sand and shopping’ perspectives from beach, desert and mall. Here’s our guide to experiencing Dubai from some different vantage points. Ways of...
Voluntourism: Giving Back As Much As You Take Away

Voluntourism: Giving Back As Much As You Take Away

Most people take a holiday to relax not work, yet giving back to a place, rather than simply taking away — whether it be a bundle of beautiful memories or a suitcase of souvenirs — is the aim of a rising number of travellers, including ourselves. Tagging...
Sustainable Travel — Buying Local Produce and Local Products

Sustainable Travel — Buying Local Produce and Local Products

Sustainable travel will be a big focus of our grand tour of the world this year. Whenever we settle into a place we’ll be buying local produce and local products wherever we go. As we’ve travelled the globe over the past few years we’ve noticed an...
We’re all going on a Grand Tour!

We’re all going on a Grand Tour!

There’s no denying the Grand Tour was partly a summer holiday, the grand tourists leaving England, and later America, to travel to The Continent, invariably crossing the Alps to spend some months in the sunshine in Italy – under a parasol of course. But the...