Found these and figured they were worth sharing. 🙂 Yeah, yeah, I know we’re supposed to be discussing about some serious travel stuff on here but it’s always nice to take a break and let the powers that be on the internet distract you…. and, if you’re anything like me, these distractions are always welcome! … Continue Reading

Bến Thành Market is one of the more exciting places to visit in Hồ Chí Minh City. It’s a chance to truly get stuck in with the locals and test your bargaining skills. It’s a very different experience if you’ve lived in the UK and are so used to fixed priced items that the idea of bargaining never … Continue Reading

1.) Oaxaca, Mexico: The culinary destination of Mexico, Oaxaca packs in so much more than food. It’s a truly alternative holiday destination for most Mexico-holiday-planners, chock-a-block with stunning sights yet well renowned across the land for it’s food! A truly diverse holiday destination. 2.) Tokyo, Japan: Japan has one of the highest life expectancies in the world … Continue Reading

I love a good meal with a view. Food tastes so much nicer and wine good down so much smoother when there’s a great view to accompany your meal. Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City (I’m just gonna refer to it now as HCMC), one of the top things recommended to to do was to … Continue Reading

Judging from the popularity of the last “Starter for 10” post, it’s safe to say that you love the opportunity to travel – especially so when it’s free! I am exactly the same and have spent the last few hours rummaging the internet for ways to travel the world for free. Here are some of the best ones … Continue Reading

This tiny little island located in Devon in the UK is one of the UK’s best kept secrets! Located at one of the lowest points you can get to in the UK, this tidal island is actually connected to the mainland at low tide and is truly the epitome of ideal British country living. Oh … Continue Reading

Whilst still on the topic of pools… Your afternoon dose of holiday lust is served right up! I can’t even handle how much I wanna check this out. It looks so amazing and like a lot of fun – especially if there’s a big group of you. Apparently the pool is spread over 20 acres … Continue Reading

… said no one ever! 🙂 Okay, let’s take a couple of steps back. Now if you’ve been keeping up with the goings-on on Hand Luggage Only, you’ll probably remember when I said I’d just booked a stay at the Marina Bay Sands for a mini staycation in Singapore. Yes I know it’s kinda indulgent … Continue Reading

Woohoo!!! It’s (bank) holiday time – you think of spending some time in Europe and the first places that come to mind are places like London, Rome, Paris, Barcelona and the like but there’s so much more to Europe than the obvious. Granted, like everywhere else in the world, Europe also has it’s own fair … Continue Reading

Food is amazing. Good food is out of this world. Good food with a great view is something out of this world! I’m a sucker for a fantastically cooked meal and I’m pretty sure you are too and when there’s a great view to go hand in hand with the meal (as long as it’s … Continue Reading

I’m too excited to sit still – I’ve almost fallen off my chair in excitement and no, this is not one of those times where I’ve had way too many cups of coffee! I’m very pleased to announce that *cue dramatic pause* THE DEPARTURE LOUNGE IS NOW OPEN!!! Confused? What is The Departure Lounge? I … Continue Reading

It happens to the best of us – Monday morning arrives and all we can think about is heading on our next holiday. Planning your trip can be a daunting task in itself – What to do? What are the best islands to visit? How long is the flight? These questions all amount to what … Continue Reading

Route 66 is known as the “Main Street of America” and a long-a*s street it is indeed! Route 66 starts in Illinois and ends in California and, if you look at the map below, you can see why it has this name. It effectively cuts across America and is arguably the most famous highway in U.S! … Continue Reading

The lengths we will go to look for beaches, eh? Like I said in the previous post, looking for great beaches in Singapore has been a bit of  struggle however due to some time-staking research, I finally found what is apparently Singapore’s best kept secret! What is this I hear you ask? Lazarus Island Beach! … Continue Reading