Fancy partying in a bombed-out train depot? Or getting messy with the street artists? How about getting to know the local crazies a bit better? Then pop along to one of these free city tours, run by local lovers of Berlin, who will give you a unique and personal tour of the wonderful German city – but not the usual tourists sights – there are no big walls, shiny gates or boring museums here. The tours focus on the music, art, shops, skate parks, abandoned neighbourhoods and party spots that only the locals know about. Continue reading
The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the busiest yet most disappointing tourist sites in the world. But as with all the most popular tourist attractions, there is a hidden gem lurking around the corner, and it’s bigger, better and puts the rest of the Grand Canyon to shame. Continue reading
The Amalfi Coast in Italy is an idyllic area and popular with the rich and famous. As such, even a short trip there requires a remortgage on your house – but you don’t need to be Tom Cruise or Oprah to be able to enjoy the region.
If you venture further afield (which most people don’t – walking isn’t good for the Jimmy Choos) you’ll come across tiny villages hewn out of craggy cliffs that drop into the clear, turquoise sea, with views that cannot be rivalled and locals who don’t speak English. Bliss. Continue reading
Cairns, North Queensland, doesn’t have to be a blur of alcohol and muddy beaches, you just have to look a little further afield. Continue reading