Does your Christmas feast look like the same (albeit delicious) collection of turkey, roasties and sprouts every year?
Why not mix it up a bit and take some inspiration from what others around the world will be chowing down on come 25th December.
Check out our High 5 Alternative Christmas food options form around the world.
Fried chicken is a favourite Christmas dinner in Japan.
So near, and yet, so far, exploring Greece can feel like you’ve travelled half way across the world on your three hour flight. In the news for all the wrong reasons recently, there’s a lot more to Greece than package holidays to party islands.
Scratch the surface and you’ll find incredible ruins, tiny mountain villages, fascinating wildlife and, yes, a party or seven. Hold on to your togas, here’s our Grecian High Five…
Athens has lots to discover...
The Baltic nations – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – sit isolated right up in the northern most part of mainland Europe, undiscovered by most of the world… or so it once was. These days the Baltics are a massive destination for city stays, stag dos, beach breaks and a cultural hub for traditional music and dance.
Five of our favourite things about the Baltics
Despite the growing tourist numbers there are still some out of the way gems and natural beauties to be discovered – and here’s our pick of five of the best.
The powerhouse of Europe with thousands of year of history, amazing cities, and some incredible landscapes – there’s so much more to Germany than beer and sausages (though there’s nothing wrong with that either).
Hold on to your stein as we take a stroll through the best that Germany has to offer…
The Magdeburg Christmas market.
One of the most fun things about travelling the world is getting out of your comfort zone and experiencing something so different to your ‘normal’ life that it changes you a little bit.
We actively search for the type of experiences that offer us something a little different and in the spirit of that, I’ve decided to pool together a collection of my favourite hostels around the world where you can enjoy the very best of the great outdoors and get back to nature.
Staying in these hostels will add an extra dimension to your trip, and raise the bar when it comes to luxurious surroundings, at backpacker prices!
Bungalow Bay Koala Village.