Africa
By Lisa Crowther

High Five… High Fives of 2013!

As 2013 draws to a close, we take a look back at some of our favourite blogs from the year’s High Five series. Were our favourites the same as yours? There’s only one way to find out…

Africa
By Lisa Crowther

The Top 5 Ways to Spot the Big 5 in South Africa

South Africa is a wonderland, a part of the world that won’t fail to surprise and astound you time and time again. There are a huge selection of overland trips to help you get up close and personal with the Big Five in South Africa, here are our pick of the top 5 overland trips to spot the Big 5.

Africa
By Cath Millman

Turn your stopover into a start-over

A necessary evil to fly for the best price, stopovers are often best forgotten. Unless you enjoy sleeping on the cold, hard floor of an airport waiting lounge of course. But why not treat it as an opportunity? With a little know-how, the humble stopover can become the start of something amazing.

Africa
By Francoise Daines

Ask the Experts: Where’s best for my next ‘Off the beaten track’ adventure?

Our Experts are back in the hot seat, and this week they’re dishing out advice on why Ethiopia’s a must-see ‘off the beaten’ track destination.

Africa
By Francoise Daines

Why Does Everyone Go to Morocco?

Morocco is a popular choice for a winter getaway, but just what is it about this North Africa country that makes it so appealing?

Africa
By Lisa Crowther

Get back to Nature! Where to Find the Very Best Hostels for Stunning Outdoor Scenery

If your skimping on your travels and staying in hostels then you should expect very basic, maybe even slightly rundown backstreet sheds right? Wrong! These backpacker hostels are examples of how you can enjoy stunning views and locations on a backpackers budget.

Africa
By Anna Corbett

High Five… Ethiopia!

Ethiopia is one of Africa’s most exciting, and unexplored traveller trails. There’s a huge amount to be gained from a trip to this incredible country – including a whole new understanding of it. Here are our top five reasons why we think Ethiopia should be catapulted straight to the top of your travel list.

Africa
By Lisa Crowther

Ask the Experts: Where Should I Go for Some Sun in November?

It’s time for Ask the Experts and this week Lucy from our Leeds Vicar Lane store steps up to answer the question of another perplexed blog reader. Find out what advice she can offer on where to find some sun this November.

Africa
By Lisa Crowther

Where to Find our Favourite Most Sociable Hostels

Hostels can be some of the most entertaining places in the world; lots of like minded travellers, all in the midst of what they will…

Africa
By Anna Corbett

High Five… South Africa!

South Africa is one of the most ‘alive’ parts of the world, practically pulsating with life from every inch. From the wild planes of it’s national parks to the marine life filled ocean (Great White Shark spotting anyone?!) to the friendly local on each street. Here are our choice of the best 5 ways to spend your time in amazing South Africa.