Category: Travel

A most perilous fish stew

In her new cookbook, spearfisherwoman Valentine Thomas explores the waters of New Caledonia with the Kanak tribe, and shares a recipe for a deeply flavourful swordfish stew. The pristine, remote waters that surround New Caledonia – a French island territory in the South Pacific – aren’t just known for their beauty; they’re famous for their fish. When Valentine Thomas, a world record spearfisherwoman and...

The best Catalan food in Barcelona

From La Pubilla to Tramendu to Agut Avinyó, here are a local food journalist’s recommendations of the best places to eat in the Catalan capital. The proud capital of Catalonia, Barcelona not only has own independent-minded identity and language, but also boasts its own unique cuisine. Located in Spain’s north-east corner, the triangular-shaped autonomous community has long drawn influences from those it borders: the...

What did Stonehenge sound like?

New research into the prehistoric site’s acoustical properties is revealing that the stone circle may have been used for exclusive ceremonies. Through the doors of a university building, down a concrete hallway and inside a foam-covered room stands a shin-high replica of one of the most mysterious monuments ever built: Stonehenge.  These miniature standing stones aren’t on public display, although they might help give...

Hidden Travel Costs Index: Unexpected Expenses to Watch Out for on Your Next Vacation

When you spot a cheap flight online, it’s very easy to get caught up in a whirlwind. You‘re fixated on thinking that you’re going to bag an absolute bargain vacation and end up overlooking just how expensive it could be once things add up. We don’t mean the cost of accommodation, dining out, or general spending money. These are just the ‘little extras’ that...

The Best Walking Tours in Mexico City

Posted: 6/1/2023 | June 1st, 2023 I love Mexico City. It’s dynamic, diverse, bustling, and filled with incredible museums and restaurants. There’s so much to do here. It takes a long time to peel back the layers of this onion and get to the essence of the city. We run week long tours to the city and that only gets you a good overview...

Get Your Guide Review: Is It Actually Worth Using?

Posted: 6/1/2023 | June 1st, 2023 I love trip planning. Reading about a destination, learning its history, and discovering all the cool things to see and do (and eat) is one of the many things I like about traveling. When I first started backpacking, planning a budget trip was a challenge because you could only really rely on out-of-date guide books or questionable online...

The US’ most anticipated museum opens

Plus, a British engineering marvel turns 100, Paris reveals its best baguette and a spectacular desert show offers a new way to honour the world’s oldest continuous living culture. As the world fully reopens, the next few months will see more people travel than before the pandemic. From personal success stories to long-awaited openings, here are five bits of recent travel news that are...

Master the Magic of Video Background Removal: Top Tricks to Try

Video background removal has become an essential skill for content creators, marketers, and video enthusiasts alike. In today’s digital landscape, the ability to seamlessly remove and replace backgrounds can elevate your videos to the next level. This article will guide you through the process of mastering video background removal using an online video editor and provide top tricks to try for the best results....

15 Best Day Trips From Oxford in 2023

Oxford is a historic city in the South of England that’s filled with lots of wonderful things to do from exploring the prestigious university to the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean Museum, and ancient castle. There are also plenty of wonderful day trips from Oxford to nearby places of interest around the Cotswolds. Table of Contents I’ve been to Oxford on many occasions and often use...

The isles where baguettes are regulated

French Polynesia continues to feel an outsize influence from France. But recently, Tahitians have been reclaiming their heritage, putting traditional ingredients on the menu. Foie gras. Escargots. Steak frites. Visit French Polynesia and you’d be forgiven for forgetting that you’re in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, nearly 26,000km away from Paris. An overseas country of France, the Islands of Tahiti, as French Polynesia...