Tenerife: Beyond the Beaches

The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife has been delighting travellers with its blend of amazing weather (only 14 days of rain per year!) and volcanic beaches for decades. But Spanish-owned Tenerife, situated just off the west coast of Africa is undergoing a rebirth. No longer will it be known just for its ‘fly and flop’ holidays: There is so …

Culture and Cuisine: Edinburgh in a Weekend

Edinburgh is a city with too much choice: Over 30 museums to explore, the greatest amount of pubs of any city in Scotland (732 at the last count), and plenty of historic castles and palaces to keep you busy for weeks. So narrowing down your options when you only have a weekend to explore can be a tricky business. Thankfully …

Two Days in Dubrovnik: What to Do

I didn’t even know I was heading to Dubrovnik until a couple of hours before my flight. When my Surprise Trips destination was revealed as Dubrovnik, my first reaction was one of relief, now I knew where I was going, and my second was of total elation. I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan, and the chance to immerse myself …

My ‘Trip to Somewhere’ with Surprise Trips

Guys, I’m so excited. I’m going on holiday in a couple of weeks! ‘Again?’ I hear you cry. Yup! Can’t keep me away from a plane for long. The difference is, this time I have absolutely no idea where I’m going. Usually I’m pretty militant when it comes to travel planning. I like to take my time researching the best …

The Best Things to Do in London Spring 2016

I’m back in London, the clocks have moved forwards and I’m ready to rock this Spring for all it’s got! Spring is a great time to visit London. As soon as there’s a hint of sunshine, the whole city strips down into shorts and summery skirts and flocks to the nearest bit of grass to indulge in that oh-so British …