happiest country in the world 2019

The Happiest Nations on Earth 2019 (and the correlation between that and their Eurovision performances)

March 22, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Yes, folks, the annual United Nations Happiness Index study is out! The good people at the UN (who knew this is what they did?) have uncovered the happiest countries in the world for 2019…’

Next Level Camping with TentBox

March 21, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Snowdonia National Park attracts around 4.27million visitors each year and a high percentage of these visitors come for camping, hiking, cycling, walking: basically any outdoor […]

the best foodie spots in Wales

The best foodie destinations across Wales

March 16, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘If you consider yourself to be a real foodie, hunting out the best restaurants and spending weekends checking out the local farmers’ market for top-notch ingredients, then choosing where to go on holiday can be something of a minefield…’

vaduz: top tips before your travel

Vaduz: 5 Things to know before you go

March 14, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein and has a culture and atmosphere all of its own. If you’re heading that way, here are a few things to know before you travel to the city…’

Travel Bug's 3 Fascinating Facts about Feldkirch, Austria
inflatable travel onesie

Would you fly in the Inflatable Travel Onesie?

March 10, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘I’m a fan of being comfortable when I fly.  I’m talking sweat pants and a t-shirt or leggings and a jumper.  I dress like this because it’s deemed socially unacceptable for me to rock up to Manchester Airport in my jammies.  That is, until now…’

Cool and Unusual Things to See and Do in Lincolnshire

Cool and Unusual Things to See and Do in Lincolnshire

March 5, 2019 sightseeingshoes 1

‘Lincolnshire is full of things to see and do. You would be surprised at how historic the area is as well, so if you want to get some ideas for your next trip there then you can take a look below to find out more…’

Food and Drink: 9 Essential Eats in Seoul, South Korea

February 26, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Korean food is a culture in its own right and, when visiting the country, it’s your duty (no, seriously….) to check it out.  These are 8 must-try foods to experience in Seoul…’

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Travel Bug’s 3 Fascinating Facts about Valletta

February 19, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Travel Bug’s humans took him to the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta for his 5th birthday.  After he ditched them in a local bar, he flew off to to the capital city to uncover 3 fascinating facts about Valletta…’

Gangnam: 7 Things To See and Do

Gangnam: 7 Things To See and Do

February 16, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘The Gangnam district of Seoul lies in the south of the city, across the banks of the river Han. Gangnam literally translates to ‘south of the river’ and is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Seoul…’

8 reasons to visit Swansea in 2019

8 Reasons To Visit Swansea in 2019

January 27, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Swansea is a city in South Wales, UK, sitting on Swansea Bay and close to the coastal towns of Port Talbot to the east and The Mumbles to the west…’

13 Insane Motorcycle Routes for Your Summer Vacation

13 Insane Motorcycle Routes for Your Summer Vacation

January 24, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘There is something uniquely thrilling and satisfying about touring by motorcycle. If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, then the tremendous sense of freedom when hitting the road with your ‘baby’ is not foreign to you…’

Travel Bug's 3 Fascinating Facts About Seoul

Travel Bug’s 3 Fascinating Facts About Seoul

January 22, 2019 sightseeingshoes 2

‘Travel Bug touched down in South Korea and, after some BBQ (he has his priorities, after all) he floated off to uncover 3 Fascinating Facts About Seoul…’

5 Fun Days Out In And Around Manchester

5 Fun Days Out In And Around Manchester

January 18, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘There’s nothing quite so rewarding for the whole family as travel. The very act of packing your bags and setting sail or jetting off to somewhere the troubles of work and home can’t catch up with you is incredibly appealing…’

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Top Tips To Maximise Your Visit to Pompeii

January 12, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘If you’re visiting the Amalfi Coast of Italy and have a day to spare, a trip to the ancient city of Pompeii is an unforgettable experience…’

The Movies That Made Me Fall in Love with the US

The Movies That Inspired My US Roadtrips

January 9, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Movies have always been big business in popular culture.  As well as distracting and entertaining us, for me, they provide inspiration for my real life travels… 

Travel 2019: What's on our New Year Bucket List

Travel 2019: What’s on our New Year Bucket List

January 3, 2019 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Following on from the round up of our adventures from 2018, we’ve been chatting about our plans for 2019. This is our New Year bucket list…’

fascinating facts about new year

Travel Bug’s Fascinating Facts About New Year

December 31, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘Travel Bug has had another busy year collecting information. These are his 3 Fascinating Facts About New Year traditions across the world…’

The Essential Travel Destinations We Saw in 2018
The World’s Ugliest Buildings: Architecture Gone Bad

The World’s Ugliest Buildings: Architecture Gone Bad

December 15, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘I’m a huge fan of architecture and enjoy finding weird and wonderful buildings on my travels. These scary structures are widely thought of as some of the world’s ugliest buildings…’

Bau House Dog Cafe, Seoul

Seoul, South Korea: Drinks and Doggos at Bau House Cafe

December 12, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘It’s difficult to explain *just* how excited I was when I was researching our trip to Seoul and realised there was a cafe where you could drink coffee and pet dogs.  This wonderful place is called the Bau House Cafe and was one of the highlights of my trip…’

The 12 Romanesque Churches in Cologne: A Quick Tour

A Spiritual Journey: The 12 Romanesque Churches in Cologne

December 8, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘There are 12 Romanesque Churches in Cologne, which are scattered throughout the Old Town. Germany’s fourth largest city certainly punches above its weight when it comes to beautiful religious buildings…’

Top 12 Travel Destinations for 2019

Top Travel Destinations You Must-See in 2019

December 6, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘The New Year offers up another opportunity to travel the world. According to ABTA, there are 12 top travel destinations you must-see in 2019…’ It […]

13 reasons to fall in love with Lake Como

13 Reasons To Fall In Love with Lake Como

December 1, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Italy is well known for its incredible Lakes Region. It’s known for its romance and quiet charm.  These are 13 reasons to fall in love with Lake Como…

local food lover's guide to singapore

The Local Food Lover’s Guide to Singapore

November 24, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘Leading food delivery company foodpanda have uncovered the gastronomic delights of Singapore. Their extensive local food lover’s guides to Singapore…’

seoul lantern festival

Seoul Lantern Festival: 10th Anniversary

November 16, 2018 sightseeingshoes 2

‘Seoul Lantern Festival is an annual celebration of the history and culture of the South Korean capital city. For 2018, the theme of the festival is ‘The Dream of Seoul Flows as Light’..

Travel Bug's 3 Fascinating Facts

Travel Bug’s 3 Fascinating Facts About Helsinki

November 6, 2018 sightseeingshoes 4

‘Travel Bug just touched down in the capital of Finland. He left his humans drinking coffee in Market Square and flew off to uncover his 3 Fascinating Facts about Helsinki…’

Explore Oz in Style With These Top Hacks
Exploring the Japanese Quarter in Dusseldorf

Exploring the Japanese Quarter in Dusseldorf

October 10, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Dusseldorf is home to a vibrant, thriving Japanese Quarter.  The Japanese Quarter in the Dusseldorf is home to the largest Japanese population in Germany..’

Laugharne: Visiting Dylan Thomas and other sights...
7 Things To Know About Australia Before You Visit

Australia: 7 Things To Know Before You Visit

October 2, 2018 sightseeingshoes 2

‘Travelling to a new country involves more than just booking your flight and accommodation. Every successful trip requires preparation and collection of useful information before you embark on your adventure…’

10 Reasons You Should Move To Malaysia

10 Reasons You Should Move To Malaysia

September 28, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Everyone dreams at some point in their lives to pack up and move across the world for a better life, but not a lot of us ever put this into practice and actively change the way we live our lives…’

Travel Bug's 3 Fascinating Facts About Santa Fe

Travel Bug’s 3 Fascinating Facts About Santa Fe

September 25, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

It’s Travel Bug’s human’s 2nd wedding anniversary tomorrow! He’s been uncovering fascinating facts about Santa Fe to remind them of their special day in the city…’

Musee L’Orangerie: Paris Museums

Musee L’Orangerie: Paris Museums

September 23, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Within the confines of Tuilleries Jardin is the Musee L’Orangerie. The gallery sits at the west end of the Place de la Concorde and houses many famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art…’

Little Bird Bakeshop, Fort Collins

Little Bird Bakeshop: Fort Collins, Colorado

September 21, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Located on the corner of Walnut and Linden in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado is the charming Little Bird Bakehouse. As we’d been climbing the Rockies the previous day, […]

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The Local Food Lover’s Guide to Hong Kong

September 16, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘Some of the best foodie brains in Hong Kong have teamed up with foodpanda to provide you with an insider’s guide to their local cuisine. The local food lovers guide to Hong Kong includes…’

Lucia's & Jalapenos Diner, Santa Fe

Food & Drink: Lucia’s & Jalapenos Diner, Santa Fe

September 15, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Lucia’s & Jalapenos Diner on Cerillos Road in Santa Fe is the perfect place to start another New Mexican day.  Or, for me, to enjoy your wedding breakfast….

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Study Abroad

Top 5 Reasons You Should Study Abroad

September 9, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘With the average student that studies overseas earning 5% more than those who don’t, we’ve looked at the top 5 reasons you should study abroad…’

Travel Bug's 3 Fascinating Facts About Zadar

Travel Bug’s 3 Fascinating Facts About Zadar

September 4, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘Travel Bug has been hassling his humans for AGES to take him to Croatia  He saw it on National Bugographic channel and knew he had to get to the coast to uncover 3 Fascinating Facts about Zadar…’

Indonesia Indo-Needs-Ya: An Island By Island Exploration

Islands of Indonesia: An Exploration

September 2, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Throughout the world, there are very few places which can boast the same level of diversity as the stunning set of islands known as Indonesia…’

5 Amazing Resorts in Australia for Your Relaxing Weekend
Camping Essentials for Non Campers

Camping Essentials for Non Campers

August 19, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘I’m not gonna lie: camping is NOT my favourite activity.  I much prefer spending evenings in the comfort of my own bed, not worrying about serial killers and […]

11 Travel Essentials I Never Unpack From My Suitcase

11 Travel Essentials I Never Unpack From My Suitcase

August 16, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘We all know unpacking is the last thing anyone wants to do when they return from a long trip. To save me the effort, I keep 11 travel essentials in my case at all times…’

Cologne: Travel Bug's 3 Fascinating Facts about Cologne

Travel Bug’s 3 Fascinating Facts about Cologne

August 14, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Travel Bug and his humans touched down in Germany’s fourth largest city on Saturday and the tiny wee explorer immediately set out to uncover some fascinating facts about Cologne…’

Why You Should Check Your Meds Before Travelling

Why You Should Check Your Meds Before Travelling

August 12, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘Most of us assume that we can take our meds on holiday with us when we travel abroad because they’ve been prescribed by a medical professional…’

Terracotta Warriors Exhibition, Liverpool

Terracotta Warriors Exhibition, Liverpool

August 11, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘After a three-month wait, Les and I finally made it to the ‘China’s First Emperor and The Terracotta Warriors’ exhibition in Liverpool last weekend…’ I’d […]

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Las Vegas, New Mexico: Vintage Dining in Plaza Drugs

Las Vegas, New Mexico: Vintage Dining in Plaza Drugs

August 2, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘On the Main Street in Downtown Las Vegas, New Mexico is Plaza Drugs. This gorgeously retro building serves as both a spacious cafe and a working pharmacy…’

Travelling Contrasts: Getting Under The Surface of your Destination

Travelling Contrasts: Getting Under The Surface of your Destination

July 29, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Not every travel experience is intentional. It is perhaps these occasions where despite the poignant, or even aggressive atmosphere, one learns a little about the real fabric of the nation, or the effect of a recent issue or historic event on a country and its people…’

7 Tips on How To Survive The Heat Wave

7 Tips For Surviving The Heat Wave

July 27, 2018 sightseeingshoes 2

‘Here in the UK, we’re experiencing temperatures that are pretty much off the charts at the moment, so it’s essential that each of us take care of ourselves. These are 7 tips on how to survive the heat wave…’

Cross of the Martyrs @ Fort Marcy Park, Santa Fe

Cross of the Martyrs @ Fort Marcy Park, Santa Fe

July 26, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘After getting hitched in Santa Fe, I was dragged up a steep hillside by my new husband after being told *just* how amazing the sunset was from the Cross of the Martyrs.  

8 Must See Bridges in Europe

8 Must See European Bridges

July 23, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘If you told me when was 25 that I’d end up, at 40, writing about my favourite European bridges, I’d laugh in your face.  And yet, here I am, at 40, writing about my favourite European bridges…’ Life is all kinds of weird.

Travel Bug's 3 Fascinating Facts About Amarillo

Travel Bug’s 3 Fascinating Facts About Amarillo

July 3, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘The Travel Bug and his humans are roadtrippin’ across Texas and took a few days to stop off in Amarillo so Travel Bug could uncover some fascinating facts…’

Dusseldorf: Travel Bug's 3 Fascinating Facts

Travel Bug’s 3 Fascinating Facts About Dusseldorf

June 26, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘Travel Bug booked himself (and his humans) and sneaky flight to Dusseldorf recently so they could have a long weekend…’ He hadn’t visited before but […]

The Pet Peeves of Brits Abroad

The Pet Peeves of Brits Abroad

June 25, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘We all have experiences that annoy or upset us when things don’t go exactly as planned on holiday. For some, it’s the company that’s lacking; for others, it comes down to accommodation…’

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Memphis, Tennessee: 4 Must See Sights

June 22, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘Although I’d been to Tennessee many times, I’d never had the time to properly explore Memphis. This time, I was determined to head downtown and have a look around…’

Celebrating 150 Years of Charles Rennie Macintosh in Scotland
North Wales: The Home of Blue Flag Beaches

North Wales: The Home of Blue Flag Beaches

June 5, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘As the 2018 Coast Award Winners rolled in, it was revealed that Wales now more Blue Flag beaches per mile than anywhere else in the UK, with a total of 47 nationwide…’

Travel Insurance: Is It Worth The Bother?

Travel Insurance: Is It Worth The Bother?

May 28, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘As we dive headlong into summer holiday season, it’s an important question to ask yourself.  Thanks to the guys over at Panoramic Villas, I’ve got everything you need to know… ‘

Top Tips on How To Stay Sane in Jemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh

May 17, 2018 sightseeingshoes 2

‘I’ll preface this by saying that Jemaa el-Fna in the city’s old town is spectacular. Not only in terms of visual stimulation, but in its diverse culture and in helping understand the daily way of life for many Moroccans living in the Medina…’

Marrakesh Medina: Six Sights for Saturday

Marrakesh Medina: Six Sights for Saturday

April 28, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘Marrakesh is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities I’ve had the pleasure to visit and there’s a mass of things to see and do…

Travel Bug's 3 Fascinating Facts About Fort Worth

Travel Bug’s 3 Fascinating Facts About Fort Worth

April 24, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘The Travel Bug flew into Fort Worth, Texas and thought he’d have a little rest and some breakfast, catching up with the local bugs. These are the fascinating facts he uncovered!…’

Las Vegas (not that one…the other one)

April 21, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘So, there we were, casually rolling through the deserts of New Mexico in the early morning sunshine when we spotted a highway sign for Las Vegas…’

New Orleans: 48 Hours in The Big Easy

April 12, 2018 sightseeingshoes 6

‘New Orleans is world-famous for embracing an eclectic mix of styles. The city combines the welcoming acceptance of the Deep South and the Louisiana Creole culture and traditions, making The Big Easy one of the most unique experiences in the world…’

Travel Bug's 3 Fascinating Facts About Barcelona
Walking at Edgbaston Reservoir

Walking at Edgbaston Reservoir

April 7, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘I know what you’re thinking… there can’t be much fun had at a reservoir, right? Wrong! There might not be much fun had at *YOUR* local, but Edgbaston Reservoir is full of surprises…’

Natural Wonders that Should Be On Everyone's Bucket List

Natural Wonders that Should Be On Everyone’s Bucket List

April 6, 2018 sightseeingshoes 2

‘Although there are only officially seven natural wonders of the world, it is fair to say that in actual fact, there are many more awe-inspiring natural wonders that we should all make an effort to see while we still can…’

Canberra: Finding Fun In Australia's Capital City
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Borneo: The Secrets In The Green Rivers And Jungles

April 4, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘It’s the stuff of Hollywood movies; it’s the classic lost in the wild kind of scenario landscape. The jungles of Borneo are something that will recount in you the sweaty, overbearing atmosphere of Jurassic Park…’

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7 Unique and Quirky Places To Eat Out In London

March 28, 2018 sightseeingshoes 0

‘London is on the bucket list for many people. From the history and culture, to the sights and attractions, it is easy to see why it is the destination of choice for so many tourists each year…’

Flagstaff: Travel Bug's 3 Fascinating Facts

Travel Bug’s 3 Fascinating Facts About Flagstaff

March 27, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘While The Travel Bug was on his Route ’66 road trip, he felt a bit peckish (he’s always peckish…) so he made his humans take him to Flagstaff for some carne and fascinating facts…’

When In Rome: Exploring Italy's Awesome Cuisine

When In Rome: Exploring Italy’s Cuisine

March 15, 2018 sightseeingshoes 1

‘There are many reasons to get excited about a trip to Italy. You can explore incredible, beautifully preserved buildings from the Roman times…’