A Beginner’s Guide to Spotting the Northern Lights
The Northern Lights are top of the bucket list for so many people, and with good reason. Standing in the hauntingly beautiful, incredibly still landscape of frozen pine trees laden with thick, pure white snow, breathing in crisp, pure air as bursts of iridescent greens and reds burn their way across the pitch-black sky, is […]
Two Days in Seville as Only Locals Know it
When you look out over the gently glowing embers that are Seville’s rooftops, you’re looking at a city that has been shaped by countless years of war, of oppression, of resistance and of shifts in culture. Unraveling the history of this cultural crossroads is, generally, unachievable in just two days in Seville. Discovering stunning architecture, […]
Three Days in Northern Vietnam
Northern Vietnam has always represented that slightly remote, more rugged side to what is now a hugely popular tourist destination. A truly immersive tour of northern Vietnam isn’t always easy to come by however, the region being more isolated and less easy to travel through than the south of the country. So it was with […]
Why Battambang is an Unexpected Highlight
What many regard as a stop-off point, a checkpoint en-route to the world-famous temples of Angkor Wat and the bustling, lawless streets of Siem Reap, Battambang is a hidden gem far too often overlooked. Pulling into the sleepy-backwater of a town, the air heavy and jasmine-scented, it’s easy to see why some might regard […]
What is Sustainable Travel and How Can You Put it in to Practice?
“Sustainable”, “eco-friendly” and “responsible” are just a few of a plethora of words that we hear increasingly every single day. Whether it’s a TV ad about plastic use, a video on Instagram about an eco-lodge, or chatting to your next door neighbour, the concept of being more sustainable on our travels seems to have filtered […]
Secret Edinburgh – Insider Tips From The Locals
Edinburgh. Known for its inspiring history, its eclectic catalogue of festivals and with it, an ever-present army of selfie-snapping tourists. (Can’t be helped, just comes with the territory, y’know.) And whilst there are many wonderful attractions in Edinburgh, like any popular city, at times the main sights can become a little overcrowded, which isn’t ideal if […]
Why is Kerala known as God’s Own Country?
Kerala History Kerala with its diverse range of locations, from coastal regions to rainforest, is a lush, tropical paradise and one can understand why it’s often referred to as Kerala God’s Own Country. Most visitors to India do not consider Kerala as their first choice of destination when visiting India, often looking at travelling to […]
Where to see the best views in Sydney
Sydney is the perfect location for the discerning traveller and many backpackers, all wanting to experience and explore this amazing city, rich in history and skyscrapers. The Sydney skyline is known for its skyscrapers and at night glows in a myriad of colours. However, you may wish to find out where you can see the […]
When is the rainy season in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful places to visit in South Asia with so much to explore it is worth carrying out some research beforehand. Sri Lanka does have a rainy season so you need to take this into account when planning your visit so any activities can be planned around this. So […]
Things You Should Do In Every City You Visit
If you want the label of traveller rather than tourist, how can you make sure you experience the countries and cultures fully? Visiting a city for the first time should be about so much more than visiting the tourist highlights or booking an organised bus tour. No matter the destination, there are certain things you […]
Places to Visit in 2018
A New Year is here, which means it’s time for new adventures! If you love to travel then you’ve probably already started your research on the hottest destinations for 2018. Whether you’re looking for a budget break or love to explore tiny places off the beaten track, our travel experts at Not in the Guide […]
Everything you Need to Know About Scotland’s National Drink
If you’re planning a trip to Scotland, then it’s essential to do your research on the country’s most famous export – Scotch whisky. Whisky has been distilled in Scotland for hundreds of years and enjoyed by people all over the world. Visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow or the Scottish Highlands without sampling the local whisky is like […]