New York: Another Sideways Bite of The Big Apple

Last week we brought you something a little different; the first part of blogger competition winner, James Ward’s report on his visit to NYC. His pen-based analysis compared New York with his home city, London. You’ll probably remember that at the end of the first … Continue reading
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Island Life: In Search of the Real Barbados

Empty, utterly undeveloped beaches; small, family-owned hotels; the day’s catch fresh off the grill, smothered in local flavours. These things aren’t normally associated with mass-market Caribbean tourism, but on the small, tear-drop-shaped island of Barbados they’re remarkably easy to find. Following on from her previous … Continue reading

How To: Improve Your Composition

It doesn’t matter what camera you use, you can dramatically improve your pictures by thinking about the composition. This can make your photos more balanced and visually pleasing. Travel photography often involves taking pictures of some incredible people and things. There is a tendency – … Continue reading

Bona Fide Barbados: The Real Island Deal

Even amongst its Caribbean neighbours, Barbados is especially famed for its warm welcomes and beautiful beaches. It remains the first choice for many looking for the idyllic island getaway, but how can the adventurous, independent minded traveller find the ‘real’ Barbados?   Travel writer and … Continue reading
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Meet a Pilot: Philip Lunn, Aviator and Artist

Having previously featured a couple of members of our immediate vtravelled community, we thought we’d widen the net and introduce someone at the very heart of the Virgin Atlantic experience. As a long-haul pilot with VA, Philip Lunn is responsible for getting us all where … Continue reading

New York: A Sideways Bite of The Big Apple

You may remember a while ago we ran a competition for a place on an exclusive press trip to New York with Virgin Atlantic. The running was eventually whittled down to five influential bloggers whose interests ranged from design and photography to childrearing, from fashion … Continue reading
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Beyond Boston: The Best of Massachusetts

Following on from her previous post on her Boston hometown, Melanie Nayer – writer and hotels correspondent for the Boston Globe – offers some insider information on the best places to stay outside of the city, deep in the gorgeous Massachusetts countryside… “While tourists converge … Continue reading

To Boston and Beyond…

The historic heart of Massachusetts, the Cradle of Liberty; Boston is one of the USA’s great cities. Culture vultures, shopaholics, foodies”¦whatever kind of traveller you are, you can get your fix, served all-American style, here. The city’s surrounding areas are also a source of natural … Continue reading