While it would be nice to think that your vacation allows you to get away for a few weeks at a time, in reality this just isn’t always the case. With people’s busy lives and schedules, sometimes a short holiday is all you can fit it. That doesn’t mean you should feel trapped and stay at home though, as there…

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A cruise offers an exciting and unique way to visit some of the world’s most compelling destinations. With excellent dining, activities and entertainment on board, not to mention the thrill of docking in a new port every other day, it’s an experience like no other. However, with such a wide variety of places to visit – from the historic and…

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For decades, students from around the world and across Europe, have descended on the University campuses of Valencia, and it is clear to see why.  Valencia is a student paradise and has so much to offer young ones just setting off in the world.  As Spain’s third largest city, it combines a blend of vibrant city life, with a relaxing…

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Travelling can be expensive when you are with the entire family and especially when you are travelling during peak season. However, this should not discourage you from enjoying your trip. In this article, we will present some tips to help you enjoy your trip even when it is peak season and everything seems hard, crowded, expensive and difficult. Air travel…

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A U.S. road trip in the wrong car is a wasted road trip. Or if not wasted, certainly a trip that could have been made a whole lot better! Wherever you are travelling from and to, choosing the right car for the trip really can make all the difference. So if you’ve an American odyssey planned in the near future,…

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It’s no secret that the United States as a whole represents one of the most epic biking destinations in the world. Boasting incredibly varied terrain and open road like you won’t find it anywhere else on earth, there really is no better place to head for the journey of a lifetime. But if looking to spend a short time in…

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Want to celebrate your love against Spanish backdrops? We’ve got you covered! Honeymoon trips are the most awaited trips of one’s life. We keep planning about this trip days, weeks or months in advance just to make sure that everything is perfect. We want everything to be perfect on our honeymoon, right from the destination to the accommodation to the…

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Travelling has become widely popular in the recent years, mainly because a lot of people are starting to invest in experiences more than they used to. This includes planning trips from far flung countries to taking cruises. However, camping and road trips are also fast becoming big travelling trends. When the journey is as important as the destination While…

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We had a lovely overnight stay recently at The Abbey Hotel in Redditch when we visited family in the Midlands for the weekend. The hotel is super convenient being located just off the M5 and is situated on a 175-acre estate with a spa, swimming pool and 18 hole golf course. Our boys loved the swimming pool but unfortunately we didn’t have…

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Here we have some of our favourite travel quotes starting with one of the most famous travel quotes of all time from Mark Twain…. May all your travels bring you happiness, exploration, discovery and all your dreams come true.

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innsbruck things to do

Innsbruck in Austria is best known for being a World famous ski resort, yet there’s much more to see and do away from the ski slopes making it a popular all year round destination. Here at Travelphant we’ve handpicked ten things we recommend you see and do whilst you’re in Innsbruck. 1. Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen The Innsbrucker Nordkette is a cable…

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Alveston Manor

Last weekend we journeyed up country from Cornwall to Shakespeare country to visit my family and stayed at Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel, an historic Tudor house hotel dating back to the 1500’s set in the heart of picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon. The gardens boast an ancient Cedar Tree under which rumour has it, the first performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ was given. We…

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So you’ve worked like crazy, saved some money and now you’re all geared up for the long vacation you were planning to take. The destination is decided, the tickets are booked and all you have to do is to pack your bags and leave. Seems like you have already finished with all the hard parts, right? Well, you are wrong.…

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If you’re a keen skier who fantasises about fresh powder and adrenaline fuelled rushes, you’ll know there’s a mountain of tech you can use to get every last inch and exhilarating moment out of every run. It’s easy to get lost in an avalanche of gimmicks but don’t despair as you get ready for your next trip, here are ten…

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After a 4 hour flight from London, we step off the plane at Paphos airport and the heat hit us. It aways amazes me the difference in climate 2000 miles south can make. Shame we can’t move the UK next to Cyprus. You can see why so many expats come here. We hired a car from the airport as we…

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New York City Break

New York at Christmas is so magical. This city lived up to all the hype and more, from the very moment we took a yellow cab from JFK into Manhattan and for the 4 days we walked into this movie set of a city with Santa Claus as the producer and director. The Americans know how to put on a…

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The best train tours include winter wonderlands, autumn colours, summer holidays, interesting events, iconic train journeys and winter sun destinations. Here are Great Rail Journeys top picks for each month: 1. January – China Visit the fascinating Japanese event with the Harbin Ice Festival tour. 13 days on this spell binding tour starts from £3,395 per person. Guests will discover…

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If you love travel and a good scare, there are a few creepy destinations to add to your wish list. Drop the costume and pick up your passport, because it’s time to travel in creepy style, check these five out. ISLA DE LAS MUNECAS, MEXICO The Island of the Dolls is unlike any other place in the world. It also…

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In 2015, Spain topped the list of the most common tourist destination in the EU for those travelling abroad for their holidays. With so much culture and history, not to mention the temperate climate, it’s easy to see why Spain is a popular destination for tourists. But where are the best places to visit? With so much choice in this…

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Just off the coast of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight has been a popular destination with British tourists since Victorian times. It is especially popular with those who like the outdoors because of its stunning scenery and coastline. The Isle of Wight has an array of sights and activities to see and do, making it the perfect destination for a…

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