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Going Yeehaa in Bandera

by Anna Streatfeild on 20 May 2014, 09:05AM Going Yeehaa in Bandera You’ll be forgiven for not having heard of Bandera, Texas; a small town situated under an hour from San Antonio and two hours from Austin, however a visit there will never be forgotten. From a short wonder around the town, it is no surprise to find out that Bandera is called ‘Cowboy Capital of the World’. After five minutes I had about four cowboys dock their hats and say “Howdie ma’am” and a female shop worker squealing “y’all from England! Well if that accent aint just the cutest thing I ever heard”. After that I knew without I doubt, I’m going to like it here so it was a quick stop into local outfitters The Cowboy Store (I’m not joking) to get myself fitted out with the right gear for my stay here. Kitted out with th...
Big, bigger, biggest

Big, bigger, biggest

They say that everything’s bigger in Texas and they sure weren’t fibbing- big hats, big smiles and big portions, my fly-drive trip to the Lone Star state was definitely big on all these things and more. My one week trip took in San Antonio, Bandera and Austin which was a great mix of cowboys, culture, history, live music and good old southern hospitality. Here is the first part of a se...
by Anna Streatfeild on 03 February 2014, 14:02PM

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Anna, our PR Manager, reports back on a recent press trip she took to Abu Dhabi   Dubai is known by many to be a wonderful year-round holiday destination but have you thought about visiting its neighbour Abu Dhabi? The capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi lies just over an hours drive from the centre of Dubai. Although tourism development has been slower in this Emirate, there are some fantastic ...
by Anna Streatfeild on 14 November 2012, 18:11PM

Escape the rain with Travelbag

Escape the rain with Travelbag

Last minute holidays for July and August have seen a sharp rise in bookings over the past few weeks. Travelbag, the tailor-made travel experts, has experienced a 43% increase in summer holiday bookings made in June this year, compared to the over the same period in 2011. The need to escape the terrible weather we have been experiencing for some guaranteed good weather is demonstrated by the bigge...
by Anna Streatfeild on 06 July 2012, 15:07PM

Queen’s Jubilee Escapes with Travelbag

Queen’s Jubilee Escapes with Travelbag

With the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations this year, comes an additional bank holiday on Tuesday 5th June, following the May bank holiday which has been moved to Monday 4th June. Travelbag, the tailor-made travel expert, is encouraging people to take advantage of this and book the following three days off work, giving you a whole weeks holiday, without digging too deep into your annual leave all...
by Anna Streatfeild on 29 March 2012, 14:03PM

Girlie getaway in Phuket, Thailand

Girlie getaway in Phuket, Thailand

Following an extremely busy few days in Bangkok for the start of our girlie break, we headed off for some pampering and relaxation in Phuket. Thailand’s most popular island, Phuket is located in the Andaman Sea and is famed for its pristine waters and white sandy beaches. It’s just an hour’s flight away from Bangkok so it’s really easy to have both a city and beach experie...
by Anna Streatfeild on 13 February 2012, 12:02PM

Culinary Tourism

Culinary Tourism

If you're a 'foodie', the culinary options in destinations you visit are important- whether you want to try the local delicacies or feast in five star establishments. Here's our pick of the top culinary hot spots.    TokyoVoted as THE culinary capital of the world by the Michelin Guides, Tokyo certainly has its fair share of foodie options, from the sublime to the extraordinary there i...
by Anna Streatfeild on 17 January 2012, 16:01PM

Girlie Getaways- Bangkok, Thailand

Girlie Getaways- Bangkok, Thailand

So, the friends were recruited, time was booked off work, it was just left to where we were going to go. We had two birthdays and a job promotion to celebrate so wanted somewhere extra special and different, having been to Spain, Portugal, Prague and Las Vegas on previous trips together. It was eventually decided that Thailand was the destination of choice, offering  everything we wanted out ...
by Anna Streatfeild on 17 January 2012, 15:01PM

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