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Best Places for Winter Sun

by Travelbag on 22 October 2019, 12:10PM Best Places for Winter Sun Ah, winter. It’s a magical time of festive markets, mulled wine and twinkling lights – but distinctly lacking in sunshine. After a few months of getting up in the dark, you might find yourself in desperate need of some vitamin D. Luckily for you, we know the best destinations for a winter sun holiday. Whether you’re looking for a cheap winter warmer or a luxury getaway over New Year’s Eve, these sizzling places hit the spot.   Dubai You don’t have to travel far for winter sun. The flight from the UK to Dubai takes less than seven hours, but the climates are worlds apart. Winter is a great time to visit Dubai, as temperatures hover between the mid-twenties and early-thirties. So you can sunbathe on the beach and relax by the pool in comfort, before th...
Our Guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Our Guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Northern Thailand is very much a tale of two cities. The capital, Bangkok, is a maze of street food stalls, lavish palaces and jam-packed markets, surrounded by a sea of horn-beeping traffic. Meanwhile, quiet Chiang Mai – to the north of Bangkok – is a haven famous for its elephant sanctuaries and tranquil temples. They’re two very different places but, together, they’re ...
by Travelbag on 15 August 2019, 12:08PM

10 Things You Never Knew About Thailand

10 Things You Never Knew About Thailand

When thinking about holidays to Thailand, the country’s sweeping beaches, flavour-filled food and tropical sunshine immediately spring to mind. But there’s so much more to this Southeast Asian gem. We’ve rounded up some fascinating facts and figures about Thailand to give you a taste of how vast and diverse this place really is. We’ve tried to avoid the obvious – li...
by Travelbag on 26 November 2018, 10:11AM

What is the food like in Thailand

What is the food like in Thailand

In a word, Thai food is delicious. It's revered in the west by ex-backpackers, health gurus, and everyone in bewteeen. Back home, you might've tried dishes like pad thai and red curry and thought they were pretty tasty. But the flavours and variety in Thailand are something else. The first thing to know about Thai food is that it's incredibly cheap. If you buy streetfood for lunch or dinner, it...
by Travelbag on 29 May 2018, 16:05PM

Planning a Backpacking Trip to Thailand

Planning a Backpacking Trip to Thailand

There is a commonly held belief that backpacking is an easy thing to do. You pack a rucksack, you take your savings out of the bank and you book a last minute flight to Asia or Australia. In reality, things are a little different. The average backpacking holiday is an experience to remember – it involves nature, sunbathing, meeting new people, eating new foods, hanging with new species, doin...
by Travelbag on 23 September 2014, 15:09PM

Indulge your senses in Thailand

Indulge your senses in Thailand

On arrival in Bangkok it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer size and chaotic feel of the city. However, you cannot help but fall in love with it once you have begun soaking up the atmosphere. Bangkok is a city that that everyone should experience at some stage of their travels. Nowhere else in Asia and the world can you find a city quite like Bangkok; with such an eclectic mix of culture ...
by Nick Hayes on 21 November 2013, 15:11PM

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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