Book your tickets, and get ready to explore Madeira, Portugal: A World Leading Island Destination

In this second and final part of our travel series on Madeira, Portugal, we showcase the island’s spectacular natural landscape and unique biodiversity. On a road trip from south to north, we learn why Madeira has been called a ‘world

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Five Reasons Why You Should Try a Food Tour

The definition of  ‘authentic travel’ is becoming increasingly subjective, partly due to the tendency of globalisation to replace ‘authenticity’ with ‘sameness’. However, some travel activities (like food tours) are able to capture the uniqueness of a destination to a degree. In

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Visit Madeira for The Food | Funchal

In this first instalment in our two-part series on Madeira, Portugal, we explore the gastronomy of this beautiful sub-tropical island. With an impressive selection of recipes and wines unique to the island, it is easy to simply visit Madeira for

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Download our Mini Vacation Travel Guide to Luxembourg

To conclude our travel series on one of Europe’s little-known but very endearing destinations, we share our curated mini vacation travel guide to Luxembourg. This downloadable PDF guide contains travel tips and suggestions for visitors to Luxembourg City and the

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Visit Luxembourg | ©HDYTI

“The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg”, is a perfectly acceptable answer to the question, “Where can I go for a mini-vacation?” Over a summer weekend, we had the chance to visit Luxembourg and experience the country’s diversity through its food culture.

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Summer in New York City | What does Your Perfect New York Summer Day Look Like?

When seeking travel advice, you may come across the expression ‘the locals know best’. That expression is especially true for a place like New York City. Following our naive attempt to ‘do New York in 24 hours’, we decided to

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Copper Rivet Gin Distillery, Chatham, Medway

This is a story of an iconic battle you’ve probably never heard of which took place on a river you’ve also probably never heard of. Curious? Then let us take you on a journey through history to the Battle of

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DJI Spark is tempting but we are not getting a drone

While planning a recent trip to Portugal, we imagined capturing some eye-catching aerial images. A drone would have been great to travel with. The only problem? We don’t own one. Despite their appeal, we are not getting a drone …  

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WannaCrypt Ransomware Hospitality Industry Implications

In a departure from our usual destination-focused articles, we shift our attention to the global hospitality industry to discuss the recent WannaCrypt ransomware, cyber security and the implications for industry; including large brands, small business operators, industry associations and customers. 

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Empowering Women in Travel: Alessandra Alonso

Alessandra Alonso is the founder of the Women in Travel meet-up initiative. She is one person we have been eager to meet for a while. Ahead of her trip to the 2017 Arabian Travel Market (ATM), we met up with her to

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Exploring food, identity and community at Peckham Bazaar, London | #LondonFoodMonth

The London Evening Standard recently declared June, 2017 as ‘London Food Month’, a celebration of London’s status as the world’s new culinary capital. That announcement coincides with the start of our spring/summer food series. We love telling the stories behind food and

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10 things we love about Portugal | Sintra

As travellers, whose experience is often time restricted, we can never truly experience everything that a country has to offer. However, we can experience just enough to leave a lasting impression. In this round up of 10 things we love about Portugal,

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Startups are flocking to Lisbon | Here are 5 reasons why

Portugal is a country in a hurry to leave behind its recent economic troubles. One way it is doing this is by promoting a startup ecosystem in Lisbon. In this third instalment of our Portugal series, we explore a few

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Why you should visit Porto, European Best Destination 2017

With so many beautiful European destinations contending for your travel time and budget, it can be hard to make a choice. However, Porto is one city that deserves to be considered seriously. Below we capture some of the reasons why you should

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Visiting the Algarve, Portugal

Our creative series on Portugal begins in The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region and an area of great natural beauty. This stunning stretch of coastline typically attracts visitors seeking sunshine, fine sandy beaches and rich culture. However, those willing to explore will find that

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Oneika Raymond: Traveller, Brand Ambassador and Community Builder

Every time we come across the hashtag #BlackGirlMagic (typically used in context to describe a female of African descent who is pushing boundaries in her chosen field, achieving her goals and inspiring her community), there are a few women that

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Visiting Los Angeles? Easy Itinerary Suggestions for the Chilled-Out Traveller

In continuation of our series of travel articles on California, we provide easy itinerary suggestions for visiting Los Angeles, California. LA is often known for its glitz and glamour. However, locals might argue that their city is bursting with things to do

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Omo & Eulanda in front of Fasim - Stop Victims of Wars Wall | Street art tour | Valencia Urban Adventures, Spain

ARE YOU DEAD? This recurring question challenged us during a walking tour of street art in Valencia, Spain. In this article we share our insights into this colourful aspect of Valencia’s subculture.   Bon Dia Valencia! We woke up to the sounds of the city.

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Navigating the waters of MAKOKO, LAGOS: The World’s Largest Floating City

There are many contenders for the list of the world’s top wonders. One potential wonder is entirely man-made and is located in one of the world’s most undersold travel destinations, Lagos, Nigeria. HDYTI guest contributors, the adventurous duo of Ifey and Emeka

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#DIPINTO17 Madeira, Portugal

Join 13 other creative entrepreneurs on the island of Madeira in Portugal! Get ready for 5 days and 4 nights full of transformative business work and the perfect balance of culture and play! This retreat is for you if you:

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Top Five Reasons Why San Diego is The Perfect Winter Escape

In continuation of our #WinterEscapes series and beginning a travel narrative about California, we share our top five reasons why San Diego is the perfect winter escape.   California Dreaming! Images of California and her stunning Pacific Coast always evoke

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10 Global Stops for the Foodie Traveller!

Food is synonymous with travel, and what better experience than to explore a destination based around the cuisine on offer? Check out our shortlist of ten global stops for the foodie traveller! Foodie Travellers constantly seek unique and memorable experiences

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Modern art in Valencia, Ciudad las Artes y las Ciencias

HDYTI guest contributors Amalia and Eric share an insiders view of Valencia. Visitors will find that modern art in Valencia is just outside the door!

Dubai: THE BEST SITES FROM THE SKY | @dipyourtoesin

Dubai, a city built up from the sand grains of the Gulf desert is iconic for a reason. There are few places in the world where you can rub shoulders with sheikhs (true story)! In this photo essay, we explore

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