Absinthe Festival, Switzerland – June (every year)

Every year (for the last 5 years), I have visited the Val-de-Travers in Switzerland for the Fete de la Absinthe.  This seems a long way to go for such a specialist subject, but the joy of the festival is the community of passionate absinthe-lovers who

5 Top tips for finding hotel deals

  When building a DIY holiday, the hotel is often one of the biggest costs – but it doesn’t have to be.  People often ask how I manage to get a great hotel in a great location at a great cost, so here are some

7 useful tips for finding cheaper flights

  Fly out of a hub airport – You can often find cheaper fares out of major hub airports such as Frankfurt or Amsterdam.  Grab yourself a budget flight or train to get to there and save over all.   Book Early – Airline companies apply