6 stylish places to stay that welcome kids

   By Nadine Mellor, Editor of the Kids Collection, i-escape The ultimate family holiday for many of us means being by the sea. Our Kids Collection has a great selection of wonderfully stylish places which warmly welcome children. These six hidden gems are sited close to the waves and cater for all ages. Polurrian Bay Hotel, Cornwall, UK We really […]

Insider tips for short breaks to Italy

By Eleanor Day The majority of Italy tours only scratch the surface of the country. So how can you experience the ‘real’ Italy in a short amount of time? Eleanor Day, Italy expert at Cox & Kings, shares her top tips. You can also see our tips for the best holiday destinations in Italy. 1. […]

How to take kids on safari in Africa

By Sarah Fox, Travel Consultant, Mahlatini A safari can be an unforgettable family holiday, a true adventure exposing children (and parents) to incredible wildlife and a vastly different culture. The planning of a safari holiday with children can, however, be a daunting prospect. Here are a few things to consider before embarking on this holiday […]

Follow in the tracks of the Tour de France

 By Dave Holcroft, Headwater Holidays The 100th Tour de France, one of the greatest sporting events of the summer, gets underway in Corsica tomorrow. With interest in cycling in the UK piqued by Britain’s continued successes in the sport, more and more people are getting on their bikes for pleasure as well as fitness. Even […]

Best places in India to buy….

  By Balaji Kandasamy, Cox & Kings‘ India tours product manager India is a shopper’s paradise, famous for its fabulous silks, gems and jewels, silver, marble and leather. Few visitors return from a holiday to India empty handed, but with the enormous selection of products on offer it is important to know where to find the […]

Beyond Chichen Itza – Mexico’s 5 best Mayan treats

By Emma Chaplin of Exsus luxury holidays Named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, Mexico’s Chichen Itza is one of those places that simply must be seen. But with fame comes crowds – away from the busloads of tourists, Mexico offers so many more Mayan spectacles for those looking […]

Five of the best cultural festivals

In the third of our “Five of the Best….” series, we asked Cox & Kings to nominate five cultural festivals which stand out from the rest. Each selected event not only represents a stunning holiday experience for visitors, but also sheds light on the local culture and customs. Do you agree, or have another suggestion? Please leave […]

Expert tips from successful travel bloggers

By Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays Setting up a travel blog is easy, and tens of thousands of people have been inspired by their journeys to publish their own writing. For some it’s a personal indulgence, for others it’s a dream of turning a hobby into a source of income. Making a living out […]

10 expert tips for aspiring travel writers

By Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays Last week I took part in a careers advice Q&A for aspiring travel writers at Guardian Online. It was a lively discussion that ran for three hours – with a panel made up of some of the UK’s leading travel writers and editors. Although the experts came from […]

Jason Goodwin’s guide to Istanbul

Jason Goodwin is an author with an intimate knowledge and love of Istanbul. His internationally-acclaimed thriller series that began with The Janissary Tree is set in 19th-Century Istanbul. Jason is also the author of Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire. Here, he reveals his personal guide to Istanbul. Best restaurant Hamdi […]