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Croatia Calls….

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We spent an afternoon walking in the sun at Ancona prior to our ferry across the Adriatic Sea that evening, sampling the last morsels of Italian Gelato(!), as well as the breath-taking Passetto Monument and cathedral in the town. By the time our ferry was about to depart though, the glorious sunshine from the afternoon had turned to dense, dark and very damp clouds as a thunderstorm brewed out at sea. Witnessing the lightning storm on the open sea was simultaneously terrifying and spectacular and needless to say not much sleep was had that night!

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Crossing the Italian border to Milan and Rome

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Early starts are never enjoyable, but the mountain views travelling through the Swiss/Italian border were a truly remarkable sight to behold (even through sleepy eyes on the 07.42 from Geneva to Milan).

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Fun things to do this August Bank Holiday

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The crown jewel of the British summer is packed with things to do – from rocking out at Leeds and Reading to going Caribbean-crazy at the Notting Hill Carnival! We’ve scoured the cities (and the countryside) for some of the best ways to spend your long weekend. If you want to avoid those traffic jams, book advance cheap train tickets with redspottedhanky.com and get where you’re going in style. We’ll even reward you with loyalty points to spend on future adventures!

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Our Travel Gurus reach Geneva

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It only took until Day 2 of our adventure to be reminded of home, in the form of a rail replacement bus service from Bellegarde to Geneva (well it was a Sunday afternoon after all!) The stunning scenic views traversing through the mountains between the French/Swiss border far outweighed any inconvenience in the extension to our journey time!

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The Best 6 Beaches in Britain!

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Ready to get your beach on? We proudly present the redspottedhanky.com guide to the best spots in the UK to kick off your Sunday shoes and get the sand (or pebbles) between your toes! So pack a picnic, head for the coast and prepare to forget all about the city!

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Our Travel Gurus board the train to Paris to begin their European adventure

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Following several months of planning, packing and last minute panicking (tip: don’t leave packing until the last moment like we did), at 8.30am on Saturday 26th July 2014, Team Giggity (Chris and Mark), started a month long adventure that we are never going to forget!

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Follow our Travel Guru winners on their tour of Europe

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Last year redspottedhanky.com launched Travel Guru to find people who are just as excited as we are about exploring new places, experiencing different cultures and customs, and travelling to foreign countries.

Many of you submitted your 30 second travel videos to show just how much you love travel, and from those entries we picked four pairs of finalists to go head-to-head in a series of challenges – some of them unusual, some ingenious, most of them silly.

Team Giggity, comprising of Mark Dumpleton and Chris Hayward, were the biggest hit with online voters, and were crowned redspottedhanky.com Travel Gurus.

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Summer UK breaks: top 5 UK destinations that’ll make you feel like you’re abroad!

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Brush budget worries aside and go on a staycation this year! The good old UK has much more to it than commuter towns and rainy afternoons. We’ve gone out and found the 5 best British places for budget conscious, all weather holidays that’ll make you feel like you’ve gone abroad.

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Top 5 UK cycle routes

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Always fancied joining the peloton? Check out our guide to the top cycle routes in the UK, and celebrate the Tour de France Grand Depart with some pedal action of your own! redspottedhanky.com can get you cheap train tickets and car hire to the jumping-off points for all these places. Pack your panniers and get going!

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Wimbledon: how to get in the mood!

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It’s not just football that’s coming home this June. Wimbledon kicks off in a couple of weeks, and we’ve been looking for ways for all you Murray fans to get amped for that first serve! So don’t worry if you can’t get to Centre Court. We’ve got everything you need for an ace celebration right here.

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