In late 2020, we were approached by loveholidays (the UK’s fastest-growing online travel agency) about adding some detailed travel guide content to various destination pages on their website. Specifically, they wanted 1,750 words of content for each page, written to a strict format that included sections like ‘things to do’, ‘food and drink’ and ‘FAQs’. Naturally, we were delighted to help. After completing an initial batch of 10 pages, we were then given a large, monthly commission to deliver pages in batches. To date, we’ve completed literally hundreds of different destination pages, varying from entire countries and major cities down to small islands and even specific resorts.
Below are short extracts from just five of the guides we’ve written over the last few months – that’s one for each of Asia, North America, Europe, The Caribbean and Africa. Simply scroll down to read them. If you want to enjoy the full guides – and get some great holiday offers – you can click the links through to the loveholidays website…
One of Asia’s most popular beach destinations, Thailand is teeming with white-sand shorelines. Enchanting heritage sites, bustling street markets and once-in-a-lifetime nature experiences complete an eclectic offering.
Beach lovers will be in their element on holidays in Thailand, although a palm-fringed coastline isn’t the country’s only draw. Centuries of history are weaved into ruined temple complexes and ancient palaces, while beach shacks and market stalls serve up a true taste of Thailand. Keen to experience the nation’s contemporary side? Bangkok is a whirlwind adventure waiting to happen.
Top 5 things to do in Thailand
If you’re after a mix of buzzing cities, jaw-dropping cultural sites and a taste of the tropics, Thailand delivers.
– Take a tour around busy Bangkok in a tuk-tuk. The Thai capital is brimming with colourful markets and great restaurants, plus it’s famed for its ornate Grand Palace.
– Tropical cocktails and barefoot vibes permeate Thailand’s nightlife, especially on its islands. Koh Phangan hosts the original Full Moon Party, while Phuket’s shores are awash with beach clubs.
– Angthong National Marine Park is an underwater oasis and a must-see in the Koh Samui archipelago.
– Chiang Mai is one of Thailand’s most attractive cities. Found in northern Thailand, it’s home to over 100 Buddhist temples and surrounded by lush mountains.
– Thailand breaks give you a chance to enjoy one of the most unique shopping experiences on earth – floating markets! The most famous is Damnoen Saduak near Bangkok, although the largest is located in Pattaya City.
Nowhere can match the energy of NYC, the city that famously never sleeps. Whether you’re here for the art and culture or the bar and restaurant scene, you can expect New York holidays to be packed with action.
There’s always something going on in New York. From dawn to dusk the city’s yellow cabs zip between its skyscrapers and boats ply the harbour beneath the watchful gaze of the Statue of Liberty. During the day you’ve got myriad museums, galleries and shops to explore, while by night the city pulses to the beat of cocktail shakers and live music. Great holidays to New York might be a whirlwind, but they’re unforgettable.
Top 5 things to do in New York
The biggest challenge on holidays in New York is deciding what to do and where to go first.
– Love it or hate it, Times Square is the symbolic and chaotic heart of New York. You have to come here at least once on your trip. You might find yourself coming back again and again.
– Climbing the 162 steps up to Lady Liberty’s crown on Liberty Island is a pinch-yourself New York moment. Book early, as last-minute tickets only include access to the statue’s pedestal.
– You don’t need to arrive in New York by train to marvel at Grand Central Terminal. This grand station is a little slice of NYC history with its marble floors and frescoed ceiling.
– New Yorkers know that the best skyline views are found from the Top of the Rock, the observation deck in the Rockefeller Center. From midtown Manhattan, you have the impression the whole city is at your feet.
– No New York experience is complete without exploring Brooklyn, a borough that brought quirky boutique hotels, craft beer and eclectic art galleries into the mainstream.
Scattered across the Aegean and Ionian Seas, the Greek Islands feature famous beaches and volcanic wonders. Ancient ruins, foodie trails and thrilling adventures complete a recipe for holiday bliss.
Bucket list dreams come true on holidays in the Greek Islands. Delve back into some of Europe’s oldest civilisations and delve into tales from Greek mythology. It’s no secret that the islands of Greece boast some of the world’s best beaches. However, nothing quite prepares you for the supermodel stretches of white sand and aquamarine waters.
Top 5 things to do in the Greek Islands
Looking for family-friendly fun, romantic escapes or heart-pumping thrills? You’ll find it on a Greek Islands holiday.
– Santorini is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world. The Cycladic island features magical Aegean views and a caldera that soars 1,100 feet above sea level. Romantic sunsets don’t come much better.
– One of Europe’s longest canyons, Crete’s Samaria Gorge offers a 16-kilometre hike through soaring cliffs, narrow passageways and lush forests.
– Celebrities and party-goers flock to glamorous Mykonos for summer holidays. Blue-domed churches, whitewashed houses and postcard-perfect windmills join stunning beaches and lively beach bars.
– Navagio Beach decorates the coast of Zante and travel magazines across the globe. Also known as Shipwreck Beach, its towering limestone cliffs frame turquoise waters, white sand and the rusting shell of a smuggler’s ship.
– From its UNESCO-listed Old Town to gorgeous Blue Flag beaches, Corfu is a favourite for family holidays. Visit Aqualand Corfu Water Park and Corfu Aquarium.
The Dominican Republic is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Caribbean, its culture as rich and diverse as its landscapes.
Holidays in the Dominican Republic, or the DR as it’s often known, start with a choice between the sun-kissed beaches on the country’s Atlantic or Caribbean coasts. You’ll find both isolated bays and luxurious resorts, while inland waterfalls plunge from forested peaks and rural life carries on much as it has for centuries. The capital, Santo Domingo, is one of the Caribbean’s oldest cities.
Top 5 things to do in the Dominican Republic
There’s a reason the DR is known as the country that has it all. You can spend your mornings surfing or sunbathing, the afternoon wildlife-spotting in a national park, and the evenings dancing bachata under the stars.
– Start your holiday to the Dominican Republic exploring Santo Domingo, where you can walk the first paved road in the Americas in the UNESCO-listed Zona Colonial.
– Cool down in Constanza, in the Dominican Republic’s so-called “enchanted valley”. Surrounded by a bucolic landscape of mountains and fields, it’s the highest-altitude town in the Caribbean.
– Lago Enriquillo in the southwest of the country is a haven for wildlife. Come to spot crocs, flamingos and iguana.
– If you can time your trip with the Carnaval de la Vega before lent, you’ll be treated to one of the Caribbean’s most colourful and riotous celebrations. Some of the elaborate costumes take months to make and around 500,000 people attend every year.
– The Dominican Republic is known for its waterfalls. Trek to the El Limón waterfall on horseback, laze in the lagoon beneath the triple cascades at Salto Alto or camp by the falls at Salto Socoa.
Strings of white sand beaches and endless ancient heritage sites await on Tunisia holidays. Combine that with colourful markets and delicious cuisine for a getaway you’ll never forget.
Lounge around on some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean and delve beneath the sea on holidays to Tunisia. Not just a beach destination, the underrated gem on the North African coast is a great pick for more cultural getaways. Head inland for incredible vistas of the vast Sahara Desert or to tour bustling souks and fascinating ruins in numerous handsome cities.
Top 5 things to do in Tunisia
Not just a beach destination, there are numerous thrilling things to look forward to on a Tunisia break.
– Nestled off Tunisia’s north coast, Djerba Island makes for a stunning beach getaway. The isle has several idyllic beaches fringed with date palms and the incredible Houmt Souk – a great spot to pick up handmade ceramics.
– Interested in learning about Tunisia’s long history? Sousse Archaeological Museum is a good place to start. Housed inside an 11th century fort, it boasts an awesome collection of Roman mosaics.
– Head to south Tunisia for an adventure in the Sahara Desert. Douz is the country’s gateway to these epic sand dunes and the Jebil National Park.
– Monastir is a prime location for Tunisia last minute breaks. Sand and sea aside, the city is also filled with gorgeous architecture. The Ribat of Monastir is particularly picturesque and has even featured in several films!
– Winding streets and souks selling everything under the sun are what you’ll find in Tunis’s medieval medina. It’s also bursting with well-preserved mosques and palaces just begging to be photographed.
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