Sunday, 16 September 2018

Deals of the month - September 2018 (Buy cheap Avios, Business class from £1150)

From winter sun to next years summer holiday there are plenty offers flying around the Internet right now (pardon the pun) but we have picked out a few of the best. From Business Class flights to Cape Town for £1150 to a weekend at the Christmas markets in Dusseldorf from £22 we have you covered! All prices are correct at the time of posting and are for 1 adult return fare (16th Sep).


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Campsites in Scotland that allow campfires - 15 of the best

Are you looking for the most stunning campsites in Scotland that allow campfires? Well ponder no more as I have created a list of the top 15 that allow fires either on the beach nearby or in fire pits next to your tent.

Camping in Glencoe, Campsites in scotland that allow fires
(Caolasnacon Camping Park, Loch Leven)


Tuesday, 28 August 2018

What to do in Dublin - Teeling Whisky & Awesome Wings

Jess and I recently took a little de-tour on our trip to Belfast by flying into Dublin, mainly because the flights were cheaper but also because we wanted to eat our weight in some damn good chicken wings and have a few drams at Teeling Whisky Distillery. So what sorta stuff should you do in Dublin? Well I suggest be a total tourist, visit a distillery, bankrupt yourself in temple bar and have the best time ever!

Teelings Whisky Distillery Tour by Scottish Blogger Cal McTravels from
Teeling Whisky Distillery Tour 

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Cheap Business Class and First Class flights from £999 - FLASH SALE

Swiss and Lufthansa are currently running a flash 2-4-1 sale on Business Class and First Class flights flying to various long haul destinations from not only London but also other UK Airports. Check out the prices and destination below and click on the links within this post to book the flights.

(Swiss Business Class)

Monday, 6 August 2018

The Bonham Hotel Review - 4 Star Edinburgh City Hotel

Whether it's a hotel for the Edinburgh Fridge, a home away from home for relaxing after busy days browsing on George Street or a romantic base for a getaway to Scotland's capital you're looking for, The Bonham Hotel might be the perfect choice.

The Executive Suite at The Bonham hotel Edinburgh by Cal McTravels
Executive suite bedroom

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Deals of the month - Aug (45% bonus Avios, £217 return to NYC + More)

It has been a quiet year so far in regards to cheap business class flights and holiday deals, the British Airways sale has been overwhelmingly disappointing and Qatar are yet to release a 2 for 1 business class offer in 2018. On top of this, with the diminishing value of the pound and the cracking weather back home in the UK there just hasn't been a large appetite for travel this summer. But all that is about to change as the rain has arrived (in Scotland anyways) and that realisation that we don't actually live in a hot country is starting to settle in! So without further delay, here are my top picks out there in the travel world right now that will help you forget all about the rain.


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

What is a British Airways Companion Voucher and how do I get one?

If you read my Blog you will probably hear me ramble on and on about British Airways Companion Vouchers and how it's a must have for anyone collecting Avios. But you might be left thinking how does one ever get a super awesome must have companion voucher, well wonder no more as I explain everything (there is actually not too much to it) in this post.


Friday, 29 June 2018

What to do in Orkney, a travel guide for a weekend on the Island

Orkney may be a small island hidden away off the tip of mainland Scotland but as we found out it has a hell of a lot more to offer than you may think! From whisky at the famous Highland Park Distillery to one of the world's best preserved 5000 year old settlements, we found ourselves struggling to fully appreciate this incredible island on our short trip.

Old man of hoy from Orkney, A trip to Orkney by, Orkney, Whisky, Beer, Gin


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

British Airways First Class Review 2018 (with video)

If you're wondering what it's like to fly British Airways First-Class from Gatwick on their Boeing 777 then read on and see how Jess and I got on during a recent trip to the tropical island of St Lucia. Don't have time to read me rambling on? Then lucky for you I made a quick 1 minute video where you can get a rapid glimpse of what you can expect on British Airways most premium cabin.

Review of British Airways First Class flight from London Gatwick in 2018 by


Friday, 30 March 2018

Double Date at Go-Ape! Aberfoyle, Scotland

With that beast of a winter coming to an end and the days getting a little longer Jess and I thought it was about time to surface from hibernation. Where better to shake of our winter laziness and start this years adventuring than at Go-Ape, Aberfoyle. We hailed a couple of friends to unleash our inner apes and go wild in the Spring sunshine (well, and the spring rain but we didn't let that stop us). If you're looking for quirky date ideas, then this is the place for you.

Go-Ape review, Aberfoyle, Scotland , Zipline, Rope Course,

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Deals of the Month - March (UK to LAX in Business for £1216 + More)

It’s been a while since I have posted a "deals of the week" but spurred on by the awesome business class flights British Airways are currently offering to the West coast of America I thoughtful it be a fitting time to bring it back but this time as "deals of the month" because I am too lazy to post once a week. 


Saturday, 10 March 2018

5 of the best things to do in St Lucia (With Video Diary)

Heading to St Lucia? Or just want to lust over some incredible things to do on this stunning island? Well after spending a week in the town of Soufriere, Jess and I have put together the top things to do with a couple of handy food and drink suggestions to keep you on the right tracks.

Hotel chocolate in St Lucia, Soufrière, St Lucia by


Monday, 12 February 2018

Best AirBnB in the world? - Serrana & Sergas Villa in St Lucia

St Lucia is building up to be 2018's most trendy destination, with lush jungle, famous piton mountains and incredible beaches its easy to see why its been featured heavily in the latest travel magazines. One draw back of St Lucia is the hotel prices, they can be extortionate but a local named Janus has built himself two incredible villas which you can rent for a fraction of what the local 5* hotels are charging!

The best airbnb in the world looking onto the Piton Mountains, Soufrière, Saint Lucia, review by, Cal McTravels


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Hôtel Le Val Thorens Review - 4 Star Ski Spa Hotel

In January this year Jess (Almost Chic) and I headed of to Val Thorens for a week of skiing and chose the awesome Le Val Thorens Hotel, as our base for the duration of our trip. Check out how we got on and what we made of the 4 star spa hotel. If you fancy the quick version just scroll down to the bottom of the page for our star ratings.

Review of le val thrones hotel in Val thrones ski report, a 4 star spa and ski hotel. By


Monday, 8 January 2018

British Airways Lounge at Glasgow Airport ft. Glenlivet Whisky Snug 2018

With my British Airways Silver Membership running out and my snowboard itching to get out of the cupboard its been locked in I couldn't think of a better time to hop on a BA flight to Geneva and hit the slopes. Checking out some of the airport lounges along the way, of course.  My fiancé and I have popped in to the British Airways Club Lounge in Glasgow Airport a number of times now but I always seem to be flying on a very early flight. Even as a Scottish person I normally deem this too early to drink whisky. But not today, since its a ski trip and the hip flask normally gets cracked out on the first lifts anyway I decided it was a perfect time to sample some whisky in the Glasgow exclusive Glenlivet Whisky Snug tucked away in the corner of the lounge.

a whisky snug located in the British airways club lounge at Glasgow airport in Scotland, photo and blog post by Cal Mc from

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