5 reasons we love Vienna

Vienna’s not just for Mozart-lovers, you know. We just spent four (really sweltering) days there and were surprised (even SHOCKED) to find that the city is really, really cool (unlike the hot, hot temperature). Yes, it’s a gorgeous, imperial-looking place, with old-world palaces and grand neoclassical buildings everywhere you look. But it’s become typecast in…

Oslo’s coming of age

Oslo seems a bit, well, underappreciated. It’s seen as the less cool, less pretty sister to Copenhagen and Stockholm. But we spent last weekend there and found out that its reputation is pretty unfair. It feels more diverse and cosmopolitan than Stockholm, while the cool and creative Grünerløkka area is a match for any of…

Geneva, a total bore?

I thought I’d drawn the short straw when I was assigned the Geneva guide. Why? Because the unanimous opinion among everyone and their second cousin was that Geneva is SO BORING. Don’t believe me? Google “Geneva is…” and “…so boring” is a top result (“…so expensive” comes next, FYI). But it turned out that this oft-repeated…

Partying like the Madrileños

So, we can officially confirm that the rumours are true: Madrid likes to party. And the partying just never stops. We spent last weekend there, hopping from bar to club, club to bar with our local expert and, boy, do the Madrileños know how to party. The nightlife here is legendary. To help you out…

48 hours in Atlanta

We only had 48 hours in a city we knew nothing about. It could have been daunting and/or an epic waste of time, but – lucky for us – our super cool Atlanta local expert was on call, ready to take us to their favourite places in the city. What impressed us the most was how…

Ultimate Singapore Eating

It’s no secret that Singapore is a foodie paradise. Here, eating – and eating well – is more than just sustenance; it’s a time-honoured national pastime. I’ve been to the city so many times that it’s almost a second home, and there’s basically two things I like to do when here: eat and shop. Thanks to…

Unexpected New Orleans

If there’s one thing we learned from our long weekend in New Orleans, it’s that you never know what’s going to happen in this sultry and enchanting city. You never know where you’re going to end up – no two days or nights are the same. Which is strange because New Orleans is one of…

London’s Hidden Gems

I was once a Londoner, born and raised. That was until I moved to Stockholm six years ago. Now, each time I go back to London, I feel more and more like a tourist. London is an incredible city – in fact, I’d say it’s the best city in the world – but it’s a…

Testing Berlin’s Cool

Berlin’s long been known as the coolest city in Europe – a true cultural melting pot of creative cool. But does it live up to the hype? We headed there to find out if it’s still got what it takes. Our last trip to Berlin was focused on uncovering the hottest galleries, museums and other…

Keeping It Weird in Texas

One thing that hit us about Austin was, well, how bloody odd it is. It shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise given the ubiquity of those “Keep Austin Weird” bumper stickers, but having just spent several days immersed in Houston, GuidePal was taken aback at how un-Texan the state capital is. Austin is,…

Texas Cowboy-Style: Ranch Life Rebooted

GuidePal spent weeks travelling around Texas where we encountered all kinds of amazing things (snakes, too, lots of snakes) and incredible places (more to come on this – stay tuned), but one highlight had to be our stay at the Inn at Dos Brisas, which offers a quintessential Texas ranch experience – with a heavy…

The UAE uncovered

GuidePal’s just returned from a trip to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where we’ve uncovered all the latest, greatest places to eat, play and sleep at – here’s some highlights: Located directly opposite the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with the waters of the Grand Canal lapping gently against the resort’s private beach on the other…