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…

Get the best out of Dublin this fall

GuidePal has teamed up with Totally Dublin to bring you the five hottest things that you simply must try, nosh, sip (you get the idea) in the city during its most beautiful season. So, here they are – the latest must-dos in Dublin: La Cucina at Farrier and Draper La Cucina promises Dublin’s diners a salubrious…

Paris really comes into its own in autumn

The locals have returned to the city, the hordes of tourists have headed home, while the weather is still sunny. Our Parisian experts have picked five unmissable things to do this autumn to whet your appetite for your next trip to Paris. To drink: Le Mary Celeste This Marais bar-cum-tapas joint sits squarely on the…

Athens’ best showstopping views

GuidePal’s Athenian local experts have picked the best hotspots to chill out at and soak up the stunning panoramas of Athens. Galaxy Bar has 360-degree views of the city, sweeping over the illuminated stone of the Acropolis and beyond, which makes it worth a cocktail. It attracts well-heeled tourists, local celebrities and businessmen, who you can…

Calling all Dubliners!

Want to know the hottest places to check out in Dublin? GuidePal has teamed up with Totally Dublin to bring you the must-visit hotspots for each and every month. Here’s our picks for August: To Caffeinate: Two Boys Brew We’re detecting a lot of love for Two Boys Brew, a new coffee and food space that…

Oahu is a tropical paradise

From its pounding surf to its powder-white sands, Oahu is the ultimate outdoor destination. GuidePal’s islander local experts have curated the top ten beach and swimming spots just for you. Located just 26 miles from Honolulu, yet far off the beaten path, Ahupua’a O Kahana State Park is a historic hiking spot. The one mile Kapa’ele’ele…

Las Vegas – a foodie destination?! We kid you not.

Forget the gambling and the shows: Las Vegas has emerged as one of the best foodie cities in the world. GuidePal’s local experts have just finished curating the hottest restaurants in town for our Las Vegas city guide.  Get ready to gorge on a cornucopia of globe-spanning grub. You know the grub’s going to be…

Who knew Vienna was such a haven for hip bars?

The city’s not just for old people and Mozart lovers. See for yourself – we’ve added some of Vienna’s coolest bars to our highly curated guide. Before opening Miranda (another of our Viennese favourites), Tzou Lubroth Architekten let their imagination run wild kitting out this fresh and fantastical cocktail bar in the 6th district. If Dogs…