Best Music and Cultural Festivals You Must See Before You Die

Most of us don’t really need any reason to travel and venture off to near or distant lands, but a great festival is as good a reason as any to plan a trip. If you’re wondering where your next adventure will take you, why not head to a festival?! We’ve put together some of our favorite festivals around the world for your curious imaginations to ponder – some are food or music festivals, some are cultural festivals, and some are just plain crazy, but all are excellent reasons to pack a bag and go!


Vienna for First-time Visitors: the Ultimate Travel Guide

Are you planning an itinerary to visit Vienna for the first time? Good choice, Vienna is an incredible city and the perfect place to visit over a long weekend. It really deserves to be right up there with Paris, London and Rome; the capital and largest city of Austria, its rich history dates back to Roman times when the city’s primary function was to protect the Roman Empire from attacks, and it then became the capital city of the powerful Austrian empire in the 19th century.


Six Places for Delicious Lunch in Prague

It’s important to stay fuelled while travelling, all the exploring and experiences of Prague can sometimes come with a rumbling tummy, and nobody wants to be hungry on holiday!


Free Tour Heroes - with Free SF Tour in San Francisco

We’ll soon be announcing the winners of the awards 2019, honoring those Free Tour Heroes who offer the best free walking tours and experiences around the world, as decided by your ratings, feedback and reviews. Until then though, we bring you the eighth installment of our current series shining a spotlight on the places, people and passion behind some of those city tours which have previously won a award. This time we’re in San Francisco with the excellent Free SF Tour.


Dublin tips for a great visit

You probably have a long list of things you want to do, places you want to visit, and sites you want to see when you are in Dublin; if not yet, you might find our recommendations on things to do in Dublin helpful. Two sure things you’re very like to be doing in Dublin though are dining and drinking! To help you out on that front, we’ve compiled some of our best hints and tips for food and drink in Dublin, and where to go for the best of them. We’ve also thrown in some helpful bonus tips for good measure too; you’re welcome.


Top Ten Free Things To Do In Dublin

We’ve already had two ‘Ten things to do in Dublin’ recommendations lists recently, but there’s still so much to see and do in the Irish capital that we just couldn’t stop there; this time though, we’re bringing you our top ten things to do in Dublin for free, to make sure you have the best visit to the city possible, while saving more money for pints!


Useful info to know about Dublin

It’s good to have some useful information about a place to help navigate the basics when visiting; so, we put together a quick run-down of helpful information and things you might like to know about Dublin so you can spend less time looking for answers and more time planning all the fun things you’d like to do instead.


Free Tour Heroes with Beyond Colombia - Free Walking Tour Bogotá

Welcome back to the Free Tour Heroes series taking a closer look at the people, places, and passions behind some of the winners of the awards honouring the best free walking tours in the world, as voted by users.


Ten More Things to do in Dublin

In compiling our recent list of ten things to do in Dublin, we had a tough time narrowing all the must-see sights, things to do and tourist attractions in Dublin down to just ten; so, as promised, here’s ten more.


Ten Things to do in Dublin

Dublin may be a relatively small capital city, but it is huge when it comes to character, culture, history, tourist attractions and things to see and do. In putting together a little list of ten things to do in Dublin, we soon realised that choosing just ten is a tough task; so, we’ll have ten more following very soon. Here’s the first of our lists to inspire all of you Dublin-bound curious travellers to make the most of your trip to the Irish capital.


Best day trips from Barcelona

Catalonia is a land of contrasts with a unique culture, beautiful countryside and idyllic coastal villages. And its capital, Barcelona, is not only the most popular destination in Spain but also a gateway city to lesser-known jewels that are often overlooked by thousands of travellers visiting the region.


Transport in Barcelona

It can be a daunting task, making your way in and around a new and unfamiliar city. Different modes of transport often operate in particular ways that, unless you’re a local and used to it, can cause a few of your internal fuses to blow when travelling.


Free Tour Heroes with Zaragoza Free Tour

Welcome to the sixth instalment of our ongoing Free Tour Heroes series, shining a spotlight on some of the winners of the 2018 annual awards recognising the best free tour providers and guides around the world.


How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Madrid like a local

Ready to welcome 2019 with positivity and good vibes?


Eight Things To Do in Dublin This Winter

Dublin is one of the best places you can be in winter. What we lack in high temperatures, we more than make up for in warm welcomes, cosy bars and restaurants, and abundant shopping locations. Dublin comes alive in winter, and walking through the streets illuminated by festive lights, the energy and merriment of everyone around you is palpable. There really is something for everyone, from good food and drink to wonderful walking tours of the city along with many museums, breweries and historical must-see sights. Here’s our pick of eight things to do in Dublin in winter.



Welcome to the fifth installment of Free Tour Heroes, our series shining a spotlight on the people, places and passions behind some of the 2018 Award winning free tours.


Six great reasons to spend your Christmas Holidays in Berlin

It is fast approaching that most magical time of the year and maybe you’re thinking about getting away for the Christmas holidays. Wondering where to go? Wonder no more! Here’s six reasons to spend your Christmas holidays in Berlin.


17 pics to make you want to visit Tel Aviv immediately!

Beaches, colour, culture, creativity, vibrancy, revelry and beauty are all things that make up Tel Aviv. This cosmopolitan and fun-filled city on the Israeli Mediterranean coast is a beautiful blend of ancient ruins, 1930’s Bauhaus architecture and cutting-edge modern design; a backdrop to exciting culture, atmospheric nightlife, chic cafes, indie galleries, unique style and home to hip locals who embrace a laid-back way of life.


FREE TOUR HEROES with Discover Walks

Welcome to the fourth instalment of Free Tour Heroes, a series from taking a closer look at some of our 2018 award winning free tour operators and shining a spotlight on the people, places and passions that make them and their tours award-worthy.


Budapest for Wine Lovers: Top Four Wine Bars

When planning your vacation to Budapest, you likely look forward to some culinary delights such as our well known Goulash soup, paprika-infused dishes, and shots of Palinka; but there is so much more to Hungary’s culinary experience, especially for lovers of wine. If you are not yet aware of the refined wine culture of Hungary, delightful wine bars and the best places for indulging in delicious local wine in Budapest, this article is for you!


Best Street Food in Berlin

On free walking tours in Berlin, you feast on fascinating history, get your fill of remarkable architecture, and binge on local culture. It’s a most satisfying veritable banquet, our Berlin. It’s little wonder then, that often at the end of all this exploring and adventure, the most frequent question the local guides are asked after a tour is “where’s good to eat?”


FREE TOUR HEROES with Zippy Tour Comuna 13

This week, in the third instalment of our Free Tour Heroes series, we are in Medellin, Colombia, with Zippy Tour Comuna 13. The awards honour the best free walking tours around the world each year, based on the feedback, reviews and ratings of users, and it was Graffiti Free Zippy Walking Tour Comuna 13 that was awarded the top spot for the best free tour in South America.


First Time in Berlin: TOP SIX Things To Do

Planning you first time in Berlin? If you’re researching online, chances are you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by all there is to see. So many attractions, sights and things to do, and in so little time. Worry not, dear traveler, for we’ve gathered the best must-see places and activities in Berlin for you. Whether you want to visit museums, learn about the city’s rich history, want to hang out with local Berliners or get to grips with the city’s alternative art scene and sub-cultures, you will find plenty of ideas on our list.



The annual awards honour the best free tour providers on the planet, based on users’ reviews and ratings. We’re talking to some of our 2018 awards winning free tour heroes in a weekly series to find out a little more about the people behind the tours, their cities, and the passion that has made them and their free tours award winners.


Things To Do this Halloween in Budapest

Halloween, on October 31st, is not a traditional holiday in Hungary; rather, the first day of November, All Saints Day, is celebrated here, as though much of mainland Europe. However, Halloween has been adopted more and more in recent years as, in the west, it has become synonymous with dressing up, celebrating the macabre, embracing the night and having great parties – and if there’s one capital in Europe that knows how to party, it’s Budapest!


FREE TOUR HEROES with Strawberry Tours

Each year we honour the best free tour operators around the world with the coveted annual awards. Based on users ratings, reviews and feedback, the awards are given to those free tour heroes who go the distance to provide top class free tour experiences. We’re taking a closer look at some of our 2018 award winning free tour providers in a weekly series shining a spotlight on the people behind the tours, their cities, and the passion that has made them and their free tours award winners.


Do's & Don'ts for a cracking night in Krakow

Krakow is easily one of the best places in Europe to party, In fact, the Old Town district has more pubs and bars per square meter than anywhere else in the world. Krakow is home to some of the best, strangest and exciting nightlife in Europe.


How to enjoy Paris on a budget

Paris has a notorious reputation for being a costly tourist destination. The accommodations and dinner outings alone can cost travellers a fortune. but that doesn't mean you should skip out on this glorious French capital on your eurotrip. Here are a few tips on what is worth seeing and how to save on expenses in Paris and enjoy the city on a budget.


11 Must-See attractions in Barcelona

Barcelona, arguably Europe's most vibrant city, has it all: the architecture, history, food, wine, art, beaches, nightlife and so much more. There's something for everyone. Whether you're a by-the-book traveller or an urban explorer, we've created a list of must-see attractions in Barcelona.


Freetour's Guide to Traveling Through Europe

Travelling through Europe comes with perks that make it the number one travel destination in the world. Getting to your next destination is a cinch with many low-cost airlines, trains, and buses at your fingertips where you can easily arrive from one country to another within just a few hours. Explore new languages, architecture, history, culture as well as a completely different party scene while paying a budget-friendly fee for as low as 1 euro.


Make the Best of Your Free Walking Tour With the Essentials

When it comes to joining a free walking tour, local guides like myself want to make your life easier with a list of the essentials we recommend you take along. Guides often meet travellers who would have a more successful experience if they just packed lighter, or had a few extras to make their time a bit more comfortable. The advice is clear and simple: you don’t need your whole backpack, tent, sleeping bag and guidebook. You mainly need yourself, some cash for tips (optional!), and a handful other things that you’ll find listed here:


8 Ways to Make your Flight Extra Comfy

Flying can be super tedious but we've made a list of ways you can make your flight experience extra comfy. Dressing comfortably, staying hydrated, and keeping a few travel accessories on hand is sure to keep you relaxed and prepared for the ride ahead of you, long or short. Here's our list of 8 ways to make your flight extra comfy:


Our 16 Most Romantic Getaway Ideas for Valentine's Day recently gathered data from their online dating site and compiled a list (and cool interactive map) of the "25 Most Romantic Cities" on Earth based on highest ranking for romance. While some of them are pretty obvious, others may surprise you! In honour of Valentine's Day coming up this weekend, we at have put together the ultimate lust-list of the world's most romantic getaways, in some of the most romantic cities on earth!


10 Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for Globetrotters

Christmas is fast approaching and holiday shopping can be stressful when you don't know what you're looking for when it comes to friends, family, and loved ones. We've all gotten stuck with those tacky reindeer jumpers before, well this year let's try to turn those frowns upside down! Get yourself into the holiday spirit and worry no more, HostelCutlure has got you covered with the perfect gift ideas for your travel-obsessed gift recipients and we know this list will deliver. Here are 10-holiday gift ideas for the globetrotters in your life.


5 Reasons to Join a Free Walking Tour

Of all the ways to explore a new city during your travels, nothing beats a free walking tour. Visiting landmarks with a rich history, listening to authentic tales, and discovering hidden gems only the locals know allow you to cover a lot of ground and expand your knowledge of a particular city within just a few hours. There are hundreds of tours offered free of charge all over the world, so take advantage of falling in love with each new destination you visit. If you never considered it before, here are 5 reasons why you should join a free walking tour: