Nicholas Holmes

Founder, I dig writing, travel and technology.

Startup guy. Formerly a journalism/technology junkie and content marketer. Also a copywriter and freelance contributor to publications including the Independent, The Next Web, OnStartups, the National (Abu Dhabi), the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and MSN Travel.

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Berlin's summer cultural calendar one of the best in Europe
Still metamorphosing more than 20 years since the fall of the wall, Berlin's unique blend has made it a beacon for European arts.
W Paris Opera is comfortable, efficient and enjoyably cool
Walking through the understated doorway into a dimly-lit interior, arriving at the W Paris Opera feels rather like arriving at an exclusive party.
Take off for a weekend of wonder in Lausanne
The Swiss city's cultural events and glittering nightlife make it perfect for a short break, says Nicholas Holmes.
Europe's top Christmas markets
This time of year brings a host of traditional Christmas markets to the towns of many cities in Europe. Here, a look at some of the biggest, brightest and best to visit before...
Vilnius: Baltic Escape
Macabre museums and blackly comedic theme parks are as much a feature of a visit to this former Soviet state as its impressive historical landmarks, finds Nicholas Holmes.
Electric rental cars in the Alps
Alpmobil is keeping it green in the Swiss mountains, renting electric cars to tourists. Nicholas Holmes reports.
Munich - Full of Surprises!
Think Munich and thoughts stagger to its annual beer festival. But as Nicholas Holmes discovers, the German city has many secrets.
Ridiculously Bling Private Planes
You think first class have it cushy with their dainty cutlery and comfy chairs? Let us introduce you to a different league of air travel, where one plane houses a 'mini-concert...
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Experience Zurich's transformation from industrial to cultural hub
My Kind of Place: Be shocked, inspired or entertained in Switzerland's creative hub.


London buses
Ten apps you need to download on Day 1 in London
Run out of money already? Welcome to London. Yep, it’s an expensive place, but we’ve put together a list of top smartphone apps that can save you cash on everyday living.
Silicon Alps
Ah, Switzerland. The land of chocolate, cow-bells, skiing and prices that make you want to cry...
The story behind, a free portfolio service for journalists
I launched last month after finding that there was no easy way to collate my cuttings together online. It offers journalists a free, easy-to-use and beautiful way to...
Mtrip takes on trip journals with new functionality
Mobile travel guide publisher Mtrip announced this past week that it will let travelers share parts of their trip through its applications.
Inside Lithuania's Startup Scene
Why you need to keep your eye on Lithuania’s fast growing startup scene

Other Copy

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We are Charlie.
Today, we'd planned to hit publish on the launch post for the new blog. After watching the sickening events that unfolded in Paris today, I've decided to write...
The Classy Way To Get Media Coverage For Your Startup
In my previous career as a journalist, I received hundreds of story pitches with press releases attached every day...

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