When we took a trip to Venice last summer there was one place we had heard so much about but we just didn’t have the time to see. It maybe a small island, but Burano with its canals, colourful houses and traditional way of life, has a pretty big reputation. Thankfully for us our writer Lee had the time to venture a little further into the Ventian Lagoon earlier this year…Posted on: June 20th in Europe by Lee Hubbard.
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Beach holidays and cultural adventures are not often two things that can be had simultaneously, unless of course you happen to be travelling the Mediterranean. The south west coast of Turkey, known as the Turkish Riviera, is a gorgeous mix of beautiful beaches and history. Start with the Lycian coast, making your way ultimately to Ölüdeniz for the ultimate Turkish beach-hopping holiday….Posted on: June 20th in Europe, Travel by Scott Balaam.
Overcrowded and a little too cute to some and perfectly preserved romantic medieval city to others, Bruges seems to divide opinons. Although thousands of visitors can’t be wrong and with a collection of attractive market squares, steep-gabled houses lining dreamy canals and winding cobbled streets…..Posted on: June 13th in Europe, Our Trips by Graham Padmore.
In May we travelled to Ghent, a small but beautiful city in Belgium which was once Europe’s best kept secret. A city just as famous for its acclaimed restaurants and rich cultural calendar of events as it is for its picture perfect canal-side architecture and ever-so-slight bohemian air. Here is gorgeous Ghent in BIG pictures…Posted on: June 3rd in Europe, Our Trips, Travel by Graham Padmore.
When people think of Austria they probably think of something like the opening scene of The Sound of Music – Maria dancing in high green fields with bright skies and rolling countryside that will make you want to sing. As well as the fresh mountain air and idyllic scenery, the European country also is home to culturally sophisticated cities…Posted on: May 29th in Beautiful Places, Europe, Travel by Holly Daffurn.
Cyprus is probably best known for its gorgeous beaches, championship golf courses and package holiday resorts, but the island is not as developed as you may think. If you step just a little way off the beaten track you’ll find a whole other world away from the cheap Cyprus holidays, filled with traditional beauty and culture just begging to be explored…Posted on: May 27th in Europe, Travel by Holly Daffurn.
When we were asked where was our next trip would be and we replied Ostend, most people weren’t interested in finding out any more. Someone even laughed. Not known for its glamour – although it was once a fashionable resort – Ostend is mostly associated with its long sandy beach, its collection of seafood restaurants and its windy weather….Posted on: May 22nd in Europe, Our Trips by Becky Padmore.
The Amalfi coast has long attracted the beautiful people and it’s easy to see why- macaroon coloured houses, cafés and restaurants teetering impossibly on the rugged Amalfi coastline, simple but unrivalled seafood and some of the best roads for driving in the world…Posted on: May 22nd in Europe, Travel by Emma Clair Kelly.
There was once a time where Croatia was once one of Europe’s best kept secrets. With its natural beauty and timeless cities the country is often said to be reminiscent of the Mediterranean but what it was like 30 years ago. Now with the scars of its recent history very much healed, intrepid European travellers and trendy jet setters are beginning to discover everything Croatia has to offer…Posted on: May 7th in Beautiful Places, Europe, Travel by Emma Clair Kelly.
Almost everyone loves a pretty village, you know a place where the houses are impossibly perfect and time just seems to stand still. Well luckily Europe has plenty. From dreamy fishing villages to tiny fortified towns, here are our favourite picturesque villages in Europe guaranteed to impress your travel snob friends…Posted on: April 29th in Europe, Travel, Travel Snobs by Becky Padmore.