Europe is where history mingles with modern flair and it’s also a place where you’ll see some of the most beautiful cities in the world. I personally think one of the best ways is to explore Europe is by rail…Posted on: February 28th in Europe, Travel Top 10s by Scott Balaam.
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Sometimes it’s all too easy to overlook Jersey when you’re planning your travels. Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and comes under British sovereignty despite its proximity to France, though the streets and villages have French names. The island has a balmy climate, beautiful beaches and has managed to retain its rural charm…Posted on: February 3rd in Europe, Travel by Graham Padmore.
Chartering a boat and sailing around Europe has been our dream travel wish list for a while now, so when we heard from Antonios Fiorakis, co-founder of incrediblue.com a kind of Airbnb for Boat Rentals we were more than a little intrigued. The principle is based on the fact that the average boat owner utilizes his boat only a couple of weeks per year..Posted on: January 20th in Beautiful Places, Europe by Becky Padmore.
The 50km stretch of terraced cliffs, winding roads and pastel wedding-cake villages that make up the Amalfi coast rates pretty high on many traveller’s bucket lists. A couple of years ago we flew into Naples, hired a car and explored its craggy charms….Posted on: January 6th in Europe, Our Trips, Travel by Becky Padmore.
This woefully underrated travel destination forms part of the cluster of Portuguese owned islands located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Volcanic in origin with rugged interiors lined with lush vegetarian and exotic flowers, the tourist masses tend to avoid this subtropical paradise leaving its natural beauty to those in the know. Here is our choice for 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Madeira…Posted on: January 2nd in Beautiful Places, Europe by Becky Padmore.
Thankfully we can’t think of too many times the weather has played havoc with our travel plans, but when Scotland and the east coast of England experienced its worst storms in 30 years the day before a train trip to see the Christmas markets in Edinburgh, things weren’t so looking good….Posted on: December 16th in Europe, Our Trips by Becky Padmore.
Christmas in Ireland is a very serious business and Dublin being a fun city all year round makes an excellent travel destination to gather some seasonal cheer. Our writer and Dublin resident Emma Clair Kelly tells us why you should book your flights and your city centre hotels and head out to the Emerald Isle this December…Posted on: December 13th in Europe, Seasonal Travel, Travel by Emma Clair Kelly.
Who says summer is the best time to visit Europe? When the winter arrives, the fun really starts and what better way to keep warm than donning ice skates and doing pirouettes under the stars? From natural lakes to handsome half-timber city centres, here are some of the most picturesque outdoor ice skating rinks in Europe…Posted on: December 10th in Europe by Graham Padmore.
Europe is always going to be popular for beach holidays but if you don’t fancy sharing the sand with hordes of holiday makers next year then we’ve picked places that are no less beautiful but are guaranteed to come without the crowds. Although make sure you keep it under your (sun) hat we don’t want too many people finding out…Posted on: December 5th in Europe, Travel, Travel Snobs by Emma Clair Kelly.
This is the second in a series of guest posts by our writer Emma Clair Kelly, who attended the #Catalunyaexperience blog trip on our behalf. They spent a week exploring the beautiful region and after a trip to Barcelona, next stop was Girona, a pretty and seriously underrated city…Posted on: December 5th in Europe, Travel by Emma Clair Kelly.