Although Eastern Europe once seemed remote, secretive and a little bit edgy, it now finds itself planted firmly on the tourist map, with visitors flocking to some of the region’s most popular cities. Destinations such as Prague, Budapest and Dubrovnik….Posted on: March 6th in Europe, Travel Top 10s by Becky Padmore.
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There is a reason why directors race to Ireland for movie locations because beauty and history lurk around every corner, from the perfectly preserved Victorian streets of the capital city of Dublin or the purple, glowing wilderness of Sligo immortalised by Yeats in ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ to the famous barren Burren or craggy cliffs of Donegal….Posted on: February 24th in Europe by Emma Clair Kelly.
In the travel universe there are many places that are misrepresented in holiday rhetoric but there is none that suffers this injustice more than Ibiza. Hordes of clubbers, teenagers and avid sun-seekers have turned the island into a veritable strobe-lit dancefloor, but what happens when the season ends…Posted on: February 3rd in Europe, Travel Snobs by Emma Clair Kelly.
Despite increasing popularity with the package-tour masses, there are still pockets of rural and unspoilt tranquility in Turkey. Not a fan of huge high rise hotels? Then try these areas filled with untouched villages, sleepy coves and rugged hinterland instead..Posted on: December 9th in Europe, Travel Snobs by Graham Padmore.
I first heard about the Silfra Rift two years ago in a book called “Make The Most of Your Time On Earth”. It was an eye-catching name for a book and the inside lived up to expectations – it contained 1000 adventurous experiences to inspire the armchair traveller and one that reflects the attitude I aspire to live my life by….Posted on: December 2nd in Europe by Lee Hubbard.
When one thinks of Tenerife, one thinks of the strip, package holidays, budget hotels and plastic loungers but don’t be fooled, Tenerife has so much more to offer. For self-confessed travel snobs everywhere, here is our pick of the top unspoilt places in Tenerife….Posted on: November 28th in Europe, Travel Snobs by Emma Clair Kelly.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the re-unification of Germany. Since that historic moment a quarter of a century ago, Germany has since reinvented and redeveloped itself especially in the eyes of its many visitors. Today Germany has become one of the most beautiful and interesting tourist destinations in Europe…Posted on: October 28th in Europe, Travel by Becky Padmore.
When you think of Lapland you probably think of cosy log cabins, eager huskies and reindeers driving sleighs through the snow, but Europe’s last wilderness – located not too far from the Arctic Circle…Posted on: October 24th in Europe by Scott Balaam.
On the 19th August we took a Railbookers weekend city break to Angers, France, the historical capital of Anjou and gateway to the Châteaux-lined Loire Valley. It’s a loveable laid back city with a slight bohemian air and heaps of beautiful architecture to drool over. After a hassle-free train journey…Posted on: October 6th in Europe, Our Trips, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Lonely Planet calls it “the best kept secret of Europe” and we visited last year we could see why the respected travel guide fell for its quaint charms. Filled with canals, culture and beautiful medieval architecture in abundance, here are our reasons why we think you should add Ghent to your travel wish list, sooner rather than later…Posted on: September 16th in Europe by Emma Clair Kelly.