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Unspoilt places to visit in Turkey for travel snobs

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 .

An Iceland adventure – swimming between two continents

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 .

Unspoilt places to visit in Tenerife for travel snobs

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 .

Rügen Island and other German travel hot spots #germany25reunified

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 .

Swedish Lapland – Europe’s last wilderness

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 .

Six reasons to visit Angers, France

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 .

6 reasons why you should put Ghent, Belgium on your travel list this year

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 .

Learning to Sea Kayak on the West Swedish Coast

“They say you haven’t seen the Bohuslan coast, unless you’ve kayaked the Bohuslan coast”.

So said our guide, Torbjörn, at Nautopp Kayak in Lysekil, on Sweden’s west coast. And seeing as his name translates as “thunder bear” I was inclined to agree to anything he said. Well, that and the fact that he’s a qualified kayaking instructor and I’m claustrophobic under water…

Posted on: September 12th in Europe, Travel by .

A travel snob’s guide to Ghent, Belgium

While most head for Brussels or Bruges, the small but perfectly formed city of Ghent in Belgium is arguably Europe’s best kept secret. The Flemish city was once the most powerful in Europe but today it’s a laid back place with a faint bohemian air….

Posted on: August 29th in Europe, Travel, Travel Snobs by .

In pictures: a weekend in Angers, France

On the 19th August we took a Railbookers weekend city break in Angers, France, the historical capital of Anjou and gateway to the Châteaux-lined Loire Valley. It’s a hugely likeable, laid back place with a slightly quirky outlook and heaps of beautiful architecture to drool over. After a hassle-free train journey, our days were spent wandering around the cobbled medieval streets exploring important heritage sites….

Posted on: August 22nd in Europe, Our Trips by .
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