In 2011, Sony pictures scoured the globe for the perfect setting of its new Smurf movie. The company landed on a sleepy Andalucian village called Juzcar, not far from the Malaga coastline. This historical village, featuring traditional white houses or pueblo blanco…Posted on: June 26th in Europe, Travel by Graham Padmore.
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Amsterdam is a fun city all year round but the day when the capital turns into one big party is King’s Day – one of the biggest events in the Dutch calendar. On the 27th April the whole of Amsterdam (and beyond) turns a brilliant shade of orange to celebrate the birthday of their king….Posted on: May 26th in Europe, Travel by Graham Padmore.
So you’ve climbed the hill to jostle with the crowds at Park Guell and graced the sand on all the city’s beaches and now Las Ramblas is beginning to grate. To get a real feel of Spain’s coolest city, here’s our travel snobs guide to Barcelona…Posted on: May 15th in Europe, Travel Snobs by Graham Padmore.
With it’s uncrowded roads, pretty traditional towns and miles of unspoilt scenery, Europe is seemingly made for an incredible road trip. If you’ve already hit the continents’ major cities and tourist spots, here’s are collective favourite under-the-radar travel destinations to explore by car instead…Posted on: May 7th in Europe, Travel Snobs by Becky Padmore.
Jersey, the biggest of the cluster of the Channel Islands nestled just off the coast of France is a beautiful travel destination teeming with gorgeous coastlines, picturesque harbours and bags of old-world charm. Our writer Holly Daffurn went to explore this lovely but often underrated travel destination…Posted on: May 1st in Europe by Holly Daffurn.
There is something ephemeral about walking the streets of Paris, knowing that at some point in the past Hemingway, Joyce and Scott Fitzgerald too tripped along the same cobbles. Although nothing quite takes the magic of the moment away than having to queue in long lines to catch a tiny glimpse of Mona Lisa or dodging the snaking crowds of Montmarte…Posted on: April 7th in Europe by Emma Clair Kelly.
In the clear light of day, I was overwhelmed by the stunning natural beauty in which, the resort was situated. The sparkling snow, delicately frosted pine trees and clear blue sky made me think that I had just stepped from reality into an animated movie….Posted on: March 13th in Europe by Emma Clair Kelly.
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.
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.