Looking for a great place to celebrate on New Year’s Eve? If you’re after amazing fireworks, an incredible atmosphere, and all kinds of fun – Edinburgh could be a winner.
Slovenia is squeezed in between Austria, Hungary and Croatia and crams in a great deal to explore within its borders. With so much to see and do, it can feel overwhelming with where to start. To help you decide what to put on your list, here are my highlights of Slovenia… Ljubljana Slovenia’s very walkable
Looking for things to see and do in Berlin? You’ve come to the right place. I recently visited Germany’s capital, and saw its top attractions from the East Side Gallery, where a stretch of the Berlin Wall can still be seen, to the Reichstag, Germany’s historic parliament building. I’ve chosen a handful of highlights to
Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Reykjavik are collectively known as the Nordic Capitals. The one thing they all have in common is water and lots of it. At the end of fjords, on peninsulas and the islands of archipelagos, each one has, because of trade, defense or exploration, a close connection with the sea. The
With the recent launch of Airbnb Luxe, showcasing Airbnb’s most luxurious holiday homes, we’ve put together a list of our Top 7 Airbnb hotspots in the South of France. The beautiful beaches, cultural hotspots and delicious food keeps tourists coming back year after year. Here are just some of our favourite Airbnb properties in the
Apart from music, what does the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Maria von Trapp have in common? They all have a connection with the Austrian city of Salzburg. Mozart was born there and Von Trapp was a novice nun at the convent. Salzburg literally translates as Salt Castle. There is a large castle perched high
This year, Plácido Domingo will be the star of the Verona Opera. The Arena of Verona will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of his debut here. During this event, Domingo will perform in La Traviata and will conduct the orchestra, chorus and cast of Aida. It’s 106 years since a famous local tenor, Giovanni Zenatello, sang
From Madrid to Barcelona, Dan Brown’s Origin details some stunning travel destinations, ideal for readers and travel lovers alike…
Cycling is becoming a far more popular and affordable way to travel, especially in European cities. City planners are realising the benefits of this environmentally friendly mode of transport and are providing cycle-paths, plenty of cycle-parking facilities, bike hire and bike-friendly public transport. Here are some of Europe’s best cities to explore on two wheels.
The Great British Summer is on its way. This means it’s food festival season – with dozens of fabulous events celebrating the country’s best produce. Whether you’re a serious foodie, or just a fan of dining al fresco, there are plenty of food festivals in England throughout July and August. Here’s my round up of
One of the most exciting things about travelling is sampling the food of different cultures and regions. With mainland Europe on our doorstep, there’s a huge variety of cultural cuisines ready to taste. To whet your appetite for culinary exploration, here’s five of my top foodie destinations in Europe: Lyon, France If Paris is the
I have skied in many resorts throughout Europe, but the Italian Dolomites in Trentino, a region of Italy, draws me back time and again. The Italian Dolomites offers spectacular scenery of sure snow and sunny slopes and with flavoursome food to match, it remains a firm favourite of mine for many reasons. Here are just
If you’re looking to make the most of your weekends this year, you might want to consider a cheap UK weekend break for under £100. Staycations are the ideal way to see more of our great nation, without spending too much money. We’ve put together a list of ideas for weekend trips in the UK