For holding the cold at bay with some mulled wine or hot cocoa, for buying artisanal craft items, and for eating festive European treats like gingerbread and stollen. If you’re in the mood for a festive getaway this year, these are some of the best Christmas Markets around Europe that you need to visit… Vienna,
Winter is a magical season in Finland and when it comes to finding fun experiences, you won’t be disappointed. Here are 10 must-do activities to experience in Finland during the winter months. At the bottom of this post you’ll find a summary from Avanti on how these types of activity are covered with travel insurance.
Known for its beautiful waterways and stunning medieval centre, Sweden’s capital is a joy to explore. Whether you’re treating yourself to cake and coffee in the Old Town, or dancing the night away to ABBA music, there’s simply so much to discover. Here’s a round up of some of the best things to do in
The traditional spa town of Birštonas in Lithuania sits inside a curve of the River Nemunas. It’s a beautiful setting for a wide variety of spa experiences. Therapies here range from the historically rich – such as those that use the town’s water-based history in the Kneipp Garden – to the more modern spa experience
Aidan Thomas is not the only attraction of the BBC TV series ‘Poldark’. The stunning locations where the series is filmed are attracting ever greater numbers of visitors to Cornwall. The books, by Winston Graham, are set in the tin mining communities of north and west coasts of Cornwall. For the most part the series
Weymouth is the quintessential British seaside town. A golden sandy beach circling a wide, serene bay, Weymouth Beach has been attracting tourists since King George III first took to the waters here for his health. The bay is fronted by a terrace of attractive Georgian buildings, the harbour is lined with colourful buildings and fish
If you’re looking for a perfect cliff walk on the south coast of the UK, then you won’t go far wrong with the Jurassic coast. As a 95 mile stretch of coastline running from East Devon to Dorset, The Jurassic coast is home to around 185 million years of history. The Jurassic Coast is a
Lake Constance Meersburg. Photo credit: IBT Achim Mende Lake Constance is where Austria, Germany and Switzerland meet, mingle and bedazzle. From Swiss sophistication to Bavarian feasts, it’s a bewitching Alpine playground. I’m here for the ferry-hopping and country-crossing, sampling a succession of European greatest hits but without turning it into a slog, Tour de France-style.
Looking for inspiration of beautiful places to visit in Pembrokeshire, Wales? Take a trip with Valery as she explores the pearls of Pembrokeshire focusing on Newport, St Davids, Ramsey Island and Tenby. Newport I began my visit to Pembrokeshire in the pretty town of Newport on the estuary of the Nevern River (Afon Nyfer) as
I love walking and think it is the best way to explore. A good example is the Makarska Riviera, in the Dalmatian region of Croatia. This beautiful stretch of coastline, lying on the foothills of Mount Biokovo, is the perfect destination for walkers of all abilities. This huge limestone mountain has been fashioned by nature
Divided by the Rhine, Düsseldorf is a small city in Western Germany known for its fashion and rich art history. Despite its reputation as a business destination, there are plenty of things for tourists to discover in this pleasant, green city. From boundary-pushing architecture in the Medienhafen district, to traditional beers and cobbled streets in
The Algarve is mainland Portugal’s southernmost region and, according to the Met Office, it enjoys more sunshine than California! With over a hundred miles of Atlantic coastline, it’s famous for its fantastic golden sandy beaches and appears as one of the world’s best value holiday destinations in the latest Post Office Money Report. Here are
For the untrained tongue, Bydgoszcz is very difficult to pronounce and sends the spellchecker into meltdown. Pronouncing it “Bid-gosh” seems to be recognised by nearly everyone but it sounds slightly different when said by a native of the city. Sweden, Prussia, Germany and the communists have all occupied Bydgoszcz. All have left their mark on
When you visit Berlin, there’s one food that you absolutely have to try: currywurst. The spicy sausage dish was born in the city just after World War II, and it’s become an iconic part of the food scene there. But with hundreds of currywurst stands across the German capital, where can you find the best?
A Unique Ambience Sail across the Solent to another world, the Isle of Wight. This island has taken the best of modern technology to protect and enhance its many attractions while retaining its old-fashioned charm. The ambience alone makes a visit here special. Every one of its towns has its own character from the bustling