A First-Timer’s Guide to Istanbul

Straddling Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul’s mish-mash of cultures is unique among the world’s cities. Here, in the midst of the shiny hotels and centuries-old architecture, European-style plazas combine perfectly with exotic spice bazaars, church spires stand side-by-side with Islamic minarets … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 by Angela Griffin


A First-Timer’s Guide to Madrid

Since my first visit to Madrid, the Spanish capital has become one of my favourite European destinations: a city full of interesting museums, pretty plazas and parks, lively markets, and breathtaking architecture, not to mention the continent’s most exciting food and drinks scene. What … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 by Claus Gurumeta


A First-Timer’s Guide to Budapest

Flung just slightly further than the classic short-break cities of Europe, Budapest owes its allure to a combination of things; in the Hungarian capital there’s a sense of Western European familiarity tinged with an exciting air of ‘other place’. Even the name – created … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 by Emma Brisdion


A First-Timer’s Guide to Prague

The Czech capital city has long been associated with raucous stag and hen weekends. But there’s more to the charming city of Prague than budget boozy breaks; discover a cool café culture, century’s of history, fun-loving locals and plenty of park space to explore. … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 by Daisy Cropper


A First-Timer’s Guide to Munich

Daydreaming on the plane, I imagined every stereotypical scenario I could come across in the German city of Munich. Burly old men with eccentric moustaches clad in lederhosen, drunkenly clinking beer-filled steins, the scent of bratwurst and glühwein clouding the Christmas markets, and a brass … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 by Helen Winter


7 Things to Do in Tromsø this Winter

Most people who tell you they’re going to Norway have probably booked a trip to Oslo, or are even planning a cruise around the fjords in Bergen. Tromsø, however, isn’t your average holiday destination. At nearly 70 degrees north, it’s easy to see why … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 by Alexandra Gregg


A First-Timer’s Guide to Copenhagen

On one of those wonderful blue-sky autumn days when the air is chilled but the sun is bright, I arrived in Copenhagen with visions of Danish pastries and Lego dancing in my mind. I was in the city for just one day, but that’s … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 by Angela Griffin


7 Things to Do in Lisbon

I made my inaugural trip to Lisbon in August this year and I have already booked to go back; that’s how much I love it. And anyone who knows me will vouch for the fact that I’m not one for returning to places I … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 by Tessa Watkins


How to Make the Most of your Annual Leave

For those of us who work full-time – and that’s 23.25 million of us Brits – there’s nothing that provides us with more light at the end of our 9-5 tunnel than the prospect of annual leave. With the average UK worker receiving 25 … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 by Claire & Laura Jopson


7 Reasons Why You Should Stopover in Iceland

It may feel otherworldly with its undulating lava fields and walls of waterfalls, but Iceland is one of my favourite places on the planet. So it goes without saying that I’d snap up any opportunity to go back – short breaks included. And en … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 by Alexandra Gregg