Travel blog – Europe

Laid-back cruising

Why a Mediterranean Cruise is the Perfect Family Holiday

Linda Aitchison combined European culture and family fun on her first ever cruise, here she shares her experience... My fearless daughter Emily whoops with delight as she cascades down an exhilarating...
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Main Square in Krakow

A City Break Guide to Krakow, Poland

Dripping in Gothic grandeur, a buzzing medieval market square and founded on a legendary dragon slaying: Krakow is city ripped straight from a Brothers Grimm fairytale. For any traveller, you can'...
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Gwen at Crno Lake, Montenegro

5 Places to Escape the Crowds in Montenegro

The Balkans are fast becoming Europe’s next big thing. Front and centre? The unassuming (and wildly underrated) country of Montenegro. Even with long, winding roads and terrifying hairpin bends (just ...
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Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy

How to Spend 72 Hours in Rome

We absolutely love Rome: the architecture, the history, the culture – and did we mention the food? Some of the best cuisine you'll ever taste can be found in Italy's capital. Here are our re...
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Duomo, Florence, Italy

How to Spend 72 Hours in Florence

One of our favourite Italian cities, it’s easy to spend days in Florence and still feel like you’ve barely scratched the surface. If you’re keen to get a taste for the very best of this magical city, ...
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Mont Saint-Michel, France

3 of the Best Castles in Europe

With their ethereal landscapes, towering turrets and magical architecture, the most famous castles in Europe could be plucked straight from a fairy tale. And while there is a treasure trove of places ...
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Flamenco dancer in Seville

Where to See Flamenco in Spain

The brightly coloured costumes, the strumming of the guitar, the rhythmic hand claps – flamenco is a hypnotising Spanish tradition which simply has to be experienced on a visit to this vibrant region....
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Capri, Italy (image: Octavia Lonergan)

How to Honeymoon in Sorrento, Italy

It was easy to fall in love with the idea of honeymooning in southern Italy. We chose Sorrento as not only did it work out cost effective, but it was also an ideal jumping off point for exploring the ...
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Venice, Italy

How to Spend 72 Hours in Venice

Venice is one of my favourite cities; I have been so many times and I feel like every time I go, I discover something new. There are some attractions that you just can’t miss, but you should try to ge...
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Langoustines in Iceland

A Gourmet Guide to Icelandic Food

Fish doesn’t have to travel far to get from sea to plate Reykjavik, located as it is on the coast of a small island surrounded by icy cool waters. “Arctic, char, halibut, haddock, monkfish – everythin...
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Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg

A First-Timer’s Guide to St Petersburg

In mid-October, just before the icy winds of winter approached and temperatures plummeted, I spent a weekend in St Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city after its capital, Moscow.St Petersburg boas...
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Singel / Blauwburgwal, Amsterdam (image: Ross Jennings)

Where to Get the Best Amsterdam Canal Photos

A trip to Amsterdam wouldn’t be complete without that perfect canal shot. It is the city of canals after all. But while each ones has its own unique charm, some are slightly more picturesque than othe...
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