Travel blog – Europe

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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Praia do Carregam, Portugal (image: Ross Jennings)

5 of the Best Beaches in Portugal

If you’re heading to Portugal in the not too distant future then you’re already making a good choice. Fairy tale castles, sunshine all year round and a jaw-dropping coastline, not to mention that coff...
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Dubrovnik sunset

A City Guide to Dubrovnik

Famously known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, the city of Dubrovnik has been the most prominent port on the Dalmatian Coast for almost a thousand years. However, more recently, Dubrovnik is most famous...
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11 Things I Ate in Greece

Before my first visit to Greece, my knowledge of Greek food consisted entirely of taramasalata. No, not the light, white, salty kind they serve in seaside cafés in Crete, but the sweet, bright pink gl...
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German Christmas market

The Ultimate German Christmas Market Guide for 2017

If you’re looking to delight your friends and family with charming handcrafted gifts this year, then look no further than the traditional German markets – all of which are bursting with festive ambien...
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