Travel blog – Europe

Fornalutx, Mallorca Angela Griffin

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Mallorca in Winter

Mallorca in winter? "Why would I want to do that?" I hear you cry, "isn't it cold?" Well, perhaps a tad, but the weather's still glorious. Plus, the roads are empty, pric...
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Las Medulas Angela Griffin

7 Reasons Why Northern Spain Should be on your Travel Must-see List

When I announced I was heading to Spain for my summer holidays, most of my friends assumed I meant southern Spain, for the beaches, o...
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Porto Angela Griffin

8 Things to Do in Porto, Portugal

Recently, I tacked some time in Porto, set along the River Douro, to the end of a road trip across northern Spain. Keen to end the trip on a high, I chose Portugal’s picturesque second city for its sp...
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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...
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Istanbul Blue Mosque Anna Prior

How to Explore Istanbul Like a Local

Ok, so I can’t claim that I didn’t do anything touristy on my recent trip to Istanbul – of course I wanted to see the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Hagia Sophia. But I was lucky enough to be visiting ...
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Bruges canals in sunshine

10 Things You Have to Do in Bruges

If it’s laid-back city vibes you’re after, look no further than the UNESCO-listed micro city of Bruges. With its romantic, historic buildings, abundance of food, cobbled lanes and diminutive size, it’...
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Why You Should Start Your City Break with a Walking Tour

Flight Centre's Sue Johnson, loves a walking tour, and here she tells us why it's the first thing she does on arrival in a new destination... Flights booked. Hotel arranged. Now it’s time to...
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The Ultimate Italian Road Trip

I could easily spend months travelling around Italy, exploring small towns, lying on the beautiful beaches, hiking the mountains and of course, eating all of that delicious food! It’s the perfect coun...
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Capri, Bay of Naples, Italy

Exploring the Islands of the Bay of Naples, Italy

Slung like multi-coloured pebbles floating in an azure bath, the islands that sprinkle the Bay of Naples are not to be missed. With pastel-hued buildings, lush volcanic lands, glittering grottoes and ...
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Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

5 Must-See Places in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Often forgotten about in favour of its neighbour Croatia (blame Game of Thrones) and other Balkan states, southeastern Europe's Bosnia & Herzegovina has its own treasure trove of architec...
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Summer Solstice

7 of the Best Summer Solstice Celebrations in Europe

We might have Stonehenge, but our European neighbours celebrate the summer solstice in many different ways. We all have one thing in common, though: as the Earth’s axis tilts towards the sun, reveller...
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The Most Beautiful Beaches in the World

On 8th June every year, we mark World Oceans Day, a day of celebration and awareness for the world’s oceans and the adverse effects humanity and our planet is having on them. Run by The Ocean Project,...
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