Travel blog – Europe

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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Streets of Lisbon

Tiles and Other Things to Do in Lisbon

Here we catch up with the Cortiço brothers - owners of Cortiço & Netos, a tile shop in Lisbon - to find out what they love about the Portugese capital... "Tiles are the skin of Lisbon,” s...
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Trolltunga Michele Frolla

3 Insanely Beautiful Hikes You Must Do in Norway

Some things are worth sweating for and seeing the rooftop of the world from one of Norway’s towering fjords is one of them. Norway boasts unparalleled beauty in its dramatic landscapes that are best e...
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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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