No visit to Paris is complete without a visit to the grand Cathedral of Notre Dame. This Gothic masterpiece of French architecture is one of the worlds great cathedrals and is a must see in Paris.
Do you want to kiss an elk or moose? Then take a day trip from Stockholm in Sweden and visit the family-friendly Gårdsjö Moose Park near Uppsala for a unique experience.
Connected to Siracusa by three bridges, Ortygia is home to some of Sicily's greatest archaeological treasures. If you are planning a trip to Sicily a visit to Siracusa and Ortygia are a must see.
A must see on any visit to Taormina is the ancient Teatro Greco or Greek Theatre. This archaeological wonder is located in one of the most beautiful settings and is remarkably well preserved.
Explore the beautiful countryside and pretty market towns of Herefordshire. Especially recommended for lovers of cider and medieval history.
Turkey is a beautiful place, full of cultural richness that has made it a mecca for travelers for many centuries. But there plenty of ways to get marred in tourist traps—here's my tricks to avoid it!
Looking to travel somewhere in France this winter? Read on to see why Lyon should be at the top of your list!
The South East of Wales has had some hard times over the years, but it is still a beautiful place to visit. Here are my recommendations of where to go and what to do.
Located on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta is one of the grandest cathedrals in Europe and one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture. Welcome to St John's Co-Cathedral.
Port Isaac is best known, internationally, as the place where Doc Martin was filmed, but there's more to Port Isaac than one television programme
A guide to some of the best road cycling climbs in Scotland. Including Bealach-Na-Ba, Britain's toughest cycling road, The Cairnwell and Mennock Pass
Sutton Hoo has archaeology, history, and a magical atmosphere. Close to London, it makes a fun and interesting day out.
With just one day to spend in Athens we knew exactly what we wanted to see. Check out our full day in Athens visiting the Temples of the Ancient Acropolis and the stunning new Acropolis Museum.
Want to learn some interesting about Portugal? Here is a list of the 12 most interesting facts about the country.
Welcome to Paris! For the first time visitor there is so much to see and do. For a short list of the top sites of Paris and some tips on making the most of your time check out my top ten of Paris.
If you know anything about Granada, you are probably aware that it's the city of the Alhambra. But did you know about these eight unique places?
The Cinque Terre region of Italy is undoubtedly one of the most scenic coastal areas of Italy. A visit to this beautiful area is sure to leave you with lasting memories of colorful landscapes, quaint villages, and wonderful seafood.
These stone-carved gargoyles rest atop the Notre Dame Cathedral, taking a variety of forms: goats, birds, elephants, and hybrid/mythical creatures. For centuries they have warded off evil spirits.
Things to do in Peschiera del Garda from one who lived there. Hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets. A comprehensive guide to the attractions of this beautiful Italian town on Lake Garda.
Everything you need to know to make a day trip from Venice to the Dolomites. Don't miss an opportunity to experience some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the world and it's all just a short drive from Venice.
Looking for a day-trip from Paris that you can do on your own? For a wonderful experience head to Giverny and Claude Monet's Home and Gardens. What Monet created here is simply amazing.
Most who visit the city of Venice for more than one day will stay in a hotel on the main island. But there are alternatives, and one is to stay in accommodation on the neighbouring island of Murano
Reading an Italian menu can be both daunting and confusing, yet the specialties of Florence are not to be missed. The memory of their flavours will remain long after the city has been left behind.
Wondering how you're going to get around in Rome? Don't fret, this guide will give you all the options you need to help you traverse the city with ease.
Beautiful Lucca endears itself to all who visit this medieval Tuscan gem. Its massive and intact walls hide an assortment of cobblestone streets, Romanesque churches, and soaring towers.
A local's perspective and tips on being a tourist in Edinburgh, Scotland, including hints on avoiding gimmicks, and what you shouldn't do, so as not to give tourists a bad name.
If you are visiting Milan, do not miss out on the once in a lifetime opportunity to see Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Last Supper.
If your idea of fun is going on a tour of a huge old mansion, then Lanhydrock House is something you'll really enjoy. Plus, you might just see a ghost.
The Piazza del Campo is one of the greatest public squares in all of Italy. Located in the historic center of Siena, this medieval gathering place is the heart and soul of the city.
Looking for a magical winter getaway in Europe? Then his article is a must for you! Check out this list of 5 cities that are perfect for no matter what you're looking for. We're talking Northern Lights, reindeer sledding, a Santa village, major landmarks, fun, skiing, and tiny picture-perfect towns.
Visiting all the must-see spots in Oslo can be costly - but the Oslo Pass gives you entry to the attractions, free public transport and discounts on some restaurants. Read my review.
Bruges, Brugge, Venice of the North - whatever you call her, Belgium's medieval town Bruges is a delight. Wander the cobblestone streets, visit the art museums, cruise the canals - and eat chocolate!
Learn more about things to do in Budva on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro. Sandy beaches, historic buildings and a vibrant nightlife await you.
Luxurious Chambord is the Big Daddy of the Loire Valley châteaux, built by King Francis I as a grand hunting lodge. It took 28 years to construct, but the king died of syphilis before completing it.
Prepare for a visit, actual or virtual, to the Fan Bay Deep Shelter wartime tunnels by learning its history, location, background, and surroundings.
Romanesque church, Renaissance buildings, military fortress and maritime museum. An informal but detailed guide of things to do in Kotor in Montenegro. Discover the secrets within its great walls.
The English coastline is full of interesting sights; both natural and man-made attractions serve to complete a traditional seaside break.
An alternative, budget guide to Amsterdam, with tips and ideas for those who prefer a less touristy vacation in one of Europe's most relaxed cities.
The Ramblas are Barcelona sightseeing at its best! This promenade area has it all, from tapas bars to street entertainment, and is a pedestrian paradise in the heart of the city.
The Puglia region of Italy is one of the lesser known Italian regions but one not to be missed. My top 10 reasons to visit are hard to limit to 10 as there are many. Read on for my best of Puglia.
Mount Teide is the largest mountain on Spanish soil. Dominating the island of Tenerife, this massive volcano is the focal point of a beautiful and important national park, as this photoessay reveals
Rock of Cashel is a stunning monument to Ireland’s past that has mostly survived weather and time. See photos, map, and what to expect.
When you visit Florence, there is one thing you must book in advance IF you decide it's really worth your time: the Uffizi Gallery.
Fit for royalty, but occupied by lesser men, this 400-year-old castle was built when a young wife cheated on her husband. It became famous for its kennels and for hiding the Mona Lisa during WWII.
A list of the top things to do in Venice, besides the typical tourist itineraries. Venice's less famous attractions and beauties.
I live in England. I also live in Great Britain and the United Kingdom. However, this doesn't mean that the terms all mean the same thing, a common banana skin for many writers. Find out which to use!
Things to do on the beautiful Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland for families, couples, groups, and solo travelers.
Ah, Venice. Every tourist will have their list of things to do, in far too short a time. Here are a few different suggestions for an itinerary, to help discover unseen delights in the heart of Venice.
Are you looking to travel to Belem from Lisbon? This article provides info about the top attractions including the Belem Tower, Jeronimos monastery, the monument to discoveries; how to get to from Lisbon to Belem; and where to stop for a snack.
If you are traveling to Rome, then you will certainly want to set aside a day or two to visit Vatican City. Check out my list of the top 10 things to see when visiting the Holy City.
This article will help you learn some basic German that you can use for travel purposes. It contains vocabulary you can use in different situations such as in hotels, restaurants, airports, and more.
Great food, friendly people, spectacular scenery: find out more reasons why Sorrento is one of the top destinations in Italy.
Located in the magnificent Val Rendena of northern Italy is the beautiful alpine village of Pinzolo. With soaring mountains, waterfalls, and incredible natural scenery this is an outdoor paradise.
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most recognizable and celebrated monuments in Paris. Sitting atop the Champs-Elysees the Arc has stood witness to almost 200 years of French history.
The Pantheon is one of the oldest and most recognized monuments in all of Italy. No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to this engineering marvel. Here are some facts and tips for your visit.
Check out some really helpful tips if you are planning to travel to Santorini on your next vacation.
Get away from the European main land and head to one of these 12 islands instead for your next vacation. Culture, beauty and a unique experience await.
The island of Murano is famous all over the world for its amazing Murano glass. Visitors to this small island in the Venetian Lagoon can watch as artists perform this centuries-old craft.
The European Alps are home to a diverse range of animals. Discover some of the alpine fauna, from the marmot to the dormouse, the ibex and chamois, the magnificent eagle owl and the beautiful lynx.
A travel guide to some of the best locations in Greece, from Olympia to Santorini, from Delphi to Athens. Includes basic travel info, as well as helpful links to language guides, travel insurance and exchange rates.
For amazing views and stunning scenery take a ride up the Lagazuoi Cable Car at Falzarego Pass in the heart of the Dolomites. Located just west of Cortina d'Ampezzo this area is rich in history.
Are you a fan of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck or classic films? If so, you'll have to stop by the best Roman Holiday film sights on your next trip to Rome.
Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and is famous for its art, architecture, history and cultural heritage. Check out my top 10 sites to see while visiting beautiful Florence.
This magnificent monument that rises dramatically from the sea is one of France's most iconic images. One can only wonder at the long and storied history behind the fortified walls of Mont St-Michel.
A guide to the hidden secrets of Britain. Lud's Church, The Shell Grotto, Exbury Gardens, and the wonderful Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland
Learn about the top 10 places to visit in Crete from a local! From ancient palaces to charming islands, this destination has it all.
No city in the world can compare to Venice. My top 10 list of sights in Venice will take you off the beaten path as well as to all of the must see attractions. Check it out and get your walking shoes on.
Known for its beautiful churches, palaces, and scenery, Scicli is a must stop on any tour of Sicily. Rebuilt in the Baroque style following the 1693 earthquake, Scicli is simply stunning.
Portugal, with its Mediterranean climate and very varied countryside, is a naturalist's paradise and home to a vast number of species of flora and fauna. Some, like the Iberian lynx, are endangered.
Everything you need to know about Italy's three active volcanoes: Etna, Stromboli, and Vesuvius. These geological wonders draw millions of visitors every year for the many adventurous outdoor activities that they offer.
Rome is like no other city in the world. It's one big on-going archeological dig mixed in with amazing ruins, beautiful monuments, history, culture, great food and crazy traffic. Throw it all together and you get one of the most unique cities in the world.
Fine wine and high-class shopping on the shores of Lake Garda are just two of the many things to do in Bardolino. I hope you will enjoy my detailed, informative, and humorous travelogue of this town.
Take a walk through medieval Florence, to places easily missed. Florence boasts a range of forgotten gems, some literary and others scientific, and places simply to sit and watch the world go by.
The Medieval city of Prague will astound you in more ways than one. Gothic architecture, winding streets, vibrant culture, some of the best beer in the world, and a crazy night life will keep bringing you back to Prague!
Planning a trip to Taormina? Discover all there is to see and do in this comprehensive guide to the jewel of Sicily. Taormina has something for everyone and is considered one of the most beautiful locations in all of Italy.
A rundown of the top 10 most important buildings in England that have defined the face of the country.
Are you looking to visit Portugal but don't know which are the top places to visit? This hub suggests five cities to travel to in Central and North Portugal, along with suggested side-trips. This hub includes a two week road trip itinerary.
A Blarney Castle tour is a chance to kiss a famous old stone, see Irish history up close and wander through vibrantly colorful gardens.
Heading to the Island of Capri? Check out my guide for an easy and stress-free trip to one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
Guide for the budget travellers on a budget on visiting Vienna on a shoestring. How to save money travelling from the airport, getting around the city, and visiting attractions.
Many visitors to Florence skip the Brancacci Chapel. Read this hub on the "Sistine Chapel of the Early Renaissance" to learn why that's a bad idea. Includes directions, opening hours, and ticket info.
There are many things you should consider before moving to the Netherlands. Read some of my observations below about jobs, culture, and life in Holland as an American expat.
London's modern buildings have attracted criticism and praise in equal measure, as well as nicknames, assigned to them in true British humour.
The birth of the violin, Mussolini's last redoubt, watersports and mountain walks. Things to do in Salò on Lake Garda. Learn what the town has to offer in this wonderful part of Italy.
Your guide to visiting the beautiful Amalfi coast. Travel along this twisting, mountain hugging road all the way from Sorrento to Positano, Amalfi, and on to the city of music, Ravello.
Immerse yourself in the rich history of Newark-on-Trent, a Royalist stronghold during the Civil War of 1642-1651, home of the National Civil War Museum, and a delightful small market town to visit.
Visit the Benedictine Cathedral at Montserrat, set high on the Catalonia mountain after which it is named. There you will find the shrine dedicated to Santa Maria de Montserrat, the Black Virgin
One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Prague is a popular travel destination. Friendly and clean, with breathtaking architecture throughout the city, it offers plenty of things to do for anyone.
Croatia is arguably one of the most stunning countries on the planet. With gorgeous beaches, relatively cheap and delicious food, wine, and stunning architecture, it is a country well-worth a visit.
Castel Sant'Angelo is one of the most impressive buildings in all of Rome. Once the Mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian, today the towering castle is the National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo.
The Dolomites of northern Italy are considered to be among the most scenic mountains in the world. Whether you enjoy skiing in the winter, or hiking and biking in the summer, the Dolomites have it all.
Learn everything you need to know about Rome's most famous fountain. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain and you'll be guaranteed a return visit to the eternal city.
The popular Gran Canarian resort of Maspalomas lies on the edge of one of the most spectacular, yet easily accessible, sand dune formations in the world. This page is all about the Maspalomas dunes.
Share an amazing day cruising on the famous Lake Garda in Italy. Full of spectacular photographs and lyrical observations on the dramatic scenery of this beautiful Italian lake.
Fun and free attractions to fill your days in Glasgow. City breaks can be expensive, but these activities are great for all the family, all year round.
Wanting to tour to Venice, Italy? Think it’s too expensive? With these tips, you can limit costs and still see the major tourist attractions in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Photos sh
Since 1985, the Fête de la Lavande has been held on August 15 every year at the historic village of Sault in Provence. It is a fun, festive, and very FRAGRANT event for everyone to enjoy!
Do you love picturesque villages in France? Visit the hidden gem of Rodemack for your fill of history and small-town charm.
Europe is the most sought after destination for immigration. That's no surprise. With its economy surpassing that of America and China combined, it has a lot to offer.
A collection of photos and info on the most beautiful castles in France, including some of the top French chateaux.
A flight to Pisa from England was the first leg of this trip for a stay in Tuscany. The road home took us from Italy to Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, and Belgium, including a car ferry to Hull.
Want to visit a beautiful medieval Tuscan village without fighting the crowds? Then head to Monticchiello, a small village tucked away in southern Tuscany between Montepulciano and Pienza. This is how Tuscany used to be.
The mosaics of Monreale are one of the greatest artistic creations in Italian history. Located on a hill just outside of Palermo on the island of Sicily, is the grand Cathedral of Monreale. This is the one church that you don't want to miss!
Mykonos is one of those Greek Islands that most people visit as part of a cruise. So with just one day to spend on this beautiful, sunny island what's one to do? Read on for our One Day in Mykonos.
Considered one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in the world, Cinque Terre has become a must see destination with abundant hiking trails, excellent local cuisine, and an old world charm.
Eversince I started learning and reading about Denmark I have been extremetly fascinated by everything the country has to offer from it's beautiful parks, beaches, fods, people, language and of course the places and events that make Denmrk one of...
If you are staying in Granada for a week or more, it's worth visiting other incredible places in Andalusia.
A walk through beautiful Chania is the perfect way to spend a leisurely day while visiting Crete. It's possible to see the best that this lively and colorful harbor town has to offer in just one day.
In a small hamlet just a few miles from Utah Beach in Normandy is a 12th century church that holds an amazing story of sacrifice and bravery. Meet Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore, the angels of mercy.
Budapest is chock-full of fun activities, places to see, and things to do. This is the ultimate guide to Budapest. Have a blast in this city with this list of must-see Budapest locales.
A Seine bateau tour is a perfect introduction to Paris, for nearly every major monument and building is on display. Sit and relax like a Parisian as some 2000 years of history drift past.
Everything you need to know to plan your visit to one of the finest archaeological sites in all of Sicily, possibly in all of Italy. For ticket information, hours, maps, tips and more check out this comprehensive guide to one of Siracusa’s most impressive tourist sites.
The Roman Colosseum is undoubtedly one of the world's most iconic symbols. Learn everything you need to know for a visit to one of Rome's most popular sites.
Visiting Monaco, that small stretch of Mediterranean coastline, can be a whirlwind, but if you bear these tips in mind when planning a visit, you can make better use of your trip.
This hub looks at how and when the London district Knightsbridge began and how it developed into the attraction that we know today. From humble beginnings in no man's land to a top London destination.
There are many beautiful places to visit in the UK, but the one that we keep returning to year in year out and I think everyone should visit is Northumberland.
If you've had enough of big tourist attractions, there are plenty of quieter, yet fascinating and different places to visit in London.
Reykjavik has many unique and unusual things to enjoy as a tourist. Here is a list compiled by a local of some of the more interesting experiences this vibrant city has to offer.
San Gimignano is one of the most beautiful medieval towns in all of Italy. Its collection of unique towers make it one of the most picturesque towns and certainly worthy of a visit.
Figure out whether you should stay at the Silica Hotel when you visit Iceland, or if you should just visit the Blue Lagoon and go back to Reykjavik.
Anyone who visits Venice on a vacation should spend some time touring the other islands in the lagoon. This page looks at just five of these islands - each worth a visit, and each with unique appeal
Famous for its brightly colored homes and handmade lace, Burano Island offers a welcome change from the hectic pace of Venice. There is oh so much to love about Burano.
A trip to Provence would be incomplete without exploring Roman history in Arles and the wetlands of La Camargue. For the the first time visitor, here are the top 5 things to do while in Arles.
A practical guide to the popular statue in Lisbon. This article includes the history of the Christ Monument, how to get there, and beautiful views of Lisbon from the monument.
For a refreshing change of pace on your visit to Sicily discover the beautiful Alcantara Gorge. Formed by Mount Etna thousands of years ago this beautiful slice of Sicily is the perfect retreat.
Corniglia is one of the Cinque Terre villages that sits on this rugged coastal region of Italy. Sitting high up on a rocky outcropping, Corniglia gives visitors a perfect vantage point to the amazing views of this beautiful region. Quiet and somewhat secluded, Corniglia makes a perfect retreat for those looking for a getaway.
Thinking about moving to Ireland to work or retire? Find out what to expect, including first hand tips and advice to make your move successful.
Well dressings in Derbyshire take place during the spring and summer months. This tradition is thought to date back to Roman times.
Brantome is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Situated in the Dordogne region of S W France, it is famous for its caves, monestary, church and water ways that run throughout the ancient town.
Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth can be visited by ferry. It is an excellent place to explore for a few hours with a medieval abbey, world war fortifications, and wildlife.
I will describe and explain the characteristics of a stereotypical Swede and typical Swedish behavior.
The Swiss Alps are a magical place in early summer when the meadows and mountains bloom with alpine flowers. Discover some of the many wonderful flower species you can see in Switzerland and the Alps.
Fun facts about London from the Roman Settlement of Londinium, Through the Great Fire to the Royal Weddings and Olympics.
Are you looking to travel in Portuguese cities south of Lisbon? This article suggests an itinerary for a road trip from Lisbon to Algarve, including the best cities to visit in Portugal.
If you are visiting Rhodes for just a day be sure to visit the Palace of the Grand Master. Located within Medieval Old Rhodes Town, the palace is a stunning tribute to the history of this Greek Island.
Read on to find some ideas on what you can do in Copenhagen, Denmark if you only have time for a short visit.
One of the more interesting things you can do when visiting the Vatican is to take the Scavi Tour of the Necropolis below St. Peter's Basilica. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.
The stone animals outside Cardiff Castle are a rich man’s indulgence. The Marquess of Bute employed the finest craftsmen to create these amazing creatures. They are worth a visit if you are in Wales.
Here are 99 ideas of things to do in London, from the usual suspects to some lesser known attractions. Written by an anglophile who spent seven years as an expat living in London.
As the most visited and photographed chateau of the Loire Valley, the stunning Chateau Chenonceau is a treasure trove of French history. Perched over the River Cher, Chenonceau is a site to behold.
Are you thinking about embarking a backpacking adventure in Europe but feel unsure about how to do it on a budget? This article includes tips on how to plan your trip, the cheapest way to travel, where to stay, and other important tips for backpacking.
A photo gallery of a typical French town in Central France. Argenton Sur Creuse a beautiful French town.
A visit to the Louvre doesn't have to be an exhausting experience. With a little planning and know-how you can save valuable time and energy while visiting one of the world's most revered museums.
Monet once called his gardens at Giverny his masterpiece. Learn more about the man behind the artwork and his valiant struggle with cataracts. Understand what made Impressionism so revolutionary.
Wondering what to do on your trip to Lisbon, Portugal? This article provides a list of 10 things to do that a local would recommend.
Looming high above Taormina is one of the most stunning medieval villages in all of Sicily. Castelmola is friendly and welcoming and just happens to have some of the most spectacular views anywhere.
When in Florence it's all too easy to succumb to cultural overload. Here are a few practical tips for surviving a visit to Florence that can make a trip so much easier—and so much more enjoyable.
Are you planning to visit Dublin and you're not sure which places would be the best to visit? In this article, you will find tips and hopefully some inspiration for your Dublin visit.
If you are planning a visit to Rome, consider hiring a guide when visiting many of its sites. Guides in Rome must be certified, and can provide you with a unique perspective on the history of these amazing historical treasures.
One of Sicily's most famous archaeological sites is without a doubt the Valley of the Temples. Located just outside of Agrigento, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a must-see when visiting Sicily.
Are you curious about Portuguese-made products? Here's a list of 10 products that are made in Portugal that you should try!
A seven-day vacation in Ireland is a chance to enjoy the island's natural beauty, explore great castles and get lost on its famously challenging roads.
The incredible outdoor lifestyle, friendly people, the fascinating culture and history, what’s not to love about Ireland? Discover 10 reasons why you should be planning your move to Ireland right now.
The Rest and Be Thankful is the natural summit in the road which links Loch Long at Ardgarten with Loch Fyne at Cairndow, in Argyll, Scotland. This page features details of the route, what can be seen and where and includes original photographs throughout.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Loire Valley is one of France's magnificent grand chateaux, Chateau d'Amboise. This chateau has the ideal setting on a bluff above the charming town of Amboise.
A virtual tour around one of the great Italian Lakes with things to do in Lake Garda. Detailed, informal and humorous, it summarises the best resorts and attractions.
Rome, the Eternal City—forever reinventing herself. Whether you're walking her streets for the first time or a return visitor, why not be a traveller and not a tourist, and see a few unusual things?
Planning a Scottish vacation should ideally involve more than deciding upon your destinations and travel plans. This page looks at some important factors which you are likely to encounter in Scotland today, each having some bearing on your vacation, and helps you plan in advance for factors you may not otherwise have considered.
Learn all about the Encierro, also known as the Running of the Bulls, at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain. This hub provides an overview of the Encierro as well as useful safety tips.
A new botanic garden has opened on the Island of Tenerife, featuring an important and attractive collection of palm trees. But it stands in a place which was a stinking mound of garbage 30 years ago.
Milan may not be at the top of your list when visiting Italy, but it certainly has its share of sites, culture, and history.
An overview of eight English Heritage sites in the County of Norfolk - Neolithic flint mines and Medieval castles, priories, churches and bridges - all visited over just two days in May
There is so much to see and do in Edinburgh, the bustling and cosmopolitan capital city of Scotland. Pre-plan a visit to pack in as much as possible.
Step by step guide to the trains and buses to catch from Munich and Augsburg to visit this fairy tale castle in Bavaria, Germany. Includes guidance on the best value travel tickets to purchase.
Considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Santorini certainly lives up to its lofty reputation. Come along for a tour of this stunning Mediterranean Island and I think you'll agree.
An easy day trip from Rome, Orvieto is a beautiful city of gorgeous views, great food, and unique history. If you're looking to explore beyond Italy's big cities, Orvieto is my #1 recommendation.
Are you heading to Spain this holiday? Do you want to be prepared if Mr. or Ms. Right comes along? Look no further than these ten lines in Spanish which are sure to get you heading on the right track.
Planning to visit Italy during less expensive periods can save you a lot of money. Tips on how to save money during a trip to Italy.
If your travels are taking you to the Normandy coast of France, consider a stopover in beautiful Bayeux and Le Manoir Sainte Victoire. This charming B&B is the place to stay.
No visit to the Isle of Capri is complete without a trip to the top of Mount Solaro. For the best views of the island, take the ride on the Mount Solaro chair lift to the top of Capri.
Tips for saving money on transportation, accommodation, food, and sightseeing. It is possible to have your dream vacation in Italy without breaking the bank!
Interested in visiting Scotland? Start here and who knows where you'll end up—but it will be a great experience.
A quick guide for avoiding troubles in France. Because I'm living in Paris this article is written in the flavor of the City of Light, but it will be useful also elsewhere in France.
The Palace of Versailles, once home of the Sun King Louis XIV, covers 2000 acres and includes chapels, an opera house, fifty fountains, and some of the most opulent interiors in the world.
Exploring the beautiful countryside of Provence on electric bikes is a fun and unique experience. A must-do if you’re visiting southern France.
The Spanish Costas are ever popular destinations that never lose their appeal; here is a brief description of various locations which provide discerning tourists with all their holiday needs.
Have you ever thought about moving to Scotland? Here's a guide to some of the many positives about life in Scotland, from the Scottish landscapes to the rich history and lively culture.
I moved from Ireland to Portugal almost 3 years ago and this is what I’ve noticed about the lifestyle differences between the 2 countries.
Just to drink the coffee in Italy is reason enough to visit. With the type of coffee drunk often determined by the hour of the day, ordering coffee in an Italian cafe is a ritual in it itself.
An introduction to the wine regions in Portugal, where to do wine tastings in each region, and accommodations in each region.
Buried by Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, Pompeii stands today much as it did in the first century. This archaeological time capsule gives us a glimpse of early Roman life as it was almost two thousand years ago.
A visit to the big guns at Mazarron, Cabo Tinoso, Castillitos, El Jorel, Atalayon and Loma Larga, Murcia, Spain and directions on how to get there.
Places to visit when going to visit Rome, Italy, like The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, The Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, Galleria Borghese,Castle St. Angelo, Aventine Hill.
Home of the Sistine Chapel and one of the largest art collections in the world, the Vatican should be your first stop in Rome. Find detailed information and tips on how to prepare for your visit.
Santorini is a Greek island perched on the edge of an extinct volcano. Its dramatic height and rocky shores make it a spectacular and romantic resort destination. Find out how to make the most of it.
Wales contains some of the UK's most beautiful scenery. Its also a country that has had a turbulent past. Find out some interesting facts about the "land of song".
Wondering when the best time to travel to Italy is? Learn about the different seasons, how best to avoid the crowds, and still enjoy great weather.
The mountains of Gran Canaria offer a great contrast to the beaches which attract tourists to this Canary Island. This page looks at the beautiful landscapes and cultural history to be discovered here
Scotland makes for an excellent vacation destination, with so many interesting things to see and do. This page helps you make the most of your Scottish vacation by pointing out some of the lesser-known gems you may wish to visit during your stay in Scotland.
Chenonceau owes its existence and elegance to prominent women. With a royal mistress, her rival queen, and socialites as leading ladies, the castle's history is as dramatic as any reality TV show.