Getting around in Venice can be a fun, yet challenging, adventure. With a little knowledge about the vaporetto system, you can traverse the canals of Venice with ease and without worry.
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.
Here is my guide on how to avoid the dreaded gondola lift queue when visiting Bansko, Bulgaria. If you're skiing or snowboarding in Bansko, this is how to save time and get up the mountain quickly.
Taking a trip to another country is something a lot of people dream of doing. Once you get to your destination, you have to decide what you will do while you are there. Here is a short list of what you can see in beautiful Kiev.
A collection of photos and info on the most beautiful castles in France, including some of the top French chateaux.
Interested in visiting Scotland? Start with the best places to visit in Scotland and who knows where you'll end up—but it will be a great experience.
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've had enough of big tourist attractions, there are plenty of quieter, yet fascinating and different places to visit in London.
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.
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.
Lake Como, a place of truly breathtaking beauty in Northern Italy, is not just a haven for the rich and famous. Lake Como welcomes everyone to visit her beautiful shores.
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.
One of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world, Edinburgh cannot fail to impress with its ancient attractions, exciting festivals and bustling city centre. A perfect combination of historical and modern, this cosmopolitan city will delight and intrigue even the most discerning traveller.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, Verona is the location of one of the world's most famous tragic love stories, but there is much more to this ancient city. Here are seven attractions not to be missed on your trip to Verona.
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.
Walk with us up to Prague Castle and around the Hradcany area. Explore the sights, read about the history behind them and take in the views over the city of Prague. Learn from our experiences, choose your favorite sights and start planning your visit to the picturesque capital of the Czech Republic.
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.
If you're considering a vacation in the Emerald Isle, why not take a virtual preview tour on Street View and be back by dinner? In this guide we visit the Cliffs of Moher, Kilkenny medieval city, Killarney National Park and more.
With so many sites to see across Italy, is it worth the time and effort to visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa? That is the question everyone wants an answer to—to visit or not to visit?
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.
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.
If you're headed to Spain this summer, you may want to get off the beaten path and opt for an escapade to Extremadura's northern province of Cáceres (KAH-thur-ace)—an ideal place to have an authentic Spanish experience.
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.
Explore Bury St Edmunds, a small market town close to Cambridge, and a jewel in the crown of the rural county of Suffolk. Visitors make their way there to visit the magnificent cathedral, see the beautiful municipal gardens in the grounds of the ruined abbey, go shopping and much more.
A guide to the hidden secrets of Britain. I walk you through Lud's Church, the Shell Grotto, Exbury Gardens, and the wonderful Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland.
Take a literary tour of the English Lake District—an area long admired for its beautiful landscape. The unspoiled beauty of this walkers' paradise has provided inspiration for some of England’s most loved writers and poets including, most famously, William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.
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...
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.
Fun facts about London from the Roman Settlement of Londinium, Through the Great Fire to the Royal Weddings and Olympics.
When it comes to beautiful cathedrals, no one does it better than Italy. Step inside seven of its grandest cathedrals on our journey across the country.
Westminster is the historic and cultural heart of London as well as the center point of British politics, government, and the monarchy. This suggested self-guided walking tour takes you to the major sites and key attractions in London’s Westminster.
This article provides a description of some of the main festivals by month and location in the Abruzzo region of Italy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Old Town Prague, by virtue of its compactness and pedestrianized areas, lends itself ideally to a walking tour. This article covers the top sites we came across on our visit to the Old Town, with suggestions for others you might want to check out for yourself when you are there.
Venice is amazing, unique and wonderful, but can be very expensive. This article gives lots of tips about how to have a long weekend visit from the UK reasonably economically.
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.
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.
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
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.
Explore the sights of Prague New Town from a traveler's perspective. See and read about key places of interest, learn how to use the transport system and hear about refreshment and entertainment options. This is a useful resource for future visitors and offers interesting insights for any reader.
If you've never been to London to see the queen, that's alright. It's Camden Market you mustn't miss!
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.
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.
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
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.
Pubs in the United Kingdom have always had names, many of them based on patriotic or heraldic ideas; the origins for others are often puzzling.
These off-the-beaten-path medieval villages of Provence sit on top of mountain plateaus and hillside cliffs. The views alone will make you swoon!
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.
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.
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.
From beautiful beaches and a picture perfect setting to the ancient cathedral built by the Normans, Cefalu is one of those undiscovered gems that should not be missed if you are visiting Sicily.
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 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.
Is it possible to see the key attractions of Venice in a weekend? Yes! Here's the itinerary I used when I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful city.
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.
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 caught in tourist traps—here are my tricks to avoid them!
There are many things to know before moving to the Netherlands. Read some of my observations below about jobs, culture, and life in Holland as an American expat and what you can expect living there.
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.
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.
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?
London's modern buildings have attracted criticism and praise in equal measure, as well as nicknames, assigned to them in true British humour.
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.
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.
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.
Scottish people may have a bleak outlook on life but their jokes are funny and their sayings are even funnier. Discover Scottish humor here!
Immerse yourself in the rich history of Newark-on-Trent, a Royalist stronghold besieged three times during English Civil Wars (1642-1651), a delightful small market town with a wealth of buildings of historic interest, and home to England's Civil War Centre.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
Milan may not be at the top of your list when visiting Italy, but it certainly has its share of sites, culture, and history.
Whether you're a tourist or a traveller, this article will help you discover fascinating things about Bulgaria you may not have known. From wolves and bears to ancient gold treasures, this country has a rich and varied culture.
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.
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.
An introduction to the wine regions in Portugal, where to do wine tastings in each region, and accommodations in each region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Royal Stables of Cordoba provide visitors with the rare opportunity to experience the amazing Andalusian horses. Whether attending the nightly show or the daily practice session, I think you will be in awe of these majestic creatures.
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.
A photo gallery of a typical French town in Central France. Argenton Sur Creuse a beautiful French town.
Are you longing for some quality time alone with a good book, your favourite artist's new album, or a bunch of snack food and a nice coffee? Forget the tourist traps and follow this local to explore the harmony of Budapest's loveliest hidden parks!
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.
Britain's got thousands of great pubs, but a few are very special. Why? It's all in the name—the very odd name!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Made famous by the writings of Earnest Hemingway, San Fermin is a world famous festival held in Pamplona, Spain honoring Saint Fermin but most popularly known for hosting the Running of the Bulls.
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.
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.
La Rambla is one of the hottest spots in Barcelona, but it's not all it's cracked up to be. Hit these five spots and get out before its too late.
This article seeks to help you feel more like a local and less like a tourist on your next visit to Italy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking to explore Prague from a river perspective? This article highlights the most eye-catching sights of the Czech capital along the River Vltava. Whether on foot or by water, experience the sights of four different areas of this stunning city and make the most of your visit to Prague.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
Are you curious about Portuguese-made products? Here's a list of 10 products that are made in Portugal that you should try!
England's West Country is a great place to grow up, but revisiting years later made me see the place from a tourist's point of view.
Olvera is in Cadiz, an area of Andulasia in Spain. Forming a triangle between Malaga and Seville, many retire to Olvera for its inexpensive properties, gracious living, and spectacular views. Pruna is nearby.
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.
Learn about the top 10 places to visit in Crete from a local! From ancient palaces to charming islands, this destination has it all.
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.
We only had one night to explore Rome, yet walking her streets by moonlight threw a new air over the Eternal City. Even as darkness fell, there was much to be discovered, including Rome's best coffee.
Windsor Castle is almost a thousand years old, the original fortifications made on the orders of William the Conqueror in circa 1070 AD. Windsor Castle today remains a Royal home but is open for the public to admire its magnificent architecture and many treasures.
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
Cordoba is an easy day trip from Seville and is home to one of the world’s greatest examples of religious diversity and tolerance—the incredible Mezquita. But there's more to the town than that. Join me on a tour of the best that Cordoba has to offer.
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
A rundown of the top 10 most important buildings in England that have defined the face of the country.
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.
If your travels are taking you to Normandy to see the D-Day beaches, consider spending a few nights in charming Bayeux. It’s the perfect place to base yourself to experience all that Normandy has to offer.
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.
Planning a trip to Venice? Before you leave make sure you know your options for getting from Marco Polo Airport to Venice. The options are many and the cost varies depending on your mode of transportation. A little homework can save you a lot of money.
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.
Better known as Mardi Gras or Carnival in other parts of the world, Fasching is Germany's version and is set apart from other pre-lenten festivals by the elaborately carved wooden masks that locals wear.
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.
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.
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!
Want to learn some interesting about Portugal? Here is a list of the 12 most interesting facts about the country.
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.
Based on our experiences in this delightful city, we've compiled a list of the top 12 sights worth seeing in Porto.
Arriving at Rome's Fiumicino Airport for the first time can be a stressful experience. Learn what options are available for getting from the airport to the city and you'll be making this journey with ease and saving some money to boot.
Madrid’s modern vibe hides a city packed with history, culture, and art. With lively plazas, bustling markets, and a host of world-class museums there is much to experience in Spain’s vibrant capital.
Spain is an extremely culturally intact nation that can be intimidating to visit at first. Here are a few things that you will need to know to have a successful trip, specifically to Cáceres in Extremadura, but also all over the mainland.
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.
Tips for saving money on transportation, accommodation, food, and sightseeing. It is possible to have your dream vacation in Italy without breaking the bank!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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".
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.
London doesn't have the monopoly on unusual historic pubs. Join me on a crawl around five of Bristol's finest old pubs.
A wonderful day trip from Seville is a visit to the famed White Villages of Andalusia. These small communities provide an authentic experience and offer a glimpse into the laid-back lifestyle of southern Spain.
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 and what periods of the year are best to visit each region.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about things to do in Budva on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro. Sandy beaches, historic buildings and a vibrant nightlife await you.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Mala Strana, or the Little Quarter, is one of the best-preserved areas in the beautiful city of Prague. With its distinctive mix of eye-catching buildings, quiet corners, peaceful gardens and a park offering a bird's-eye view over the city, Mala Strana is well worth exploring.
Thinking about taking that trip of a lifetime to Italy? Well it's time to stop thinking and start planning. If you're looking for a reason to go, read on for my ten really good reasons to visit Italy.
A summer holiday to Porto exceeded our expectations. We had no difficulty filling 12 days with visits around the local area. This is a description of what we discovered as we explored some of the nearby coastline.
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.
Check out some really helpful tips if you are planning to travel to Santorini on your next vacation.
Lake Como is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy and an easy day trip from Milan. Soaring mountains, charming lakeside villages, and stunning scenery make this a must-see when visiting Milan.
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.
Zlatni Rat Beach, rated one of the best beaches in the world, is a great place to spend a few hours, but the surrounding towns are no less charming. Join me on a virtual tour of Bol, Skrip, and Pucisca.
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.
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.
Why spend your time wading through crowds when you could be visiting Venice's less-famous attractions and beauties instead? In this article, you will find the top nine non-touristy things to do in Venice.
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.
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.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use public transportation to get to this fairytale castle in Bavaria, Germany, including guidance on the best value tickets to purchase.
Wondering how to make the most of the variety of transport types available in Porto to see as much as possible of the city and the Douro Valley? Here's a guide to being a savvy traveler in Porto based on what we learned during a 12-day trip there.
Looking to travel somewhere in France this winter? Read on to see why Lyon should be at the top of your list!
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.
This guide keeps it short and sweet, showing you only the best of the best in this wonderful city. Join me for a tour of Ghent that is a full of fascinating tips as it is brief.
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
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 photo essay reveals.
Things to do on the beautiful Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland for families, couples, groups, and solo travelers.
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.
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
The Cathedral of Seville is one of the world’s great cathedrals, combining Moorish elements from its days as a mosque with its current Gothic design. It is the largest cathedral in the world and forms the heart and soul of historic Seville.