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.
What happened when a reasonably experienced, but nonetheless not very self-confident, world traveller decided to visit historic and interesting places in his own country - apart from getting lost?
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.
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
Read on to find some ideas on what you can do in Copenhagen, Denmark if you only have time for a short visit.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you want to kiss an elk or moose, visit Gårdsjö Moose Park, Uppsala, near Stockholm for a unique experience.
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.
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.
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.
Are you curious about Portuguese-made products? Here's a list of 10 products that are made in Portugal that you should try!
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.
Exploring the beautiful countryside of Provence on electric bikes is a fun and unique experience. A must-do if you’re visiting southern France.
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.
One of the most beautiful Baroque communities in Sicily is the charming Noto. Totally rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693, this quaint town is known for its amazing Baroque architecture.
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.
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.
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!
Seville has quietly become one of the top destinations in the world due to its wonderful architecture, fascinating history, and host of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From its massive cathedral to the colorful art of Flamenco, there is something here for everyone.
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 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.
An introduction to the wine regions in Portugal, where to do wine tastings in each region, and accommodations in each region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Traveling to Italy in August can present some daunting issues, not the least of which is the weather, and the perception that Italy takes the entire month of August off.
See Prague spread below you from four of the city's high viewpoints. Gaze at the Czech capital from Vysehrad to the south, the Observation Tower Petrin Park in the west, the memorial on Zizkov Hill and the Television Tower to the east. Learn about the sites and see the views of this beautiful city.
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.
Britain's got thousands of great pubs, but a few are very special. Why? It's all in the name—the very odd name!
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.
A rundown of the top 10 most important buildings in England that have defined the face of the country.
The Puglia region of Italy is one of the lesser-known Italian regions, but it is not to be missed. It was hard to limit myself to just 10 reasons to visit this area, as there are so many. Read on for my best of Puglia.
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.
Scottish people may have a bleak outlook on life but their jokes are funny and their sayings are even funnier. Discover Scottish humor here!
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.
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?
Why travel the Balkans? There are beautiful places to see, fun activities to do, delicious cuisines to try, unique culture to experience and more...
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.
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.
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...
Off the beaten path, Urbino, Italy offers travelers a low-cost, quiet retreat from the crowds of the major cities. Read on to learn about the history and attractions of this Renaissance city.
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!
With a wealth of culture and history to excite even the most seasoned of travellers, Berlin is a city which has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. A trip during the summer months offers an experience of a lifetime, and I have no doubt that you will be captivated by its beauty.
London's modern buildings have attracted criticism and praise in equal measure, as well as nicknames, assigned to them in true British humour.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a tour around some of the top highlights of Northern Cyprus. See for yourself what this area has to offer and learn about its rich history. This article is a great resource for planning a trip to the area and an informative fact file for those interested in learning more about Northern Cyprus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deep in the forest, a secret is to be found. Experience a Reindeer Safari, traditional cuisine, fishing, snowmobiles, a taster of Sámi culture, and much more at Jaakkola Reindeer Farm!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article explores highlights of Denia and the surrounding coastal region on Spain's Costa Blanca as far north as Valencia and as far south as Alicante. Use this article to plan your visit to the area and learn what makes this a year-round holiday destination for many northern-European tourists.
A visit to the Alhambra is a step back in time to a magical period of sultans, emirs, and the last Muslim dynasty in Spain. If you are visiting Granada, then you must visit the Alhambra.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paris is a city for walking, for discovering unexpected sights, whether in a crowd or a little-known back street. It's a place for sitting, and watching the world go by, and for discovering oneself.
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.
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.
A guide to visit five fantastic, yet not-so-popular, scenic sites and towns in the southernmost part of France, near the border of Spain.
Welcome to Sorrento. This beautiful seaside community makes a great base for visiting the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and of course Pompeii. It also has so much to offer in its own right.
A day exploring the Jewish Quarter is a must for any visitor to Prague. This guide on how to get the most out of your visit highlights the main sites in Josefov. Learn about the history and the tragedy of the Jewish people in Prague, and be inspired to plan your trip to this historic area.
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.
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.
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.
A visit to the islands of Malta—with their rich culture, hospitable people and incredible landscapes—will create unforgettable memories, ensuring you return time and again.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Based on our experiences in this delightful city, we've compiled a list of the top 12 sights worth seeing in Porto.
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
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.
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.
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.
A collection of photos and info on the most beautiful castles in France, including some of the top French chateaux.
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.
Whether you're planning your honeymoon or heading to Venice for a solo vacation, don't miss the city's romantic mainstay—the Venetian gondola ride. While planning a gondola ride in Venice, one of Italy's most enduring and popular tourist sites, can be intimidating, it's oh so worth it! Here's how.
I've just spent the last 3 days haring around Somerset with a camera. When you read through the list below please don't expect to manage it in 3 days - I am the fastest thing on 2 legs with a camera and I have the sore feet and various pains to...
Check out some really helpful tips if you are planning to travel to Santorini on your next vacation.
A photographic guide to the evacuated ghost city of Pripyat in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. This article explains how you can enter this abandoned city and take a look around at the old buildings and see the Chernobyl Power Plant.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
These stone-carved gargoyles rested atop the Notre Dame Cathedral which burned in April 2019. They took a variety of forms: goats, birds, elephants, and hybrid/mythical creatures. For centuries they have warded off evil spirits.
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.
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.
Ever dream of being a vampire hunter like Simon Belmont? Well, you can—minus the whip, of course. Here are 20 real-life castles perfect for all "Castlevania" fans.
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.
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.
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.
Prepare for a visit, actual or virtual, to the Fan Bay Deep Shelter wartime tunnels by learning its history, location, background, and surroundings.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Karl Marx memorial tomb is situated in the east section of London's Highgate Cemetery. Every year, many thousands of people come to visit the last resting place of the founding father of modern Communism.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
When you're in Edinburgh, you can't miss out on the Castle. It's a great half-day trip and a must-see spot in the city. I have no doubt that you'll thoroughly enjoy this beautiful, historical place.
Italy is a virtual treasure trove of fascinating destinations for the first-time visitor. The most difficult decision you’ll be faced with is what to see and where to visit. Here are 13 of the best destinations in Italy to consider to help make your vacation an unforgettable experience.
Learn all about the Encierro, also known as the Running of the Bulls, at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain. This article provides an overview of the Encierro as well as useful safety tips.
Explore the beautiful countryside and pretty market towns of Herefordshire. Especially recommended for lovers of cider and medieval history.
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.
Are you planning a trip to Ireland? How exciting! Ireland is a beautiful country with endless sights to see. Maybe you are considering renting a car but you are wondering how difficult the driving is. Here are my tips on how to rent a car and drive in Ireland.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Great food, friendly people, spectacular scenery: find out more reasons why Sorrento is one of the top destinations in Italy.
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.
Granada is blessed with a long, rich history that makes it one of Spain’s most coveted destinations. Famous for the iconic Alhambra, there is much to see in this jewel of southern Spain.
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.
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.
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.
The most important part of a day for Italians is the old custom, tradition and ritual that lies in the art of taking a walk. It is done every day and unites communities all across Italy. La Passeggiata is not be missed and experienced when in Italy.
My husband and I lived in Cáceres for years. Many of the things below are activities that we would do together or with other locals but did not usually see tourists doing.
What with its landscape, geological features and fauna, Iceland is a fascinating country to visit. This article outlines a number of the country's less well-known features.
Milan may not be at the top of your list when visiting Italy, but it certainly has its share of sites, culture, and history.
Learn about the top 10 places to visit in Crete from a local! From ancient palaces to charming islands, this destination has it all.
The tiny enclave and tax haven on France’s southern coast has long enjoyed a reputation for being a playground for the extremely wealthy no matter how they came by their riches.
London doesn't have the monopoly on unusual historic pubs. Join me on a crawl around five of Bristol's finest old pubs.
Cockney rhyming slang started in the east end of London. This beginners guide will help you understand its history and just how lemon squeezy it can be.
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.
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.
A winter visit to Paris is both relaxing and refreshing, as you marvel at the many attractions or spend time chatting to locals over a cup of coffee. With fewer crowds and a calming atmosphere during the winter months, a trip to this city will stay with you long after you leave.
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.
Vatican City has to be the most unusual independent state in the world, apart from being the smallest. The much overused word “unique” is surely applicable here!
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.
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
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.
This comprehensive guide to the attractions of Peschiera del Garda will outline things to do in this beautiful Italian town on Lake Garda, from sights, hotels, restaurants and bars to shops and supermarkets.
Tips for saving money on transportation, accommodation, food, and sightseeing. It is possible to have your dream vacation in Italy without breaking the bank!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A guide to help you plan a trip to Helsinki the Capitol of Finland by an expat who has lived here for over 10 years. These tips and places to visit will give you a flavour of the city however long your stay may be.
Visiting Basel and don't know what to do? Living in Basel and bored? Hopefully I can excite you with some activities in and around Basel for you and your family or friends to enjoy.
Finding the main tourist attractions in Budapest is easy, but where do the locals like to go? Read on to discover this city's top ten hidden gems and where to find them.
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.
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.
This article provides a description of some of the main festivals by month and location in the Abruzzo region of Italy.
Looking to travel somewhere in France this winter? Read on to see why Lyon should be at the top of your list!
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.
Park Güell, created by Antoni Gaudi, is a fantastic urban environment in Barcelona that was to have become a prototype. See photos and videos.