A comprehensive budget travel guide to traveling in Italy with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, top attractions and experiences.
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.
Prepare for a visit, actual or virtual, to the Fan Bay Deep Shelter wartime tunnels by learning its history, location, background, and surroundings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a guide to the top ten places you absolutely must go if you visit Rome, including both rightfully famous and lesser-known gems.
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.
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!
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
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.
A photo gallery of a typical French town in Central France. Argenton Sur Creuse a beautiful French town.
The English coastline is full of interesting sights; both natural and man-made attractions serve to complete a traditional seaside break.
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.
Sharing my experience of my visit to you. In my opinion, these are the top five things to see when you visit Salzburg.
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!
Florence is where Michelangelo was raised, and where he learnt his craft. The Casa Buonarroti is a delightful museum dedicated to the works and legacy of the great Renaissance artist.
Ever wondered what places to visit in Barcelona? Below are five must-visit places if you are someone who loves unique architecture.
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.
Learn about Laugharne's two famous sheds: Dylan Thomas's Writing Shed and the Tin Shed Experience, a museum that brings the 'small moments' of WW2 to life.
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.
Home to Mozart, Beethoven, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klint, what makes this City so inspirational. Travel there to find out!
It is a great source of amusement in England how people from other countries view us and how we are portrayed in popular media. Here's an article that should bust some of those myths.
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.
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.
Monaco—long associated with glamour and riches, there is much more to this tiny principality. A cruise stop gives the perfect chance to explore the old town, along with the palace and cathedral.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
Here is my guide to visiting the Edradour Distillery—the smallest whisky distillery in Scotland. I have also included tasting notes for their great 10-year-old scotch. Next time you're in Pitlochry, don't miss a visit to Edradour!
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.
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.
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.
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!
In this article, you will get a brief look at three beautiful locations in the south of Majorca: Cala Viñas, Portals Nous and Santa Ponça. Insight is given into what each place offers, as well as advice on where to stay and eat.
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.
Well dressings in Derbyshire take place during the spring and summer months. This tradition is thought to date back to Roman times.
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
Best ways to travel or backpack around Europe on a budget. Tips and tricks to save money and spend wisely on room, travel, food, and attractions. Spend less and see more!
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.
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 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.
Here are six useful tips for those of you who are planning to visit Scotland, the beautiful northern country in the United Kingdom.
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.
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.
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.
The Canary Isles, at only four to five hours flying time from the UK, are an ideal place for a vacation at any time of year. Beach lovers will be amazed at the sun soaked sands and wonderful scenery.
La Rochelle has a huge number of shops and stores (which comes as no surprise in a touristy city), but one sector outshines them all—bookstores. La Rochelle's ample collection of "librairies" comes as an almost overwhelming (if certainly pleasant) surprise.
Rome is a popular tourist destination, but it can be overwhelming. Here are four tips and secrets to help you make the most of your trip.
We chose to honeymoon in Ireland, in April, and it was a blast from day one! We stuck to the West coast, and despite choosing the off-season, still managed to have the best vacation of our lives.
"Burren" comes from the Irish "Boíreann," which means "rocky place." There is no better way to describe the Burren. Check out all there is to do in this unique landscape in County Clare, Ireland.
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.
Ireland is rich in history and culture. Natural beauty abounds in the rolling hills and landscapes of this country. Follow me on a journey through abandoned castles and thriving cities.
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.
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.
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.
Nestled on the slopes of Mt Subasio, Assisi—the birthplace of St Francis—remains the spiritual home of the Franciscan order. It is impossible to walk the medieval streets without feeling his presence.
The growth in visitor numbers to Scotland in 2016 far exceeded that for the rest of Great Britain, and the five most popular destinations in Scotland were in Edinburgh—its cosmopolitan capital city. Pre-plan a visit to pack in as much as possible.
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.
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.
Do you love picturesque villages in France? Visit the hidden gem of Rodemack for your fill of history and small-town charm.
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.
This guide to visiting North Devon will help you choose the best things to do and see during your visit and has insider tips on the best local places to enjoy a bite to eat or a refreshment along the way.
With its Gothic castle, beautiful old buildings, restaurants and cellar bars, the Polish city of Kraków is a delight to explore. Find out more in this fact-packed travel guide.
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.
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.
Explore the beautiful countryside and pretty market towns of Herefordshire. Especially recommended for lovers of cider and medieval history.
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.
You can spend a lot of money at Blackpool in Lancashire, but you can also enjoy yourself with some free activities there. This article should help you choose some things to do should you decide to visit the town.
Fast-paced and exciting, there is nothing quite like riding with the pack in the beautiful forests in the Pyhä-Luosto region of Finnish Lapland. Hold on to your hat!
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.
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.
One of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura attracts tourists all year round with its temperate climate and fantastic beaches
If you've had enough of big tourist attractions, there are plenty of quieter, yet fascinating and different places to visit in London.
The Cinque Terre are not the only beautiful villages on the Ligurian Coast. Porto Venere is every bit as stunning but much less busy.
This park is like no other. If you like sculpture and art and you love rolling green countryside, you'll not want to leave this part of Yorkshire. In this article, I will share how to get to the YSP and what to expect when you visit.
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.
With miles of beaches, Cornwall is one of England's most popular holiday destinations, but the fun need not stop when the sun deserts you and the rain rolls in. Here are some things to do in Cornwall when it rains.
Located in one of the city's most picturesque streets, Tudor House on Friar Street is a must-see historic attraction of Worcester. With free entry, it makes for a perfect family day out.
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.
If you plan on shopping while in Barcelona, there are a few things you should know about one of their biggest department stores in the world.
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.
Treasure hunting in the Land of the Midnight Sun! Blazing along a snowy trail on a snowmobile to an amethyst mine on a hilltop overlooking the pristine forested Pyhä-Luosto National Park was quite an unforgettable experience and one well worth participating in if you ever visit Luosto in Lapland.
Taking a trip through Austria? A visit to Hallstatt and Obertraun wouldn't be complete without stops at the following destinations.
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.
Here are six things to do in gorgeous Oban, a port town on Scotland's west coast. From whisky to wildlife tours, there's a little something for everyone.
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.
Wales is renowned worldwide for its excellent landscapes and wealth of things to see and do. From exhilarating outdoor adventures to relaxing nature trips, Wales has something for everyone.
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.
With so many people wanting to cook and prepare their own food from scratch, there's been a big interest in buying herbs fresh from the suppliers. Here in Cornwall there are a few herb farms and herb shops available.
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.
England is an amazing country rich with history. This is a guide to help travelers make the most of their time there.