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!
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.
"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.
Take a train down from London to the South Coast and discover Brighton, the alternative sea side town beloved of royals.
Things to do on the beautiful Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland for families, couples, groups, and solo travelers.
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.
Exploring the beautiful countryside of Provence on electric bikes is a fun and unique experience. A must-do if you’re visiting southern France.
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.
Beautiful Lucca endears itself to all who visit this medieval Tuscan gem. Its massive and intact walls hide an assortment of cobblestone streets, Romanesque churches, and soaring towers.
A 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're considering vacationing in the Emerald Isle, why not take a virtual preview tour on Street View and be back by dinner?
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.
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 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.
Vienna is full of stunning architecture, but these four sites are the best of the best. Join me for a virtual visit that is sure to take your breath away.
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.
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.
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.
Budapest is chock-full of fun activities, places to see, and things to do. This is the ultimate guide to Budapest. Have a blast in this city with this list of must-see Budapest locales.
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.
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.
Here are six useful tips for those of you who are planning to visit Scotland, the beautiful northern country in the United Kingdom.
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
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.
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!
If you've never been to London to see the queen, that's alright. It's Camden Market you mustn't miss!
England is an amazing country rich with history. This is a guide to help travelers make the most of their time there.
Watching new seal pups in their natural surroundings is a rare treat. Here are some tips to make the most of your visit to Horsey.
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!
I live in England. I also live in Great Britain and the United Kingdom. However, this doesn't mean that the terms all mean the same thing, a common banana skin for many writers. Find out which to use!
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.
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.
If your travels are taking you to the Normandy coast of France, consider a stopover in beautiful Bayeux and Le Manoir Sainte Victoire. This charming B&B is the place to stay.
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.
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.
Well dressings in Derbyshire take place during the spring and summer months. This tradition is thought to date back to Roman times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you love picturesque villages in France? Visit the hidden gem of Rodemack for your fill of history and small-town charm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Home to Mozart, Beethoven, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klint, what makes this City so inspirational. Travel there to find out!
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.
One of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura attracts tourists all year round with its temperate climate and fantastic beaches
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
London is a wonderful city to visit, but the weather in the UK can be unpredictable. So what can you do on your holiday in London if it rains? Come and take a tour around one small area—Westminster and County Hall—and see what London attractions you can enjoy.
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.
Explore the beautiful countryside and pretty market towns of Herefordshire. Especially recommended for lovers of cider and medieval history.
Prepare for a visit, actual or virtual, to the Fan Bay Deep Shelter wartime tunnels by learning its history, location, background, and surroundings.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
The English coastline is full of interesting sights; both natural and man-made attractions serve to complete a traditional seaside break.