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.
Prepare for a visit, actual or virtual, to the Fan Bay Deep Shelter wartime tunnels by learning its history, location, background, and surroundings.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
While walking the Cliffs of Moher, you will undoubtedly get soaked and chilled by the wind and rain, but the spectacular views along this portion of the Wild Atlantic Way will be unforgettable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London's numerous museums are a testament to the city's incredible history, both on a national and global scale. Millions of travelers flock to London each year to see them—and for good reason.
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 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!
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.
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.
Do you love picturesque villages in France? Visit the hidden gem of Rodemack for your fill of history and small-town charm.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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".
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!
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.
Interested in visiting Scotland? Start here and who knows where you'll end up—but it will be a great experience.
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!
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...
Take a train down from London to the South Coast and discover Brighton, the alternative sea side town beloved of royals.
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.
One of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura attracts tourists all year round with its temperate climate and fantastic beaches
Mount Teide is the largest mountain on Spanish soil. Dominating the island of Tenerife, this massive volcano is the focal point of a beautiful and important national park, as this photoessay reveals
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.
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.
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.
If you're considering vacationing in the Emerald Isle, why not take a virtual preview tour on Street View and be back by dinner?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well dressings in Derbyshire take place during the spring and summer months. This tradition is thought to date back to Roman times.
Explore the beautiful countryside and pretty market towns of Herefordshire. Especially recommended for lovers of cider and medieval history.
Home to Mozart, Beethoven, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klint, what makes this City so inspirational. Travel there to find out!
If you've never been to London to see the queen, that's alright. It's Camden Market you mustn't miss!
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 English coastline is full of interesting sights; both natural and man-made attractions serve to complete a traditional seaside break.
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.
Do you have an upcoming trip to Copenhagen? In such a vibrant city, there is so much to see and do! Read on for fun activity ideas.
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.
Castel Sant'Angelo is one of the most impressive buildings in all of Rome. Once the Mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian, today the towering castle is the National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London doesn't have the monopoly on unusual historic pubs. Join me on a crawl around five of Bristol's finest old pubs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.