europe

Whether embarking on a Eurotrip or a weekend jaunt to a foreign city, European travel requires some smart planning; you may know all the must-see landmarks, but we provide the hidden gems.

Andrew Wilsona day ago
The Faroe Islands
I want to write about my holiday in The Faroe Islands, which took place in June, 1995. I have ancestors who lived for centuries in the Orkney Islands, north of the Scottish mainland, and have for many...
Annie Hoar3 days ago
Sorrento
Our family holiday this year landed us in the beautiful country of Italy, after many years of wanting to visit we finally booked our holiday to the destination of our dreams. After a short flight of 2...
Claire Raymond10 days ago
Why I Am Glad I Live In The UK
People are so quick to bad-mouth their own country, and I have never met a nation of people more willing to do this than the British. Nowhere else in the world seems to have this level of loathing for...
Kristopher Cook11 days ago
A Slow Tempo - Bike Tours in Madrid
When time happens to be on your side in un-explored cities, then there just so happens to be a world of possibilities that follow. And that's not to say that less time is a bad thing necessarily, as y...
Kader Folles16 days ago
Exploring the Forgotten Spanish Countryside
As we made our way up through the flat landscape, occasionally glimpsing the edge of a vineyard or orange grove. We had no idea where exactly we were heading. You see, to us it's not the destination t...
Rachel Coston16 days ago
Fall in Love with London
London has always been a huge tourist destination in Western Europe. It is a city that has been featured hundreds of times in both film and TV. London is a place that anybody can visualize and tell yo...
Michelle Ulyatt19 days ago
Stepping Into Tuscan Tradition
Spending time in Siena was a major highlight of one of a couple of trips to Italy that I’ve enjoyed. Having missed out on visiting the city during my first Italian excursion, it was one of the first t...
Kristopher Cook20 days ago
Denmark’s Urban Haven
In recent times, residents of cities have tried to stop the architecture of their streets being used as a playground for the adventurous. Here in Denmark, they have an exception to the rule, allowing ...
Ashley Smith21 days ago
Chasing History
Walking sticks. Romance languages. Thousand-year-old buildings and ruins. Calm demeanor. Spirit of Elijah. Before I entered high school, I found out I was a large percentage French on my father's side...
Claire Raymond21 days ago
Readymoney Beach and Fowey
Until recently, I was under the impression that unless you came to Cornwall on a regular basis, or lived here, then you wouldn't really know much about Readymoney Cove Beach. It turns out I was comple...
Claire Raymond23 days ago
Polperro In Cornwall
When it comes to beautiful views in Cornwall, you are spoilt for choice, pretty much everywhere you go there is something stunning to see. But Polperro is one of a few places in Cornwall that ranks wa...
10 Reasons to Visit Edinburgh
There is a reason the royals decided to officially set up sticks in Edinburgh – and that’s because it is as entertaining as it is magnificent. Here are 10 reasons to visit the capital city of Scotland...
Sarah Phillips25 days ago
Three European Capitals That Wellington Could Learn From
Let me cut to the chase. I'm Wellington born and bred and I love my hometown to bits. I love the hills, the harbour, the bucket fountain, the cafes, the coffee, the green spaces, the golden mile. I es...
Caitlin McDonalda month ago
Singing in the Dark
Stopping for groceries on the way home from work. What could be more picayune than this act of a tired commuter? Londoners from Ontario, Ohio, and the multicultural capital city of the UK all share th...
Danny Kanea month ago
A Walk on the Roman Side
Okay so, at the beginning of summer I was a traveling novice. I'd never left little old England and my view of Rome was entirely dependent on what the film executives in the US wanted it to be. I'm no...
Claire Raymonda month ago
The Beaches Of Cornwall: Carlyon Bay
When it comes to Cornish beaches, you are definitely spoiled for choice, with over 400 beaches to choose from, you are never too far away from the sand. And even though I live here, I have only really...
Why Portugal
Few Americans have yet to discover Portugal. We went recently to visit my British family in Vila Nova de Milfontes in the South. Our journey started in Lisbon where we stayed in an apartment in the ce...
Hound Adventures
Wednesday 30th August- We'd planned the trip to Llanberis to visit the steam train and the old slate museum that included the old quarry hospital. 5:15am was not the sight I really wanted to be seeing...