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.

Michelle Ulyatta year 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 Cooka year 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 Smitha year 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 Raymonda year 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 Raymonda year 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 Phillipsa year 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...
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 Kane2 years 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 Raymond2 years 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...
Felicity Harley2 years ago
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...
Kristopher Cook2 years ago
A Definitive Guide to Inter-Railing
There are but a few experiences in the world similar to inter-railing. When and where you travel, the choice is completely in your hands; cross the borders between many exotic countries and destinatio...
Pompeii: Ancient Modernity
The destruction unleashed upon Pompeii and the surrounding area of Campania in 79 AD, not only erased some of the evidence of a highly sophisticated civilisation that had also been present in other Ro...
Keziah Flack2 years ago
Secrets of a Hidden Town
The most beautiful place on Earth isn’t a golden beach in Bora Bora, or the colossal stretch of dusty, red Mars-scape of the Grand Canyon. It isn’t the glittering sun cast across the Mediterranean Sea...
The Eternal City
Just over a year ago, I went on a trip to Rome with a few friends and can honestly say it is the most amazing city I have ever seen. Since the times of the Ancient Republic, Rome has been nicknamed th...
Ryan Frawley2 years ago
Rome Alone
No one finds themselves. That’s not why we travel. You’re right there, where you always were. But sometimes a foreign sun can show you to yourself in a different light, the veins of quartz that shine ...
Gareth Johnson2 years ago
A Week by the Beach
I'm super-fortunate that my Aunty Jean and Uncle Mike (who live in Cardiff) own a flat in Denia — a Spanish coastal town between Valencia and Alicante. They're happy for me to stay there anytime. Augu...