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.

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sonya.k 2 months ago
Paris Hot Spots
Many people will tell you, “I have to see Paris before I die.” I was never one with those exact words on my lips, but I did have a deep interest in French (and Parisian) culture, and to satisfy both m...
Patrick Hollis2 months ago
Peterlee—the Lesser Known of the Post-War 'New Towns'
If you ever find yourself in the North East of England, almost every town and village you’ll pass will most likely have some connection to the rich coal mining history. Some of these places still have...
Alan Russell3 months ago
Bashing the Beach in St Aubin's
Close Encounter with Reality and the Tide
Alan Russell3 months ago
The Somerville Hotel, St. Aubin's, Jersey
Ask me if I would recommend it.
J. P. Dunn3 months ago
Italy
I have a love-hate relationship with Italy. The sun-drenched strip of landscape is dotted with fruit plantations, vineyards, stocky stone buildings, and ridiculous drivers, all tied together by huge, ...
Alan Russell3 months ago
Jersey Revisited
The X15 soon had me transported from the airport to the bus station in St Helier. Where the buses offload their passengers, the lighting is similar to Security in Southampton Airport that I had passed...
Tamara Iwanchyshyn3 months ago
One Night in Iceland
So I was going on a holiday, and it turns out that we needed a stop over for the airplane. The cheapest and fastest option was Iceland. So on our way back we decided to stop there for more then a coup...
Hayley Dodwell3 months ago
Here's Why Beautiful Llandudno, Wales, Is a Magical Place to Visit
Llandudno in North Wales is a place I know well. I spent many of my childhood summers there. It's a place of natural beauty, like stepping back in time to a Victorian seaside town. Known as the "Queen...
Sarah Phillips3 months ago
5 Reasons Why Kiwis and Aussies Should Come North for the Holidays
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Probably not if you're in the midst of beers at the beach! As a Kiwi, the concept of a white Christmas is about as foreign as it gets, but here are some reasons ...
Nick J Wood3 months ago
Provence: Paradise for Peacocks and Pigeons
In the UK, wannabe alphamale behaviour will likely lose you friends, alienating both sexes. Grey back culture does exist north of the channel, but go to any gym or bar, and watch how the majority of t...
Ruth Gibson3 months ago
The Best Rock Climbing in El Chorro, Spain
El Chorro is a sleepy little village about an hour north of Malaga in Southern Spain. Amongst rock climbers, it is famous for having over 2,000 sports routes across a range of grades. There truly is s...
Dani Nash4 months ago
A Day Well Spent in Kefalonia, Greece
If you haven’t yet heard of Kefalonia, Greece, I highly recommend looking into booking your next trip. This island is extremely unique and different from its more popular southern counterparts of Sant...
Ros Ansia4 months ago
La Mia Napoli
I only wrote one piece so far on Vocal, so I don't assume you know that I am from Naples, Italy. At the moment I live in the UK. I miss living there as hell, so I am planning on writing about it a lot...
Morgan E. Westling4 months ago
Reasons to Visit Ireland
If you’re planning an international trip and trying to pinpoint the perfect location, Ireland should be at the top of your list. The United Kingdom makes up England, Scotland, and Ireland, and all thr...
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Sophia M4 months ago
How to Visit Dubrovnik in 4 Days
We have all seen the crystal blue water of Croatia and heard of how amazing this place is, but when it comes to planning your trip, it can get overwhelming. Here is an easy 4-day itinerary (including ...
Jeff Nevil4 months ago
Saving England’s Treasures—Heritage Buildings as 21st Century Homes
Protecting and restoring period properties has never been more important and beneficial; preserving history whilst incorporating it in the modern architectural sphere is something that all should cons...
Alan Russell5 months ago
The Holburn Museum, Bath
Beyond Pulteney Bridge and Coffee Bridge, where incidentally they serve the most fabulous hot a steamy pulled pork bap, is Great Pulteney Street. If you can resist the temptation to return to the main...