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.

Rena Freefall 8 months ago
Lost in Dublin
So I moved to Dublin... 4... 5 weeks ago? Really recently and I realised, for all the times I've been to Dublin, I don't actually KNOW Dublin. I couldn't tell you which pub to stop by at. Where could ...
Sydney Howell8 months ago
How to Spend Your First Day in Iceland Like a Pro
Day 1 of Iceland—April 18, 2018: When we landed in Reykjavík, we took a taxi to get our car. The first thing I noticed was that literally right on the side of the road, there was moss everywhere. I la...
Toby Jeffery8 months ago
Paris - Know Before You Go
Paris has a well-established reputation for its iconic landmarks and tourist attractions. It can be hard to simply plan an itinerary that fits in everything worth doing, in a city fueled by culture. B...
Alan Russell8 months ago
Pulteney Bridge - Bath
In the late 18th Century as a result of marriages, deaths, convoluted routes of inheritance, and a family name change, the "Pulteney" family acquired a very large parcel of land on the west bank of th...
Alan Russell8 months ago
Swanage to Corfe on the Last Day
I always find that the last full day of any holiday regardless of where I am or whom I am with can be melancholic. To defer that sense of melancholy until later in the day or even until the morning of...
Terry France8 months ago
Lo Spirito dei Napoletani
I was not prepared for Napoli. Stepping out of the Toledo metro station on the Via Toledo I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I came here for a long weekend solely on the recommendation of my Italian ...
Matteo Everett9 months ago
Europe Explored: Vienna
Both exhilaratingly modern and charmingly neo-classical, Vienna is a beautiful city - especially at night. Gorgeous palaces lining spacious boulevards light up against the deep blue sky like ghosts of...
Julia Kuzminska9 months ago
Iceland
Hello, the country I've been to around December time is Iceland. I'm gonna make a couple of posts about it, as there is just too much to talk about. Where did we stay? In Keflavik Air B&B hotel. Very ...
Matteo Everett9 months ago
Europe Explored: Prague and Kutna Hora
Prague—Fairytale city, ever-growing European destination and stag-do central; famous for its cheap drinks, charming streets, hulking cathedrals and everything in between. For my first leg of my Europe...
Alan Russell9 months ago
Swanage and Kimmeridge Bay
INTRODUCTION Kimmeridge Bay is totally unspoiled and raw Dorset coast line. When I say unspoiled I really do mean that as there are absolutely no amenities tourists would normally expect at the seasid...
Alan Russell9 months ago
Swanage - Dorset - End of First Full Day
Introduction I have a guide book “Bournemouth Poole and District” published by Ward Locks in the 1950s. Once the reader gets past the pages of advertisements for Burberry coats, household insurance an...
Alan Russell9 months ago
Swanage - Dorset - England - Day 1
INTRODUCTION Our AirBnB was so comfortable for our first night, it forced us to have a bit of a lie in. We were just that bit too far from the coast to hear the sea, as it was such a calm day. However...
Alan Russell9 months ago
Swanage - Dorset - England
Swanage town is located on Britain's south coast and has been building its reputation as a traditional British seaside town since the era of the Victorians in the 19th century. Its unique position giv...
Martin Berg9 months ago
The Birds of Pasvic
We hosted quite an unusual festival on one of the most distant islands in Russia, located a few hundred meters from the Norwegian border. Truth be told, it’s hard to say what was more unusual about it...
Sapphire Ravenclaw9 months ago
Weston-super-Mare: a Quiet Break
You may be forgiven for thinking that the North Somerset Town of Weston-super-Mare is a sleepy old retirement village. It certainly has its quiet places but it has a lot to offer if you are looking fo...
Alan Russell9 months ago
The Flat Earth in Inverness
In Greig Street in Inverness, less than a stone’s throw from the River Ness, in Inverness is a double fronted shop. The front is painted black and along the tops of the windows and the alcove for the ...
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Shannon Milly 9 months ago
Bulgaria: Do or Don't?
Bulgaria, if nothing else, is beautiful. Between its vast sandy beaches and its cute, timely old towns, there's plenty of sightseeing to be done. If you're a keen photographer then I'd say it is defin...