City Breaks

Visiting Verona

Tom Dale | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Dale

My father-in-law is a devout opera fan so, when we were thinking of 70th birthday presents, a long weekend in Verona floated to the top of the list. The ancient city's association with the arts draws visitors in droves, most of whom come to see the legendary Juliet House, complete with that very balcony from which she famously called to her lover, Romeo.

The Top Solo City Destinations You've Never Considered

Cathy Winston | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

Because while the big names are still popular, from London, Paris and Barcelona to New York, Toyko and LA, a new set of destinations have begun tempting single travellers with up to 27% of their bookings on the site made for one and a spike in the numbers choosing to travel there.

Why Hamburg Is The Perfect City Break

Claire Jopson | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Jopson

We finished our bike ride at the Blankense harbour: the Rivera of Hamburg. Sitting down with a cold Astra beer and a plate of freshly fried fish, I looked out over the water that surrounded us: a continuous feature of this city.

Discovering Downtown Miami

Katie Monk | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Monk

Dubbed the 'Manhattan of the South', Brickell (rhymes with pickle and nickel) is Miami's financial district, and used to be an all-work-no-play kind of hood. These days, however, there's a decent post-work scene, with new bars and restaurants popping up all the time, plus excellent hotels for those who prefer to stay in the heart of things.

How to Have an Eco-Friendly City Break in Europe

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Sherriff

There's no getting around it: aeroplanes suck for the environment. And when the sun's out and you're dreaming of a city break someplace fancy, it's pretty tempting just to shrug your shoulders, accept you'll feel a tad guilty, and book a flight to somewhere in Europe. But, you can have the city break and keep a clear conscience.

Everything You Need to Know About Czech Food...

Rebecca Heslop | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Heslop

I recently came back from a weekend break to Prague, and was absolutely blown away with the city. With its stunning architecture, colourful history and beautiful gardens, it's stocked full of everything you need for a fantastic city break. And the food? Well quite possibly some of the best I've ever eaten.

Time To Find Out Why They Call Paris The City Of Love...

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to love and romance, one city always tops the rest: Paris. Its reputation as the go-to destination for couples and those in search o...

Dublin on a Budget: Make Your Euro Go Further

Polly Allen | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Allen

Many tourists wrongly assume Dublin is beyond their budget, but I don't agree. I've just returned from a break in the 'fair city', giddy on its atmosphere but not facing the sharp shock of a hefty bill. Here's how I did it.

Paris in a Hurry - Patisserie and Chocolate Perfection

Judith Lewis | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

Ah Paris - whether you are there for an hour, a day or a week there is just something about Paris that is magical. I've often had only a few hours or just barely a day to enjoy the delights of Paris and so to help others choose the best places to visit with limited time I've put together an outline of one such flying visit to the delightful Parisian streets.

Hidden Gems of Europe - Hyères and the Golden Isles

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Who doesn't love chic and sunny Cannes, Nice and Antibes on the French Riviera, so an invitation to Hyères, the 'original Côte d'Azur' piqued our interest. Hyères, with its medieval centre and nearby beaches, covers a 30 km area and was a favourite destination from the 18th-century onwards among the international jet set.

A Guide to the Perfect 24 Hours in Madrid

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I felt a chill just from looking out of the plane window of as I travelled to Madrid. January is officially low season across Spain. A country that I have always thought of as being warm and drenched in sunshine, was looking more like the Scottish highlands!

Great Weekend Getaways - Lucerne, Switzerland

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

A short flight from London to Zurich, followed by an hour on a direct train from the airport, brought us to downtown Lucerne, a Swiss city on the shores of Lake Lucerne with views of the Alps, including Mount Rigi, the subject of JMW Turner's masterpiece The Blue Rigi Sunrise.

Cornwall Unplugged: Forget Foreign City Breaks

Jane Egginton | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

The train has barely left London when I realise, to my horror, that my Apple Mac charger does not fit the plug socket. With that my plans to work on the five-hour journey go out the window. 'Oh yes, these trains were fitted before those I-thingys', the conductor says rather too cheerfully.

Oktoberfest by the Numbers

Travelzoo UK | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

The grounds contain 14 enormous beer tents spread across a 42-acre area. That's somewhere in the region of 32 football fields to you and me.

Ten Reasons Why You Should Be in Rome Right Now

Adam Bown | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

With so many great reasons to visit Rome, it's a task in itself to narrow down the must-see attractions. With more than 900 churches alone - that's more than two church visits every day for a year - it's unlikely that you will fit everything into one visit. So, don't try and rush around the city to see every ruin or piazza - save it for your next holiday to Rome!

Travel Eye: Beautiful Places to Visit in Britain

Karen Edwards | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Golden sands line the coasts on the west and north east, vibrant forests tower right next to gorgeous rolling plains - and although the weather can be unpredictable, when the sun does appear, the UK really does shine.

Morocco: Lucky Number Five

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

As part of my Eat, Pray, Love adventure, Morocco was the fifth phase of my twelve countries in twelve months journey that I couldn't wait to escape my busy city life to. The number five carries huge significance in their culture and everywhere I went this number seemed to appear.

The Regeneration of Dundee

Laura Pearson-Smith | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Pearson-Smith

When you're thinking of a stylish UK city for a weekend away, I can guarantee that Dundee is not one that would pop into your head. Until I spent a weekend there earlier this month, words I would have used to describe this Scottish city is are dreary, run-down and boring.

Czech It Out

Noelle Reno | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

Prague, you vixen, you have enchanted me with your attention to detail. Every time I look up I see some hidden engraving or molding, some change in the colour of the paint that is so subtle yet so thoroughly considered.

Four Days in New York... on a Budget? Don't be a Schmuck!

Nick Jones | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

So, let's get the obvious point of this article out there straight away - it is, in fact, not really possible to spend 4 enjoyable days in New York City without parting with quite a sizeable amount of cash.

The Athenians Strike Back

Danny Hilton | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Hilton

This week I've been at "The City of Athens Annual Travel Trade Workshop" - the second year for this event, housed at the huge Megaron International Conference Centre. This is a totally different city to that portrayed in the UK news two years ago.

10 Best Spa Breaks for January

Mark Hodson | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Once the Christmas party season is over, thoughts inevitably turn to those twin January obsessions: diet and detox. But instead of signing up for an expensive gym membership that you'll never use, why not escape the winter gloom with a few days on a spa break, with nothing more strenuous to do than choose your treatments and splash in a pool?

Travel Eye: The Best of Manchester

Karen Edwards | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

There is something about the spirit of Manchester that welcomes you right in. I'm not sure if it's the cosy bars, the music-mad locals, the ease in being able to walk everywhere, or the Mancunian accent (I love the accent), but each time I visit something draws me further into the heart of this city and now, I find it difficult to leave.

Top 10 Best Cities for Golden Autumn Travel

Andrew Matthews | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

While the changing seasons bring us unwelcome winters, unrequited rainfall and the occasional humid heatwave, the morphing of the seasons does afford one very special time of year, a golden season, autumn.

Stretch Your Money: Charming and Affordable Autumn City Breaks in Europe

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Autumn is a great time of year for a holiday. The winter weather hasn't set in yet, and most European destinations are significantly cheaper than they are during the summer months. Whether you're looking for an affordable weekend break this autumn, or a long autumn holiday that won't cost you an arm and a leg, why not visit one of these charming and affordable cities?