Europe Travel

The Coolest Hotels Around the World Right Now

Andrea Magrath | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Is the offer of an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet just not impressing you anymore? These unique properties offer something extraordinary, from infinity pools suspended above the jungle, to a floating suite in the ocean, and a bed 155m deep in a silver mine.

How to Experience the True Venice

Andrea Magrath | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Stow your map. See that long, narrow, foreboding passageway off the main thoroughfare? Walk down there. Venice is a remarkably safe city, and you'll only get so far before you hit the sea, so be brave and wander without direction.

Why Berlin Is Europe's Most Alluring City

George Gabriel | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

While some might be concerned about it being a hipster's playground overrun with murky nightclubs, there is much to suggest the city is for anyone curious enough to explore its rich and expansive avenues. Just being in Berlin is an experience in itself.

Ten Best Christmas Trees 2013

Andrew Matthews | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

'Tis the season to creep about the attic hunting down a box no-one bothered to write 'Xmas' on 12 months ago. Traditionally, this is followed by the much-loved 'it looks squint to me' debate; a long, sour silence over whose responsibility it was to check the lights BEFORE they went on the tree; and, my particular favourite, competitive bauble re-positioning.

Europe for the Solo Traveler: Top 10 Amazing Destinations

Jake M Fisher | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jake M Fisher

If you've decided that you're ready to discover Europe on your own, consider traveling to these 10 destinations during your trip.

Off The Beaten Track: Ski Turkey

A.J. Higginson | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

Uludag, Turkey's premier ski resort, nestles at the base of Mount Olympus, a four hour drive from Istanbul. The resort is a charming village set in the forest of a national park in the heart of the ancient Ottoman Empire.

Planet Appetite: A Voyage on the Royal Clipper from Rome to Venice

Rupert Parker | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

It takes the Royal Clipper, the biggest 5 masted sailing ship in the world, 11 days to cruise down the Mediterranean and up the Adriatic, from Rome to Venice, and it's luxury all the way.

Planet Appetite: Residenza di Ripetta, a Tranquil Oasis in Rome, Italy

Rupert Parker | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Being a converted monastery, all of the Residenza's 69 rooms are different but come in two types, either executive or royal double. They're all pretty big and some even feature a small kitchenette for guests to prepare light meals and snacks.

Planet Appetite: Peaks of Gastronomy in Alta Badia, Dolomites, Italy

Rupert Parker | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The tiny valley of Alta Badia, in heart of the Dolomites, has a trio of Michelin-starred restaurants, in a distance of just 7 km, and their chefs are also transforming the food in mountain restaurants.

The Alternative Ibiza: Detoxing and Fitness

Paul Joseph | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

We all know that Ibiza has a reputation for being a party island but it's also a beautiful place to relax and boost your health and fitness. A four-day wellness break with 38 Degrees North was just what I needed to get fit, detox and recharge.

Planet Appetite: Springtime Hiking on the Mullerthal Trail in Luxembourg

Rupert Parker | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The only tough part is the thick mud which coats the path as I trudge uphill but soon I arrive among the rocks and everything is dry. Huge boulders are scattered across the landscape, as though tossed by some angry giant, and the trail leads through narrow gaps through overhanging cliffs, aptly named the Labyrinth.

Great Weekend Getaways - Seville, Andalusia

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

With chilly February extending into an equally frigid March, I think longingly of our recent trip to one of my favourite cities - sunny Seville, the exquisite capital of Andalucia in southern Spain. Only a short flight from the UK, followed by a short taxi ride, Seville is an ideal weekend destination.

A Baby and a Backpack in Paris - Why Travelling Alone With a Toddler Is Nothing to Fear

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

It is written: travelling (alone) with a young child will inevitably lead to trauma. Turns out that's bunkum. It's a far greater strain to have your world shrink suddenly at the point of giving birth than to witness toddler meltdown on the Eurostar. Even when it's rammed.

Planet Appetite: A Gourmet Weekend in Lausanne, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Of course Lausanne prides itself on its wine and the beautiful terraced vineyards of Lavaux, just outside, are packed with wineries offering a warm welcome and a chance to try some of their vintages.

Hidden Gems of Europe - Montpellier & Sete

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Although the coast of Languedoc-Roussillon isn't as obvious a holiday destination as the Cote d'Azur, it has just as much to offer with less crowds, even in peak season.

Rachel Reviews...European Christmas Markets

Rachel Clark | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Clark

Europe boasts a whole variety of Christmas markets perfect for getting you in the festive spirit - whether you're going with a partner or the whole family. Here's my favourite five.

Basque Separatist Group Eta Renounces Arms After 50 Years Of Violence

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK

After 50 years of violence the armed Basque separatist group Eta has renounced the use of arms and sought talks with the French and Spanish government...

City Seeks To Buy .London Domain Name

Melanie Hick | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Tech

London has lodged its interest in buying the .London domain name. The Mayor's official marketing and promotions agency, London and Partners, has taken...

Why a Gap Year is a Waste of Time (but why you Need to Have One)

Scott Bryan | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Scott Bryan

From next year the price of a yearly university tuition fee rises to a humble £374,000, so every post A-Level student is starting uni this year, therefore abandoning their original plan of working in a dodgy supermarket near their parents' house for six months before travelling to some far off land. Sad isn't it?