Europe Travel

Swinging Through Sweden

Noelle Reno | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

I've started to embrace the "non-plan" which was very much the case when I hit the southern shores of Sweden by way of the Öresundsbron (the overwater/underwater bridge connecting Denmark to Sweden).

Planet Appetite: The Sky's the Limit in Vilnius, Lithuania

Rupert Parker | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Around two and half hours from London, on a direct flight, Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, is good value, and there's lot's to do, including flying a hot air balloon over the city.

10 Things to Do in the Dordogne

Andrea Magrath | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Everyone knows Paris. Many daydream of Provence. And the Côte d'Azur is widely known and coveted as the playground of the rich and famous. But have you heard of the Dordogne Valley?

Travelling the Côte d'Azur by Yacht

Ceri Tinley | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

There is a certain je ne sais quoi about the Côte d'Azur that makes it a luxury destination for all yacht lovers year upon year. Perhaps it is the tropical climate, the turquoise waters or cerulean sky? Whatever it is, here is our guide to where to moor up your yacht when sailing this stretch of sumptuousness coastline and what to do on dry land.

Hidden Gems of Europe - Sines and Porto Covo, Portugal

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

The main music festival site at Sines was within the walls of the castle, the former home of the 15th-century explorer Vasco da Gama. But before things kicked off there, we enjoyed three days of more intimate gigs at an outdoor stage in the main square of the small fishing village of Porto Covo.

48 Hours in Ireland

Noelle Reno | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

I visited all the top TripAdvisor recommendations in Dublin before making a day trip to Maladhide and Holwith. I will say t is handy that majour tourist sites in Dublin are closely located so one could do my 48 hour itinerary (if you are ambitious enough!)

Sicily Insider: Kitchen, Dietary Secrets and More

Layne Lieberman | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Sicily is intriguing as it conjures up notions of the Mafioso culture so famously exaggerated in American movies. As I flew into Catania from Milano, I had images of crazy drivers with musical accents wearing wife-beaters (sleeveless underwear) in the heat of the summer.

Viva Espana

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

The vitalidad of Barcelona (or BarTHelona, as they say) is largely down to the Spanish people themselves. They are my kind of people; relaxed, work-hard play-hard types, and advocates of wine and tapas, at any hour of the day.

The Top 10 Boutique European Festivals This Summer 2014

Marco Zande | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Marco Zande

Ready to take a trek off the beaten festival path? From mountain thermal springs to private secluded beaches to 100% sustainable eco-friendly ventures, all of the festivals on our Top 10 Boutique Festivals list have their own unique points of difference, boldly turning away from current trends to forge their own unique paths on the European festival landscape

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, Tenerife - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

We decided to take our trip over a long weekend and arrived there early afternoon on a Friday, departing on a Monday late afternoon. We thought it was a nice amount of time for a short break in the sun but we didn't realise we'd come away loving the hotel so much that we didn't want to leave!

Sustainable Cities: Copenhagen

Christine de Leon | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine de Leon

Copenhagen is a secondary city that doesn't get the attention it deserves. Like any other large European city, it has the trappings of contemporary culture: it is home to the exquisite Royal Danish Ballet, it hosted this year's Eurovision Song Contest and it is also the centre of iconic mid-century furniture design.

Plain Sailing

Ceri Tinley | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

If you like the idea of spending your holiday at sea, but can't bear the thought of a crowded cruise ship, then chartering a yacht may just be the ideal solution. A yacht charter affords you the privacy and comfort of your own home, along with the freedom to explore a variety of exciting destinations at your will.

The European Night of Museums 2014

Andrew Matthews | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Matthews

Just in case getting to wander around Europe's most spectacular museums and galleries after dark left you feeling a bit 'so what', The European Night of the Museum has the added sweetener of Free Entry to absolutely everything - it can cost up to €32 for a couple to visit The Louvre any other time.

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.

The Coolest Hotels Around the World Right Now

Andrea Magrath | Posted 15.06.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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.