Spring is a great time of year to explore the best that gardens have to offer in Europe. Perhaps it’s the early flowering plants beginning to show their nascent green shoots that urge me to visit gardens, both at home and abroad. Here are seven gardens I would recommend visiting in Europe. They cover a
Looking for somewhere a little different to explore next year? If you’re bored of all the most popular European destinations, consider going a little off the beaten track in 2019. Here are some of our top picks for off the radar European cities to add to your bucket list… Novi Sad, Serbia Recently, Novi Sad
Looking for a place to visit that’s rich in history, culinary delights and activities, but not too far away? The Opal Coast fringes Pas de Calais, a region in northern France that borders the Strait of Dover is well worth the visit. It is easily accessible from the UK by land, air, sea and the
In the mid-Atlantic is the island of Madeira, just 308 miles north of the Canary Islands. The spectacular scenery and mild climate make Madeira a popular destination for Europeans, almost six centuries after Portuguese sailors discovered it. For an island that would fit twice inside the area enclosed by the M25, there is a huge
Planning a visit to Cologne and looking for things to see and do? Here are six must-see places that you should visit around the city. All these activities are easily reached from either the railway station or the Rheingarten, where tour and river cruise boats meet. You can also see them all in a day!
For holding the cold at bay with some mulled wine or hot cocoa, for buying artisanal craft items, and for eating festive European treats like gingerbread and stollen. If you’re in the mood for a festive getaway this year, these are some of the best Christmas Markets around Europe that you need to visit… Vienna,
Winter is a magical season in Finland and when it comes to finding fun experiences, you won’t be disappointed. Here are 10 must-do activities to experience in Finland during the winter months. At the bottom of this post you’ll find a summary from Avanti on how these types of activity are covered with travel insurance.
Known for its beautiful waterways and stunning medieval centre, Sweden’s capital is a joy to explore. Whether you’re treating yourself to cake and coffee in the Old Town, or dancing the night away to ABBA music, there’s simply so much to discover. Here’s a round up of some of the best things to do in
The traditional spa town of Birštonas in Lithuania sits inside a curve of the River Nemunas. It’s a beautiful setting for a wide variety of spa experiences. Therapies here range from the historically rich – such as those that use the town’s water-based history in the Kneipp Garden – to the more modern spa experience
Aidan Thomas is not the only attraction of the BBC TV series ‘Poldark’. The stunning locations where the series is filmed are attracting ever greater numbers of visitors to Cornwall. The books, by Winston Graham, are set in the tin mining communities of north and west coasts of Cornwall. For the most part the series
Weymouth is the quintessential British seaside town. A golden sandy beach circling a wide, serene bay, Weymouth Beach has been attracting tourists since King George III first took to the waters here for his health. The bay is fronted by a terrace of attractive Georgian buildings, the harbour is lined with colourful buildings and fish
If you’re looking for a perfect cliff walk on the south coast of the UK, then you won’t go far wrong with the Jurassic coast. As a 95 mile stretch of coastline running from East Devon to Dorset, The Jurassic coast is home to around 185 million years of history. The Jurassic Coast is a
Lake Constance Meersburg. Photo credit: IBT Achim Mende Lake Constance is where Austria, Germany and Switzerland meet, mingle and bedazzle. From Swiss sophistication to Bavarian feasts, it’s a bewitching Alpine playground. I’m here for the ferry-hopping and country-crossing, sampling a succession of European greatest hits but without turning it into a slog, Tour de France-style.
Looking for inspiration of beautiful places to visit in Pembrokeshire, Wales? Take a trip with Valery as she explores the pearls of Pembrokeshire focusing on Newport, St Davids, Ramsey Island and Tenby. Newport I began my visit to Pembrokeshire in the pretty town of Newport on the estuary of the Nevern River (Afon Nyfer) as