Barcelona – A Year Round Destination

Barcelona is an amazingly versatile European destination that’s perfect for a city break at any time of year. A summer trip can see you sunning yourself on Barcelona beach, or soaking up the atmosphere in a beach bar, whereas in winter you can enjoy the Christmas market in the shadow of the magnificent Santa Lucia [...]

Well-Travelled Tastebuds: Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf is a great German city break destination which perfectly contrasts old with new, and is bursting at the seams with stunning architecture. But what to eat during your time in this friendly city? During my visits I’ve found that the culinary gems of Dusseldorf are best found at ‘ground level’ rather than looking high [...]

Focus on Faro – Capital of the Algarve

For the majority of sun seeking travellers, Faro in Portugal represents little more than the international airport that is the gateway to a host of popular resorts strewn along the glorious golden coast of the Algarve. But to overlook the region’s capital city is a mistake:  enchanting, simultaneously ancient and modern and thoroughly Portuguese, Faro [...]

Which Greek Island is for you?

There are so many Greek Islands, over 6,000 in fact, and so it is often difficult to choose which one to take a holiday to. Some people like a lively holiday, with lots of lively activities, night-life and partying, whereas other prefer a quiet, relaxing time surrounded by less Brits in more traditional surrounding. Additionally, some islands cater [...]

Euro 2012 Travel Guide – Part 2

Part 2 – Ukraine We previously looked at the feasibility of travelling to Poland for EURO 2012 this summer so it’s now time to take a look at Ukraine and the host cities that will house thousands of fans from across Europe. Ukraine is a country in Central and Eastern Europe which borders Russia to [...]

Euro 2012 Travel Guide – Part 1

Part 1 – Poland It’s been a wait of 8 long years for England fans but the European championships finally comes round again in 2012 and is hosted jointly by both Ukraine & Poland. If you are one of the lucky few to have grabbed a ticket – or perhaps you’ll just be heading out [...]

Tenerife Is More Than A Party Island

If and when you are considering where to go for a quiet holiday in the off-season then Tenerife may be one of the last places you’ll consider. Although the Canary Islands are a winter sun favourite due to its year round sunny climate, there are obvious connotations attached to an island like Tenerife. However, whilst [...]

The Bears of Berlin

Berlin is a really interesting city to visit. The centre of the town is ideal for shopping – it has a huge shopping centre, and of course there are plenty of other attractions to see including the famous Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg gate, the remains of the Berlin Wall, or the Olympic stadium. Of course, [...]

Top Ten EU Music Festivals 2012 – Part 2

Well, here it is; the eagerly awaited yet difficult second album – part two in my run down of the top ten European Music festivals in 2012. Check out my last post if you’re feeling a little lost, the rest of you hop on board as I count down the final five must-go EU destinations [...]

Top Ten EU Music Festivals 2012 – Part 1

Music festivals have been going through something of a purple patch in recent years, attracting tens of thousands of revellers with ease – evergreen annual events for teenagers and trendy parents alike. The UK music festival market is a multi-million pound industry; Leeds, Glastonbury, Download, Latitude, Reading – all tastes and genres are catered for [...]