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European Music Festivals 2018

Festival season is almost upon us and with so many top class events happening, it can be hard to choose which European music festival(s) to go to. We want to help you out, so here’s our round-up of the best music festivals happening around Europe this summer. Show More Summary

Ski: Discover the Ski Resort of Wengen in the Swiss Alps

Nestled among the snow-capped Swiss Alps, the fairy-tale village of Wengen is a family-friendly resort for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. Quick Facts Languages: Swiss, German and English Currency: Swiss Francs (CHF)...Show More Summary

Foodie Getaway: Flavours of Tuscany

Tuscan cuisine is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Of the boot shaped peninsula’s twenty regions, you hear of foodie pilgrimages to Emilia Romagna and to Puglia, but lesser so to Tuscany, a region whose inhabitants are still routinely – and unjustly- referred to as ‘mangiafagioli’ (bean eaters). Show More Summary

Dreamy holidays at an ideal family resort in Mykonos

How would you like to spend your family vacations at a place of stunning natural beauty, with perfect weather, world class beaches, a rich cultural heritage, amazing food and drink, friendly locals and 5 services?   Thought it is probably...Show More Summary

Visiting the Dovecoat Studios in Edinburgh

If you are interested in art, especially textiles, I recommend a visit to the Dovecoat Studios in Edinburgh. They are located in Infirmary Street, around a ten minute walk from Waverley Railway Station. The building was formerly a public baths. I loved the installation in the stairwell. There’s a viewing gallery where you can look […]

The Very Best of Your #RyanairLoveStories

Long distance relationships can be tough, especially around Valentine’s Day. We know our customers use Ryanair to stay in touch with their loved ones. So, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we asked you to send us your #RyanairLoveStories. Show More Summary

Review of Hotels.com Rewards Loyalty Programme

Hotel.com is one of the best known hotel booking websites. Their Rewards loyalty scheme offers one free night’s stay if you book ten nights through their website. Initially, it seems appealing to get something for nothing. However, it’s not that straightforward once you scratch below the surface. Not all hotel stays count towards the free […]

A Perfect Romantic Weekend in Tuscany

Lovers have scampered to Tuscany for centuries. Verona may have Romeo, and Venice may have singing gondoliers, but Tuscany has glorious hulking bistecca alla fiorentina steaks washed down with great carafes of rich chianti wine, secluded walks in sprawling renaissance gardens, hill-top sunsets, and art, architecture and aperitivi aplomb. Show More Summary

House for an Art Lover in Glasgow

I finally got around to visiting the House for an Art Lover during the Glasgow Doors Open event in 2017. The house was designed in 1901 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald as an entry for a German design magazine competition. However construction of the House for an Art Lover wasn’t started […]

Easyjet Runway Closure Flight Delay: Treatment and Compensation

Approximately 48h before my flight from Thessaloniki, Greece to London Gatwick on Dec 1, 2017, I received two text messages from Easyjet. My flight was going to be leaving from Athens instead, due to runway closure issues. Instead, I had to turn up at the airport and take a bus, which would leave 40min before […]

A Winter’s Morning Walk in Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Wneh I stayed at the Fisherman’s Tavern in Broughty Ferry, a coastal suburb north of Dundee city centre, in late November, I decided to go for a walk along the Tay Estuary immediately after breakfast. It was a really sunny, but cold and breezy, morning. Broughty Ferry RNLI station is located close to the Fisherman’s […]

Carmen Thyssen Museum Malaga Spain

In the Spanish city of Malaga, most museums are free to enter on Sunday in the late afternoon/evening. I was torn between the Picasso Museum and the Carmen Thyssen. Both museums were free from 5pm, the Picasso closed at 7pm and the Carmen Thyssen at 8pm. I’d been warned that I might have to queue […]

Why you should rent a villa in Mykonos for your next holidays

Christmas came and went, and we’ve kicked off 2018 in real style! A new year means a new beginning and at Mykonos Panormos Villas we can’t wait for another great season to start! In fact just thinking about our glorious island and its manifold wonders, puts a huge grin on our faces. Show More Summary

Weekend Escape with the Kids: Efteling Theme Park, The Netherlands

Stepping into Efteling, the Netherlands’ largest theme park, is like entering into a fairytale.  The so-called World of Wonders is located near Eindhoven and surrounded by breathtaking nature, easily making it one of Europe’s most beautiful playgrounds. Show More Summary

Review of Peebles Hydro Hotel

i stayed at the Peebles Hydro Hotel in the Scottish Borders on a Wednesday night in November 2017. I paid £36 for a single room, including breakfast, on the Amoma hotel booking website. I arrived at the hotel around 3pm, just as it was starting to rain. I couldn’t find a space to park the […]

Do You Read Your Hotel Reviews Before Stepping Onto the Plane?

We’ve all heard the scams about cockroach infested hotels, legionnaire’s disease, unclean nylon sheets, paint peeling off the walls, dirty windows….if you’ve watched ‘The Hotel’ in the UK you’ve probably seen some of them. Fawlty Towers is not the done thing these days. There are many ways to book your holiday and choose your hotel […]

Above Below Beyond by Janeanne Gilchrist at the Fergusson Gallery, Perth, Scotland

When I visited the Fergusson Gallery in mid November 2017, it was the day before the Above Below Beyond exhibition was due to open. The photographer Janeanne Gilchrist is the recipient of the 2018 Fergusson Arts Award. These underwater images were taken by Gilchrist when free diving off the Scottish coast. The Above Below Beyond […]

A Fine Line at the City Art Centre Edinburgh

You can see A Fine Line at the City Art Centre Edinburgh until 18 February 2018. The exhibition features the work of four contemporary artists who all currently live and work in Scotland. The exhibition was right up my street, as it questioned the line between art and craft. I don’t think that there is […]

West Highland Line to Oban

Taking the West Highland Line from Glasgow to Oban is a train journey which I’d been intending to do for ages. I seized the opportunity when Scotrail announced their £17 return fare between any two stations in Scotland, available to members to Scotrail Club 50 members. Below is a pictorial record of the railway journey […]

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Porto

The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art was high on my must-visit list in Porto. The museum is located to the west of the city centre. Fortunately, there was a direct bus from close to our apartment. There’s a 10 Euro admission fee to the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, which includes admission to Serralves Park. […]

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