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Review of Elia Greek Resaurant Glasgow

The Elia Greek restaurant is located in Glasgow’s George Square. I had lunch there with our son Simon. The two course set menu cost £7 per person. Bread and olives were brought to our table. For starter, I had Taramasalata (cod roe dip). Simon had Dolmades (vine leaves stuffed with rice and minced meat). which […]

Holidays at a luxury resort in Mykonos, have become significantly more accessible with the airport’s forthcoming renovation

Photo by Jason Blackeye on Unsplash   Rivalling Saint Tropez, Ibiza and even St Barths, Mykonos is the quintessential holiday diva of the Mediterranean. This is no idle claim-we’ve got recent statistics to back it up: The summer 2017...Show More Summary

Date Night: Luxembourg City

It’s your anniversary, your husband’s birthday, the celebration of her new job, or just any other reason to say I love you.  What do you do? Sure, you can book the standard night out but what if you could step it up a notch….tell him how much he means to you or tell her that […] The post Date Night: Luxembourg City appeared first on Into the Blue | Ryanair Travel Blog.

Palma de Majorca: Your Ticket to Tropical Paradise

Often simply referred to as “Palma”, Palma de Majorca is the largest city as well as the capital of the municipality of Majorca. The city itself boasts a population of just over 400,000 residents although this number inevitably swells during the height of the tourist season. The majority of travellers arriving to the Balearic Islands […]

The Scottish Colourists at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow

There’s a permanent exhibition of the works of the Scottish Colourists at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. Here are photos of some of my favourite paintings. Still Life – White Roses by Peploe Interior – The Orange Blind by Cadell Roses by Peploe Barra by Peploe A Lady in Black by Cadell The […]

Hawaii: A Travel Guide Island-by-Island

If you’ve never been to Hawaii you might be asking yourself which island you should visit. Each island has a little something different to offer depending on your interests. No matter where you end up, booking your stay in one of the many vacation rentals in Hawaii is always a good idea. These luxury rentals […]

Abruzzo: Italy’s Last Hidden Treasure

Strong and gentle is how the Italian writer Primo Levi once described both the landscape of Abruzzo and its people. Take a trip to this amazing region of central Italy and you’ll see how true Levi’s words were and how relevant they still...Show More Summary

International Poster Exhibition 2017 at The Lighthouse Glasgow

The International Poster Exhibition is on at The Lighthouse in Glasgow until 25 November 2017. It’s part of the Graphic Design Festival Scotland. My favourite poster was one depicting Martin Luther King wearing a Trump-like baseball cap with the caption ‘This was not my dream’.

Review of Kaleido Restaurant Malaga

When I was in the Spanish city of Malaga, I decided to treat myself to lunch at the Kaleido Restaurant, which is situated on the prom at the port. I’m usually on the lookout for a menu of the day for around 10 Euro. At Kaleido, the lunch set menu was more expensive at 17 […]

Top Tips for a Perfect Portaventura Adventure

PortAventura World, on the sunny Costa Daurada, is a massive, awesome theme park and resort that might just become your next favourite European destination. It’s an absolutely perfect family holiday spot, but you don’t need to have kids to enjoy it. Show More Summary

Review of the County Hotel in North Berwick

I stayed at the County Hotel North Berwick on a Sunday night in mid September 2017. I’ve visited the Scottish east coast town of North Berwick many times on day trips, but I was tempted to stay for the night when I found a single room for £19 for the night, on a room only […]

Road Trip: Newquay and the Cornish Coastline

With its warm people, wild waves and mile-upon-mile of unspoilt coastline to explore, Cornwall makes for the road trip of a lifetime. Whether you crave an action-packed weekend of surfing and hiking or would prefer to spend an unhurried...Show More Summary

Casa Oficina Antonio Carneiro in Porto

On my recent trip to Porto, I focused on visiting museums related to art and which offered free or reduced entry with my Porto Card. Casa Oficina Antonio Carneiro fitted the bill. It’s located in the house/workshop built in 1920 for the painter Antonio Carneiro. The building was also used by Antonio’s sons, the painter […]

Daughters of Penelope Exhibition at the Dovecoat Studios Edinburgh

The Daughters of Penelope exhibition at the Dovecoat Studios in Edinburgh runs until 20 January 2018. The exhibition features work by various female weavers and artists. Below are some of my personal favourite pieces. ‘True Love (Her)’ and ‘True Love (Him)’ were very striking. ‘Shadow series 1-18’ is a piece by Finnish textile artist Aino Karjaniemi. […]

Farewell Summer! Highlights from the 2017 Season at Mykonos Panormos Villas

Summer 2017 had it all: Loads of adventure and fun under the sun, great escapades and amazing discoveries, lazy, quiet days alternating with intense action and sport, relaxation, pampering and rejuvenation of the body and mind, pleasures...Show More Summary

Where to Experience Authentic Spain Along the Costa Brava

With around 522,000 visits to the Costa Brava in August 2014 alone, this region is clearly a tourist hotspot for holiday-goers. With one of the most unspoilt stretches of coastline in Europe, delicious food and a beautifully warm climate, it’s understandable why travellers flock to the resorts there. This isn’t a spot that just caters […]

Your Next Family Mini-Break: Texel

As the largest island within the Dutch Wadden Sea Islands (and just a one-hour drive from Amsterdam), Texel offers everything from action-packed, non-stop fun to chillaxed, toes-in-the-sand, beach time. Take the TESO Ferry from Den Helder and arrive to rolling hills dotted with fluffy sheep, picturesque towns, and spectacular ocean views. Show More Summary

Review of the Royal Hotel Oban

I stayed at the Royal Hotel Oban on a Thursday night in late September 2017. I’d always wanted to do the railway journey from Glasgow to Oban, so when the Scotrail £17 return flat fare for Club 50 members came up, I decided to stay in Oban for one night. The stay was for two […]

48 Hours to Fall in Love with Venice

With its emerald canals, gothic architecture and colourful street life, it’s no surprise that 20 million tourists visit Venice each year. The floating city is a photographer’s dream. Consisting of 118 small islands, separated by canals and linked by bridges, Venice has to be seen to be believed. Show More Summary

Serralves Park Porto

Serravles Park is located to the west of the city centre. The Serravles Museum of Contemporary Art is located on the site.  Adult admission to the museum and park is 10 Euro. If you only want to visit the park, it costs 5 Euro for an adult entry. The first sculpture which I encountered in […]

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