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Pingvellir National Park Iceland

Our first stop on the Golden Circle tour in Iceland was the Pingvellir National Park. Pingvellir, translated as Parliament Plains, was the site of the Icelandic legislative assembly between 930 to 1798. Pingvellir is located 45 km northeast of the capital city of Reykjavík. If you come by car it costs 500ISK (approx £3.60) to park […]

48 Hours in Liverpool

A down to earth city with a warm soul and a real sense of community, Liverpool is easy to explore by foot.  As well as its famous football grounds, Liverpool offers exciting arts and culture venues, a burgeoning food and drink scene and lively nightlife, leaving you with more than enough to squeeze into 48 hours. Show More Summary

10 of Europe’s Sunniest Cities

Grey skies getting you down? Pack your shades and escape to sunnier shores – these 10 cities are just what the doctor ordered… 1. Valletta, Malta     Topping our list of sun-drenched cities is the Maltese capital, Valetta. While you’re...Show More Summary

Seven Strange Superstitions from around Europe

It’s Friday the 13th, and you know what that means… or do you? Do any of us, really? All over the world, Friday 13th is considered a terribly unlucky day – so much so that people will even stay home from work and refuse to drive or travel, and restaurants. Show More Summary

China Red Buffet Restaurant in New Market Road Edinburgh

We had lunch at the China Red buffet restaurant in New Market Road,next to the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh, on a Sunday. We’d eaten at the other China Red in Grindlay Street, next to the Usher Hall, on several occasions. I was keen to try the New Market Road branch as it advertised a double […]

10 Reiseziele, die Du 2017 gesehen haben musst

Das Jahr 2017 hat gerade begonnen und das Urlaubstagekonto ist prall gefüllt. Grund genug, um die diesjährigen Hot-Spots in Europa bei dem einen oder anderen Städtetrip mal unter die Lupe zu nehmen. Newquay Cornwall     Malerische Landschaften, prähistorische Schätze und raue Küsten. Show More Summary

Where to Go in March and April

With spring just around the corner, there’s plenty to look forward to in Europe – check out these top destinations for a getaway this March and April.     Dublin: Get yourself to Dublin for Ireland’s biggest party of the year, the St Patrick’s Festival. Show More Summary

Gothenburg Botanical Garden

I first visited Gothenburg Botanical Garden when I was in the city in December 2004. When I returned to the city in August 2016, I thought I’d like to see the garden in the Summer. I decided to walk the two miles to the botanical garden from my city center hotel, the Royal Gothenburg. There is […]

Extremely Low Fares, Extremely Big Adventures

  Right. No more messing around with New Year’s resolutions. Treadmill this and quit smoking that… frankly, we think you can do better. Make 2017 the year of getting more action. No, not that kind of action (although if you can get more of that, fill your boots). Show More Summary

Walking around Corfu Old Town

My walk around Corfu Town got off to a rather shaky start. I took the coach from our hotel the Mayor Capo Di Corfu, which was located in south east of the island. As I’d been told by one of hotel receptionists that the coach left from a different location (the Green Line coach station) […]

Review of the Hotel Royal Gothenburg

I stayed at the Hotel Royal Gothenburg for two nights in August 2016. I was hosted by the West Sweden Tourist Board. The hotel is a five minute walk from Central Station. Upon entering the hotel, my attention was drawn to the beautiful painted ceiling above the reception desk. After check-in, I decided to have […]

5 Good Reasons to See Sofia in Winter

Bulgaria’s beautiful capital city Sofia is the perfect starting point for a visit to Bulgaria. Whether you’re visiting for a ski holiday, party weekend or looking to get off the beaten track, there’s plenty to look forward to in Sofia. Show More Summary

5 Ways to Escape Christmas at Home

Shuddering at the thoughts of spending another Christmas break at home? Here are 5 ways to go rogue this festive season.   Run to the Sun     Because… A: Being cold and miserable is nobody’s idea of a happy Christmas. B: It doesn’t have to be this way. Show More Summary

Edinburgh Hogmanay 2016 Events

One of the world’s most renowned New Year’s celebrations, Edinburgh is THE place to visit for Hogmanay...

Icelandic Horse World

When were were in Iceland we spent a morning at Icelandic Horse World. It was around a 20 minute drive from the Hotel Ranga at which we were hosted. I was really looking forward to this, I did some horse riding as a teenager and I’d heard that Icelandic horses are very good natured. As […]

10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Naples

Flying to Naples or the Amalfi Coast soon? Don’t miss these 10 insta-ready shots…   Vesuvius A photo posted by Margherita (@_margheritina) on Dec 11, 2016 at 6:14am PST   Dominating Naples’ skyline and infamous for its 79 AD eruption...Show More Summary

6 Ways to Get to Know Hamburg

Famous for its lively nightlife and for being Germany’s ‘gateway to the world’, the port city of Hamburg is the perfect city break destination.  Planning a visit soon? The following are six ways to get to know Hamburg.     1. Holy Hamburg...Show More Summary

6 Ways to Get to Know Hamburg

  1. Holy Hamburg – Discover Hamburg’s Christmas tradition You know when you’ve spent the whole year feverishly waiting for something – and then, virtually as soon as the big moment arrives, it seems to be gone again in no time at all?...Show More Summary

The Art Museum in Gothenburg

Visiting the Gothenburg Museum of Art was one of the highlights of my stay in the city. I started on the top floor in the Nordic at the Turn of the Century and Swedish Modernism galleries. Helmer Osslund’s ‘Autumn Evening Nordingra’ was one my my favourite pieces in this museum. The combination of the large […]

A Local’s Guide to Manchester with Sophia Barrese

Manchester-born Sophia Barrese is a fashion blogger (and kind of a big deal on Instagram, where she’s attracted tens of thousands of followers).  We recently caught up with the social media star to get her top insider tips for a first...Show More Summary

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