With its elegant Neoclassical architecture and graceful colonnades, the Czech spa town of Marianske Lazne, or Marienbad, is one of the most appealing spa towns in Europe. If you’re going to spend one day in Marianske Lazne, here’s what to do. A historical Czech spa town Ever since my first visit to Marianske Lazne, when I discovered the gargling pavilion, I […]
Europe Travel - who can resist it?
What is it about Europe that gets the travel excitement buzzing through your veins? The baguettes in Paris (not to mention the champagne)? The Tuscan hills? The shopping in Milan? All of the above and more, of course.
From historical towns to alpine hiking, there are so many things to do in Europe it causes a hailstorm of travel excitement just thinking about it. It can also be overwhelming. Do you choose the out of the way island in Croatia or the tried-and-true tours of top sights in London and Paris? The Europe travel blog posts below will help you sort out where to go, where to stay and what to do there.
And don't miss my Top European Destinations post for a helpful overview of great places in Europe to visit.
Visiting Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley, France, is a glimpse into Renaissance history, architectural glory and the reign of the French king Francois I. Here is everything you need to know to plan a visit to the largest chateau in the Loire Valley. Built by Francois I of France It must be nice […]
Looking for a fun activity in Versailles? What about a photo shoot? Immerse yourself in the 18th-century French court by channeling Marie Antoinette at Costumes and Chateaux in Versailles. Channeling Marie Antoinette Have I mentioned I’m very elegant? So was Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, with her ornate court dresses and elaborate ‘poufs’ – towering […]
If you’re looking for unique Paris attractions, the Grand Museum of Perfume – Le Grand Musée du Parfum – is Paris’s newest and most fragrant museum. Here is everything you need to know for a sweet-smelling visit. Paris attractions: the Grand Museum of Perfume I had no idea perfume could be so deadly. Illuminated boards at the new […]
Whether you’re with your significant other or not, romantic Paris at Christmas is not to be missed. Here’s what to see, what to do, and how to enjoy it with an AWOL husband. Romantic Paris at Christmas I’d tried to convince my husband to join me in Paris after my #FestiveFrance Blogger Trip to France. What […]
If there is one place that does the festive season right, it’s the Loire Valley of France. Here’s a quick rundown of how Christmas in the Loire Valley chateaux is celebrated. Christmas in the Loire Valley chateaux There are two ways you could look at spending Christmas visiting Loire Valley chateaus. One, it will absolutely ruin your […]
When it comes to spontaneous travel, the #FestiveFrance Bloggers Challenge 2016 is spontaneous to the max. I’m flying to France to celebrate some holiday sparkle … I just don’t know where I’m going to FIND that sparkle. Follow along, vote for your favourite destination on the Atout France #FestiveFrance website, and you could win a trip to France. UPDATE: I […]
If you’re sightseeing in Avignon, the Gateway to Provence, don’t miss visiting Avignon Cathedral, the Notre-Dame des Doms. Often overshadowed by the Palais des Papes next door, this unsung tourist attraction in France has a lot to offer a visitor. Just don’t make the same mistake I made. Visiting Avignon Cathedral – Notre-Dame des Doms […]
The medieval town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire is famous for its black and white timbered buildings, walkable Old Town and scenic setting on the Severn River, but beware – it might be the most haunted place in England. Read on for my Shrewsbury ghostly adventure. Exploring haunted Shrewsbury Sprawled on my carved wood bed in the Prince Rupert Hotel on […]
If you’re a Jane Austen fan you’ll want to visit the Georgian town of Bath in England. Read on to learn about the best sights to see and top attractions to visit so that you can spa like Jane Austen in Bath. The golden city of Bath Jane Austen, the author of Pride and Prejudice, hated Bath. It’s ironic, […]