Once you’ve seen the top sights in Rome such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican, your eyes start to glaze over, you start feeling lazy. Tourist fatigue seeps through your body and you feel completely churched out. Before you resort to drinking vino and eating gelato (though that’s fun too) for […]
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.
If you’re looking for a luxury apartment in Venice, Italy, the Imperiale San Marco in the Palazzo Grimani is a sumptuous private home rental near St. Mark’s Square. Here’s my review. A luxury apartment in Venice I’m swanning around my luxury apartment in Venice, surrounded by 18th-century splendour. Pausing under the enormous chandelier in the […]
Versailles Palace is one of the most impressive architectural achievements of 17th century France. Touring it is a highlight, but there are other great things to do in Versailles as well. Here are 14 top sights and activities to make your trip fantastic. Things to do in Versailles Just 17 km (12 miles) from Paris, […]
Less crowded and more accessible than Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle is the largest stone circle in Britain. If you’re a fan of neolithic sights, mystical places and pagan hot spots, Avebury is a fascinating choice. Amazingly enough, it’s also free. As I meandered through Avebury’s Red Lion Pub, I saw a sign on a chalkboard: Curious […]
The healing thermal water that lies under Budapest burbles up in stunning art deco buildings, centuries-old sanctuaries and wonderful soaking pools. Visiting Budapest baths can be confusing, but soaking into these medicinal hot springs is one of the most fun ways to connect with the Hungary culture. Here’s my experience at the famous Lukacs Thermal Baths of […]
If you’re wondering how to visit the French chateaux of the Loire Valley, look no further. Here is everything you need to know to plan your Loire Valley castles itinerary, including the best chateaux to see, where they are and how to get there. Loire Valley castles itinerary – what you need to know […]
With its healing thermal springs, white crusted hillsides and bird-bath sized pools terraced down the slopes, the ancient spa town of Pamukkale and the ruins of Hierapolis is one of the most unique destinations in Turkey to visit. Here’s what you need to know. An ancient healing town The Pamukkale hot springs are legendary, […]
When it comes to luxury hotels in Dublin, the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin is one of the best. A home away from home for royalty, politicians and rock stars … and occasional strays like me, it has a five-star pedigree, a lively social scene and a fascinating past. Here’s my review. A Shelbourne Hotel Dublin Review […]
Visiting Chateau de Cheverny in the Loire Valley of France might just be a highlight of your trip. Known for its richly-decorated interior and its connection to the Tintin comic books – it was the inspiration for Captain Haddock’s Marlinspike Hall – this gleaming French castle is the only family-occupied chateau open to the public. […]
When is the best time to visit France? Put it this way: You’ll find champagne year round and the Eiffel Tower is open in all four seasons, but your experience will change dramatically depending on when you go. To help you plan your trip, here are some things to consider when travelling to France, summer […]