If you’re looking for a unique thing to do in Rome, follow the trail of Bernini, the 17th-century master who changed the face of Rome. From the Four Rivers Fountain in Piazza Navona to his magnificent statue of Apollo and Daphne in the Borghese Gallery, his work makes up some of Rome’s top attractions. Here’s how to […]
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.
Paris may be the most sophisticated city in the world. Seeped in history, it has fabulous architecture, an enviable legacy of style and design, world-class museums and more Michelin-starred restaurants than you could eat at in a month. There are a huge variety of Paris luxury tours with a private local guide, there are plenty […]
North Wales is a land of stunning coastal scenes, brooding castles and outdoor adventures. It’s also rich in historic attractions, culture and fine local foods, yet it’s still an unsung destination. This means fewer crowds for you. To help you plan the perfect trip, here are some of the best things to do in North […]
Whether you’re a luxury traveler or on a tight budget, the top sights of Paris beckon like beacons in fog. To help you sort through the myriad of landmarks, attractions and activities, here’s an overview of the top 10 things to do in Paris. Top 10 things to do in Paris A quick view […]
Once you’ve seen the top sights in Rome such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican, your eyes start to glaze over. Tourist fatigue seeps through your body and you feel completely churched out. What else is there to do in Rome, you wonder. Before you resort to drinking vino and eating gelato (though […]
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 […]
What to do in Venice when it rains It’s a fact. Venice can be wet. Aqua Alta, or High Water, as it’s called, can be a true Venetian adventure, but at some point you’ll want to stay dry. Yes, yes, you can go to the Duomo in St Mark’s Square or the Doge’s Palace like […]
Don’t despair, if Venice flooding is predicted and you’re worried the high water will ruin your trip, here is how to make it an adventure. High water in Venice – what to do during Aqua Alta When planning our honeymoon in Venice, Italy, I read in the guidebooks that November is not the time to […]
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 […]