Are you planning a trip to Italy? If you’re travelling to Tuscany, think about spending at least one day in Lucca. This charming city has cobbled streets made for wandering and Renaissance walls you can cycle on top of. Just over an hour from Florence, it’s one Tuscan destination you won’t want to miss. Here’s […]
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.
Planning a trip to Europe? Travelling by rail? Here’s everything you need to know about taking the train from Berlin to Prague. The thrill of a train trip in Europe The train station restaurant was so crowded I had to share a table with a young Englishman. “Where are you going?” he asked. “Berlin,” […]
Visiting Paris? A little planning will go a long way. Here are some tips on what neighbourhoods to stay in, how to get around and where to get all the travel info you need. Visiting Paris Have you ever popped out of a Paris metro station, suitcase in hand, wondering what to do next? I […]
Here’s a piece of advice. If you’re visiting North Wales, don’t miss Conwy, a historic walled town on the coast. Cute as a medieval button, this heritage town will surprise you with its wealth of attractions – at least it surprised me. To help you plan your trip here are the top things to do […]
Just north of Dublin is the Boyne Valley in County Meath, a destination rich in history, legend and war. Take a Boyne Canal boat tour and paddle in a ‘currach,’ a traditional Irish boat used in A Game of Thrones, and learn about the pivotal Battle of the Boyne, a real life battle that changed […]
Want to go faster than a speeding bullet? Zip World Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda, Wales, takes ziplining to a new level – a heart-stopping one. The fastest zipline in the world, the Zip World Velocity Zipline sails over the quarry at speeds that can exceed 100 mph (160 km). If I can do it, so can […]
Wouldn’t you like to visit one of the most historical and mythical places in Ireland? Then think about visiting the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland. Here’s my eye-opening experience at Tara’s top sights. For travel tips, scroll down. Visiting the Hill of Tara Looking out over the Mountains of […]
If you’re a GOT fan, I’m sure you’ll agree Winterfell is one of the coolest settings of all. If you’re interested in Game of Thrones Ireland film locations, you can easily do a Winterfell tour at Castle Ward for yourself. It’s just 40 minutes from Belfast, so read on to learn about my experience and […]
If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in an Ireland castle hotel, the eccentric Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, 80 minutes north of Dublin, has a history of rock stars, war heroes, secret passages, and equestrians – and an aristocratic heritage that is anything but stuffy. But don’t despair. It’s surprisingly affordable. Castle Leslie, County Monaghan It’s […]
Looking for an action-packed excursion in Wales? Check out coasteering, an outdoor adventure sport that follows a rocky coastline, both in the water and out. It’s a crazy mix of swimming, scrambling, leaping and caving – and Wales is the birthplace of the sport. Here’s my review of coasteering in Snowdonia, North Wales. Yikes! Coasteering […]