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 […]
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.
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 […]
The roaring Twenties were roaring indeed, and there is no place where they roared louder and laughed longer than in the historic Montparnasse cafes of Paris. Located in the 14th arrondissement near the 6th, and radiating out from the crossroads of Boulevard du Montparnasse and the Rue de Rennes, Montparnasse was the epicentre of les Années […]
Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera … don’t the names of these four Spanish islands conjure up an image of glitz and sun? To highlight all the glitz and sun you can have at the most deluxe level, here’s an article about renting a luxury yacht in the Balearic Islands. Guest post by Abigail Edon […]
The 18th-century Palace of Versailles is one of the most famous attractions in France. It’s also known as the Château de Versailles, or Versailles Castle, because a place this grand can’t have too many names. So how do you tackle something this legendary? With snippets of history and a 90-minute tour. Here is the best way to tour […]
If you’re interested in wine tastings, vineyards and wine tours in Italy, you need to know where to go. With more than 300 grape varieties and 20 different wine regions, this boot-shaped country can make your head spin before you’ve even had a drink. Don’t worry. Help with trip planning is at hand. Here are […]
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 […]