Is there any country more sophisticated than France? From vineyards and fields of lavender to Michelin-starred cuisine, France is a destination to suit all the senses. But where do you go? For a deep dive into the luxe life, here are some top places for French luxury holidays, villa rentals and sybaritic getaways. What is […]
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.
Looking for some great things to do in Monte Carlo, the jet setter capital of the world? The ritziest part of Monaco, it’s a South of France destination where excitement, sea views and luxury go hand in hand. Whether you’re visiting Monte Carlo for a day, or settling in for a long term stay, here’s […]
If you’re spending one day in Florence, Italy, here’s the perfect itinerary to make your (all too short) day trip fabulous. Visiting Florence Let the tourist onslaught begin! It’s time to spend one day in Florence, the Renaissance gem of Italy, where you’ll cross paths with every other tourist in the world – except […]
A Baden-Baden spa experience is like no other. Germany’s most elegant spa town is bursting with hot springs, lined with swanky shops and historic hotels. Here’s how to visit, where to spa and how to soak in the famous Baden-Baden baths of Friedrichsbad and Caracalla. The spa town of Baden-Baden, Germany If you want […]
Spa towns in the Czech Republic have history, style and water in abundance. Even if you’re not here to spa, destinations such as Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne are some of the best places to visit in the Czech Republic outside of Prague. Here’s everything you need to know about planning a visit. Spa towns […]
If you like history, wit and scandal, follow the trail of Oscar Wilde in Paris. From the cafés and hotels he frequented to the Oscar Wilde grave in Père Lachaise cemetery, it’s a unique way to explore the City of Lights. Oscar Wilde in Paris Handcuffed, standing on a train platform in the rain on […]
If you’re travelling to Lake Geneva in Europe, don’t miss a trip to Chillon Castle, the Château de Chillon. Located just outside Montreux, this stunning medieval fortress has an idyllic setting, a shadowy past and a dungeon that has inspired scores of poets and painters. Today, Chillon Castle is one of the most popular attractions […]
Travelling to Montserrat, Spain, is a great excursion from Barcelona. A mountain monastery high in the Sierra de Montserrat, this unique Spanish destination appeals to hikers, spiritual pilgrims and lovers of history. You can visit Montserrat as a day trip from Barcelona – and most people do – but I recommend lingering longer to soak […]
In the 50s and 60s the Via Veneto was the most fashionable – and scandalous – street in Rome. The haunt of Hollywood stars and the setting for Fellini’s classic film La Dolce Vita, the street has the biggest concentration of luxury hotels in Rome and a prime location between the Piazza Barberini and the […]
Looking for the the best way to see the Vatican? Here’s an experience that’s off the rails. Have you heard of the Vatican Breakfast? Offered through the Vatican Museums itself, you’ll get skip-the-line tickets, early access and discover a unique thing to do in Rome. An early morning Vatican tour My husband, Mark, turned over in […]