Category: Western Europe

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Things to do in Barcelona this Christmas

In Spain both the 6th and the 8th of December are bank holidays, meaning there is always a fun buzz around the city at this time as locals take some much needed time off to celebrate the Día de la Constitución and the Día de la Inmaculada Concepción.
Short stay: The Treehouses, Dittisham Hideaway, Devon, UK

Short stay: The Treehouses, Dittisham Hideaway, Devon, UK

In the famous 19th century children’s book, when the shipwrecked Swiss Family Robinson have the opportunity to leave their treehouse on their isolated island, many of the family choose to remain.
5 best hotels in Siena, Tuscany

5 best hotels in Siena, Tuscany

Whether you're looking for a 5-star property with all the bells and whistles, or a more modest option with Tuscan charm, there's sure to be a perfect hotel for you in Siena.
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10 alternative activities to do in Barcelona

Barcelona is a beautiful, lively city with a lot to offer tourists. However, it can be easy to get caught up in the daily schedule of your vacation and miss out on some of the best that the city has to offer.
Short stay: Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

Short stay: Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

It had been more than a decade since we'd last stayed at the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa so I was keen to return and see how this gem of a hotel had evolved since our last visit.
10 cosy Lake District pubs you really ought to visit

10 cosy Lake District pubs you really ought to visit

After a long day hiking, sailing or generally exploring the Lake District, what better way to unwind than with some delicious food and drink in the comfortable surroundings of a cosy Lake District pub?
New luxury additions at SCHLOSS Roxburghe in the Scottish Borders

New luxury additions at SCHLOSS Roxburghe in the Scottish Borders

With the opening of the new Estate House this month, SCHLOSS Roxburghe is undergoing a significant redevelopment that includes the addition of 58 new rooms.
The 5 best islands to visit in Greece

The 5 best islands to visit in Greece

There are more than 200 inhabited Greek isles and around 6,000 in total. And like many island nations, each inhabited Greek island has its own distinct character.
Short stay: Aptel East, Tower Hamlets, London, UK

Short stay: Aptel East, Tower Hamlets, London, UK

The old adage to "never judge a book by its cover" couldn't be more true when it comes to Aptel East, an aparthotel in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets.
Experience the history of Munster Vales!

Experience the history of Munster Vales!

The nights might be getting darker earlier and the weather might be getting colder, but for anyone planning a visit to Munster Vales over the winter months there is still plenty to do and see in the region.
The best travel destinations for outdoor enthusiasts

The best travel destinations for outdoor enthusiasts

If you love being outdoors among nature, you probably also prefer vacations that allow you to explore and take in all the natural beauty that the destination has to offer.
CroisiEurope's Andalusia: Tradition, gastronomy and flamenco

CroisiEurope's Andalusia: Tradition, gastronomy and flamenco

For seven nights and eight days CroisiEurope’s 176-berth La Belle de Cadiz is the base for an exploration of Andalusia.
What to wear in Iceland in the Summer

What to wear in Iceland in the Summer

In Iceland you can expect weather conditions to vary from one season to another and from one part of country to another. This blog goes into detail on what to wear in Iceland during the Summer months.
Useful apps for travel in Iceland

Useful apps for travel in Iceland

Here we've collated a number of apps which will help make your time in Iceland safer as well as enable you to get more from your visit.
10 useful things to know for a trip to Iceland

10 useful things to know for a trip to Iceland

Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world - a land full of natural wonders - but knowing these useful tips will hopefully ensure that your trip benefits from some inside knowledge.
Driving Iceland's ring road - clockwise or anti-clockwise?

Driving Iceland's ring road - clockwise or anti-clockwise?

A common question for visitors to Iceland is whether it's best to drive Iceland's Route 1 ring road in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. This blog post explores this issue in more detail.