Category: Western Europe

Top 5 souvenirs to get only in Iceland

Top 5 souvenirs to get only in Iceland

Iceland is a country known for being hewn from Ice and Fire. Mountainous glaciers erupt in fountains of lava, towering cliffs give way to miles of black sand beaches and everywhere you turn, vistas offer views like nowhere else in the world. In the last decade, Iceland has used its incredible nature to become one […]

Photo of the Week: Matera, Italy

Photograph of the week: Matera, Italy

In times such as these, where sheltering in place is the norm, and socializing feels like a distant memory, it can feel like we’re living under a rock. There is something to be said for rock-dwelling however… Just take Matera, Italy: a place where the cliffs and rocks of the surrounding landscape have been transformed […]

Discover Gràcia: a Barcelona neighbourhood guide

Discover Gràcia: a Barcelona neighbourhood guide

The current situation has ground travel plans to a halt. With this, we have time to pause and reflect on the trips we have made and the places we have fallen in love with. Moreover, we now have plenty of time to research places of interest to us, so that we have the perfect trip […]

The latest COVID-19 coronavirus and travel news from Provence

The latest COVID-19 coronavirus and travel news from Provence

It’s incredible to think that it’s been nearly two months at the time of writing that the whole of France was placed into a strict lockdown which prevented anyone leaving their homes. In common with the rest of the world, there were of course some exceptions such as being allowed to exercise or shop for […]

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Travel businesses have been hit hard, but spare a thought for Corona Holidays

These are certainly unprecedented times for the entire travel industry. Although businesses are incredibly good at dealing with all kinds of situations thrown at them, the world has absolutely changed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The last coronavirus to largely affect the travel industry was SARS in 2003. This mainly impacted the […]

Iceland to re-open to tourists on 15th June with airport testing

Iceland to re-open to tourists on 15th June with airport testing

To say I’m excited by this news would be a bit of an understatement. Especially since my livelihood relies on people coming to Iceland. But, I am cautious as to what this will actually mean for travellers who do decide to make the journey to Iceland this year. So I’ve put together a short list […]

Tales of Iceland: The Snaefellsnes Peninsula under the Northern Lights

Tales of Iceland: The Snaefellsnes Peninsula under the Northern Lights

“I’m dreaming with my eyes open!” The Snaefellsnes Peninsula always seems to enjoy more media coverage than the rest of Iceland. In fact, as far back as 1864 when Jules Verne wrote Journey to The Centre of the Earth, Snaefellsnes has been a traveller’s dream spot. The protagonist in the book exclaimed, “I’m dreaming with […]

10 things to know before going to Paris

10 things to know before going to Paris

Planning your dream vacation to Paris post lockdown? You may be filled with questions about your visit, especially if it will be your first time visiting the French capital. We’ve compiled a list here of 10 things you should know before you come to Paris. 1. Paris is safe Paris is a very safe city, […]

Social distancing yacht charters in 2020

Social distancing yacht charters in 2020

Leave the city far behind this Summer and reconnect with loved ones and nature in wild, wondrous destinations only accessible on a luxury yacht charter. With social distancing travel, you will be able to go on a vacation of a lifetime and still visit amazing places. There is a wide selection of vessels available to […]

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

Recently, I sat and thought about some of the reasons why I travel (and these days I have more time to sit, and think, than to travel). I realized a few interesting things. Why do I travel? Well, clearly to escape and explore. But, also to embrace and understand other cultures, to free my mind, […]

Looking forward to active learning holidays in Austria

Looking forward to active learning holidays in Austria

Whether it’s baking bread or putting paintbrush to paper, many of us are keeping busy at the moment by trying out new activities and rediscovering the excitement of acquiring new hobbies. Once lockdown ends, travellers looking to chase that thrill of learning a new skill should keep Austria’s Saalfelden Leogang, Ötztal and Ski Juwel Alpbachtal […]

Discover the 5 best wines in Provence

Discover the 5 best wines in Provence

Let me take you on a journey. It’s a COVID-19 era trip without flights, trains, suitcases or hotel rooms. And with travel banned, rather than a passport, you’ll need just a glass of wine and a little imagination to hop over borders. The French speak of tipicité and terroir. By this they mean that a […]

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Sexten Dolomites, Italy

Photograph of the week: Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Sexten Dolomites, Italy

Whilst Italy starts to see a partial easing of its lockdown restrictions, amidst mixed emotions of fear and joy, we hope that scenes like this will soon be more accessible to everyone. On August 21, 1869, Paul Grohmann (alongside guides Franz Innerkofler and Peter Salche), completed the first ever ascent of Cima Grande, the highest […]

Planning for the future: Explore La Molina, a Summer and Winter paradise in Catalonia

Planning for the future: Explore La Molina, a Summer and Winter paradise in Catalonia

At the time of writing this, it is needless to say that travel plans have been put on the backburner. As the COVID-19 virus has impacted life in every way, we should now prioritise health above all else. However, with most of us having more time on our hands than ever, we think using it […]

10 art galleries and museums you can still visit... virtually

10 art galleries and museums you can still visit… virtually

As Thomas Merton, famed writer, poet, and American Trappist monk once said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. Never has there been a better time to lose ourselves in art, to admire and acknowledge perspectives different from our own. To be in awe of another’s talent, whether past, […]

British Airways increases flights from China to tackle PPE shortages in the UK

British Airways increases flights from China to tackle PPE shortages in the UK

British Airways is increasing the number of cargo-only flights from China to the UK to 21 a week, up from 13 last week, as demand for PPE (personal protection equipment) continues to rise. From May, fourteen flights each week will depart from Shanghai, and seven from Beijing, carrying cargo in the hold and, where possible, […]