Category: Western Europe

Cwmdu, Brecon Beacons; A winter portrait under the Galactic Core

5 amazing Dark Sky spots in Mid Wales

Mid Wales is a place to visit to escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. But it has so much more to offer, especially when the sun goes down. Dominated by the Cambrian Mountains, including the Green Desert of Wales, the region is thinly populated. It’s an area with an economy dependent on farming […]

COVID-19 coronavirus travel insurance: UK providers that offer cover

COVID-19 coronavirus travel insurance: UK providers that offer cover

Choosing the right travel insurance policy for you was difficult enough in pre-pandemic times. With the COVID-19 coronavirus, there’s now an added layer of complexity. Here we highlight a number of UK travel insurance providers that offer some degree of cover for coronavirus. None of the policies listed below constitute recommendations – they are just […]

Child on Porth Iago beach, North Wales

The 5 best beaches on the Llŷn Peninsula

The Llŷn Peninsula is a treasured part of North Wales for many reasons but stands out because of its beautiful views and spectacular, rugged landscapes. One of the most cherished parts of the region is the many great beaches which surround this headlands, outlining the towns and villages of this popular travel destination. With nearly […]

Discover the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona

Discover the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona

The first human settlements in Barcelona are believed to date back to the Neolithic period, with ruins of early settlers excavated in the El Raval neighbourhood dating more than 5000 years ago. As a city, Barcelona was founded by the Romans around the end of the 1st century BC, with the original name of Barcino. […]

21 countries to visit in 2021

21 countries to visit in 2021

Following 2020, the year of staying at home, most of us are now yearning to travel again. As we bide our time through the darker winter months while vaccines are being rolled out, more people than ever are looking forward to travelling once more, whenever that may be. With so much culture and so many […]

Basel - the city of museums

Basel – the city of museums

There is no other more cultivated city in Switzerland than Basel in the north of the country. This city has always been the center of art and culture. Starting from the 1500s, Basel was home to many well-known artists like Hans Holbein and Albrecht Dürer, as well as public figures like Nietzsche and Erasmus, to […]

Go wild in the Western Isles archipelago

Go wild in the Western Isles archipelago

As we move towards the distant beacon of travel freedom, the promise of unlimited exploration across the globe and safe passage for those who do, our minds naturally turn to distant shores with powder-soft beaches, azure waters and indulgent stays. But, whilst the tropical island clusters of the Caribbean and the Maldives have their allure, […]

The top 5 castle hotels in Scotland

The top 5 castle hotels in Scotland

Whenever visitors are asked what they love most about Scotland, castles often comes top of their preference list. This doesn’t come as a complete surprise. After all there used to be more than 3,000 castles in Scotland with Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye being the oldest one and the ancestral home of the […]

Summer sensations in the Eastern Mediterranean by luxury yacht charter

Summer sensations in the Eastern Mediterranean by luxury yacht charter

Celebrate a summer of freedom in the Eastern Mediterranean and cruise wherever you desire on a luxury yacht charter, one of the safest ways to have a break far from home and still maintain social distancing. The wonderful luxuries on board mean you can spend all your time aboard or in the water or some […]

Missed opportunities: 5 ways to celebrate when we can gather again

Missed opportunities: 5 ways to celebrate when we can gather again

Have you watched landmark dates come and go without the festivity you had always hoped for? Was a 40th birthday spent in your pyjamas at the kitchen table, waving at friends on Zoom? Did a year of planning a family reunion end in working out refunds instead? The New Year may not have started as […]

7 ways to make a splash in Mallorca

7 ways to make a splash in Mallorca

Let’s face it, one of the first things we do when we arrive at a hotel is check out the pool, and boy do the hotels of Mallorca have some good ones! Some of these swimming pools are about blurring the lines between the man-made and the natural with stunning infinity pools and others allow […]

Sapphire ice cave in Iceland

Sapphire ice cave in Iceland

If you haven’t heard about the ‘Sapphire’ ice cave in Iceland yet, you will once you arrive. It’s worth coming to Iceland for that reason alone. Add in the Northern Lights, a snowy landscape and a remote location (perfect for social distance holidays) and you have an incredible trip awaiting you. So this blog post […]

8 free events and activities to try in Oslo

8 free events and activities to try in Oslo

Norway’s sophisticated capital of Oslo conjures images of stunning architecture, a vibrant culinary scene and Viking museums, but it’s often thought of as being an expensive city to visit. However, if you’re heading to Norway on an Arctic expedition, it would be an incredible shame to miss out on what Oslo has to offer. That’s […]

A road trip through Provence

A road trip through Provence

Travel in 2021 is going to be challenging. We will continue to want to keep our distance and stay out of crowded, tourist resorts. Therefore, going somewhere so attuned to the traveller’s needs as Provence might not be your best option. However, the desire to see our beautiful world up close is more potent than […]

Puerto Mogan Boats

The Little Venice of Gran Canaria

The island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, is one of the year-round destinations we can jet off to once travel is back in our lives.  One of the prettiest resorts in Gran Canaria is Puerto Mogan on the southwest coast.  You’ll see below why Puerto Mogán is known as ‘Little Venice’, and is […]

The Great Orme in Llandudno, North Wales

5 must-visit places in North Wales

North Wales is a land of epic landscapes and changing environments. It is a place alive with action and a rich, distinctive culture of its own. Amongst the transient topography, you can find some real gems that make this place one of the most immersive places to explore in Europe. Here you can find designated […]