Category: Western Europe

The best wineries to visit when in Spain

The best wineries to visit when in Spain

After having planned many trips within spanish wine routes, we can really appreciate that wine tourism keeps increasing every year. One of the main wine routes in Spain is undoubtedly the Ribera del Duero Wine Route, whose more than 100 kilometers long extend through the provinces of Soria, Valladolid, Burgos and Segovia. There are many […]

Best food addresses in the chicest area of Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Best food addresses in the chicest area of Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Prés

With parks, shops, restaurants and terraces open again in Paris, Parisians are gradually starting to fill up again the streets and the city is slowly but surely coming back to life, a socially-distant one anyway. Moreover, with French borders opening up on June 22nd for European Union members, and July 1st for many other countries, […]

Iberostar Anthelia in Tenerife

How hotel chains will look after us once we return

With thoughts slowly returning to being able to enjoy an overseas holiday once again, many may be concerned about how they will be looked after once they arrive at their hotel. We have looked into just three popular hotel chains to see what measures they have introduced with your safety, and well-being, in mind. Of […]

Iceland update: start planning, but maybe not flying just yet

Iceland update: start planning, but maybe not flying just yet

Since my last post there have been a number of developments in Iceland. Many positive and some that require re-examining. Therefore I have dedicated this month’s blog post to adding additional information and including any changes. The question posed 1 month ago was, ‘Is it now the right time to come to Iceland?’ My answer to […]

De-escalation in Spain: An update on Barcelona

De-escalation in Spain: An update on Barcelona

Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain, has been present throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in keeping the country aware of how they should go about winding down lockdown measures. With 17 autonomous communities in Spain, all with differing populations and land sizes, the Spanish government’s plan to phase out measures has had to be adopted differently […]

Amsteram's diverse top 5

Amsteram’s diverse top 5

The beating heart of the Netherlands, Amsterdam holds some of the very best and most impactful attractions in the area. In no other place is there such a fine balance between culture, history and luxury. On every canal and down every street there is something new and exciting to discover and enough options to entice […]

10 things to do around Malvern, UK

10 things to do around Malvern, UK

Home to the Malvern hills, copious country pubs, famous spring water and bursting with history there is no surprise that Malvern is a popular spot for people to visit each year. The town is located on the border of Worcestershire and Herefordshire, beneath the rolling hills which provide stunning panoramic views of the Wye Valley […]

Charming Sifnos attracts island-hoppers who seek an authentic Greek Island experience

5 Greek islands to visit when Greece reopens to tourists after the cornonavirus lockdown

As the world gradually reopens from coronavirus lockdowns, Greece is opening its borders to tourists on June 15. Greece, relying heavily on Summer travel, will attempt to jump-start the economy in time for the high season. Greece, with under 200 deaths and less than 3,000 of the virus, has been lauded for its early lockdown, […]

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 […]

Cancelled flights

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, […]