Europe

10 Travel Experts Tell Us About their Top European Destinations for a Festive Getaway!

I love Christmas. The hype, the music, the parties, the markets, the mulled wine,  the smell of log fires and cinnamon, the pop-up ice skating rinks... What's not to love about the festive season?! Travelling South America currently means that this year I'll be missing some of the Christmas build up but there's no reason why you should too! Therefore I've asked some of my travel writing colleagues to tell you about their favourite European Festive Destinations for a getaway in December! So what are you waiting for?! Dust off your snow boots or book that last-minute Christmas market trip and get in the festive mood!... Read More...

Interview with a Local : Ljubljana, Slovenia

Although I love Ljubljana very much I often leave the city  and spend a weekend on Bled Lake. When I decide to hang out in Ljubljana, I love food, so my activities in Ljubljana always involve  good food, no matter the season. In summer I love having a brunch in random bistro along the Ljubljanica river, or meet up with friends on Friday  afternoons in the Open Kitchen food market - kind of a  get-together with great traditional Slovenian as well as international food and drinks, prepared by the selected restaurants and best chefs from all over Slovenia. In the summer evenings during July I always visit  Ljubljana Castle during the Film under the stars project.... Read More...

Interview with a Local : Seville

I would start out with a tostada de pringá (minced meat toast) and a coffee at La Estrellita, one of my favourite breakfast joints in my neighborhood. I'd probably stroll down near the river and across the bridge to the city centre and shop along Calle Sierpes. Midday beers with friends would be at Plaza Salvador, a central meeting place for a beer before having a few tapas and a long siesta. ... Read More...

Interview with a Local : Pembrokeshire, Wales

My favourite thing to do is either walk along the coastal path, which hugs the coastline for 186 miles and passes 58 beaches, or find a new beach to explore. Pembrokeshire beaches are some of the best in the world, and because there are so many of them, they’re not usually crowded. One of my favourite beaches is Broad Haven. There’s a lovely walk from Bosherston to Broad Haven, which is an easy walk around Bosherston's beautiful lily ponds.... Read More...

Interview with a Local: Genova, Italy

With a day off, I love to go to any of the little towns on the Ligurian coast and enjoy the sea. It could be summer or winter, but those little cities are always breathtaking. Camogli is my favourite town: Portofino is nothing compared to Camogli! It is an ancient fishing town. All the buildings are colourful, so the men could be easily recognize their home once they came back home after the fishing days. From Camogli you can go with a boat to San Fruttuoso Abbey: a quiet Church attainable only by foot or by boat. I love to walk around Camogli eating an ice - cream - the best one is a cone with fiordilatte covered by chocolate: get it at the Auriga Bar -  or just to seat down, close to the sea, with a beer.... Read More...

Medfest an Alternative Type of Holiday for dancers!

Sparty  My Absolute Medfest highlight! At 1 am after a few hours of dancing, the DJ decks are set up inside the luxury spa and the champagne is free-flowing! It starts off feeling very glamorous and civilised sipping champagne and eating chocolate truffles inside the jacuzzi but as the music gets cranked up so does the energy, and before you know it you'll be doing the conga through the freezing cold plunge pool!... Read More...

Interview With a Local : El Medano in Tenerife

I live in El Médano, a coastal town on the Canary Island of Tenerife. Whilst the Canary Islands are very well-known throughout Europe, mainstream tourism kind of passes us by. That's mainly because of the almost constant stiff breeze, which makes it perfect for windsurfing and kite boarding. Hence the town attracts a “different” kind of tourism, one with a more active base than you generally find in the more famous resorts here.... Read More...