Titanic Belfast, image Chris Hill for Tourism Ireland

A Brilliant City Break in Belfast

“Have you been to Belfast? You have to go!” It’s always a good sign when you start insisting that your friends visit the place you’ve just come back from, and as I caught myself saying these words to pretty much every friend I caught up with in London I knew Belfast had got me good.Read More

Lake Windermere view from Storrs Hall

Poetry, Perfect Plates and Picturesque Scenes in England’s Lake District

There are some places in this world that make you feel like you’ve stepped into a painting or a book or even a poem. The almost ridiculously picturesque Lake District in the northwest of England is one of those places. There’s something about those stone fences and rolling green hills, about the charming villages withRead More

Eiffel Tower view, image courtesy PARISCityVISION

Making Time for Paris

… This post is brought to you by ParisCityVision … Paris. Just the name conjures up images of romantic walks along the Seine, indulging in some of the best shopping in the world, wandering through incredible art galleries and whiling away the hours sitting in outdoor cafes and watching Parisian life go by. But ofRead More

Alhambra Palace, Granada, image courtesy Albatross Tours

Stunning European Destinations for Your Travel Wish List

… This post is brought to you by Albatross Tours with guest author Kimberly Veart …   With so many places in the world to visit, how do you choose where to head to next? The European continent has so many fascinating, historical and culturally diverse cities and towns to explore. It can be hardRead More

Hot Balloon Rides over Cappadocia

Five Things to do in Turkey

… This is a Guest Post by travel blogger Jess H of Tripelio … With some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Turkey has many sights and many things to do. Dip your toes into the beautiful culture and nature that embodies Turkey and check out some of the many adventures you canRead More

Azamara Quest Mediterranean Cruise Review

Boutique Hotel Style Cruising the Med on Azamara Quest

When you’re on a cruise you feel like you’re in your own little bubble, but due to the popularity of cruising there are times when your ship comes in at the same time as someone else’s. It’s a situation I found myself in when I woke up in Ajaccio on Azamara Quest and looked outRead More

Embracing Selfie Sticks and Guided Holidays on a Trafalgar tour of Turkey

I never thought I’d be the sort of person to embrace the selfie stick. And it certainly never occurred to me that one day I would be huddled around one with sweet local ladies and new global friends in a remote village in Turkey, laughing together at how our picture turned out, or taking aRead More

View on Oslo to Bergen Train, Norway

Oslo to Bergen Train, Norway’s Great Train Journey

When people talk about the great rail journeys of the world often the train itself has as much to do with the accolade as the view outside, especially when you have chance to be rocked to sleep in style as you clack along the tracks. The Bergen Railway is a different kettle of fish. Don’tRead More

View from Mt Hoher Kasten, Switzerland

Switzerland Mountains, Cheese and Chocolate Tour

Switzerland. Just the name conjures up images of dramatic mountains, sparkling lakes, charming towns and yes, cheese and chocolate. Of course there’s a whole lot more to this beautiful country than clichés, but when in Switzerland you’d be crazy to miss out on some of the things they’re known around the world for. Having neverRead More

Cruising into Venice on Uniworld's River Countess

Cruising Venice on Uniworld’s River Countess

When is a river cruise not a river cruise? It’s a question I ask myself as I look out onto Venice from my floating six star boutique hotel, the River Countess. This beautiful ship can happily glide along the rivers of Europe but my first experience with her is something slightly different. Rather than takingRead More