Things To Do In Aveiro, Portugal – The Ultimate Guide

Things To Do In Aveiro – A Guide For Day-Trippers IS AVEIRO WORTH VISITING? Aveiro is one of my favourite towns in central Portugal. But, if you read some peoples comments on TripAdvisor, you might be confused by the conflict of opinions – anyone would think it was the birthplace of Marmite or pineapple on…

Visit Auray-Saint-Goustan, The Port That Time Forgot

Saint Goustan stopped us in our tracks the moment we set eyes on it. This is not a town you have work hard to love! I say town, the towns name is actually Auray, but the port area is known as Saint Goustan. You may see it written as Auray-Saint-Goustan. But however you want to…

Our Summer Road-Trip To France; Part 5. The Dordogne.

We’d been on our 2019 France road-trip for just over a week now and, like every other holiday we ever go on, we hadn’t stopped for breath! Lyon (part 4) was on display behind us in the rearview mirror and as much as it had been a blast (we were pretty much born for city-breaks)…

Our Summer Road-Trip To France; Part 4. Lyon For The Weekend

A Weekend In Lyon This is part 4 in a series of travel-diary type posts from our 3 week France road-trip in 2019. If you would like to start from the beginning you can find part 1 here. Alternatively, if you are looking for a more comprehensive Lyon Travel Guide – this post might be…

The Most Magical & Prettiest Places In Brittany, France

Brittany is magical – King Arthur legends, neolithic stones, an ancient culture and more pretty towns than you can dare to fit into one holiday. Follow our top tips on all the best places in Brittany – castles, beaches, hidden gems and tourist attractions

Hotel Review; Island View Villa – Golden Beach, Thassos

It was a long journey from home that morning but when the taxi dropped us at our hotel in the dark, we just had this sense that we had struck gold with this one. We had definitely done our research for Thassos accommodation, but you never know – it’s amazing what an applied dose of…

Our Summer Road-Trip To France; Part 2 – Alsace Towns

Visiting Alsace Villages Having a vague idea of the beauty that we were about to encounter in Colmar, the town where we were staying for the Alsace section of our French road trip, it was a little surprising that once you are away from the ancient colourful town centre-ville, the rest of this UNESCO listed…

The Island Of Thassos In Greece; Stuff You Don’t Want To Miss!

The Greek island of Thassos had its hey-day in the ’90s then tourism seemed to dry up (perhaps there were too many shell-suit fires in that heat?). The landslide in holidaymakers is a good thing though and totally not a reflection of what lies behind the Hawaiian style slopes of this northern Greek island. And…

Luxembourg In One Day – A Nutshell Guide

I find it’s such a relief when you can leave your bulletproof vest at home, they take up so much room in your hand luggage! So you’ll be pleased to know that Luxembourg is the safest country in the world. Some travel guides will tell you how pristine the capital is, and how the residents…

Best 3 Hotels In Nottingham

Nottingham’s Top 3 Hotels… Whether you are in town for a mini-break or visiting for a music concert or live event there are plenty of Nottingham city hotels to choose from. It’s a fairly compact city centre with several of your usual chain hotels but for similar prices there are 3 particularly lovely establishments with…

One Day In Rome – The Best Guide Yet! (+map)

You Only Have One Day In Rome… Is it possible : Can you do Rome in a day? Absolutely! I mean, there will have to be compromises – Rome didn’t become the best city in Europe (in my opinion) by having so few highlights you could write them on a post-it-note with a chunky crayon….

Top 10 Things To Do In Puglia, Italy (+ map)

Puglia has to be one of Italy’s prettiest regions, with its gleaming limestone towns, beautiful paradise beaches and verdant countryside of olive groves and vineyards. You could be here for months and still be discovering a new pretty little place to visit each day – Puglia definitely got the memo about how to pull off…

The Complete Istria Travel Guide (Top Towns, Best Food & Hotels)

An Istria Travel Guide A country heavily influenced by its past landlords, the Romans and Venetians, Istria is like the cleaner, calmer version of Italy. The roads are a dream to navigate, even in the middle of August, as Istria has just the right amount of tourists appreciating its beauty. Equally, the weather too is…