Europe

A spring walk in Stratford-upon-Avon

A spring walk in Stratford-upon-Avon

This week I was lucky enough to be in Stratford-upon-Avon – a gorgeous, ancient town which is even more picturesque on a sunny spring day. Stratford is normally heaving with tourists, but head there on a weekday outside the height of summer (particularly a Monday, […]

10 Things I Hate (and Love) About You: Budapest

10 Things I Hate (and Love) About You: Budapest

As I’ve said elsewhere, I don’t harbour particularly warm, fuzzy feelings towards Budapest. To cut to the chase, it made it onto my ‘list of places I’ll never go back to’, and for all the wrong reasons. In all honesty, Budapest mystified me – I’d gone with […]

5 Unique London Eateries for Every Budget

5 Unique London Eateries for Every Budget

When eating out in London – and particularly if you’re there on a flying visit, or doing the tourist thing – it can be tempting to stick with what you know. Hunting down quirky coffee spots can be time-consuming, and taking a chance on an […]

Assos: Kefalonia’s most beautiful village

Assos: Kefalonia’s most beautiful village

Many visitors to Kefalonia rush to Fiskardo, Kefalonia’s northern-most port encircling a picturesque harbour and the route onwards via ferry to Ithaca and Lefkada. In doing so, they miss one of the island’s real gems: the idyllic village of Assos. Cradled in a narrow isthmus that separates […]

5 Best Places to Visit in Aude, France

5 Best Places to Visit in Aude, France

Aude is a gorgeous corner of the Languedoc Roussillon region, with coastline and beaches to the east, and the jagged peaks of the Pyrenees looming in the west. The terrain in between is similarly dramatic: rolling vineyards and dusty villages are watched over by the […]

Five Fabulously Free Things To Do in London

Five Fabulously Free Things To Do in London

Despite being one of the world’s most expensive cities, London has an absolute plethora of free landmarks, galleries, museums, markets, parks and historical sites to visit. The possibilities are verging on endless. However, some of the options would take days alone (I’m looking at you, British […]

Brussels and Back for £30

Brussels and Back for £30

In week’s time I’ll be heading off to Brussels for a weekend, mainly to catch up with some old friends, but I’m also looking forward to visiting somewhere new, particularly as I’ll hopefully squeeze in a day in beautiful Bruges too. One of the main […]



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