Getting active in Austria’s Wachau Valley – on our Avalon river cruise

Getting active in Austria’s Wachau Valley – on our Avalon river cruise

As I cycled past beautifully tended rows of vines and fruit trees heavy with plums in Austria’s Wachau Valley, I was struck by how activities such as hiking, cycling and canoeing can... 

Alternative places to visit in Tokyo: a 2 day itinerary

Alternative places to visit in Tokyo: a 2 day itinerary

Are you visiting Tokyo but want to try something a bit different? Our guest author Mike Gale lives in Tokyo and has been busy discovering alternative places to visit. He shares... 

Hiking in the Dolomites – a tour of the Rosengarten in South Tyrol

Hiking in the Dolomites – a tour of the Rosengarten in South Tyrol

Every year my friend Julia and I set off for a hiking holiday, a girl’s own adventure in which we test ourselves on the mountain trails of Europe. This year we had chosen the... 

5 top things to do in Braga, Portugal

5 top things to do in Braga, Portugal

Braga is located in the North of Portugal and its history and charms won’t leave you unmoved. In this article our guest author and Braga expert, Julia Vilaça picks out five of... 

Inspired by Bristol artists at the Affordable Art Fair

Inspired by Bristol artists at the Affordable Art Fair

“Buy what you love” is the advice of Bristol artist Abigail McDougall when it comes to investing in original artworks, like those she paints in her studio in Jamaica Street,... 

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Getting active in Austria’s Wachau Valley – on our Avalon river cruise Getting active in Austria’s Wachau Valley – on our Avalon river cruise

As I cycled past beautifully tended rows of vines and fruit trees heavy with plums... 

Alternative places to visit in Tokyo: a 2 day itinerary Alternative places to visit in Tokyo: a 2 day itinerary

Are you visiting Tokyo but want to try something a bit different? Our guest author Mike... 

Hiking in the Dolomites – a tour of the Rosengarten in South Tyrol Hiking in the Dolomites – a tour of the Rosengarten in South Tyrol

Every year my friend Julia and I set off for a hiking holiday, a girl’s own... 

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A driving guide to Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast A driving guide to Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast

Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast must be one of the most scenic drives in... 

10 fab foodie stops on Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast 10 fab foodie stops on Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast

Northern Ireland’s scenic Causeway Coast offers windswept golden beaches,... 

10 fun things we did on a weekend in Dublin 10 fun things we did on a weekend in Dublin

Dublin in December is the place to party! The Guinness is flowing, the drinkers... 

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Hiking in the Dolomites – a tour of the Rosengarten in South Tyrol Hiking in the Dolomites – a tour of the Rosengarten in South Tyrol

Every year my friend Julia and I set off for a hiking holiday, a girl’s own adventure in which we test ourselves on the mountain trails of Europe. This year we had chosen the Dolomites of South Tyrol in Northern Italy as our outdoor playground, making a circular route around the Rosengarten or... [Read more of this review]

Classic Caribbean luxury at Ottley’s Plantation Inn, St Kitts Classic Caribbean luxury at Ottley’s Plantation Inn, St Kitts

At Ottley’s Plantation Inn, I felt I was stepping back in time, into a luxurious Caribbean lifestyle. The last remaining plantation inn on St Kitts, the hotel is a haven to relax in the elegance of the Great House, surrounded by beautifully kept gardens, flower filled borders and avenues of royal... [Read more of this review]

Italy: The charms and challenges of going off the tourist route Italy: The charms and challenges of going off the tourist route

In this article, our guest author, Cole Mayer shares his trip to Italy, in which he discovers the challenges of Italian driving as well as the charms of visiting places that are a little off the tourist trail. I had travelled around the world as a child. Europe was no stranger to me. But when it came... [Read more of this review]

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