Europe Articles

Bosnia Herzegovina
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Holafly, the eSIM for travelling to Europe and avoiding roaming fees

Produced in partnership with HolaFly Sadly, the days of travelling with just a beat-up map and our gut instincts are long gone, and while it's still nice to dabble in some off the beaten path adventures in Europe or further afield, the…
Salamanca as seen from the river at blue hour
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Learn Spanish online: 7 ways to study Spanish without a language school

There are countless reasons you might want to learn Spanish online rather than take classes. For some, it may be a matter of cost; for others, it could be simply wanting to master the basics for an upcoming trip, while many might just want…
The ancient city of Caceres
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Spain off the beaten path: 22 ‘hidden gems’ in Spain to discover in 2022

Discover some of the best hidden gems in Spain to get off the beaten path on your next secret Spain adventure.
Populaer tourist sights like Obidos were basically empty when I visited in June
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Portugal Coronavirus travel restrictions 2022

What is travelling in Portugal like in 2021? As a local, I've been on a few trips now and kept up on the Portugal coronavirus news and rules.
Cuenca Spain
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22 Hidden Europe Gems You Need to Visit in 2022

Forget Paris and Rome for your 2022 Europe trips and discover these incredible 22 lesser-known towns and destinations. If Mantua, Cuenca and Vipava Valley don't sound familiar then this one is for you.
Dan Flying Solo
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A quick guide to Palma de Mallorca: Spain’s best island city break?

Where to eat, drink, visit and stay in the capital city of the Balearic Islands: Palma de Mallorca - with day trip suggestions.
Iceland Winter Photography
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Iceland: when to go and how to travel the land of fire and ice

Deciding when to visit Iceland will define how you travel the country. Whether a 4WD road-trip in summer, or a winter expedition tour.
Mallorca
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Mallorca beyond Magaluf: 5 Reasons to visit Mallorca, Spain

For many people, the island of Mallorca conjures up the party-strip of Magaluf, but between the stunning beaches, incredible architecture and mountain hikes, Majorca Islands has plenty more to discover.
Scottish mountains and lake
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Top outdoor adventures in the UK: From ocean hikes to summiting peaks

Getting stuck into a grand adventure in the great outdoors is an easy task in all four corners of the United Kingdom.
Edinburgh Royal Tattoo
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A Quick Guide to the 11 Edinburgh Festivals in 2022

Edinburgh is the ultimate festival city, hosting 11 different festivals throughout the year. From comedy to science, you are spoilt for choice with all of these incredible events set to the backdrop of one stunning city.
London Eye
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Crimbo in the capital: festivities and Christmas shopping day-trip ideas in London 2021

It's time to make the most of everything London has to offer this festive season, from epic markets to ice rinks!
Lyme Regis
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Unique hideaways and escapes in South West England

Here are just some of my favourite, and not as over-run places to visit in South West England.
Mevagissey Saint Austell Cornwall
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Where to stay in Cornwall: a quick guide to picking the perfect base

Picking the perfect base in Cornwall, whether it be South, West, or North Coast, is super easy - combine one or two to explore with ease.
Lagos
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My favourite Algarve Hidden Gems and Beaches

The Algarve might be known as a sun-kissed British getaway, but there are still plenty of incredible and lesser-visited spots here. From west coast surfing to hilltop castles, throw in a side trip to Lisbon and you have the perfect Europe vacation all year round.
Estoi Palace
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Unusual and unique accommodation in the Algarve: Vast villas, glamping, houseboats and more

From vast luxury villas, to house boats, glamping and beachside bungalows, unusual and unique accomodation in the Algarve will complete your Portugal trip.
Dan in Madeira Quinta da Saraiva discount code
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What’s it like visiting Madeira right now? Pretty damn dreamy…

Madeira, an island of Portugal, provides mountains, coast and culture for the perfect winter escape with a UK air bridge & safety precautions.
Porto as seen from the river
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Palatial, palatable Portugal: a long weekend in Porto and the Douro

From sampling Port and cruising along the wine region of the Douro, to enjoying the grand architecture and colourful facades, Porto is the perfect long weekend break!
The traditional thatched houses of Santana, a pointed triangle shaped house with colourful blue and red windows and flowers outside
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40 Photos of Madeira proving it’s a picture perfect destination!

Photos of Madeira will quickly make you fall in love with this dreamy destination, an island of Portugal full of nature!
Views over the harbour in San Sebastian
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Getting back to the Basque Country: San Sebastián and beyond

A weekend break to San Sebastian is the perfect Spanish city-break, but why not stay a week and explore more of the beautiful Basque Country.
Cinque Terre Italy Travel Guide
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Why I love Italy – my favourite Italy experiences and places

Italy has become one of my favourite countries, and here are some of my favourite Italy experiences from over the years.