Europe Articles

Vitorchiano is one of Italy's best off the beaten path destinations
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15 Beautiful Small Towns and Villages Near Rome and Across Lazio, Italy

Discover some of the most beautiful villages near Rome and across the Lazio region, from small Italian town stays to day trips near Rome.
London on a Budget
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London on a Budget: 15 Cheap Travel Tips

After five years in London working in hospitality, you have to learn the tricks to do London on a budget, and I've finally written down a few of my favourite ways and tips to visit this incredible city without breaking the bank.
Views over the Azores Sete Cidades lakes
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12 of the best places to visit in April in Europe: beaches, Easter, cities, and adventures

Discover some of the best places to visit in April for a European city break, an Easter getaway, a spring beach trip or an active adventure
A view across St Ives, one of the best places to visit in Cornwall
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Best Places To Visit in Cornwall: Attractions, Beaches and Pretty Villages

Discover some of the best places to visit in Cornwall, including famous Cornwall attractions, pretty villages, and awesome coastal stops.
Estoi Palace
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Unusual Places To Stay In the Algarve: Boutique Hotels and Unique Sleeps

From boutique hotels and house boats, yoga retreats and glamping, these special and unusual places to stay in the Algarve are dreamy.
Palma Cathedral
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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.
The Alcazar of Segovia on a cloudy day perches on a hill
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Best Hidden Gems in Spain: 21 Unique Places To Visit in Spain

Discover some of the top hidden gems in Spain to get off the beaten path. From pretty villages and secret flower festivals to cheese caves and cross-border zip lines.
Best places to visit in Europe
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Escape to the Asitz Mountain, Where Art Meets the Austrian Alps

Explore the Asitz Mountain of Austria, where hiking, biking, music and culture collide for a perfect summer destination in the Austrian Alps.
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The village of Ponto do Sol in Madeira, with green hills and a small bay for swimming
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15 Best Places To Visit in Europe in Winter: Warmest Spots and Winter Wonderlands

From winter wonderlands to the warmest spots, these are some of the best places to visit in Europe in winter.
Leon, Spain
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How to spend a weekend in León, Spain: attractions, architecture and tapas crawls

Discover outstanding architecture, aged-attractions and delicious dishes during a weekend in León, Spain, a great Spanish city break.
Oviedo, the capital of Asturias
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How To Spend a Weekend in Oviedo, Spain: Things To Do in Asturias’ Chilled-Out Capital

Pack in plenty of things to do in Oviedo during a weekend break, from cider and cheese tastings to monuments and Mozarabic architecture.
View of the Graz River Mur
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Graz travel guide: going beyond the UNESCO Old Town

Plan your trip to Austria's second city with this Graz travel guide, covering where to eat, drink, sleep and the best things to do in Graz.
Valladolid, Spain
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Renaissance architecture, sacred statues, and plenty of vino: how to spend a weekend in Valladolid, Spain

Renaissance architecture, sacred statues, and plenty of vino; Valladolid, Spain serves up plenty for a relaxing, yet fun, weekend city break.
Bedroom balcony views from the Stockinggut Leogang
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Checking in: Stockinggut, Leogang Hotel Review – an almost all-inclusive Austrian Alps experience 

This Stockinggut Leogang Hotel covers the mountain location, food, drink, spa and service of this delightful hotel in the Austrian Alps.
An outside restaurant in the white streets of Locorotondo Puglia
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Italy off the Beaten Path: 25 Hidden Gems in Italy

Discover some of the best hidden gems in Italy to go off the beaten path in pretty Italian villages, overlooked towns, and idyllic islands.
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 digital…
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…
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.
Iceland Winter Photography
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When Is The Best Time to Visit Iceland?

Deciding when to visit Iceland will define your trip. Discover the best time to visit for camping, Christmas, road trips, or northern lights.
Mallorca
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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 Island has plenty more to discover.