Europe Travel Guides

Coming from the UK I am a sucker for cobbled streets, historic tales, crisp winter mornings and cities and countryside full of charm. Love the same stuff? You are in the right place!

Sure, the likes of Paris, Rome and London steal the city break headlines but why not throw in a side trip to Serbia, discover the cute and quaint country of Slovenia or head to the magic world of Iceland. Every day this continent steals my heart, let me show you why…

Safe travels,
Dan

Travel Posts from Europe

Nice Cannes Monaco

How to have a weekend in the French Riviera like a boss

Gather the squad, book a flight to Nice get ready to gamble, booze and eat your way through the South of France like a baller.
9th October 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
ParisPhoto

7 easy tips for photographing Paris (or anywhere!)

By far the most common question I get asked is ‘what camera do you use?’ and whilst gear is important, it’s the way you look at things that really define an image. Here are some super simple tips to make an image a little bit more ‘gram worthy...
31st May 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Berat Albania

25 Albania photos that will make you book a ticket

From battering with cigarettes for directions to hidden waterfalls, sleeping in castles and getting a car stuck 2 minutes after picking up hitchhikers, check out these stories and Albania photos from that epic road trip.
4th April 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Amsterdam Weekend Away

Amsterdam Weekend Guide #SkyscannerRoulette

Skyscanner invited me to play a little game called #SkyscannerRoullete. Wake up, book the next flight and get to the airport... Here's how to spend a random last-minute Amsterdam weekend.
27th March 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Iceland aerial photography

Iceland winter photography: 20 images of this snowy playground

Iceland in winter is a snowy, magical and usually dark winter wonderland... these 20 photos give you a glimpse into why the cold months might be the best time to visit.
28th January 2017/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Best Edinburgh Attractions

12 Best Attractions in Edinburgh + 5 Awesome Extensions

If you are heading to Edinburgh you will be spoilt for choice. As well as 12 unique festivals throughout the year there are a ton of other attractions to explore, here are some of my favourites.
23rd November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
London on a Budget

The Best Budget Tips for London like a Local

After five years in London working in hospitality you have to learn the tricks to do London on a Budget, I've finally written down a few of my favourite ways to do this city cheaper.
1st November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Edinburgh Royal Tattoo

The Ultimate 2017 Edinburgh Festivals Guide

2017 is a special year for Edinburgh Festivals with its 70th birthday taking place. You may know about the Fringe, but did you know this city hosts 12 festivals throughout the year.
1st November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Bosnia Travel Video

Video: A Bosnia & Herzegovina Road Trip

Taking a Road Trip in Bosnia & Herzegovina was literally a dream come true for me. If you haven't thought about visiting this gem in the Balkans now might be time to reconsider...
17th October 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Lake Komani Albania

Video: Lake Komani Albania – Boat tour perfection

Lake Komani, where to start? When I drove into Albania I had no idea I was about to take one of the most beautiful boat rides of my life. Luckily, I filmed it so you can take it too...
16th October 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Mont Saint Michel

France Day Trips: Mont Saint-Michel

Who the hell doesn't want to hang out drinking wine, practicing dodgy French and well, drinking lots more wine on a private castle island?!? I thought as much... welcome to Mont St Michel!
13th October 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Lake Bled Slovenia

17 Hidden Europe Gems You Need to Visit in 2017

Forgot Paris and Rome for your 2017 Europe trips and discover these incredible 17 lesser known towns and destinations. If Konjic, Pluzine, Berat and Port Du Soller don't sound familiar then this one is for you.
26th September 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
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Beyond The Guidebook

Hey! I’m Dan and I am a little bit obsessed with exploring the world, meeting people on the road and can usually be found lost and attached to a camera. I’ve been lucky enough to visit 50+ countries and aim to share the best travel tips, stories and guides here on the blog. If you want to be kept up to date every month + get access to the latest deals and competitions sign up on the form just down there or feel free to stalk me a bit more if you need help planning a trip, click here to get in touch!

Safe Travels, Dan

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