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

Portugal Coronavirus travel restrictions June 2021

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.
15th June 2021/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

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.
4th May 2021/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

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.
15th April 2021/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

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.
13th April 2021/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

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!
12th April 2021/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

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!
11th April 2021/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

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.
31st March 2021/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

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.
24th March 2021/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Nine unusual places to stay in Scotland for an unforgettable trip

The land of lochs and munros, castles and craggy coastlines, there are some fantastic, unique and unusual places to stay in Scotland.
23rd March 2021/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Nine ways to make your next UK staycation something special

See the UK in a new way, from epic villas to castles and camper-vans, here are nine ways to make your next UK staycation something special!
20th February 2021/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Renaissance, Romance and Ragù: three days in beautiful Bologna

Whether you spend a long weekend in Bologna or use it as a base to explore the Emilia Romagna region, you'll be hard pushed not to fall for its beauty.
25th January 2021/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Reasons to visit the Murcia Region of Spain

The Region of Murica in Spain boasts coast, culture, city-breaks and cuisine - here's a one week itinerary to enjoy it all.
21st December 2020/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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