Category Archives for "Western Europe"

Jul 23

Things to do in Scheveningen Beach and Kijkduin: Europe’s Secret Coast

By Abi King | Western Europe

Scheveningen Beach. SHAVE-an-ingen Beach. Sherve-nin-ninnin-ninininininin-en Beach. This Dutch spot may have a difficult name but its beauty shines with simplicity. Sand. Dunes. Walking paths, a harbour. Just 15 minutes from the workings of The Hague and you’re there. And via a picturesque tram ride, no less, peppered with important looking embassies and the great Dutch […]

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Jun 12

Lisbon Restaurants Where Locals Eat

By Abi King | Food , South Europe , Western Europe

Where locals eat in Lisbon Finding Lisbon RestaurantsWhere Locals EatBreathless, sweaty and most definitely ready for food, I pushed open the glass door and stumbled inside. “Are you still serving?” I asked, the words more direct than I’d have liked. A man walked towards me, in black against the bright white walls, clear-varnished wood and chic-hipster vibe I’d […]

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May 15

17 Authentic Things To Do in Portugal: A Country with a Divided Soul

By Abi King | South Europe , Western Europe

Authentic Portugal These days, everyone is talking about things to do in Portugal and why you should go there now. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites, gastronomy, history, architecture, great beaches and whimsical creations and pastries, millennial Portugal most definitely is the new black.But before you skip on down to the list of things to do in […]

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Apr 21

The Old Stocks Inn, Stow on the Wold. The Cool Cotswolds, England.

By Abi King | England

The Old Stocks Inn in England’s Cotswolds If you haven’t yet been to the Cotswolds, you’ve missed out on a treat. Snuggled into the rolling hills of England, it’s the country at its romantic, postcard-pretty best. Honeyed stone and thatched cottages, winding lanes, rickety fences, teetering red post boxes and police stations smaller than churches […]

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Jun 14

French Souvenirs: What to Bring Home From France

By Abi King | Western Europe

My tastebuds tingle when I think of the wealth of French souvenirs and gifts you can bring home from France. Cheese, wine, sweet treats and more.

I mean, the country even invented the word souvenir!

But away form plastic Eiffel Towers and dubious berets, here’s a guide to authentic French souvenirs that your friends and family will actually want to receive.

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