Western Europe

E-biking in Switzerland - view of cows and forests

How the Verbier E-Bike Scene Will Change You in Switzerland

Today’s e-bikes are game changers. No longer bulky misfits, today’s e-bikes propel elite athletes and beginners alike across those craggy summer mountain peaks. But the Verbier e-bike experience takes it to another level. Between mud, sweat, cheese and fine dining, here’s what it’s all about.

UK - Somerset - Cider apples

What is Somerset famous for? You may be surprised…

To celebrate the soft hues of autumn and freedom from lockdown, we travelled to Somerset for a long weekend of countryside luxury. But our choice prompted questions from friends. Why were we going? What was Somerset famous for? What is Somerset famous for? Living in the UK, I’m always surprised at how so many place … Read more

France - Paris - Arc de Triomphe at Night

Hidden Gems in Paris: The Best Secret Spots in Paris

Paris has a reputation for romance and style for a reason. But it’s still a hulking, great capital city in a thriving 21st century country.So, what should you do after you’ve seen the classics? Where should you go? Here’s our inside guide to alternative and unusual things to do in Paris.

Italy - Trieste - Bull menu

Why Trieste Food Stands Out in Italy

Italian food. There was a time when I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about, but I can barely remember that now. The moment my train slowed to a stop in Trieste (and, if I’m honest, quite a while before that) my daydreams wandered…

Sudeley Castle Cotswolds

Alternative and Unusual Things to do in the Cotswolds

England’s stunningly honey-stoned Cotswolds bask in their reputation for combining muddy walks with roaring fires and great food at the end of the day.

And while these are great things to do in the Cotswolds, they aren’t the only things.

When it comes to the top attractions in the Cotswolds, you’ll often be guided to the world of Jane Austen and the UNESCO World Heritage Roman Baths in Bath. 

And with good reason. Bath remains one of my favourite places to visit in England and, well, the idea of Mr Darcy continues to swoop and swoon around the world.

But that’s not what many who live in England think of the Cotswolds, even if it may be technically true.

Wales - The Gower - Worm's Head

The Best Wales Road Trip Itinerary

Ah, beautiful, beautiful Wales! Bizarrely overlooked by the rest of the inhabitants on this shared, windswept island, I love the place so much, I’ve made it home. This is the Wales road trip itinerary that I’ve been meaning to write about for years and finally, here it is. Move over muddy sheep on country roads, a Welsh road trip will bring you history, architecture, wild skies and landscapes to set your heart on fire. Here’s how to do it.

France - Rural - Atmospheric House

7 Unusual Things To Do in France

From the peeling paint of countryside farmhouses to the sweet sugar of macarons, the bright lights of dazzling Paris to the snow-powdered wooden chalets that speckle around the ski resorts, it seems there are plenty of reasons why more people travel to France than any other country in the world.

Germany - Berlin - one day in Berlin itinerary

Berlin in One Day: The 24 Hours in Berlin Itinerary

If you only have one day in Berlin, it’s best to make the most of it. With a world of history that shook the world, an explosion of creativity and arguably the best sausages you’ll ever find, it’s time to narrow things down. Here’s how to build your 24 hours in Berlin itinerary.

France - Paris - Louvre Pyramid Illuminated

How to Spend 4 Days in Paris

If you’re wondering what to do in Paris in 4 days, I’ve put together the ultimate guide with more than 30 things to see in Paris. Get ready to savour the City of Lights with this 4 day Paris itinerary.

Switzerland - Edge of Lake Geneva at night

Two Days in Geneva: An Itinerary for First Timers

Here’s how to spend two days in Geneva, with this hand-crafted itinerary from a local. Let’s hand over to guest writer, Anna Timbrook. Get ready to move beyond chocolate, knives and watches into a world of nature, history and philanthropy. Let’s go.