Unusual things to do in RomeFrom stunning skyline views to hidden sects, secret passageways and some seriously good food. Here’s our inside guide to unusual things to do in RomeUnusual Things To Do in RomeIf you book or buy through the links on this page, we may earn a commission at no extra cost to […]
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 […]
Today’s article on things to do in Scotland comes from Camper Compare. They think that a great way to travel around Glasgow and beyond is to pick up a campervan and take it from there. And who can blame them? Unmissable Things to Do in Scotland Scotland is so much more than bagpipes and men […]
Things to do in Porto Ah, pretty city Porto, you beautiful place, you. All glowing in from dawn til dusk in a tumbly, jumbly terracotta haze and reflected Harry Potter glory. With your giant gondolas from the port trade, your azulejo tiles and your steep streets to a thousands scenic viewpoints, you wear your prettiness with a […]
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 […]
Things to do in Bristol Bristol, you sassy thing, you. You’ve always been hard to define. All pastel palette pretty in some quarters yet home to subversive Banksy in others. So close to London yet with an accent so far away it may as well be another language, me babbers.Unusual Things To Do in BristolBursting with art […]
Finding a Great Place to Stay in Bath Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Bath has plenty of great places to stay, from hotels to guesthouses. But on my latest trip, I discovered another kind of gorgeous hideaway: a luxurious self-catered apartment that overlooked The Circus itself. I found the place through a partnership with Hideaways, a company […]
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 […]
This article on unusual things to do in Ireland was contributed by O’Briens Unusual Things To Do in Ireland The island of Ireland is a wonderful destination, but too often it’s reduced down to a single destination: the capital, Dublin. Dublin is a wonderful city to visit; vibrant, fascinating, and rich with history and culture. […]
There are some London addresses that tell stories before we reach them.The Dorchester Hotel London has an address with a thousand tales. The Dorchester Hotel London In Review: What It’s Like To Stay ThereStanding tall on the edge of Hyde Park on one of Monopoly’s most prestigious purple squares, The Dorchester has been entertaining guests like […]
Visiting Aerospace Bristol: THE Concorde Museum and More It’s a familiar scene from a nostalgic age: vintage suitcases stacked one atop the other, one at a nonchalant angle to symbolise our dreams of travelling the world. What makes these suitcases different are the seats just above: separated by the thinnest of metal layers and topped […]
The Dolomites in Italy form one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. That’s not a secret. But they also mark the birthplace of the soft adventure sport via ferrata, a victory of human ingenuity over a violent past. Dolomites Via Ferrata – Stunning Location, Thrilling Sport The cloud disappears, leaving clear […]
Tylney Hall and Gardens in Jane Austen’s Hampshire carries a sense of vintage grandeur and unhurried luxury Many an English drama sees a vintage vehicle swerving through tree-lined gravel to pull up outside a stately home with a flourish. Staying at Tylney Hall & Gardens allows you to make cinematic fantasy real. You can […]
Things to do in Edinburgh ScotlandThe meat of this post talks about unusual things to do in Edinburgh, including practical tips and advice to help you have a great trip to Scotland. But there’s also a travelogue about my first visit to Scotland and meeting up with an old friend: science. As everyone’s busy these days, […]
Looking for great things to do in Shrewsbury? You’ll find them in this post!
So, here’s a question I get asked a lot: where are the best places for an unusual city break in Europe? A short city break, one that can fit into a long weekend without spending all the time in transit.
This is Bregenz, the capital of the Bregenz-Bodensee region in western Austria. On the one hand a calm, quiet slice of urban mountain life with lakeside beaches, cycling, quiet cafes and hiking routes. On the other, a haven for daring, provocative, contemporary art.
A beautiful, hand-tested guide to unusual things to do in Wales.
The best and brilliant things to do in Austria Unusual Things to Do in Graz Graz. It’s not the most inspiring of names, now is it? Short, squat, and sounding more than a little like the French word for fat, it lacks the flourish that sweeps Barcelona and Vienna into the linguistic catwalk of European city […]
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.
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 […]
If you like your cities small, with culture, music, spirit and survival, then you’ll love Cardiff. Welcome to the capital of Wales and the youngest capital city in Europe. And our inside guide to unusual things to do in Cardiff.
The Loire Valley in France is famous the world over for its wine, its chateaux and its countryside. Yet, the cities of the Loire offer more culture than you can shake a stick at. Here’s a thought-provoking look at what to do in Angers in the Loire.
In Flanders Fields, the poppies grow but here in this meadow, blood and honeysuckle flows. Arriving in Bad Ischl I arrived in Bad Ischl hot and euphoric. Splattered in mud and a sweet salty “glow,” I’d just completed day three of a six day cycle across the Salzkammergut in Austria as part of my #30ActiveDays […]
Austria’s Lakes I don’t know why I’d never thought of this before. I’d admired lakes from afar, softly framed by frozen snow. I’d seen them blur past windows and windscreens and snapped them from cobbled lanes and cloistered churches. But until this summer’s sojourn through Austria by bicycle, I’d never thought of them as the best […]
He stood on a street corner and took a deep breath. and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes. Dublin: Awash with Literary History […]
If you haven’t heard already, Shoreditch is cool. I mean, capital city, gritty gone pretty cool. As well as attracting beards and Adobe coffee baristas, there’s now a wealth of beautiful boutique hotels in Shoreditch, London to match.I love the caffeinated energy there so it’s the place to stay if you’re looking for modern London […]
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.