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Sintra, a little tourist treasure in Portugal

Sintra, a little tourist treasure in Portugal

No more than 30 kilometres away from Lisbon, you will find Sintra, a charming town that you should definitely visit during your time in the Portuguese capital, especially if you’re looking for a little romantic getaway. Celebrated for its artists, writers and poets such as Lord Byron, and preferred summer destination by the monarchy and nobles in the old days, Sintra has a special appeal and a great wealth of monuments. more ...

Water Parks in the Algarve

Water Parks in the Algarve

Slide & Splash, Aquashow and Aqualand were not the authors of the song “Barbie Girl”. They’re some of the largest waterparks in Europe, and all found in the sunny Algarve, Portugal. With over 300 days of sunshine a year in the Algarve, you might find that Slide and Splash, Aquashow and Aqualand provide a (literally) refreshing change from another day at the beach. In this comparison, we give the lowdown on the Algarve water parks.more ...

Day Trips from Prague

Day Trips from Prague

Once you’ve seen the astronomical clock, braved the crowds on Charles Bridge, wandered through the Jewish quarter and had your umpteenth pint in the Old Town Square. What is there to do in Prague? Well, the first thing that comes to mind is to go on a day trip from Prague. more ...

14th of July, experience a historical day in Paris

14th of July, experience a historical day in Paris

Every July 14th, Paris dresses up in all its finery to celebrate the French National Holiday. It comprises a day with a jam-packed programme of activities to commemorate the Storming of the Bastille which, in 1789, following a bloody shoot-out, was assaulted by the revolutionary Parisians, marking the beginning of the French Revolution. more ...

Museums in Paris: The quirky, sexy and smelly!

Museums in Paris: The quirky, sexy and smelly!

Paris is home to some of the world’s greatest museums, the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and the Centre Pompidou. However Paris isn’t known as the Museum City for nothing and you’ll find lots of quirky, free and fantastic little museums hidden away in the Parisian back streetsmore ...

Jazzaldia 2014

Jazzaldia 2014

Summer that time of year when there are more music festivals than you can shake a stick at. Rock, electronic, classical, two day, three day, week long you name it there is a festival for it. Now if you like Jazz (Niiiice!), San Sebastian’s Jazzaldia is taking place from the 23rd-27th of July and features a top line-up of national and international jazz artists. more ...

London Summer Music Festivals 2014

London Summer Music Festivals 2014

The grey days are mostly gone, deck chairs and semi clad office workers on their lunch break can be seen in the London parks. Summer has come to London. It’s also the time for London’s Summer Music Festivals. Forget heading out into the English country side this summer stay in London and enjoy London’s Best Festivals.more ...

Venice: A Photo Journal

Venice: A Photo Journal

Venice is more than just a small archipelago joined by bridges and separated by canals. It has a special relationship with water, well more than just water, there is also carnival, bridges, stately palaces and mansions and much more you simply can’t find in other cities. These photos of Venice capture the essence of ‘La Serenissima’. more ...

4th of July celebrations in New York 2014

4th of July celebrations in New York 2014

A popular moniker for the US is “the land of the free”, but it hasn’t always been so. It was only on July 4th, 1776 that the USA finally declared its independence from Great Britain. Independence Day in the USA since then has been a festival of extreme national importance, and is about having fun as much as it is a serious political celebration. more ...

Top 10 Things to Do in Rome

Top 10 Things to Do in Rome

Going to Rome and unsure about what to visit? Understandable, there is a lot to see and not enough time to see it all. To take the stress out of deciding what to see and do we’ve come up with our Top 10 things to do in Rome list. It’s a nice mix of very touristy to only a little touristy. Take a look and let us know what you think.more ...

Platja d'Aro on the Costa Brava: Hidden Beaches and Coves

Platja d'Aro on the Costa Brava: Hidden Beaches and Coves

Rocky coves, endless beaches, a plethora of activities and a picturesque old town make Platja d’Aro on the Costa Brava the perfect family holiday destination. Built around the impressive Benedormiens Castle , the origin of Platja d’Aro can be traced back to before medieval times. Today it is an enchanting town with a lot to offer the visitor. more ...

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