The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, but it’s also worth taking time to get out of the city and its neighbour Haarlem is a must while in the Netherlands. With a population of just more than 150,000 residents (compared with the 800,000 […]

Five reasons to take a day trip to Haarlem when ...


The best cities in Europe for street food 7
Street food has become hugely popular in recent years and is a great way of eating in a city without going for the formality of a sit-down meal – perfect if you have limited time and want to try a wide variety of dishes. Many cities in Europe have thriving […]

Four great cities in Europe for street food fans


Exploring The Cisterns in Copenhagen
Tucked away below Søndermarken Park, The Cisterns is a unique exhibition space in a former underground reservoir which once held up to 16 million litres of Copenhagen’s drinking water. A glass triangular entrance leads the way to the subterranean world below and with bright sunshine pouring through, it’s a world […]

Going underground: Visiting The Cisterns in Copenhagen



Visiting Amsterdam on King's Day 1
King’s Day (Koningsdag in Dutch) is public holiday in Amsterdam which is celebrated every year on April 27. Formerly known as Queen’s Day, it is an explosion of colour, noise and fun taking over the Dutch capital. Streets bustling with people and orange as far as the eye can see […]

Visiting Amsterdam on King’s Day


A Pendle Hill walk 4
Pendle Hill dominates the East Lancashire skyline and, standing at 1,835 ft, it’s visible from the surrounding area. It’s known for its links to the Witch Trials of 1612, and is a beautiful spot for a day trip. It’s a hill I’ve climbed once before (probably about six years ago), but on […]

A spring walk up Pendle Hill


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Berlin has a reputation for being one of Europe’s coolest cities. From culture to nightlife, food to historical sites, Germany’s capital really does have something for everything so here’s ten things you need to do in Berlin. Learn about the city’s history Berlin is a city that’s seen much change […]

Ten things you need to do in Berlin



Two great places to see Berlin from above
With its range of architecture and buildings of different era, Berlin is a great city to view from up high. Many visitors head straight for the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz as it’s such an iconic landmark and is visible from all over the city. But due to its central location […]

Two great places to see Berlin from above (that aren’t ...


A guide to exploring Lindisfarne 10
Just off the Northumberland coast, Lindisfarne, also known as the Holy Island, is a small island full of character, history and stunning scenery. It’s a place where the tides really matter. Lindisfarne is accessed by a causeway and during high tide the island is cut off from the mainland by the […]

Ancient history and isolation: exploring Lindisfarne


Exterior of Soria Moria Hotel, Oslo 2
Set in the hills on the edge of Oslo, Soria Moria is a large hotel with a conference centre in a quiet area of the city. Easily accessible by public transport – its nearest station is Voksenkollen metro stop – Soria Moria was an opportunity to stay in a quieter […]

Review: Soria Moria Hotel, Oslo