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

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

Boscolo Budapest exterior view 6
Home of the world famous New York Cafe, Boscolo Budapest is a five-star hotel set within a stunning 19th century building in the 7th district of Budapest. This wasn’t somewhere I’d selected (the visit was a present for my 30th) but it was exactly the type of place I’ve always dreamed […]

Review: Boscolo Budapest

A guide to visiting Gellert thermal baths in Budapest 21
A visit to Budapest isn’t complete without a trip to at least one of the city’s thermal baths. The art deco Gellert Spa and Baths are one of the most well known and are absolutely stunning, making them well worth a visit. Here’s a guide to what you need to […]

A guide to visiting Gellert thermal baths, Budapest

The exterior of Finse 1222, a Norwegian hotel located on the Bergen-Oslo line 5
Finse 1222 is a historic hotel located in the tiny hamlet of Finse which is on the Bergen to Oslo railway line. Located on the highest point on the line and named for its height above sea level (in metres), Finse 1222 describes itself as “a very different place” and […]

A stay at one of Europe’s most isolated hotels: Finse ...