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Spin out the summer: getaways for sun seekers

Summer is technically over but it isn’t quite time to cozy up under a blanket by the fire just yet with autumn being our favorite season to head out on sunny yet cheap adventures. Even better news? No need to leave Europe to make the best of a week-end getaway, a short low-cost flight heading south will do the trick. If a culturally vibrant city may ...

The Amalfi Coast, the alternative way

Crystal clear waters, jaw dropping cliffs, spectacular scenery…the Amalfi Coast in Italy fits every holiday cliche you could imagine. Despite this, it really is stunning.

Getting the most for your money in Italy

Italy is a world famous tourist destination, and for good reason. With it’s friendly people, ancient architecture and amazing food, it’s the ideal holiday spot for many people. For this reason, however, it gets very busy, especially in the summer. Here’s the best places to go to avoid the largest of crowds. You’ll get to sample a bit of the real ...

Unique experiences around Europe – Part 2

Carrying on from yesterday's article of the first part of unique experiences around Europe, here are some more experiences to add on to your Europe chronicles!

Venice Carnival, Italy


Masks adorning their faces, scores of people traipse around in their bright robes and period costumes amidst loud music and dancing all around San Marco Square., visiting Venice during its Carnival time is like stepping into an 18th century fantasyland.

The traditional beginning to the carnival is marked by a festival called ‘’The flight of the Angel’ where usually a famous woman leaps from the St Marks Tower amidst thunderous applause. Starting this moment, throughout the period of the festival, one can be a part of various elite masquerade balls as well as street demonstrations and parades with people wearing elaborate costumes and striking masks. Some of these events end up being real pageants adjudging best costumes in the carnival!

The final day of the carnival, called Shro


Euro 2016- The Tournament Where Football Won

As the dust finally settles on what came across as quite an underwhelming tournament in France, we can now look at how football finally won on the day. Before the tournament, much was made on the terrorism threat after the Paris attacks on the 13th November 2015, and although there were controlled explosions outside of the grounds, the terrorists didn’t ...

5 Foods to Eat on the Slopes

Ski holidays are the definition of treating yourself. In Europe, ski holidays should be a combination of good food, good wine and good times, and in a continent with such a varied food culture, its so easy to eat well on the slopes. Here’s 5 dishes you must try when visiting the European alps.

Top 5 Christmas Markets

Christmas is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than visiting a Christmas market? There’s nothing more festive than a holding a warming mug of glühwein, strolling through stalls decked out with decorations all while listening to choruses of christmas carols. Here’s a roundup of the top 5 Christmas markets in Europe. Get ready to get festive!

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