Travel destinations

Austria

Oh, Vienna! Coffee, castles and craft beers in Austria’s capital

A city break guide to Vienna helping you to make the most a few days in this beautiful central European capital.  Includes what to do, where to eat and a few off-the-beaten path suggestions.

Winter wonderlands: Where to ski in Europe this season

The Tyrolean town of Mayrhofen is a great choice for skiers looking for fun on and off the piste.  Find out why I think this is the perfect location for those who love to après ski.

France

A beginners guide to Carcassonne, France: Medieval magic in the Midi

The stunning of Carcassonne packs more punch than just it’s iconic castle.  Find out more about the fortified city, Canal du Midi and beautiful surrounding area in this guide.

Skiing the Milky Way: The sun-drenched pistes of the French-Italian border

For some of the best skiing I’ve ever found in France, find out more about the French resort of Montgenevre in my guide to the Milky Way ski area.

Winter wonderlands: Where to ski in Europe this season

The French resorts of Val Thorens and Chamrousse couldn’t be more different, but offer something for everyone at surprisingly good value.

Ireland, Republic of

Dublin in a weekend: A city break at the heart of the Emerald Isle

Find out how to make the most of a weekend in the capital city of the Republic of Ireland in my guide to where to find fantastic food, comedy and culture on a short break.

Italy

Skiing the Milky Way: The sun-drenched of the French-Italian border

Get to know the Milky Way – or Via Lattea as the locals call it – with my guide to this fantastic ski area includes the world-class resorts of Sauze d’Oulx and Sestriere.

Winter wonderlands: Where to ski in Europe this season

Find out why the little-known Italian resort of Bardonecchia is perfect for budget skiers and boarders looking for a peaceful corner of the Alps.

Slovakia

Bratislava in a day | Cobbled streets and cafes, Slovakian style

This compact and charming capital can be explored easily in a day or two.  Here you’ll find our top tips for eating and drinking, a little bit of history and some ideas to inspire.

Spain

Eating your way around Madrid: One tapas at a time

Meander the city streets of Madrid and you’ll stumble across jaw-dropping markets, fantastic street food, authentic tapas and great coffee.  Here’s our guide.

Twenty four hours in Toledo: A city guide

Explore the magical hilltop city of Toledo, close to Madrid in Spain, in just 24 hours – packing in beautiful countryside, Roman ruins, authentic tapas and sunshine.

Switzerland

A perfect 7 days in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Pack the highlights of this beautiful mountain region into a week, with a guide to exploring Interlaken, Mürren, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald.

4 breathtaking walks in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Discover the highlights of this spectacular region with my favourite walks around the Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald valleys, taking in breathtaking peaks.

UK

Beautiful Bath: The jewel in Somerset’s crown

Bath is perfect for exploring at any time of year, but find out why I think it is especially charming in winter in this city guide.

3 unmissable stops on a road trip in Wales

Breathtaking mountains, rugged coastline and colourful towns – find my favourite stops for a road trip in Wales in my travel guide.