For a start, I’m not going to talk much about the iPhone. Yes, it’s good, and yes, it’s probably the best, but traveling with it can be a complete pain in the unmentionables. Reasons for this are simple- most versions of it are sold locked, depending on where you… read full article
Gloucester Cheese Rolling
You might have seen this bonkers event on the news? It’s the one where humans and birds become one. Every May Bank Holiday locals and people from much further afield flock to Cooper’s Hill in the Cotswolds near Cheltenham to watch people hurling themselves… read full article
It might seem like a really hard thing for some people to get their head around but a trip to Auschwitz in Poland might be something you find you enjoy more than you think is possible.
Even if enjoy isn’t the right word… read full article
From its exterior, The Royal Horseguards Hotel - a white building based on the design of a French chateau – could easily be mistaken for another 5-star hotel on the banks of the River Thames in London, but it is the secrets inside that count.
Lisbon is sometimes overlooked when speaking of the beauty and attractiveness of the Mediterranean cities such as Barcelona, Paris and Rome.
But take a trip to the ancient medieval city and you’ll not only find a wealth of history, that housed some of the most profitable… read full article
The largest city of the Helvetian Confederation by area and population is the city of Zurich.
Zurich is considered to be one of the cleanest and most efficient cities in the world. Surprisingly, it has only been within the last 10 to 12 years that the… read full article
In the 1950’s, travel agents coined a phrase to describe the scenic byway that stretches from southern Germany into northern Austria – the Romantic Road (Austrian: Romantikstraße / German: Romantische Straße).
It is rich in culture and history and is a must-see destination when traveling in… read full article
Touring Florence and the rest of Italy, is for art-lovers. But while they are enjoying the richness of Italian history, modern artist are struggling for survival in Michelangelo’s favorite digging place: Carrara.
Visiting Carrara is like going back in time. Where right and left all… read full article
Well for a start you have some of the oldest people. Andorra boasts the second highest life-expectancy in the world. Now this might be down to the fact that there’s only about 71,000 people living in the country, but if you asked them that then they’d probably say… read full article
London is literally teeming with historical locations. You’d be hard pressed to walk down any street in the capital and not stumble into something of historic importance or relevance.
If it’s not the houses then it’s the streets. Since the dawn of modern politics… read full article
Instead of buying a last-minute, ill-researched pulp-fiction paperback from the airport, it’s often good to spend some time beforehand and buy what will really suit you.
Here are some books I’d really recommend:
1. Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe
Other than being written years ago… read full article
A few weeks ago, another au pair and I traveled to Florence for a weekend getaway from Turin, with limited time and money to spend on sightseeing. With no touristic itinerary whatseoever, we decided to base all of our decisions – where to eat, what… read full article
Get spooked in London by visiting the site of mass graves underneath London Bridge. Dare to enter the Dungeon, which gives visitors a playful glimpse of the city in historic times? Tread the steps of kings, queens and traitors who were imprisoned in the Tower of London… read full article
Madeira is a small group of islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean and is one of the autonomous regions of Portugal. Of the several islands and islets there are only two, the Madeira island and the Porto Santo Island, which are inhabitable. Its… read full article
Chocolate, cream, cherries and brandy. That’s the cake, but the actual Black Forest itself, in the south-eastern tip of Germany, is much more than a way to indulge yourself dessert wise.
It’s arguably one of the most ancient areas of central Europe and what… read full article