Posts Tagged ‘ Europe ’

Pubs, puffins and punting all make VisitEngland’s bucketlist!

Apr 23rd, 2013 | By

The world’s largest greenhouses and its best mountain biking routes, a first edition of Shakespeare’s sonnets and Europe’s first international dark sky reserve all help make up VisitEngland’s ‘101 things to do before you go abroad’, revealed today to mark St George’s Day

Reggae, set, go to Jamaica with key sporting events taking place during 2013

Apr 14th, 2013 | By

If the London 2012 Olympic Games have inspired you to get more active this year, then why not head to Jamaica – home of the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, to experience a range of leading sporting events taking place throughout 2013

Take it outside

Apr 11th, 2013 | By

With temperatures hitting a comparatively balmy 12 degrees Celsius (!) this week, it seems that spring is finally here. We look at how to get your culture fix al fresco style

Letter from France: April 2013

Apr 9th, 2013 | By

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned traveller, France will steal your heart. Each month, Frederic – our French correspondent – gives us the low-down on what to see and do across the channel

Istanbul voted European best destination 2013

Mar 29th, 2013 | By

Istanbul has been voted European best destination 2013 in the first European e-tourism event

Travel talk

Feb 28th, 2013 | By

It’s that time of year when UK travellers make holiday choices. With this in mind, Robin Nowacki seeks the response from the National Tourist Boards to two key questions

Lovely Ljubljana: explore Slovenia’s capital

Feb 24th, 2013 | By

Ljubljana may be difficult to spell, but Slovenia’s charming capital is oh so easy to love

Time out in Tampere

Feb 18th, 2013 | By

For a Finnish short break with a difference, the city of Tampere provides a great mix of wintry culture and nature with its fascinating museums and scenic lakeside location, writes Anna Maria Espsater

All aboard: age no obstacle to international travel

Feb 11th, 2013 | By

Domestic and international travel doesn’t stop because of age

Pegasus serves award winning food and wine

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

Pegasus Airlines has been rated as the best airline in Europe for on-board food in Skyscanner’s recent European Airline Food Awards in the low-cost category

Costa Caribe Aquatic Park: PortAventura’s new aquatic park

Feb 5th, 2013 | By

The resort’s aquatic park has been updated with a new child area, the tallest toboggan in Europe and new attractions

Letter from France: January 2013

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned traveller, France will steal your heart. Each month, Frederic – our French correspondent – gives us the low-down on what to see and do across the channel

Where in the world is Värmland (and why go there?)

Jan 21st, 2013 | By

The county of Värmland in western Sweden, situated only two hours from Oslo airport in Norway, is surprisingly easily reached from the UK, yet still this scenic part of the world remains little known to the British public, says Anna Maria Epsater

Carnival time in Italy

Jan 16th, 2013 | By

It’s carnival time in Italy! From the end of January, carnival fever will grip many cities and towns in Italy: carnival floats, masked balls, masked parades, children dressed in fancy costumes, typical delicacies such as frappe or zeppole, multicoloured streamers, confetti and all the riotous fun of this joyous time in Italy will enliven the otherwise cold and dreary winter

Palermo: a destination to feed the senses

Jan 4th, 2013 | By

Palermo, a strange and heady mixture of beauty and neglect, is an addictive city

Visit York keeps visitors ‘wrapped up’ this New Year

Jan 3rd, 2013 | By

Bars and restaurants keep patrons cosy with branded blankets throughout the New Year sales

Rotterdam: dam fine

Dec 26th, 2012 | By

When it comes to art and culture, the Dutch city of Rotterdam easily rivals Amsterdam writes Anthony Lydekker. Read his report on Rotterdam – home to the world’s largest port – here

Greek Island brightens UK’s darkest day

Dec 21st, 2012 | By

A Greek island has found an interesting way to highlight its credentials as one of Europe’s sunniest destinations, by giving out sun themed hugs and kisses on the UK’s darkest day

Spanish in Andalucia? Sí, sí y sí!

Dec 13th, 2012 | By

Want to improve your Spanish skills? Signing up for a language school in Andalucia could be the answer, writes Irene Middleman Thomas

Where to ski in Europe this season

Dec 11th, 2012 | By

As ski enthusiasts look to the new season, Anna Maria Espsater tells us everything we need to know about Europe’s ski scene

York keeps visitors wrapped up this winter

Nov 22nd, 2012 | By

Bars and restaurants in York are aiming to keep patrons cosy with branded blankets in bid to promote late night shopping evenings

London will lose out if Chinese tourists continue to be turned away

Nov 9th, 2012 | By

Finally. The government has told tourism chiefs that the UK needs to make it easier for wealthy Chinese tourists to come to the capital and spend their kuai (slang for RMB or yuan)

Slovenia: small country, very big heart

Nov 1st, 2012 | By

Anthony Lyddker journeys to Slovenia and finds it to be one of Europe’s most surprising destinations

What’s hot: November 2012

Oct 30th, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Switzerland and Sweden are on our radar, while faking a disability to get ahead at the airport gets a big thumbs down

Romance, history, charm and culture: St. Augustine is Florida’s little gem

Oct 14th, 2012 | By

Irene journeys to St. Augustine – aka America’s oldest city – and finds it to be very different from the rest of Florida

Turkey named Europe’s leading tourist board

Oct 11th, 2012 | By

The Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Tourist Board’ at the World Travel Awards 2012

What’s new to cruising: part two

Oct 6th, 2012 | By

More and more of us are taking to the water for our holiday. With this in mind, we asked travel guide publisher Berlitz to tell us what’s new for 2013 in the world of cruising

Budapest airport highly commended at 2012 World Routes Awards

Oct 4th, 2012 | By

Budapest Airport was highly commended as one of the top three airports in Europe last night in the prestigious World Routes Awards