French Riviera Road Trip: 7 Day South of France Itinerary

The Cote d'Azur, that clear stretch of coastline in the south of France, dotted with ritzy holiday destinations, historic hilltop towns, twisting mountain roads and white pebble beaches leading into the azure … [Read more...]

The Complete List of Day Trips from Paris

During the seven years I lived in France I took my fair share of day trips from Paris. It's a fun way to escape the city for the day or an afternoon. It can be tough to drag yourself away from Paris, … [Read more...]

Eating All the Food in Bologna

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna. The food capital of Italy. A red bricked medieval city with leaning twin towers and porticoed ancient streets. Home of the Fountain of Neptune, the sprawling Piazza Maggiore and the … [Read more...]

24 Hours in Venice

Choosing the next destination was easy. Venice. Who doesn’t want to visit one of the most unique and fascinating cities in the world? Me apparently as I’ve been absent from the city for more than 20 years, even … [Read more...]

Trieste Revisted

Yesterday I wrote of the feeling of contentment when arriving on the Croatian coast. I get much the same feeling when a little further north in Trieste. Even more so. Standing on the waterfront … [Read more...]

Road Tripping the Best Beaches in Sardinia

Three blissful weeks in Sardinia. That’s how long it took me to painstakingly research this post, visiting all of the most popular beaches in Sardinia, many of the less well know and secluded ones, and even … [Read more...]

Keukenhof: An Explosion of Colour

Last week marked the start of the famous Dutch tulip festival which takes place at Keukenhof each year. I’ve only been once but it’s somewhere I think you can revisit every couple of years to see the different … [Read more...]

5 Flemish Day Trips from Brussels

Brussels has one of the worst reputations in Europe. Not for being dangerous or unattractive or lacking in culture but for an even worse offence. It’s considered boring. Poor Brussels. It’s mostly undeserving … [Read more...]

10 Amazing Sardinian Sunrises

Almost all of Sardinia’s best beaches are on the east coast or face east making it Europe’s number one destination for beach sunrises. This posed quite the dilemma for a night owl like me as I can’t stand … [Read more...]

Sardinia to Berlin via France

Sardinia was full of surprises, both good and bad. It has the stunning beaches everyone expects but some very average ones too. Watching Sardinian horses and pink flamingos with a mountainous backdrop is etched … [Read more...]