The river beaches of Portugal

Published on March 28th, 2015 | by Tamsin

The beaches of Portugal’s Algarve and west coast regions have a global reputation for beauty, cleanliness and sunshine, and rightly so. Their sandy expanses, relaxed atmospheres and good amenities make them perfect for beach holidays, water ... Read More



Europe’s last frontier: Albania, Macedonia and Serbia

Published on March 19th, 2015 | by Tamsin

Affordable, exciting and ripe for discovery, the former Eastern Bloc countries are fast becoming some of Europe’s most enticing holiday destinations. From the beaches of Croatia to the city spires of Prague, travellers from around the ... Read More



The Beaches of Lisbon

Published on February 21st, 2015 | by Tamsin

Though most people know of Lisbon’s reputation for great food, good weather and vibrant, few realise just how close this bustling European capital is to a range of golden sandy beaches. And as beach culture is ... Read More



Cycling the Danube: Vienna to Budapest

Published on February 15th, 2015 | by Tamsin

Cheap, fun and eye-opening, long distance cycling is one of the best ways to experience any country. Allowing you to get well of the beaten path and see a side of life well away from attractions, ... Read More



Abandoned Berlin

Published on January 28th, 2015 | by Tamsin

Once one of Europe’s best kept secrets, Berlin’s status as a capital of cool has long been out of the bag and young, adventurous hedonistic types have begun making pilgrimages to this former Eastern Bloc city ... Read More



Straddling continents: a guide to Istanbul

Published on December 22nd, 2014 | by Tamsin

Larger than London, Paris, Madrid and even Rio, with a population of around 14 million and an area of 5,343km2, Istanbul is truly one of the world’s mega cities. Straddling two continents and guarding the entrance ... Read More



City Guide to Berlin

Published on November 28th, 2014 | by Tamsin

Unlike other major European cities like Paris, Rome, Lisbon or London, you can’t just head to the centre of Berlin and expect to find the hub of cultural and civic life. In fact, most of the ... Read More



Festivals of Berlin

Published on October 28th, 2014 | by Tamsin

With its laid back atmosphere, worldwide reputation for throwing a great party and cheap beer, Berlin is the perfect place to head to whether you want to dance the night away in a former power station ... Read More



A guide to Belgrade

Published on October 28th, 2014 | by Tamsin

After passing through Belgrade a few times on my travels, I decided that this little known eastern capital deserved a bit more of my time so packed my bags, upped sticks and moved there. What I ... Read More

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