Malaga: One of Spain’s Oldest Cities

Malaga, Spain

My first view of Malaga was from the hillside home of my friends. As I looked out over that wide sweep of city rooftops nestled between the amphitheatre of the surrounding hills, and with the shimmering blue Mediterranean Sea lapping on the sandy shoreline, it was a magical moment for me. I could hardly wait to explore this beautiful, old city. Exploring Malaga Originally founded by the ... Read Full Article

Top Things to Do and See in Lanzarote

Papagayo beach-Lanzarote

Finding a holiday destination that checks all the boxes is difficult, but a holiday to Lanzarote never disappoints. From its dreamlike beaches, amazing geology, to its historic architecture and vibrant culture, this is one Canary Island worth visiting. The landscape of Lanzarote is something else; there aren’t many places that can boast stunning beaches located right next to spectacular, ... Read Full Article

The Unexpected Hideaways of Greece’s Salamina Island

Monument to the battle of Salamis on Salamina Island

There couldn’t be any place more off the beaten track than Greece’s Salamina Island when it comes to finding archaeological sites. Nothing is properly marked on maps so one must be an explorer and detective to find these unique well-hidden locations. Although it’s just off-shore from the Greek mainland, the island doesn’t encourage tourism so many archaeological sites are left unexplored. Salamina ... Read Full Article

Choose Montenegro to Have it All

Perast in the Bay of Kotor. Montenegro

Perfectly placed in the south of the Adriatic, Montenegro is a European destination that offers the perfect blend of beach life, fascinating culture and incredible landscapes. If you're looking for holiday deals on this hidden gem, or are already packed and ready to go, take a look at our guide on the best ways to discover Montenegro. Natural wonders of Montenegro Take your pick from the ... Read Full Article

What to do in Valencia in Summer

A view over Valencia

 If you can stand the heat, Valencia is one of the best European cities to visit in the summer. As the third biggest city in Spain, the centre of Valencia has a real neighbourhood feel and almost everything is within walking distance. And thanks to its array of attractions, restaurants and nightlife, there's really something for everyone. Free activities in Valencia In the historic centre of ... Read Full Article

Olympia Greece: Running Naked for the Olive Crown

The Palaestra, exercise area for the competitors in Olympia

The first competition held at Olympia, Greece was nothing to do with going for the gold. In fact, it was a chariot race that would determine who would win the hand of a beautiful princess, and inherit her father’s kingdom. King Oionomaos of Elis, had a daughter who he loved very much, so he challenged each of her suitors to a chariot race. Thirteen of them died before a man named Pelops ... Read Full Article

A Blissful Weekend in Istria, Croatia

Stunning view of the hilltop town of Motovun in Istria

A region in the northwestern corner of Croatia dotted with olive groves, vineyards, truffle forests and picturesque towns, Istria is home to more attractions and highlights that you would first expect. As the lion’s share of the tourist attention in Croatia goes to Dubrovnik , Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Dalmatian coast, Istria remains a relatively undiscovered region. Exploring ... Read Full Article

Why is Cascais Lisbon’s Most Popular Coastal Getaway?

Cascais is located on the Estoril coastline

The beauty of Lisbon had captured our hearts and souls on more than one occasion, but the not so distant gems to its immediate west – the inviting, though as yet unexplored Estoril coast – remained all but a relative unknown. On a return jaunt to the stunning Portuguese capital last month, we ventured out to finally explore the ‘other side’ of Lisbon – a stunning coastline dotted with charming ... Read Full Article

Where are the Most Innovative Lisbon Restaurants?

A Cevicheria, one of the many favorite Lisbon restaurants

Fair to say, when it comes to top-end food scenes in Europe, Portugal often flies under the radar in favour of traditional big guns like France, Italy, and it’s immediate eastern neighbour, Spain. Home to a seemingly endless abundance of fresh, top-quality (and very affordable) Atlantic seafood, and an exciting, revitalized foodie scene, the Michelin stars are starting to leap out of the ocean ... Read Full Article

La Scala: More Than Just a Night at the Opera

A production at La Scala

As the world’s most famous opera house, Teatro alla Scala is a mecca for music lovers the world over. What many don’t realize is that visitors can experience Milan’s La Scala in more ways than one costly night sitting on a red-velveteen chair listening to Verdi. Of course La Scala is synonymous with opera, and advance planning, online booking, and deep pockets can usually snare you a ... Read Full Article