Cadaques is one of the more popular towns on Spain’s Costa Brava and is most well known as the home town of artist Salvador Dali. It’s a sleepy town in the off season but comes alive in the summer months with visitors looking to enjoy the great food and pristine waters. It wasn’t warm enough [...]
Each May museums in more than 40 countries around Europe open their doors to the pubic for a free night of events. This year it’s happening on the 19th May and many museums and galleries around the continent will be open until midnight or sometimes even later. You can visit the permanent collections of the [...]
The most beautiful fountain in the world – Rome’s Fontana di Trevi at night.
MiniLook Kiev from threeshot on Vimeo. Kiev is somewhere I would love to visit in the not-to-distant future. This tilt-shift video gives a great overview of what looks to be a beautiful, interesting city in the Ukraine. Featured photo credit: Stuck in Customs
Umbria is big on hilltop towns. Assisi is probably my favourite but I also loved Orvieto when I visited last year. Then I got to visit Gubbio in Northern Umbria and was once again taken aback by the stunning panoramas and medieval architecture. My preference when visiting medieval towns is to wander through the old [...]
I love this life-size bronze sculpture by Aristide Maillol found in the Jardin du Carrousel just near the Louvre. I also love that you can find works by famous artists out in the open as you walk around Paris.
I checked out of my hotel in Milan at 7am and by the time I got settled into the train to Bern I was ready to fall asleep again. But I’d taken the train through Switzerland before and I knew it’s a journey I wouldn’t want to miss. I wasn’t disappointed. The scenery is some [...]
Ok so visiting Floriade isn’t really a matter of now or never but being a once in a decade event means you’ll be waiting quite some time until the next expo in 2022. Before arriving at Floriade I wondered if it was going to be like the Keukenhof flower festival but as it turns out, [...]
Venice in a Day from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo. I love this short timelapse video of Venice from daybreak to sunset, especially the shots of the gondolas and going under the Rialto Bridge. Via Travel Blissful Featured photo credit: daniela_lepus
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of Milan’s most beautiful buildings. It connects the city’s two most famous landmarks, the Duomo and Teatro Alla Scala. It was the first shopping arcade of its type and was the prototype for future arcades built around Europe.
Rome is somewhere I’ve always wanted to live. Great food, fascinating history, warm weather and hot Italian men… what’s not to love! A few years ago I had the opportunity to rent a penthouse apartment overlooking Piazza del Popolo for the same price I currently pay for my tiny studio apartment in Paris. I don’t [...]
This week’s #FriFotos theme is Flowers. I love visiting parks and gardens and to show for it I have around a gazillion photos of flowers. Here are some of my favourites. Follow #FriFotos on Twitter to share your flower photos.
As part of the Travel Bloggers Unite travel conference in Umbria, I was lucky enough to take part in an iPhone photo workshop with Kirsten Alana (kirstenalana on Instagram). She’s been specialising in iPhoneography for a while now and it was great to get a few tips from her as I love iPhoneography! Instagram and [...]
May is the best time to be in Paris which is why I’m very happy to be back home after spending most of April on the road. I’m also happy to announce I won’t be going anywhere this month! It’s time to catch up on work and prepare for my summer travels. April was a [...]
Welcome to the first edition of the Carnival of Europe. I hope you enjoy these travel posts from around Europe from fellow travel bloggers. Alexandra presents Umbria Through Instagram posted at Arttrav.com. A great selection of travel photos from the beautiful Italian region of Umbria. Capri has been on my bucket list for years and [...]
Teatro di Marcello is one of the most beautiful ancient buildings in Rome. Built for Julius Caesar but completed after his death it has since been redesigned and reconstructed to take on its current form. The non-uniform facade (which you thankfully can’t see in this photo) is thanks to Mussolini who decided to have a [...]
Keukenhof is the home of the Netherlands’ annual flower festival and the most well known tulip festival in the world. Located just south of Amsterdam in the small town of Lisse, it’s a fun day trip from the capital for flower and garden enthusiasts. Keukenhof has always been a dream destination for me and I [...]