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Get more from your Med holiday: nine ways to cruise and stay

The chances are you’ll join or leave your cruise in a great Mediterranean city – and you may want to stay and look around. Here are 10 examples of how you can add a few days ashore to your cruise holiday.<p>Marvellous Malta<p>P&O Cruises’ Croatia, Malta and Greece cruise on board Oceana takes in nine …

European Travel

Everything you need to know about Ferragosto

<b>What are we celebrating?</b><p>August 15th is when Roman Catholics celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven - the day when Catholics believe …

Gold Standard: Maria Lalaounis On Where to Eat, Drink and Play in Athens, Greece

Steeped in history and lore, Lalaounis upholds the greatest attributes of Greek culture. Since Ilias Lalaounis founded the fine jewelry brand in Athens over five decade ago, it has continuously offered rich gold pieces that utilize old-world techniques (filigree, granulation, hand-weaving and …

European Travel

Big-screen beaches: coves and coastlines from the movies

If your last beach excursion is a distant memory, or you simply long to see the sea, a well-thought-out movie night might be enough to stave off the landlocked blues. Put your feet up and discover an exotic cove or wild seashore on a vicarious trip to any of these cinematic beaches, with the bonus …

Coastlines

The Best Day Trips From Athens

Athens, a city that blends centuries of history with a contemporary buzz, has plenty of attractions to keep travelers occupied -- the Parthenon, …

European Travel

The 16 stunning churches in France you just have to visit

<b>Eglise Saint Jean, Najac, southern France</b><p>This exceptional Gothic church in the medieval village of Najac in southern France dates back to the 13th …

France

Top Things to do in Mykonos Greece – Ultimate Guide

Through our trips many wondered what are the things to do in Mykonos Greece? I mean, most think of Mykonos like a place for wild nightlife and a …

European Travel

Delta of delights: boating in the south of France

Her name was Rio. Well, actually, it wasn’t. She was just a Vision 3 SL cruiser with three cabins and a kitchen. But as soon as we leapt aboard and ran around her top deck like excited children, we couldn’t help but think of Duran Duran’s cheesy 1980s video. So Rio she became.<p>Map Camargue<p>We were in …

Sailing

Cheap and Deep: A Low-Cost Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Do it all and do it cheap in Scotland's culture capital.<p>Forming the cultural heart of Scotland, Edinburgh is where legends are made. Tales like …

Scotland

11 Unusual Things to Do and See in Verona

This northern Italian city is now home not just to Veronese old-timers, but also all kinds of students, artists, young professionals and immigrants …

Italy

Nantes: Jewel of the Loire Valley

Nantes, France, like countless other cities, has long been known as the Venice of the West for its prominent water features. The River Loire courses …

France

How to Spend a Day in Lucca, Tuscany

Lucca is one of the most charming cities in Tuscany but it is often overlooked by tourists attracted by more famous destinations, such as Florence or …

Italy

21 photos that will make you want to book a last minute holiday to France

It might already be mid-August but you've still got time to enjoy France at its summer best. Here are 21 reasons to book a last minute trip to France.

Travel Writing

Abruzzo Travel Essentials

The Abruzzo region is a remote region often overlooked by tourists. It has spectacular natural scenery, medieval castles and villages, monasteries, …

Italy

Best 8 Bucket List Adventures To Take In 2018

1. Lake Como & Cinque Terre (Italy)<p>Resting in the spectacular shadow of the nearby Rhaetian Alps with rich, green forests growing on its shores, Lake …

Hawaii

A local’s guide to Trieste: 10 top tips

<b>Strada Napoleonica</b><p>Discovering Trieste also means discovering The Carso, a steep limestone plateau that follows the Gulf of Trieste and the Slovenia border, is perfect for picnicking, hiking, biking (including e-biking) and rock climbing or just picnicking. There are half-a-dozen trails, but the …

Italy

Here are Ireland's most – and least – popular holiday destinations

Everywhere bar the border region and midlands recorded an increase in overseas visitors last year.

Ireland

Top 10 Bars To Try In Palermo, Sicily

Palermo is the largest city in Sicily and is regarded both as an important cultural site and one of the hubs of Italian nightlife. After a day spent …

Italy

Garden walks are free at Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna’s top tourist destination

Schönbrunn Palace was the summer residence of the Habsburg Monarchy and royal family for over 300 years. The present day palace has been a …

European Travel

These Cable Cars Go So High Into the Alps That You'll See Four Countries From the Top

For decades, hundreds of thousands of visitors have traveled to Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak and pinnacle of the Bavarian Alps, for winter …

Winter Sports

The best winter sun destinations for 2018/2019

With fresh new openings including a duo of island escapes on the up-and-coming Cambodian coast, an artsy crashpad in Belize and a boutique hotel …

Grenada

Your Next Italian Vacation Should Include These Estates and Wineries

If you’re planning a trip to Italy, we know it’s going to involve a lot of pasta, pizza, dessert, probably a wine tasting or two — and rightfully so. …

Italy

The 13 best things to do in Whitby

Best things to do in Whitby<p>1<p>Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/happymillerman<p>Whitby Abbey<p><b>What is it?</b> A gorgeously spectral 13th-century ruin that looms …

England

8 Prettiest Lakeside Villages for your Europe vacation

From Bohinj to Annecy, these charming lakeside villages and cities make for idyllic Europe vacation spots.<p>Bodies of water dictate the distribution of …

European Travel

9 Reasons To Check Out Genoa, One Of Italy's Most Underrated Gems

The megawatt attractions of Rome, Florence and Venice mean that many remarkable Italian cities don’t make it onto a visitor’s must-see list. But for anyone looking for a deeply layered, often unvarnished and boldly authentic travel experience, head to Genoa (which like Venice was once a powerful …

Italy

How Malta Became the Mediterranean's Latest Hot Spot

A new emphasis on culture and the arts is leading American travelers to this island idyll. Once there, they will get a taste of its centuries-old …

European Travel

Every Tourist in Madrid Makes the Same 12 Mistakes

We’ve all committed major tourist errors in some way or another — especially when traveling abroad and immersing ourselves in a new culture or …

War

The 9 Best Mykonos Hotels of 2018

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The 9 Best Warsaw Hotels of 2018

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In Pictures: 7Pines Resort Ibiza

7Pines Resort Ibiza<p>The new Leading Hotels of the World resort is a tranquil antidote to Ibiza’s party-centric reputation.<p>Photo: Courtesy 7Pines …

Ibiza