20 Things To Do In Verbier In Winter

Verbier is a Swiss mountain town and modern hub that sits high up in the Alps. It has grown out of strong sporting roots and still now an active lifestyle is embedded in the culture. Many-a pro athlete choose Verbier as home base, the great outdoors a playground for activity and extreme sport both in … Read more

11 Best Things to do in Austria in Winter (Besides Skiing)

If I asked you what there was to do in Austria in winter, what would be the first thing that came to mind? For most people, it would probably be skiing or snowboarding in the snowy Alps. And don’t get me wrong, Austria does have many fantastic ski resorts and slopes for skiers of all … Read more

What to Wear in Lapland – A Snow Trip Packing List

I hate the cold, which is why so many of my friends and family were surprised to hear that I was going to Lapland. When I explained that I’d agreed to the trip at a New Year’s eve party, AFTER midnight and a barrel-full of wine, my decision made more sense. But in the cold … Read more

20 Things To Do in Verbier in Summer

If I asked you to think of Verbier in the Swiss Alps, you’d probably conjure up images of snowy scenes, days spent skiing and evenings huddled around log fires or packed into a bar indulging in some late night après-ski. But what happens when the thaw starts, the ski-season ends and Verbier’s winter tourists go … Read more

10 Things NOT To Do in Porto (and 10 To Do Instead)

Alternative things to do in porto - the yeatman spa

Porto is the city of queues. I didn’t expect that to be the opening line of this post. Before I visited Porto, everything I’d read about the city was described using a list of superlatives. Historic. Medieval. Rich. Romantic. Grand. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Porto is absolutely all of those things. And then some. … Read more

The Best Eastern European Christmas Markets

Wondering what are the best Eastern European Christmas markets? In this post, Stefan Pidruczny of StefanRTW gives you the inside scoop… Eastern Europe is a great place to visit all-year-round but the cities come alive during the weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday. Almost overnight the quaint and quiet old town squares transform into festive … Read more

Is Santorini Worth It?

Alternative to Santorini Oia Sunset

Place a glossy travel mag in my hands and I’m as happy as the proverbial pig in sh!t. Page after page, I love pouring over pictures of cerulean seas and cloudless skies. But here’s the thing – those pictures of those destinations are no more real than the images of celebs in Vogue. Airbrushed and … Read more

Where to eat and drink in Brussels on a Weekend Trip

I love an indulgent foodie (and drinkie) weekend break and with my 40th birthday presenting the perfect excuse (and my messed up knee preventing me from jetting off to Hawaii), I couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate than Brussels where chocolate, fries, mayonnaise, waffles and Belgium beer were all on the menu. As … Read more

Alternative Amsterdam: 7 Secret Spots in Amsterdam Noord

“It’s ugly, isn’t it?” I looked at my guide, Bas, and he nodded, a big smile on his face. He wasn’t offended, because I guess he knew what was my next comment was going to be. “Ugly, but cool. Very, very cool.” Bas nodded again; his smile hadn’t waiver. We were talking about Amsterdam Noord, an … Read more

Traveling in Europe with Kids – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

When I want to take a trip, I book a ticket, pack a bag (a small one at that) and go. And then I look at my friends with children and watch in awe at the planning, packing, cajoling, refereeing and excitement containing that goes on when they, likewise, take a trip. And that’s not … Read more