50 Best Things to do in London, England

River boat on thames with london eye

London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, from people taking day trips from other parts of the British Isles, to those flying all the way from the other side of the planet to visit one of the world’s most diverse, beautiful and exciting cities. Between its charming medieval streets seeping … Read more

How To Visit The Tower of London

The tower of London with British flag

A 1,000 year old fortress and castle that has been used as a Royal palace, the Royal Mint, a prison and place of torture, that houses the Crown Jewels and and has been home for a menagerie of exotic animals, it sounds like something out of a Harry Potter book; except the Tower of London … Read more

10 Best Things To Do in Verona, Italy

Views from Castel San Pietro in Verona across river

The historic city of Verona is one of the most interesting and beautiful places in Italy’s Veneto region, and despite often being overshadowed by nearby Venice, it is somewhere which should certainly be added to any northern Italy itinerary. Dating back to 89 BC, Verona is filled with impressive historical architecture, beautiful ancient churches and an … Read more

Best Restaurants In Venice – Tried & Tested

Plate of meatballs and polenta

Let’s be honest, the idea of eating Italian food in Italy is part of the reason you booked your trip, right? It’s certainly one of the reasons I keep returning to the boot shaped country. Which is why I was so supremely disappointed when I got to Venice and for the first time in all … Read more

40 Best Things To Do In Milan, Italy

I had a draft of this blog called: Milan – the city that never satisfies. Because until this trip (my 4th to Milan), that’s how I felt about the city. Perhaps it was because I’d only ever spent one day in Milan. Or it was because most of articles about Milan mostly listed a series … Read more

12 Best Things To Do on the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Coast, France

Pale beach with foam sea in Cote d'argent

The Cote d’Argent is a 230-kilometre stretch of pure sandy beach – the longest (and damn sight finest) in Europe. It sits in the southwest corner of France in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. The Atlantic coast is famous for surfing, holidaying, outdoor activities and eating. Locals will tell you that Napoleon loved it here and was … Read more

10 Best Things To Do in Toulouse, France

Toulouse skyline and church spire at dusk

When people think about the South of France, most would picture the beautiful beaches and resort towns of the French Riviera. But did you know there’s so much more to this amazing region? In particular, the beautiful city of Toulouse, the capital of the South West region of France. Toulouse is an intriguing mix of … Read more

Visiting the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, England

I’ve drunk Bombay Sapphire gin all over the world. Literally. In that bar in Hong Kong, where the theme was blue, and Bombay Sapphire was the perfect fit. In that tiny mountain town in the USA, where I came across the white label version (mystery behind that uncovered below). I’ve found it on offer in … Read more

11 Best Things to do in Austria in Winter Besides Skiing

View of Tirol's Austrian Alps

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