• Malta
  • The Picturesque Harbour of Marsaxlokk, Malta

    Marsaxlokk Village

    The mediterranean islands of Malta are home to plenty of beautiful and scenic spots and the village of Marsaxlokk has to be one of its most picturesque. A traditional fishing village on the east coast of the island of Malta, Marsaxlokk woos visitors with its bright colours and laid-back atmosphere. Here’s a quick look at the delightfully […]

  • Croatia
  • A Peaceful Day Trip to Trogir from Split, Croatia

    Trogir View

    It’s hard to go past a visit to the coastal city of Split on a trip to Croatia. Not only a beautiful city in its own right with the remarkable UNESCO world heritage site of Diocletians Palace, it is also a popular starting point for sailing trips on the Adriatic Sea. But on top of […]

  • Talking Travel
  • The Art of the Day Trip

    Day Trip to Portofino

    In just my first 9 days visiting Belgium, I managed 5 day trips to surrounding cities and towns from the city of Ghent. By the end, I was pretty exhausted by the idea of it. It was just too much. Usually I’m pretty fond of heading out for the day to explore somewhere new nearby and […]

  • Austria
  • Weekend Spots for Locals on Vienna’s Outskirts


    Visitors to Vienna won’t struggle to find things to do when visiting Austria’s capital, a cultural and architectural mecca. The city centre is rife with cafes, museums and palaces sure to fill up your itinerary. But for those keen to explore beyond the city centre, or perhaps interested in what locals get up to on […]

  • Latvia
  • A Visit to the Charming Town of Cesis, Latvia

    Cesis Town

    As part of my visit to the wonderful Gauja Valley, I planned a day trip from Sigulda to the charming town of Cesis. My time exploring the historic town reinforced how special this part of Latvia is, while furthering my understanding of the history of the country as a whole. Cesis really turned out to […]

  • Romania
  • 4 Day Trips from Brașov, Romania

    Peles, Day Trips from Brașov

    For visitors, the gothic city of Brașov is a gateway into the surrounding towns of Transylvania. Brașov is a major regional hub and is quite centrally located within the Romanian region of Transylvania. It is also situated on the main train line that crosses the country on its way to Bucharest, the nation’s capital. All of this means that […]

  • Portugal
  • 4 Day Trips from Lisbon

    Visitors to Lisbon are spoilt for choice. It is a fantastic city for tourists, with plenty to see and do. While unwinding in the suburb of Benfica for 5 weeks last September, I often made trips in to the city centre or Belem and never grew bored or ran out of things to do. But Lisbon […]