Impressive for its compact size, Switzerland boasts a diverse array of historical attractions and natural wonders, making it the ideal destination for a show-stopping road trip. Travellers can explore some of Europe’s best preserved medieval villages, traverse giddy mountain passes, snowshoe across glacial plateaus and sip Grand Cru wines on the sun-drenched banks of crystal clear lakes. Read more about Take A Grand Tour of Switzerland
One thing sure to ruin a wintery holiday is no snow. Yes, it’s that time of the year again when we fish out our furry boots and become amateur meteorologists in the hope there will be a decent covering of the white stuff.
But there is one place where you don’t need to worry about snowfall. The Kitzbühel ski area in Tyrol, Austria, is as powdery as it gets, with an average 180 days of snow a year, making it the country’s first non-glacial ski area opened for the winter season. Read more about Visit Kitzbühel, Austria for Guarantee Snow
Located in North Devon Biosphere Reserve is the Treetops guest house. Built in a 250-year-old oak tree is this two bedroom three house. The Treetops takes tree house to another level, glamping at another level. This vast tree-home runs over three floors, with the tree passing under, over, around and even through it; there is one particular branch in the lounge having been cunningly covered with a box seat.
Pick from our list of great places to visit for your next short break. If you have not select your next short break destination yet, then checkout these places. We have destinations in Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. Read more about Short Breaks to Check out this Year
In 1516 the Germans passed and edict, which ordered that beer could only be made from barley, hops and water (later they add yeast); making this declaration over 500 years old. In Munich each summer (July 22 - 24) Germans gather to celebrate the German Beer Purity Law. More than 100 Bavarian brewers descend upon Munich's Altstadt centre for this three days celebration, where they'll serve foaming but correctly brewed beers. Read more about Germany, the Country of Beers and Beer Festivals
The instant reaction to arriving in Salzburg is a sharp intake of fresh, Alpine air. It's a breathtaking knockout of a city, with piercing spires and Baroque domes set against a stunning backdrop of mountains and the fast-flowing Salzach river winding around it. Read more about Take a City Break in Salzburg
Leipzig could be the saviour of the weekend away. Located in Germany's old East, a few years ago you could be forgiven for not knowing much about Saxony's largest city, but now, as other cities become saturated with tourists, Leipzig has emerged as the ultimate secret getaway.
While peaceful protests i the city in 1989 directly led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was Leipzig itself that threatened with demolition after reunification. The city had fallen into such a state of disrepair some architects argued that it would be worth knocking it down altogether. Read more about Enjoy a Short City Break in Leipzig, Germany
With thousands of festivals and parties taking place across Europe each summer, there are a lot of pretenders to the crown of new European party hotspot. But the island of Malta may well be it, steadily building its reputation as a serious music and culture destination for those in the know.
Just three hours from the UK, Malta is becoming known by 20 and 30-somethings as an incredibly diverse destination. Those tired of paying Ibiza's prices or battling for a few inches of sand in Italy are finding a country with a lot of bang for your buck. Read more about Enjoy Some of Malta's Best Festivals
The Puerta del Sol is more than just the heart of Madrid, it is the hub of Spain. A tablet in the pavement here, marked Km 0, is the point from which all distances in the nation are measured. The "Gate of the Sun", as the name translates, is also an excellent location to begin a summer's day in the dazzling city of Madrid. Read more about Enjoy a City Break in Madrid
If you have exhausted the boutique of Paris and got your Gaudi fix in Barcelona. Why not try Zürich this summer, and add it to your list of shopping destinations? Fashion-forward and cosmopolitan, the Swiss city offers world-class art, upscale bars and haute cuisine in one beautiful lakeside location. Read more about Take a Weekend Shopping Break in Zürich