Visit the Historic City of Nantes

Nantes is the ideal starting pint for exploring the region and is well worth visiting in its own right.  To make sure you see everything there without getting lost, just follow the green line which has been painted on the ground, it leads you to explore architectural, artistic, cultural historical highlights.  Those points of interests demonstrate the multiplicity that makes Nantes unique.  It’s a city with a wealth of history, heritage and centuries of trade centred around its port, you can find out all about it in the museum of the history of Nantes, situated in the Castle of the dukes of Read more about Visit the Historic City of Nantes


8 Great Winter Sports Destinations

Each winter skiers and snowboarders are faced the options of deciding which ski resort to go, where they will have a good time and guarantee snow.  We have found eight destinations in Europe and America that will give you a winter break to remember. The is the slow, busy, traditional, modern and old depending on your taste and how you want to spend your winter break. Read more about 8 Great Winter Sports Destinations

Enjoy Christmas Markets Prague, Berlin and Vienna

There is nothing quite like watching lights twinkling on a beautiful tree while sipping mulled wine and watching the buzz of people around you at a Christmas market.  The mix of traditional huts, soft carol music, beautiful handcrafts and delicious food and drink make strolling around a festive fete a seasonal must.  So this year, why not try a Christmas market break and visit some of Europe’s winter wonderland.  I have selected three cities with Christmas markets that are a must see. Read more about Enjoy Christmas Markets Prague, Berlin and Vienna


Baltic City Break, Helsinki Finland

An unmissable new feature has been recently added to Helsinki’s skyline.  Like the London Eye there is the Finnair Sky Wheel that ferries passengers 40 metres above the city from the Market Square pier and offers a bird’s eye view of all the capital’s landmark such as Helsinki Cathedral and the imposing Parliament House.  Also on view is Helsinki’s coastline, which weaves in and out of harbours with sailing boats, pleasure yachts and winter-ready icebreakers jostling for space. Read more about Baltic City Break, Helsinki Finland


Sun Worshipers Late Summer Breaks

If you find yourself in the middle of September with autumn just round the corner and you have not taken your summer holidays yet, you don’t have to put it off until next year.  We have found five places in Europe where you can go to get the last of the summer warmth.

Often over looked for its more manicured neighbour of Tuscany, but Puglia, the eastern region that stretches down to the heel of Italy’s boot, is the country’s  most underplayed gem, with temperature up the 27c its not bad.  Dotted with olive groves and ancient fortified towns, you can find many gems – such as the turquoise waters and quiet beach at Casalabate, the baroque beauty of the Chiesa di Santa Croce in Lecce and the enchanting seaside town of Polignano a Mare, which inspired everybody’s favourite singalong tune Volare. Read more about Sun Worshipers Late Summer Breaks


City Break in Faro, Portugal

Faro might be known as the gateway to the Algarve, but there’s much to discover in the town itself. If you stick around to explore you will be surprise at what you will find.  A delightful mixture of Moorish remains and 18th-century Portuguese architecture, Faro’s cobbled streets and old city walls offer glorious sights wherever you turn.  And, with the temperatures still in the mid-20s throughout September, it’s the right place for those wanting a last minute summer get away. Read more about City Break in Faro, Portugal


Sporting Break in Madrid, Spain

If you’ve ever been to the Spanish capital of Madrid in the sweltering heat of summer, you’ll know that the idea of actually doing any sport there is enough to make you feel sick. “Nueve Messe de invierno, tres messe de infierno,” (nine months of winter, three months of hell) the locals say ruefully, before sinking another glass of iced water and fanning their face with a rolled-up copy of Marca – a local football magazine. Read more about Sporting Break in Madrid, Spain