Archive for category: Holidays

A series of blogs, articles and other content to inspire your next European holiday

  • Zakynthos – The Misunderstood Greek Island
     

    Zakynthos – The Misunderstood Greek Island

    Andrew Morris attempts to quell vicious rumours about this beautiful island. Ask most people what they associate with Zakynthos, the third largest and most southerly of the Greek Ionian islands, and chances are they’ll say loud clubs and free-flowing beer. But despite what the package companies try to tell you, […]

     
     
  • Lanzarote Vapour Trails
     

    Lanzarote Vapour Trails

    Like many other people, Lanzarote was for me an island that all my friends and relatives had visited on holiday but was that one island in the Canaries that had somehow eluded me. It does after all get over 5.5 million visitors per year, so it was just a matter […]

     
     
  • Chenonceau Loire
     

    Camping Holidays in the Loire Valley

    Châteaux, vineyards, cathedral cities, riverside towns and glorious scenery – the Loire Valley is fabulous. By Sue Dobson The great River Loire and its tributaries wind through spectacular countryside, where vineyards hug hills and line valleys, picture book villages perch along riverbanks and medieval cities reveal their glories. Legendary châteaux, […]

     
     
  • Camping Holidays in the Vendée, France
     

    Camping Holidays in the Vendée, France

    Long sandy beaches, small towns, historic castles and treats for children and nature lovers. By Sue Dobson Just south of Brittany, on the French Atlantic coast, the Vendée has 140km of fine white sandy beaches. Famed for its sunshine and luminous light, it is known locally as La Côte de […]

     
     
  • Beach Brittany
     

    Family Camping Holidays in Brittany, France

    Boasting the longest coastline in France, Brittany is a delight of beaches, special islands, historic towns and wildly beautiful landscapes. By Sue Dobson Beaches of fine sand backed by dunes and interspersed by creeks and curving bays, craggy islands and dramatic gorse-carpeted cliffs, home to nesting seabirds, define Brittany’s 2730km […]

     
     
  • Touring the Loire Valley by Train
     

    Touring the Loire Valley by Train

    A first-hand experience of the Loire, by Patricia Gilbert, who travelled by Eurostar and TGV I was a little apprehensive about my trip. The guide books all said that the only practical way to tour the castles of France’s Loire Valley was by car. But since I consider driving in […]

     
     
  • Venice Piazza San Marco
     

    Venice by Train

    by Robert Lidster For a long time I had thought about alternative ways of joining cruise ships abroad other than flying, although I am a great fan of flying I wanted to try something, well a little more romantic. So I put together a cruise out of Venice with travel […]

     
     
  • Tips for Exploring the Loire Valley
     

    Tips for Exploring the Loire Valley

    by Trevor Claringbold Known with some justification as ‘The Heart of France’, the Loire Valley, more than any other region, really epitomises rural France. Images of the area adorn tourist posters and travel brochures, and every summer coaches converge here from across Europe. The whole area is littered with some […]

     
     
  • Driving the back roads through the French Alps
     

    Driving the back roads through the French Alps

    by Trevor Claringbold How many people speed down the motorways to the south of France and completely miss some of the country’s – if not Europe’s – most beautiful and spectacular scenery? Of course, it takes a bit longer, but there’s no better way to see the real countryside than […]

     
     
  • Franche Comte – The Jura Region
     

    Franche Comte – The Jura Region

    by Katy Dartford Glimmering pale golden yellow like the limestone rock faces of Baume-les-Messieurs, in the Jura region of south west Franche Comte, I sip a glass of its famous vin jaune or ‘yellow wine.’ My expectations are high, as recently an amateur wine group paid a record £48,000 for […]

     
     
  • Béarn and the Basque Country
     

    Béarn and the Basque Country

    Most of us who know of the Basque region recognise it for being part of Spain, but that would be missing the finest part of the Basque country, that of the Northern Basque or French Basque Region. It lies inland from the town of Biarritz and has a population of […]

     
     
  • Hiking in the Austrian Alps

    by Trevor Claringbold It was a shrill electronic version of ‘The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Music’ that woke me rudely from a deep sleep. Adding it as the ring-tone for my phone’s alarm had seemed like a good idea whilst en-route to the Tyrol, but unsurprisingly at […]

     
     
 

Tenby flat with Seaviews

Panoramic views over Tenby town walls and beach

Tenby, Wales, United Kingdom
My place is close to great views, restaurants and dining, the beach, family-friendly activities, nightlife, town walls, parking. You’ll love my place because of the location, the ambience, the outd...