Archive for category: Short Breaks

Short break holiday options in Europe

  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
     

    Pisa and Northern Tuscany

    by Trevor Claringbold “OK, Ladies and Gentlemen,” the tour guide bellowed to the crowd of passengers who had just cluttered off a gleaming white coach, “You have one hour to see the Leaning Tower, then back on the coach and off to Florence.” That may have just been a single […]

     
     
  • Portofino across harbour
     

    Portofino – Where the Famous rub shoulders with the Fishermen

    By Trevor Claringbold For those of us old enough to remember the sixties, Portofino was one of the millionaires’ playgrounds that we mere mortals could only dream of visiting. The secluded villas and designer homes around the tiny peninsular were snapped up by the celebrities of the day, and the […]

     
     
  • The Italian Riviera
     

    The Italian Riviera

    by Trevor Claringbold It may not be as famous or chic as its neighbour just across the border, but the Italian Riviera in many ways has more to offer than the French equivalent. Liguria, to give this stretch of coast and its hinterland its correct title, can be roughly split […]

     
     
  • Ravenna the magnificent dom
     

    Ravenna Italy

    With a staggering eight Unesco World Heritage sites, Ravenna is an amazing place by anyone’s standards. The former Byzantine city, and capital of the Western Empire, has a magical blend of new and old. Its captivating elegance has a way of making you feel relaxed and comfortable, from the first […]

     
     
  • Joan Miro
     

    Modern Art in Barcelona

    by Barbara Rizza Mellin Forget old world charm; I was looking for Mondernisme. My quest led me to Barcelona, where modern art and architecture permeates the city and infuse its atmosphere. This fiercely independent capital of Spain’s Catalonia region is a cosmopolitan city crowded with people who seem to fully […]

     
     
  • "Toi Moi Mer", Ostend
     

    A Gastronomic Weekend in Ostend

    by Gary Phillips Before being offered this trip, I hadn’t really given much thought to visiting Ostend, a town often ignored by the hordes of tourists to Bruges, its close neighbour. There had been a few times when I’d travelled through at night after a long train journey from another […]

     
     
  • Stena Europe Rosslare
     

    Fishguard – Rosslare Ferry with Stena Line

    Visit the Stena Line Official site for more details Stena Europe The Stena Europe (or the “Superferry” as Stena call it) sails from Fishguard at 14:30 and at 02:45, probably the two least attractive times for most travellers compared with the fast ferry (the “Express”) but the fares reflect this […]

     
     
  • Luis 1 Bridge Porto
     

    Porto – A City of Contrasts

    When arriving at Porto Airport you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve arrived at some tourist mecca with streets paved in gold, or at least marble and granite; acres and acres of it. Porto must have one of the Europe’s most impressive airports, with its slick design and all the […]

     
     
  • Castles, Palaces and Gardens of East Germany
     

    Castles, Palaces and Gardens of East Germany

    Gary Phillips visits the Castles, Palaces and Gardens of East Germany vacated by the aristocracy when the Red Army marched in at the end of WW2. When the Red Army came marching across East Germany in 1945 the local aristocracy had to flee like their social circle had to, from […]

     
     
  • Old Town Hall, Munich
     

    24 Hours in Munich

    By Trevor Claringbold Every cloud, so the saying goes, has a silver lining. And as I recently discovered, that’s also true when the clouds are actually where you’re supposed to be. Returning from a hiking trip to the Alps, I was amid a group of disgruntled passengers who learned that […]

     
     
  • An Eurostar Break to Paris
     

    An Eurostar Break to Paris

    by Trevor Claringbold A short break to Paris is one of those wonderful things in life. Something you can always rely on. No matter how many times you go, it will always treat you to something new, exciting, and memorable. It’s a city that never looses its charm. The only […]

     
     
  • Louvre Paris
     

    How to save money in Paris

    Eating out When in Rome (France) www.paris-eating.com Most Parisians eat their main meal at lunchtime and this is when you will find the best deals available. Three Course lunch menus can be found all over Paris for as little as Euro10 – often with a glass of wine included. Dinner menus […]

     
     
 

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...